Primary Drama Workshops with ATYP

Activity for this program is temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and well being of students and staff
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In 2019 The Arts Unit in collaboration Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) presented a series of Primary Drama Workshops for interested primary students from Year 3-6 with specialist tutors from ATYP.

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Story Structure and Devising (Stage 2 - Years 3 & 4)

Stories can move people to tears or have us rolling on the floor in fits of laughter. They can have us holding onto the edge of our seats or give us the courage of a super hero. Spend a morning or an afternoon discovering all the elements of story-telling technique, explore characterisation and stage craft in a safe and fun environment. This workshop will focus on ensemble building skills, encourage students to expand their creative thinking, put forward their own ideas and culminate in a showing at the end of the lesson. 

   Date     Thursday 26 September 2019
   Time    Morning Session            9.30am - 12.00pm  OR
               Afternoon Session        1.00pm - 3.30pm
   Venue  The Arts Unit - Cnr Toothill St & The Boulevard, Lewisham
    Cost     $44.00 (incl GST)

To be added to the waiting list please email


Theatre Makers (Stage 3 - Years 5 & 6)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge... imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstien

Leave your inhibitions at the door, have fun, make mistakes and get ready for to create a piece of theatre in just a day. Be inspired by ATYP’s new production April Aardvark the story a fake social media troll who terrifies everyone when she inexplicable enrols at the school of the gang of bullies who created her. Let one of ATYP’s most experienced tutors and directors guide you through skills such as ensemble work, devising techniques and acting skills and create a thrilling piece of theatre to share  at the end of the day.

   Date     Thursday 15 August 2019
   Time    9.30am - 3.15pm (45 minute lunch break)
   Venue  The Arts Unit - