Every year, we invite young actors to take part in the Australian Shakespeare Company's 'Bravehearts' program, where they have the chance to work alongside professional actors, directors, choreographers, musicians and more.

Many of our Bravehearts have gone on to work professionally as actors both with The Australian Shakespeare Company and other organisations.

Rehearse for 13 weeks with professional performers and then perform a full-scale Shakespearean production in Melbourne and Sale Victoria. This year our senior program will also travel to Prague to perform. Please note, Bravehearts is a fee-based course


"Shakespeare was once again brought to life in a manner most befitting the great Bard himself. I cannot commend this production highly enough. Bravehearts looks to be the stomping ground for Australia's next generation of world-class performers" Heather Bloom, Australian Stage Online

"I have completed 4 Bravehearts programs with the Australian Shakespeare Company, and I have loved every minute of every one of them! Not only are they educational, engaging, and downright fun, I have formed some of my strongest friendships at them."- Madie Rintoul, Bravehearts 2013, 2014 and 2015

"Being a part of this production is something new, exciting, and special for me because I've wanted to play in a production of Shakespeare for a long time. To be able to do so with such a renowned and celebrated company is a great honour." - Nelson Barber, Bravehearts 2010, 2011 

"Bravehearts has been a fantastic experience. It's really helped me open my eyes and see what the world of acting professionally is truly like. I've loved every moment of it." Chloe Sobels, Bravehearts 2011



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Casting Call for 2016/2017 Summer

Sep 18 2016
We are having general auditions for different projects during the 2015/2016 Summer Season and beyond. The creative team will be casting our Shakespeare "Under The Stars" and Children productions. Submission Process Please send a email to: casting@shakespeareaustralia.com.au with: Performance CV. Show Reel if a...

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