On Stage

Our popular school holiday performing arts program for 8-16 year olds.

Every school holidays we bring together the best dance, theatre and vocal instructors to teach participants in all areas of the performing arts.

These specialised workshops and masterclasses are delivered in a fun and friendly environment with a focus on developing confidence, communication and leadership skills.

No auditions required, but numbers are capped. Early registrations are recommended! 

Registrations close on 20 September 2019 (or when sold out).

Expression of interest for the January school holidays (6 – 17 January) are available here. Sign up to hear about the program once more information is released in October 2019.

On Stage 2019 October school holiday program

Musical Theatre 2 Day Workshop - SOLD OUT

Do your kids love musical theatre? This is the perfect place to learn what it takes to be a triple threat! This workshop develops the three major components of musical theatre; dancing, singing, and acting. Children will learn a range of vocal activities, acting technique, movement exercises, as well as musical numbers to practice and perform.

Age suitability: 8 - 11
When: Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October, 8.45am to 4.00pm daily
Price: $185.00                                             
Venue: Space Theatre
Educators: Catherine Campbell and Paul Sinkinson

Contemporary Song Writing 3 Day Masterclass

During this 3-day intensive masterclass, musicians Naomi Keyte and Felicity Freeman will guide participants through the fundamentals of contemporary song lyric writing and arrangement, culminating in a presentation of the work created over the 3 days.

Age suitability: 12 - 16
When: Monday 30 September to Wednesday 2 October, 8:45am to 4pm daily
Price: $290.00                                             
Venue: Various
Educators: Naomi Keyte and Felicity Freeman

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Dance 1 Day Workshop

This dance workshop is designed to introduce dance technique, choreography and ensemble work.  Participants will be taught in a safe and fun environment by Sarah Williams one of Adelaide’s most accomplished and versatile performers.

Age suitability: 8 – 11
When: Wednesday 2 October, 8.45am to 4.00pm      
Price: $100.00                                             
Venue: Space Theatre
Educators: Sarah Williams and Sian Jackson 

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Improv Theatre 2 Day Masterclass - SOLD OUT

Lead by South Australia's leading theatre maker for young people, this two-day masterclass is an absolute must for serious young actors. Performers will learn the techniques of long form improvisation, where they will create characters from the ground up. With an emphasis on truth and daring, Sean Riley's method has been thrilling young actors at Urban Myth and SAYarts for years.  

Age suitability: 12 - 16
When: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October, 8:45am to 4pm daily
Price: $185.00 
Venue: Space Theatre
Educators: Sean Riley and Connor Reidy 

Technical Theatre 2 Day Workshop

Visit the behind the scenes of Adelaide Festival Centre whilst learning about the technical aspects that make shows come alive. Lead by Adelaide Festival Centre technical teams this workshop will be sure to inspire as well as provide knowledge in lighting, sound and staging in Adelaide’s premier performing arts centre. Numbers are strictly limited!

Age suitability: 12 – 16
When: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October, 8:45am to 4pm daily
Price: $185.00
Venue: Various

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Stomping Ground Series

Learn about cultural dance in these short sessions, or come along for the full day.

Stomping Ground –Chinese Music and Art – 2 Hour Session

Age suitability: 8 - 11
When: Friday 4 October, 9am to 11am    
Price: $35.00                                             
Venue: Artspace
Educators: School of Chinese Music and Art https://www.chinesemusic.com.au/

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Stomping Ground – Spanish Flamenco – 2 Hour Session

Age suitability: 8 - 11
When: Friday 4 October, 11:15am to 1:15pm    
Price: $35.00                                     
Venue: Artspace
Educators: Studio Flamenco https://studioflamenco.squarespace.com/

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Stomping Ground – Aboriginal Storytelling and Dance – 2 Hour Session

Age suitability: 8 - 11
When: Friday 4 October, 2pm to 4pm         
Price: $35.00                                     
Venue: Artspace

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Stomping Ground FULL Day - register here for the full day

Age suitability: 8 - 11
When: Friday 4 October, 8:45am to 4pm    
Price:  $100.00                                             
Venue: Artspace

Register

For further information please contact the Program Executive on 8216 8545 or on.stage@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Parent Testimonials

  • “The girls had a ball and so did we. What invaluable experience for them both at such a young age and just so much fun to be involved in”
  • “Every time my daughter participates in an On Stage workshop she comes away with so many new skills. She meets new people, has oodles of fun and always ends the week feeling really good about herself. The encouragement you all give her does her confidence the world of good. I find that this confidence flows through into Iris' school life and positively impacts on her academic results. 
  • "You all go above and beyond – in particular I really appreciate the 'kiss and drop' service – it takes all the stress out of the drop off/pick up times for me."
  • “I just wanted to say huge thank you for the brilliant program you run through On Stage. It’s a highlight and a priority of the school holidays for my son. I send you a classic teenager and you return to me each day a happy, engaged, bright, energetic and enthusiastic human being that can’t stop talking, taking me through minute by minute what has happened that day”

Want to know more about On Stage?

View the program Terms and Conditions.

ON STAGE PARTICIPANT SUBSIDY
Proudly funded by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

The Adelaide Festival Centre offers a subsidised “Buddy” program where you and a friend can attend one of our introductory sessions at no cost. These positions are available to young people who would not normally have the opportunity to participate in arts learning due to financial or remote location reasons.

Please contact the Program Executive on  8216 8545 or on.stage@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for further information.

Wyatt Trust On Stage Program Scholarships
Proudly funded by the Wyatt Trust and Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to offer the new Wyatt Trust On Stage Program Scholarships. These Scholarships are to provide financial assistance to young South Australians experiencing financial and geographical disadvantage and who are wishing to engage in the On Stage program in 2019. Each scholarship assists with travel, accommodation and registration fees. The program on offer will be announced with each school holiday program as it is released, typically in week three of school term.

Please contact the Program Executive on  8216 8545 or on.stage@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for further information.