Youth Courses

The Youth Drama Program at the National Theatre has been a hub for young talent for many years. Offering something for everyone aged 5-17, the program is designed and delivered by industry professionals with a passion for making a difference in young people’s lives. Working in a warm, friendly and safe environment, fun, confidence, motivation and an increased sense of self-worth are the aims of our all teaching.

Experienced actors and directors who are qualified to guide and inspire young people facilitate the exploration and development of voice, movement, improvisation and character development skills as well as film and TV camera technique, Musical Theatre and the basic text analysis abilities essential for the development of the young performer.

Ages 7-8   1 hour class ($215 per term)
Thursday 4:30 pm


Let your imagination explode in these playful workshops. You will create adventurous characters and exciting scenes in different forms of entertaining theatre. Bring your energy and enthusiasm into the imaginative worlds you create and let the fun begin!
Ages 9-11   1.5 hour class ($280 per term)
Saturday at 12 pm

Ages 12-14 and 14-17   2 hour class ($355 per term)
Saturday 9 am (12-14)
Saturday 11 am (14-17)

Always watched the Hollywood stars and wondered what it would be like to see yourself on the big screen? Well, it’s time for your close up! Find out what goes on behind the camera in this thrilling workshop. You will learn how to take the words from the page and bring them to life on screen. So get your autographs ready, Hollywood here we come!
Ages 9-11   1.5 hour class ($280 per term)
Thursday 4:30 pm
Saturday 9 am
Saturday 10:30 am

Ages 12-14 and 14-17   2 hour class ($355 per term)
Saturday 11 am (12-14)
Saturday 9 am (14-17)

Let your dramatic side take over as you devise inspiring new theatre pieces and compelling characters in your very own dramatic creations. Extend your voice, movement and characterisation skills in dynamic and fast-paced workshops that are sure to take you to the next level!

Intensive Summer School (Acting)

National Theatre’s intensive summer school is a five-day experience, devised around the idea of giving the artist of tomorrow a taste of unleashing their inner creative and play with their imagination while exploring the process of the script to stage. Following the course, the participants will take part in a public performance.

The participants will learn, 

  • Improvisation,
  • The process of devising,
  • Script Analysis,
  • And Taking Direction.

Term Dates 2019

Term 1: February 4th – April 5th
Term 2: April 23rd – June 21st
Term 3: July 22nd – September 13th
Term 4: September 30th – November 22nd