Holiday Programs for Kids

in drama, acting and musical theatre

Perform Australia runs holiday programs for kids in drama, acting and musical theatre at our studios in Canberra and Brisbane.

Check below to find out what's coming soon! Enrol quickly as places go fast.

We practise COVID safety at our school holiday programs.

In the event of a lockdown, staffing issues due to COVID, or government restrictions preventing the program from running as planned, you'll be refunded for any fees paid in advance.

Ghoul School

Three-day Acting Workshop

For Ages 7-12

Join Perform Australia for some super fun with our ghost-themed acting workshop!

Your acting challenge over three days will be to explore different characters: ghosts, phantoms and fantasy characters, as well as ghostbusters, intrepid investigators, and ghost-catchers!

Through drama games, acting exercises, improvisation and script work, you’ll develop your acting skills, and even perform in a play on the last day for family and friends.

When: 9am-3pm, Mon 9 January - Wed 11 January inclusive

Where: Perform Australia Studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603 (please note, we have moved since last year!)

Cost: $270 for the three day program

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Three ghosts and haunted house

How To Go To Hollywood

Two-day Screen Acting Workshop

Popcorn, movie camera, Oscar and clapperboard

For Ages 11-17

Are you interested in how actors get from little ol’ Canberra to work in Hollywood? Join actor Caroline O’Brien who made the trek herself and has worked professionally as an actor in Los Angeles. Hear her stories and find out the process that’s involved.

But more than that, in this workshop, you’ll build up your acting skills – you’ll work on some scripts and shoot some footage to gain experience working in front of the camera.

A great combo of industry information plus skills-building over two days.

WHEN: 9am-3pm, Thursday 12 - Friday 13 January

WHERE: Perform Australia Studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith (please note we have moved since last year!)

COST: $180 for the two days

About Caroline O'Brien, your tutor

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The Hero's Journey

Three-Day Acting & Theatre-Making Workshop

For Ages 7-12

Girl with binoculars and old map

'The Hero's Journey' is a term used in the movies to describe a character's travels through all their challenges. In this workshop you'll invent a hero and a range of characters to create your own play for performance! Through drama games and exercises, you'll develop a story to perform with your classmates. There'll be heroes and villains, adventurers and fantasy characters galore. And, your family and friends can come on the last day to watch you act out your wonderful creation on stage!

WHEN: 9am-3pm, Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 January

WHERE: Perform Australia Studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT (note: we've moved since last year!)
COST: $270 for the three days

Musical Theatre Madness

Three-day Musical Theatre Workshop

For Ages 10-17

Girl singing musical theatre with arms out

Are you a fan of musical theatre? Love singing, acting and dancing? In this workshop you'll rehearse and perform a mini musical! If you're ready to jump in, learn some new songs, smash out some choreography, memorise some lines and create some characters in just three days, you're ready for 'Musical Theatre Madness'! We'll perform for family and friends on the last day.

WHEN: 9am-3pm Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 January.

WHERE: Perform Australia Studios, 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT (Note: we've moved since last year!)

COST: $270 for the three days

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Enrol quickly as places can book out months in advance!

Past Holiday Programs

Pirates, Mermaids and High Sea Adventures! (ages 7-12)

Three-day drama workshop with performance

Pirates, Mermaids and High Sea Adventures Holiday

In this three-day drama workshop, you'll explore all the characters of the high seas - swashbuckling pirates, under-sea mermaids, travellers, and more. You'll do drama games, acting exercises, and work on scripts to get ready for your performance on the last day. Then, you'll perform live on stage in your very own play about life on the high seas!

Supermodel Heights (ages 10-15)

A Two-day How-to-Model Workshop

Super Model Kids Program

Join our two-day holiday program in Modelling with our special guest, model and speaker, Jordan Martin.

In this two-day course, you'll work on three key skills for every aspiring model:

  • Mindset, or developing your thinking to manage and control what you're doing, plus keep your cool under pressure
  • Posing - striking a pose and holding it is harder than you think! Learn all the important posing styles, and how to do it like a supermodel
  • Runway - how to walk when modelling clothes at a fashion show. Learn all the expectations and tricks to working the runway.

The Actors Boot Camp (age 11-17)

A Two-day Screen Acting Workshop for Teenagers

Actors Boot Camp

Interested in becoming an actor? Wonder how you can get into the industry? In this two-day workshop, you'll learn about getting into movies, auditioning for roles, talent agents, acting techniques and more.

Alongside need-to-know info, you'll learn some key skills through acting exercises in front of the camera, drama games and scene work.

Meet new friends, have fun, and think about your possible future career up on the big screen!

Viking and dragon

Dragons, Damsels & Vikings (ages 7-12)

Jump into medieval times with stories of dragons, damsels and vikings! Are dragons friends or foes? And what about the vikings? And are damsels always in distress - or can they be strong, independent women?

In our three-day holiday program, you'll have fun exploring our theme through drama games, learning acting skills, and performing in a dragons and vikings play at the end of the program!

Improv Extravaganza (ages 11-17)

Improv Extravaganza

What happens when you're an actor and you don't have a script to work with? You improvise, of course!

In this fantastic two-day workshop for teens, you'll have super-fun learning all the skills of the improviser. Through a series of improvisation games, you'll:

  • Gain more confidence thinking on your feet
  • Experiment with a range of themes, scenes and stories
  • Expand your understanding of performance
  • Learn more about using your physicality to fill the stage space
  • Develop a sense of comic effect
  • Present a performance to parents and friends on the last day.

Spy School

Three-day acting workshop - ages 7-12

Join us for our three-day acting workshop called 'Spy School'! Explore the theme of spies, villains and detectives through a range of drama games and acting exercises. PLUS you'll perform a play in the Perform Australia theatre for family and friends on the last day!

Spy School Holiday Program
Shakespeare now canberra

Shakespeare Now!

One-day Acting Workshop - 11-17 yrs

Is Shakespeare old and stuffy and boring? Hardly! Some would say he's the greatest playwright of all time - and his work is still relevant today. So this holiday program will introduce you to the wonders of Shakespeare and give you a chance to act in some of his work. In this one-day workshop you'll:

  • Explore some of the great themes of Shakespeare's work
  • Learn about acting in Shakespeare, and how it's different from acting in a modern play
  • Workshop and perform some scenes from Shakespeare and present them to family and friends at the end of the day.

Shakespeare can be a whole lot of fun - just you wait!!