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 April school holiday program we have two workshops on offer for ages 8-12 and 13-17.

Call (03) 8676 7511 to find out more!

Please note, these is a limited number of places available, applications will be recieved on a first in best dressed basis.

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


AGES 8 - 12



Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th April

6 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 roleplaying,
mime, expressive skills, script work, improvisational
drama games and more! The week culminates in a live
performance showcase with each student presenting an individual
character speech or short story, and two-person scripted or
improvised scenes. Our workshops are for everyone, whether
you're shy or outgoing, new to drama or always performing. Join
us for a week of playing, learning-by-doing, and making friends.


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


188 Collins St, Melbourne

Athenaeum Theatre


$450.00 inc gst.

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



AGES 13 - 17



Monday 10th - Thursday 13th April

4 days of intense performance practice and a live showcase.

In this comprehensive course, participants will be exposed to a wide range of
acting techniques and performance styles. Students will explore all aspects of
the actor's art and craft. Throughout the week, each actor will work on two
pieces: a monologue and a sceneeither may be classical, or contemporary
(from film, TV, or theatre), or self-devised text, or even improvised in the
Chicago-style of improv theatre. Both pieces will be staged as part of a
performance showcase in front of an audience of the students' friends and
family. A section of one piece may also be chosen to be filmed/recorded and
edited, separate to the live performance, as showreel/voicereel material.
This unique opportunity to engage in professional artistic practice across film
and theatre is not to be missed.


Mon 10th April - Thu 13th April

10am -4pm Mon - Wed

10am - 5pm Thur (4pm showcase)


188 Collins St, Melbourne
Athenaeum Theatre


$330.00 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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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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