On Stage

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

On Stage is Adelaide Festival Centre’s performing arts program for 8-16 year olds. Every school holiday 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!

On Stage April School Holiday Program

Introduction to Voice – One Day workshop

This workshop is ideal for participants interested in an introductory level of singing and for those who are discovering the joy of music through voice. Participants will learn the basics of good, healthy singing technique from one of Adelaide’s most talented and experienced opera singer; Catherine Campbell.

For 8-11 year olds

When: Tuesday 16 April, 08.45am to 4.00pm

Price: $90.00

Venue: Dunstan Playhouse


Introduction to Musical Theatre – One Day workshop

Do you kids love musical theatre? This Introductory workshop will teach them the fundamentals of the triple threat. Sarah Williams accomplished director, producer and choreographer will teach you how to bring acting, dance and song together over the course of the day.

For 8-11 year olds

When: Wednesday 17 April, 08.45am to 4.00pm

Price: $90.00

Venue: Dunstan Playhouse


Introduction to Dance - One Day workshop

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 and internationally recognised choreographer, educator and dancer, Martine Quigley.

For 8-11 year olds

When: Thursday 18 April, 08.45am to 4.00pm

Price: $90.00

Venue: Dunstan Playhouse


On Stage April School Holiday registrations close: 5 April or unless sold out

On Stage June Cabaret Workshop

10 June (Queens Birthday weekend), 10am to 1pm

Are you a budding singer, musical theatre performer or actor that has a flare for the bright lights of cabaret? Then this is your moment!

Adelaide Festival Centre’s On Stage program will run a three hour workshop during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with the highly regarded Trevor Jones and voice educator and opera singer Catherine Campbell.

This masterclass is for 8-16 year olds and designed to gain skills in singing and cabaret performance. No auditions required, but numbers are capped so get in quick!

** Participants will be asked to prepare a verse and chorus from one of their favorite musicals or songs***

Price: $80.00

Venue: Quartet Bar/Festival Theatre Foyers

Registration closes: Thurs 6 June or unless sold out. 


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.