(2018) WHAT'S ON - Theatre for kids - SYDNEY (+ Kids' Drama classes Sydney)

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NOTE : This chronologically-listed page will list theatre shows suitable for young people and in many cases an age-group the show is most suited for will be listed in brackets after the title of the show.  To verify accuracy of information shown here, please refer to actual venue website for the most up-to-date and accurate information  (especially as some of the opening and closing dates, & other details may change over time, ie. from the time they were first listed here).

Puppeteria Theatres, for age groups 2-5yrs and 3-9yrs
Shows are performed every week at Randwick and Castle Cove venues, and shows change every month.
For more detailed info see http://puppeteria.com/
WHAT'S ON FOR KIDS AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, 2017 - check out what's happening for kids at the Sydney Opera House in 2017
Go to the following link and then filter the results by 'date':




THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Purni Morell - presented by Marian Street Theatre For Young People
Oct 2-13 at Knox Cultural Centre (between Borambil Street and Woodville Avenue), Wahroonga NSW ()
The nursery, ruled over by Nanna, is full of wonderful toys – a rocking horse, building blocks, a wooden lion, toy soldiers, and a beautiful wooden boat. The boy loves them all, but he loves his velveteen rabbit best of all. The Velveteen Rabbit will enchant children and adults alike with its enduring themes of love and friendship. Marian Street Theatre for Young People’s young performers bring the nursery to life on stage and introduce your children to new experiences in a relaxed theatre environment.
Tickets: https://www.outix.co/tickets/event/138902-the-velveteen-rabbit

BIG BAD WOLF (ages 5-10) a Windmill Theatre co-production presented by Riverside Theatres
Oct 9-10 at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW (From $-$)
He’s the most misunderstood character in fairy tale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. With plenty of audience interaction, this hilarious, table-turning production from acclaimed Australian children’s theatre company Windmill Theatre Co (Grug and the Rainbow, Rumpelstiltskin) will reintroduce the Big Bad Wolf as a vegetarian, poetry-writing, people person and have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place. Playing at Riverside as part of the Spot On Children’s Festival hang out before and after the show in our Courtyard and enjoy our free activities!

EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME by Alana Valentine, directed by Nadia Tass, presented by Sport For Jove Theatre Co & Seymour Centre
October 11-27 at Seymour Centre, cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW (Adult $45 / Concession $36 / School Bookings $26)
A World Premiere, Ear to the Edge of Time is the product of an extraordinary odyssey of discovery and exploration for one of Australia’s greatest contemporary playwrights, Alana Valentine. When a poet writes a contentious verse about the work of a contemporary radio astronomer, he sends her into a life-changing crisis about the role of team work in 21st Century science. The central action of the play is the discovery of a unique double pulsar system, but the drama is about a deeply reluctant gender activist, the culture of contemporary science and the nature of collaborative discovery. Ear to the Edge of Time is the result of extended conversations, interviews and observations of radio astronomers working specifically in the field of neutron star physics both in Australia and Internationally. Suitable for school years 9-12
More detail https://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/ear-to-the-edge-of-time/

11am Fri Oct 12 at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW ()
Come and party with stars of ABC KIDS Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate their 10th birthday at The Joan in October 2018. Lah-Lah and the band will be touring their 10th Birthday Party ‘best of’ album through SONY Music, following their 2017 ARIA nominated release Having Fun. It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun, full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs. And don’t forget everyone gets to meet the band, and the instruments, after the show.

SHREK THE MUSICAL - presented by Willoughby Theatre Co
Oct 13-28 at The Concourse, Chatswood NSW (From $49-$61)
Everyone’s favourite ogre is coming to the Concourse stage in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (ages 3+) a Tall Stories’ musical adaptation presented by CDP
Oct 17-20 at Glen St Theatre, Belrose NSW ()
If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?

