On Stage

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

On Stage April School Holiday Program

This April, On Stage is presenting three one-day school holiday workshops for 8 - 11 year olds. Please book via the links below.

Registrations have now closed for the April School Holidays program. 


Introduction to Voice & Musical Theatre

This workshop is ideal for participants interested in an introductory level of singing and musical theatre also for those who are discovering the joy of music through the performing arts. Participants will learn the basics of good, healthy singing technique as well as the fundamentals of the triple threat from one of Adelaide’s most talented and versatile performers, Catherine Campbell, and accompanist Paul Sinkinson.

This workshop is all about finding your voice and learning to sing better in different styles.

When: Tuesday 13 April, 8.45am - 4.00pm
Cost: $100.00
Venue: Dunstan Playhouse


Introduction to Theatre

Join leading youth theatre director and educator Sean Riley in this fun and engaging beginners workshop. Learn the art of improvisation, delve into character development and unpack how stories can be told on the stage. Be nurtured and free to learn and explore in a professional, safe and supported environment. Also featuring Jasmine McWatters as a Theatre educator.

When: Wednesday 14 April, 8:45am - 4:00pm
Cost: $100.00
Venue: Dunstan Playhouse


Introduction to Dance

This workshop is designed as an introduction to dance including technique, choreography and ensemble work. Participants will be taught in a safe and fun environment by respected local performers and educators Sarah Williams and Gemma Dandie. A wonderful opportunity to introduce dance at an early age.

When: Thursday 15 April, 8:45am - 4:00pm
Cost: $100.00
Venue: Dunstan Playhouse



In accordance with SA Health advice Adelaide Festival Centre is beginning to welcome back patrons in relevant stages and in line with events that can comply with required distancing measures. The On Stage January School Holiday program is one such event that Adelaide Festival Centre is pleased to have return to the venue. More information about Adelaide Festival Centre’s COVID policies and FAQs can be viewed here.

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

The On Stage program is supported by Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. You can support the work of the Foundation in delivering youth and education programs and career development opportunities.

What is On Stage?

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.

Parent Testimonials

"Leyla attended On Stage for the first time this summer. She thoroughly loved being a part of this great program, learnt a lot, made great friends and enjoyed performing. Please pass our thanks on to your team for such a great program, we are so appreciative. We enjoyed seeing Leyla thrive during the 2 weeks of On Stage and enjoyed the performance so much, it was so smooth, professional, relevant, vibrant, thought provoking and was so wonderful to see young people expressing and enjoying themselves through dance, movement and theatre."
"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's Terms and Conditions here.