Each school holidays the Australian Shakespeare Company holds drama workshops for Melbourne's budding young performers. Over the course of the week, participants build their acting, improvisation, performance and directing skills.  No previous acting experience is required!

For the upcoming Spring school holidays, we have two workshops on offer for ages 8-12 and 13-17.

Please note, these are a limited number of places available, applications will be received on a first in best-dressed basis.
Enrolments close the Thursday prior to the start of each program.

AGES 8 - 12
Monday 25th - Thursday 28th September

4 days with games, drama, and a show for friends and family! 

Looking for something fun, active and creative to do over the
school holidays? The Australian Shakespeare Company's Holiday
Drama School is a structured and recreational programme of Shakespeare,
character creation, script work, improvisational drama games and more!
The 4-day workshop culminates in a live performance showcase with each
student presenting an individual character speech from Shakespeare as well
as a short scene. Our workshops are for everyone, whether you're shy or
outgoing, new to drama or always performing.

Join us for 4 days of playing, learning-by-doing, and making friends.


Mon - Wed 10am-4pm, Thu 10am-5pm. Showcase begins at 4pm 


The Athenaeum Theatre 2 188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


$330.00 inc gst.

(Once you have completed the application form, please call 03 8676 7511 to make payment)


AGES 13 - 17
Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th October

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

In this comprehensive course run by two professional ASC actors, participants
will be exposed to a wide range of acting techniques, performance styles,
Shakespearean text and improvisation. 
Throughout the week, each student will work on two pieces: a monologue and
a scene from Shakespeare, which will be presented as a performance
showcase for friends and family at the culmination of the workshop.

This unique opportunity to engage in professional theatre practice is not to be missed.


Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Showcase begins at 12pm.


The Athenaeum Theatre 2 188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


$450.00 inc gst.

(Once you have completed the application form, please call 03 8676 7511 to make payment)



Aged 11

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



Age 10

"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."



Age 11

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





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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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