Students aged 8 – 17 can enjoy a fun filled spring school holiday learning and socialising. The Australian Shakespeare Company actors, directors and educators offer drama workshops based on Shakespeare’s classic: Macbeth, giving young people the opportunity to build their own unique stepping stones to self-confidence.

“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”

Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1.

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Upcoming Workshops

For over 16 years of age

Stage Combat Workshop

Fighting Fun with Scott Jackson


Times: 1pm – 4pm
Dates: 5th October
Venue: 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Fee: $80
MEAA members: $70


This is a wonderful opportunity to work with Scott and learn how to safely throw a punch. This workshop is open to all responsible and respectful actors who would like the opportunity to explore the basic principles of stage combat in a safe environment. We recommend participants are at least 16 years of age, however, we will consider all reasonable applications. Scott Jackson is a seasoned ASC actor and fight choreographer, whose training includes SSCS, SAFDI, BADC, and the recent Paddy Crean Workshop In Banff, Canada. Scott will lead this fun stage combat workshop, focusing mainly on unarmed stage combat, but will also explore sword and dagger.

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For Ages 8 – 12


Focus on Macbeth


Daily session times: 10am – 4pm
Dates: 30th September – 4th October

A showcase for friends and family will be held at 11am on the 5th October.
Venue: 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Fee: $100 per day or $450 for the whole week


Following on from last terms workshop: Kings and Rogues, which focused on Henry IV; Warriors and Witches will focus on Macbeth. Participants will become warriors by learning stage combat with a trained company fight choreographer and they will have the opportunity to make their own witch or goblin puppet, which they can take home, after a puppet making session with experienced puppeteer, Andrew Cullimore. Working with scenes from the play, participants will also take part in drama games, clowning, commedia dell’arte and improvisation. The week will culminate in a live showcase for family and friends.


For Ages 12-17

Skill Based Workshops 


Daily session times: 10am – 4pm
Dates: 23rd – 26th September
Venue: The Hub at Docklands, 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008
Fee: $100 per day or $360 for all 4 days


Join established practitioners and long serving members of The Australian Shakespeare Company to explore Shakespearean text, stage combat, the Suzuki method of actor training, clown, Alexander Technique, voice training, and a whole lot of fun. These workshops will introduce you to a rich selection of skills studied at professional drama schools across the globe and will socially enrich all participants allowing them to gain confidence within themselves and in a group environment.


Fighting fun with Scott Jackson
Monday 23rd September


Impulse based Shakespearean fun with Elizabeth Brennan
Tuesday 24th September


Free your body and awaken your fun imagination with Syd Brisbane
Wednesday 25th September


Fun for funs sake with Alex Pinder
Thurs 26th September


Getting signed up is super easy, for new or returning students!

Simply purchase a ticket for your selected workshop and register your details below. You should hear from our office a few weeks prior to the workshops. You can always give us a call on 03 8676 7511.

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I just love the language. I also love learning about the plays and having to learn lines. The tutors just make it so fun!”


Darcy – Aged 11

The plays are so different. Some are a bit the same, but each one is so unique. I love that the language is so different to now days. It’s so good to know why it’s important.


Daniel – Aged 10

I love the big range Shakespeare has! Comedies! Tragedies! These classes keep life in the plays and makes Shakespeare really fun!”


Fleur – Aged 11