Holiday Workshops

Contact us now to secure your place in the April School Holiday Workshop!



Enrol a primary class to attend a theatre-making workshop at the Arts Centre! The class will begin by observing a professional company in the thick of rehearsals as they make a show, followed by a hands-on experience of making short scenes themselves. The entire workshop will last 75 minutes.

Key performance and creation skills include:

  • Theatre Making
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Critical analysis
  • Thinking skills
  • Experimentation
  • Innovation
  • Reflection and feedback

Extension Company

This programme takes up to 30 students, who have been seen to show promise as future theatre-makers / performers, and leads them through workshops in group leadership, devising theatre, acting and performance skills and theatre crew roles and skills.

Artistic directors, Holly and Tom, work with the primary school groups that come through the space for the first half of each year to gather interest from Year 7 and 8 students who wish to develop their theatre-making skills further. They could want to become actors, stage managers, designers, directors etc. They will then cast a group that will be invited to join the Extension Company.

The programme includes weekend skills workshops towards the end of the year, followed by a week intensive, where the extension company will make a show together.





Are you a young theatre maker? Artist? Emerging company? Aged between 17-30? Apply for our mentorship programme for this year!

Our mentorship programme is a FREE programme tailored to your needs- whether it’s making a show, writing, developing your directing skills, starting a company, becoming a producer-you name it- we can make it happen!

Learn vital skills of theatre making through a mixture of one-on-one sessions with the mentors and group tutorials with other up and coming Christchurch artists.

The programme runs from March to November 2019.


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