School Hoilday Programs

Each school holidays the Australian Shakespeare Company holds drama workshops for Melbourne’s budding young performers.

Every school holidays students aged 8 – 17 can enjoy a fun filled week working on and playing with Shakespeare and other texts. Run by professional Australian Shakespeare Company actors and directors, these action packed drama workshops are comprised of character work, unlocking text, exploring the world of the play, improvisation, clowning and stage combat with plenty of games thrown into the mix!

Enrolments close the Thursday prior to the start of each program.

Upcoming Workshops

Winter School Holiday Workshops 2018

For Ages 8 – 12 Monday July 2nd – Saturday July 7th
For Ages 13 – 17 Monday July 9th – Saturday 14th
Focus On: As You Like It

All the world’s a stage…

Take the journey from exile to redemption through the Forest of Arden! Led by industry professionals, these weeklong workshops delve into the crazy world, plot twists, themes and language of one of the greatest rom-coms ever staged. Get to play some of Shakespeare’s best loved comic characters- from the cross-dressing Rosalind to Touchstone the fool, the lovesick Orlando to the melancholy Jaques.

6 days of intense performance practice, Shakespeare and a live showcase!’

“I just love the language. I also love learning about the plays and having to learn lines. The tutors just make it so fun!”.

Darcy - Aged 11

“The plays are so different. Some are a bit the same, but each one is so unique. I love that the language is so different to now days. It’s so good to know why it’s important.”

Daniel - Aged 10

“I love the big range Shakespeare has! Comedies! Tragedies! These classes keep life in the plays and makes Shakespeare really fun!”

Fleur - Aged 11