BIG FISH - presented by Engadine Musical Society
Oct 19-28 at Engadine Community Centre, Engadine NSW ()
Engadine Musical Society Inc presents BIG FISH - A magical family fable with reel heart. Based on 1998 novel and the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same name, Big Fish is a magical family musical that follows the extraordinary life of Edward Bloom, as he chooses to tell it. Tall tales come as natural as breathing to Edward, a traveling salesman with a natural flair for charm. But what ignites his son William�s imagination as a child only pushes him away the older he gets. As Will embarks on his own journey towards fatherhood, he is forced to confront the issues he holds against his own father before it is too late to reconcile. Big Fish is a powerfully emotional musical about legacy and the bond between a father and son.

GREASE - presented by Berowra Musical Society
Oct 20-27 at Berowra Community Centre, Gully Rd, Berowra NSW ()

THE MAGIC PUDDING (ages 3+) by Norman Lindsay, adapted by Vanessa Bates
Oct 23-27 at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW (From $-$)
Nov 3 at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW ()
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Norman Lindsay’s classic Australian book The Magic Pudding with this all new and exclusive production from the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Featuring a colourful and lively all puppet cast, you will be mesmerised as the iconic Australian characters Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff, and of course their amazing, everlasting and very cantankerous Puddin’ spring to life on stage. Cooked to perfection, this colourful and lively production will leave you hungry for a second helping!

HATING ALISON ASHLEY (Richard Tulloch's play adaption of Robin Klein's novel) directed by Anastasia Kyriakidis
Oct 24-27 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW ()
Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about her own genius, she felt superior to everyone at notorious Barringa East... that is, until Alison Ashley turned up. A story about the pursuit of happiness and perfection, the pressures of growing up, the power of friendship, school-girl rivalries, constant embarrassment by family, and painful and often brutally funny awkwardness and insecurity. It is a play about many issues common to teenage life: identity, bullying, jealousy and not prejudging others based on assumptions. These issues are explored in a lighthearted manner with a cast of humorous and fun-loving stereotypical characters.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY - presented by Hills Musical Theatre Company
Nov 9-17 at Building 30, Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills, NSW ()
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family -- a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before -- keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

SEUSSICAL JR - directed by Trent Gardiner, presented by Lane Cove Theatre Company
Nov 16 - Dec 1 at The Performance Space at St Aidan's, 1 Christina Street, Longueville NSW ()
Our annual children’s production delves deep into the magical world of Dr Seuss. Trent Gardiner (The Snow Queen, Cinderella, King Arthur, Pinocchio) brings Seussical Jr to the Lane Cove stage. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this unforgettable musical caper!
Tickets http://www.lanecovetheatrecompany.com/bookings.html

CHARLIE PILGRIM (ages 8+) by Sam O'Sullivan, presented by ATYP
Nov 21 - Dec 1 at SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross NSW ()
Ever wanted to change the past? Charlie Pilgrim does, and she’s about to get her chance to do just that. Have you ever wanted to change the past? Charlie Pilgrim does. And with the prototype of her time machine—The Mobius—ready for a test run, she’s hoping to get her chance. Unfortunately, starting up the machine accidentally creates a closed time loop that adds a new Charlie to the world every 24 hours. With the population rising and group dynamics coming into play, things go from Interstellar to Lord of the Flies pretty fast. To save her soul and prevent the universe from collapsing under the weight of a mounting series of mind-bending paradoxes, Charlie is forced to do battle… with herself.

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL - presented by Sydney Youth Musical Theatre
Nov 22-25 at Hornsby RSL Club, Hornsby NSW ()
More info: http://symt.com.au/

THE CLIMBING TREE by Rachael Coopes (ages 14+) presented by Riverside Theatres and Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in association with Australian Theatre for Young People
Nov 22-24 at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW (From $20-$34)
It’s Rayleen’s birthday, but she’s not getting excited. She and three other teenagers are caught in an interrogation room. Their lives overlap but their challenges are very different. In this town, the past is with you everywhere you go, looking over your shoulder, whispering songs of survival. It’s hard to live for the moment when you can’t see a future. Particularly when the past keeps closing doors.... Developed over three years as a partnership between Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and Australian Theatre for Young People, with extensive community consultation, this powerful new play looks at the experiences of generations of teenagers in Bathurst. Part drama, part music, part ghost story, it’s a personal tale that reflects experiences shared in towns across Australia. Rachael Coopes and Guy Webster, part of the creative force behind the multi-award winning Sugarland, bring to life another particularly Australian story.



