Stage Performance Ensembles

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Course Overview

The stage awaits. Your dreams of being a stage actor start here.

Primary and secondary school students are invited to join one of The National Drama School’s new Stage Performance Ensembles and learn the craft of acting.

Over four school terms, passionate young actors and theatre makers will develop their skills and find their creative voice in a highly focussed environment led by expert industry professionals and teachers. 

First term sets the foundation for your ensemble with a focus on improvisation, movement and teamwork skills. After working with scripts, voice and character skills in term two, the third term culminates in a showcase performance in The National Theatre. In the final term, students work as a team to devise their own performance.

Term 1 Creating the Ensemble Ensemble, Improvisation and Movement.

Term 2 Creating Character Working with scripts, developing voice and character skills.

Terms one and two culminate in an open class for parents and family to attend. 

Term 3 Scripted Performance Preparing for Public Performance

Term 4 Devised Performance This term culminates in a performance in the Blackbox Theatre.

Class Details


Combination Class (Stage and Screen Acting)
Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Saturday 11:30-1:00pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Saturday 1:00-2:30pm 10-week term fees $350

Stage Performance Ensembles
Primary School

Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm 10-week term fees $350
Secondary School
Intermediate (Yrs 7-9) Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm 10-week term fees $470
Senior (Yrs 10-12) Saturday 9:00-11:00am10-week term fees $470

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2024 Young Actors Program Term Dates

Term 1:  Mon 29 January – Thu 28 March
Term 2:  Mon 15 April – Sat 29 June
Term 3:  Mon 15 July – Sat 21 September
Term 4:  Mon 7 October – Sat 7 December