On Stage

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

2 – 12 October

Adelaide Festival Centre runs its popular 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, as well as encouraging confidence, communication and leadership skills.

The October school holiday program is now open for registrations and you can view the full range of workshops below. No auditions required, but numbers are capped so get in quick! 

Registrations close on 26 September 2018 (or when sold out).

Voice (1 x Day)

2 Oct | 8-16 years | Learn the basics of good, healthy singing technique in this one day workshop

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Stomping Ground (Full Day)

3 Oct | 8-11 years | Experience community culture through dance.

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Stomping Ground: Indian/Bollywood (Half Day AM)

3 Oct | 8-11 years | A fun half-day workshop exploring India through dance.

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Stomping Ground: South American (Half Day PM)

3 Oct | 8-11 years | A fun half-day workshop exploring South America through dance.

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Theatre (2 x Day Masterclass)

4 & 5 Oct | 12-16 years | A two day masterclass to help young actors enhance their performance work.

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Technical Theatre (Full Day)

5 Oct | 12-16 years | This behind the scenes look at Adelaide’s premiere performing arts centre is sure to inspire budding theatre workers

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Contemporary Song Writing (3 x Day Masterclass)

10 – 12 Oct | 12-16 years | A three day intensive masterclass with musicians Naomi Keyte and Felicity Freeman

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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.

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 positons 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 8216 8545 or on.stage@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for further information.