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Drama classes for young people in Sydney

Keywords: Drama Classes, Drama Tuition, Theatre, Drama Classes For Kids, Teenagers, Young People, Performing Arts classes, Theatre Classes, Acting Tuition, Child, Children. This page (added in December 2013) is an attempt to list many of the drama classes being offered in Sydney for young people. 
If you wish for a FREE LISTING of your theatre tuition classes here, please email me with your information:  tangneyniall (@) gmail.com

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http://www.bellshakespeare.com.au/learning/intro Bell Shakespeare 2014 Learning Program
http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au Sydney Theatre Company 2014 Education Program
http://belvoir.com.au/education/ Belvoir St Theatre Education Program
http://www.seymourcentre.com/education/ Seymour Centre Education Program
http://riversideparramatta.com.au/category/education/ Parramatta Riverside Theatres Education program

https://www.wowperformingartsacademy.com WOW Performing Arts Academy - Smeaton Grange NSW
http://www.activeliteperformers.com.au/ ActIV Elite Performers / Ramsgate
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acting-Communication-Academy/132632990084027?sk=timeline Acting & Communication Academy / Strathfield NSW
http://www.kaytelewis.com/the-studio/ Acting & Communication Academy / (formerly known as The Studio @MLC ) Strathfield NSW
http://www.actionacting.com.au/ Action Acting / Rozelle
http://theactorshub.wordpress.com/ The Actors Hub Acting School / Northern Beaches, Sydney & Central Coast
http://theactorslounge.com.au/ The Actors Lounge / Rozelle
http://www.agentm.com.au/?page_id=40 Agent M Drama Studio / Freshwater
http://www.open.aftrs.edu.au/schoolholidays AFTRS - Open - Australian Film Television & Radio School / school holiday courses - nr Macquarie Uni 
http://www.allstarz.com.au/ All Starz Performing Arts Studio / Peakhurst
http://www.theartumbrella.com.au/ The Art Umbrella School Of Performing Arts / Caringbah
http://ashfieldyouththeatre.com/ Ashfield Youth Theatre, Ashfield NSW
http://www.atticstudio.com/ Joan Hempel's Attic Studio / Glebe
http://www.aipa.com.au/ Australian Institute of Performing Arts / Naremburn 
http://apac.net.au/about-apac/ Australian Performing Arts College / Castle Hill
http://www.atyp.com.au/workshops Australian Theatre for Young People / Walsh Bay, The Rocks
http://www.blossommanagement.com.au/index.php/drama-school Blossom Drama School / Harbord & Brookvale
http://www.bondiacting.com.au/about-us-2 Bondi Acting / Acting classes for kids, teens & adults / Bondi Junction, Sydney
http://www.brentstreet.com.au/ Brent Street / Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
http://www.brightsparksco.com/ Brightsparks Co. Performing Arts School / various Sydney locations
http://www.budandblossom.com.au/ Bud And Blossom Creative Theatre For Children / Mosman
http://www.cameraygal.com Cameraygal School of Performing Arts / Lane Cove
http://www.catchingdreamstheatreco.com/about Catching Dreams Theatre Company / Sydney
http://www.eisteddfodparramatta.org.au/home.htm City Of Parramatta City Eisteddford Inc. (Speech  & Drama)  Performances March-June 2014
http://www.dramascene.com.au/ Drama Scene / (includes a Drama Group for children with disabilities) / various Sydney locations
https://www.facebook.com/drawbridgedrama Drawbridge Entertainment / Normanhurst, Galston, Gordon , Thornleigh
http://www.eastsidestudios.com.au/ Eastside Studios / Cronulla
