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2017 workshops

As unique and individual as your child, Tantrum Youth Arts offers creative drama workshops that put young people first. Providing skills and structures that allow the exploration and expression of their own ideas, participants engage in a range of performance and theatre making activities. Afternoon workshops are available from Kindergarten to Year 12 and provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration and communication skills are learnt and individuality is celebrated.

Tantrum Youth Arts have been offering workshops for 40 years, allowing countless young people the opportunities to develop life skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, adaptability and creative thinking: whilst experiencing all that theatre making has to offer. More than an after-school drama program, Tantrum’s emphasis is to create new work where participants explore a variety of performance modes throughout the year, such as live and recorded performance, theatre making, scriptwriting, movement, devising, voice and sound, filmmaking, installation, improvisation and more.

Term 2 2017
Tantrum Youth Arts Workshops begin in the second week of the school term beginning Monday 1st May!

Please note: Tantrum is now required to charge GST on workshop fees.
As such, prices have increased slightly and reflect only our GST contribution. We appreciate your understanding.

The Creators
Suitable for ages Kinder - Year 2
Mondays 4pm - 5pm, 1 May - 26 June

Ever dreamt of being a monkey in a zoo? A big stomping dinosaur? Or even an alien from outer space? Do you have lots of energy and a big imagination? If your answer is “yes” then “The Creators” class is for you! Each week you will find new things to create and explore. Make your Monday magnificent with creative play, storytelling and activities that build confidence, develop communication and social skills whilst encouraging individual creativity and imagination.
Cost: $176 ($165 Early Bird Special)

The Transformers
Suitable for ages Year 3 - Year 4
Tuesdays 4pm - 5:30pm, 2 May - 27 June

Transform your Tuesday afternoons with “The Transformers”! This class is all about thinking on your feet and collaborating with others to create exciting stories full of amazing characters. Each week will be filled with improvisation and character development activities, as well as team building games and collaborative learning. Encouraging individuality and creativity, “The Transformers” workshops allows participants to explore ideas, issues and most importantly express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. If you’re ready to create fun new characters then “The Transformers” Tuesday workshop is for you.
Cost: $198 ($187 Early Bird Special)

The Skill Points
Suitable for ages Year 7 - Year 9
Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm, 3 May - 28 June
Level up your “character” and develop your skills in “The Skill Points” workshop. Learn a variety of important and interesting performance skills and earn points by creating and performing drama and comedy scenes with your friends. Have a say and decide what kind of skills you’d like to learn. Do you want to learn how to act in scripted scenes from well-known plays? Or would you rather know how to use your mind and body to create amazing contemporary theatre pieces? The choice is yours!
Cost: $242 ($220 Early Bird Special)

The Theatre Makers
Suitable for ages Year 5 - Year 6
Thursdays 4pm - 5:30pm, 4 May -  29 June

Make your mark and have lots of fun in a workshop that puts you in the driver’s seat. Through characterisation and improvisation activities, games and performance skill building exercises, you will develop, write and perform a piece of unique theatre that’s all about you. Learning the skills to become a “theatre maker” is just the beginning. Our workshops provide a safe and supportive environment for your creativity and imagination to run wild. Collaborate with your fellow “makers” as you all explore new ways to tell stories and express yourself.
Cost: $198 ($187 Early Bird Special)

The Performance Studio
Suitable for ages Year 10 + (Maximum age 21 years)
Fridays 4pm-6pm, 5 May - 30 June
Are you ready to take the next step in your performing arts career? The Performance Studio is aimed at turning students into emerging artists who will lead the next generation of theatre making. In 2017 The Performance Studio ensemble will write, devise, develop, direct and perform in a 45 minute theatre piece that will be staged at the Civic Playhouse at the end of the year. You will also have the chance to hone your dramatic and comedic skills in a series of masterclass workshops in skill areas as diverse as Laban’s technique, stage combat, slapstick, mime and Shakespeare. If you’re keen to take the plunge and see what it’s like to work as part of a committed performance ensemble, this workshop is the place to start!
Cost: $242 ($220 Early Bird Special)

Discounts are available for government issued Concession / Health Care Card holders.
Please contact for more information.

For those experiencing financial hardship, scholarships are available -


Here are some photos from the 2015 Junior & Senior Showcase - Making It!

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