School Holiday Program

Every school holidays the Australian Shakespeare Company holds drama workshops for Melbourne’s budding young performers.


Students aged 8 – 17 can enjoy a fun filled week learning how to work on Shakespearean and traditional texts for the stage. Run by professional Australian Shakespeare Company actors and directors, these action-packed drama workshops are comprised of character work, unlocking text, exploring the world of the play, improvisation, clowning and stage combat (with plenty of games thrown into the mix!)


Enrolments close the Thursday prior to the start of each program.

Winter School Holiday Workshops 2019



Get ready for an action-packed week of play, performance and Shakespeare: as well as a great opportunity to make some new friends!


Lead by professional ASC actors, directors and educators, our workshops place a strong emphasis on character work and unlocking Shakespeare’s language, alongside improvisation, swordplay, clowning and plenty of games thrown into the mix, of course!


Next up…




Take a deep dive into the world and characters of Shakespeare’s biggest franchise: the Henriad! Follow the story of young Prince Hal from his unruly origins to the heroic Henry V, his roguish associate the irrepressible Falstaff, the ill fated Richard II and the man who will seize the throne from him. It’s a world of power and plotting, jests and jibes and, above all, embracing what it means to become who you were meant to be!

The ASC believe theatre is a powerful tool for education, and fortunately it is entertaining too! Beyond understanding Shakespeare, our holiday workshops bring social-emotional learning directly into the rehearsal room in joyful, creative and purposeful ways.


Get ready to take the shackles off Shakespeare! See you there!


For Ages 8 – 12
Monday July 1st – Saturday July 6th
Venue Melbourne Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale St

Price $450
Hours Monday to Thursday: 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm (approx)
Showcase 12pm Saturday July 6th


For Ages 13 – 17
Monday July 8th – Saturday July 13th

Venue Melbourne Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale St

Price $450
Hours Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm (approx)
Showcase 12pm Saturday July 13th

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My daughter “so enjoyed her week and has not only learnt so much regarding performance but has also made some new like-minded friends.” “She really felt both a sense of achievement and motivation to continue her knowledge of the craft of acting, especially Shakespearean.” – Jan, Spring School Holiday workshop 2018.

Upcoming Workshops


For Ages 8 – 12:

Monday July 1st – Saturday July 6th


For Ages 13 – 17: 

Monday July 8th – Saturday July 13th


To enrol in our Winter Workshops click here:

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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