http://www.focusdramaschool.com.au/ Focus Drama School / Sutherland
http://www.furstclassproductions.com.au/drama_classes.html Furst Class Productions / Croydon and Paddington, Sydney
http://greenbugtheatre.com.au/ Green Bug Theatre / Coogee
http://thunderbolttheatre.com Greg Bepper's Thunderbolt Theatre & Film Productions
http://www.helenogrady.com.au/ Helen O'Grady Drama Academy - Sydney - various locations
http://www.hennessyspeechanddrama.com/ Hennessy Speech and Drama Studio / Homebush, Concord & Newington 
http://www.thehillsdramaschool.com.au/ The Hills Drama School / Beaumont Hills, Sydney
http://www.imaginationtheatre.com.au/ Imagination Theatre / School Holiday workshops at Canterbury South, Undercliffe, Tempe, Earlwood
http://www.kidscanact.com.au Kids Can Act Drama Studio - For Kids Of All Ages / Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kids-Can-Act/319544608218689 Kids Can Act Drama Studio (Facebook) / Springwood, Blue Mountains NSW
http://www.kidzinthebiz.com/ Kids In The Biz Performing Arts Studio / Castle Hill
http://www.kidsupfront.com.au/locations.htm Kids Up Front Drama Academy - numerous Sydney locations
http://www.kindidrama.com/ KindiDrama / Mosman, Sydney
http://www.leilahayesdramastudio.com/ Leila Hayes Drama Studio / Carlingford / Ph: (02) 9871 1482
http://www.mstyp.org.au/ Marian Street Theatre for Young People / Killara
http://www.mayaarts.com.au MAYA Youth Performing Arts / Sydney (not offering classes, but offers involvement in amateur theatre)
http://www.missfruitcake.com.au/workshops/ Miss Fruitcake Drama Workshops / Northern Beaches, Sydney
http://www.no1dramastudio.com.au/ No1 Drama Studio / Sans Souci 
http://www.northshoredrama.com.au/ North Shore Drama / Crows Nest
http://actorscreative.com/northshore-actors-studio-coming-soon North Shore Actors Studio (merging with Actors Creative in Dec 2013) / Belrose
http://www.nida.edu.au National Insitute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) / Kensington 
http://www.naturaltalentdrama.com Natural Talent Drama School / Pittwater Rd Narrabeen / Ph: 0414 269 162
http://www.theperformance.net/ The Performance.net / Forestville, Freshwater, Lane Cove and Mosman venues
http://www.playtimestudios.com.au/ Play Time Studios / Ryde
http://www.pgns.com.au/index.php?page=drama Plie Groove 'n' Shuffle School of Performing Arts / Cromer NSW
http://www.pointbreakdrama.com.au/ Point Break Drama Acting School / Dee Why, NSW
Priscilla Drama School / Pymble, Asquith and Epping locations / Ph: 0447 957 485
http://reactthespacestudio.wordpress.com/ React The Space Studio / Como, Sydney
S.T.A.D.S. Sarah's Theatre and Drama Skills / Picton / Ph: 0415 995 225
http://www.sceneandheard.com.au/ Scene and Heard Acting School / Lane Cove
http://shopfront.org.au/ Shopfront Arts / Carlton
http://www.stage2screen.info Stage 2 Screen / Richmond NSW (Phone: 0448483788) 
http://www.stageartz.com.au/2013WebsiteNew/ Stage Artz Theatre Co and Performing Arts School / Cromer NSW
Stage Door Drama / Avalon Beach / Ph:  (02) 9918 7647
http://www.story-house.com.au/ Story House / Paddington
http://sydneytalentco.com.au/classes.htm Sydney Talent Company / Baulkham Hills, Penrith, Pennant Hills
http://www.tshdrama.com/home.html TSH Drama Productions / Bondi Junction
http://www.wsada.com.au/ The Western Sydney Academy of Dramatic Arts / Parramatta
http://www.wordplaydrama.com.au/index.html Wordplay Drama College / Ryde
http://www.xtract.com.au/ XtrAct Drama Academy (Wyong Shire, Central Coast NSW)