Do you have a budding Broadway star in your family? Whether your child is born for the stage or they just want to gain confidence and meet new friends, there is a performing arts class in our region to suit them. From drama and acting to writing and performing there is bound to be a class in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter for your child.
Hive Creative Studios
Website: Hive Creative Studios
Hive Creative Studios is a hub of activity for budding performers and musicians, offering skill development in Drama, Acting and Musical Theatre as well as piano and voice with highly skilled performing arts teachers. Their program attracts just as many introverts as it does extroverts and each student finds a supportive and inspiring environment for developing confidence, authentic skill and talent in the field they want to pursue alongside developing long lasting friendships. Offering musical theatre and voice lessons for ages 5+ and Drama for kids in Years 2-12.
Location: Cessnock, East Maitland, Islington & Singleton
Website: Hunter Drama
Hunter Drama is the Hunter region’s premier independent training institution for young people in the dramatic arts. Their mission is to change the future by inspiring young people to be the best possible versions of themselves and to ensure that their students get the best training possible in a supportive, nurturing and inspiring environment. They run Young Actor’s Programs for kids in Kinder to Year 12, Broadway Kids, Junior Musical Theatre, Senior Musical Theatre, Pre Diploma of Musical Theatre, Screen Acting (Year 9+), Writer’s Lab and more.
Age(s): 7 – 13 years
Website: PCYC Newcastle
PCYC Newcastle offer weekly workshops building young people’s confidence whilst learning skills in stage craft, characterisation, singing and gaining experience performing on stage.
Tantrum Youth Arts
Website: Tantrum Youth Arts
Tantrum is the leading youth arts company in the Hunter region and a not-for-profit co-operative. Utilising performance, storytelling and so much more, they offer meaningful creative workshops, projects and opportunities for young people aged 5 to 26 that build confidence, connections and compassion. Tantrum’s weekly afternoon workshops invite young people from diverse backgrounds with unique interests to come as they are. Some love drama and performance and want to pursue a professional career, some consider themselves artistic in a different way while others don’t at all. Every young person stands to grow in confidence and creativity while having fun and making new friends at the same time!
Young People’s Theatre
Website: Young People’s Theatre
YPT is the premier theatrical training institution for youth in the Hunter. With a 70 year tradition as a community run, not-for-profit organisation, YPT has nurtured the careers of many young people, providing a space to experience the Arts, make lifelong friendships and have fun! YPT Theatre School offers a structured drama program for students from Year 2 to Year 12 to follow their interests and develop theatre skills.
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