Summer in Melbourne

Children can enjoy a fun filled summer school holiday learning and socialising. The Australian Shakespeare Company actors, directors and educators offer drama workshops based on Shakespeare’s classic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, giving young people the opportunity to build their own unique stepping stones to self-confidence.

Students aged 16 and over can take part in a number of workshops we will be running. Information regarding these workshops will be released below.

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Upcoming Workshops

 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 1st DECEMBER 2019.

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JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

For Ages 8 – 12 and 13 – 15

‘Dream in a Week’ 

If we shadows have offended,

Think but this, and all is mended,

That you have but slumbered here

While these visions did appear.

(Puck, Act 5 Scene 1)

 

 

Rehearse and perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a week.

 

Location: Melbourne Greek Centre, Level 1, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This classic Shakespearean comedy is set in Athens, so where better to run this workshop than the Melbourne Greek Centre.

 

Daily session times: (Monday – Saturday) 9:30am – 3:30pm

(A showcase for friends and family will be held 12pm Saturday)

 

A fun week full of games and play for all 8 – 12 year olds and 13 – 15 year olds, whether they are fans of the great Bard or they are working with Shakespeare for the first time. Your children will have so much fun they won’t even realise they are expanding their vocabulary, developing their self confidence and most importantly learning about life. Shakespeare was a master of capturing life education in his texts, which is why we are still learning from them today. Participants will rehearse the play and take part in a number of drama games, clowning, commedia dell’arte and improvisation based workshops. The week will culminate in a live performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for family and friends on Saturday. 

 

 

 

‘Day Dream’ 

 

 

The perfect introduction to Shakespeare. If you can’t attend the full week then from Monday to Wednesday you can come just for the day. Each day will cost $110 and will also run from 9:30 – 15:30. All participants, whether attending just for the day or for the whole week, will  play drama games and work on scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, led by ASC actors.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL:
SCHOOLS@SHAKESPEAREAUSTRALIA.COM.AU

Taster Session

Wednesday 4th December 2019

This 90 minute session will give an example of what your children will experience during the full week in January. Both age groups are given the chance to work with an ASC actor and educator, which will be sure to leave them wanting more Shakespeare inspired fun.

Location: Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair Street, Kensington, 3031.
04/12/2019: 8-12 years, 4:15pm, 13-15 years, 6:15pm.
Price: $20

Dream in a Week Workshop for 8 – 12 year olds

Monday 13th January – Saturday 18th January 2020

Price for the week: $470 (Early bird rate $425)

Price for the day: $110

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 1st DECEMBER 2019

Dream in a Week Workshop for 13 – 15 year olds

Monday 20th January – Saturday 25th January 2020

Price: $470 (Early bird rate $425)

Price for the day: $110

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 1st DECEMBER 2019

A member of our education team will contact you with a registration form soon after you buy a ticket.

Testimonials

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