The National Theatre is a registered training organisation providing a number of full time accredited qualifications through our Drama School.
In addition to its accredited professional training, the School offers a range of popular short (non-accredited) courses in Acting for those who are 18+ and are looking to explore their performance potential. The courses cater for everyone from beginners to those who are considering acting careers in a supportive and fun environment.
In 2019 the following classes will be offered:
At this "stage", we are all about engaging and unleashing your imagination.
- Fundamental acting skills
- Script analysis
- Character creation
- Building Rapport
A new part-time (non-accredited) short-course provides opportunities to experience the range of disciplines and skills needed for a professional career on stage or screen, before committing to higher-level study.
Working with respected Industry professionals, students undertake classes in Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Text Study, and Stage and Screen Acting. Class sizes are capped so that students receive the maximum attention and encouragement and are given the best chance to fully explore their training potential.
The School is based in its own studios in the National Theatre building at the corner of Carlisle and Barkly Street, St Kilda a short distance away from Luna Park and the beach.
THE AUDITION PROCESS: WORKSHOP
Auditioning for a drama school? Learn with the professionals. Acquire the skills and techniques to make a lasting impression in the audition room.
Industry experts will guide you through the process of text analysis, character work and acting techniques.
This two-day weekend course will cover the fundamentals of contemporary and Shakespeare monologues.
Day 1: Contemporary – led by award-wining Theatre Director Peter Blackburn.
Day 2: Shakespeare – led by National Theatre Drama school Artistic Director Trent Baker.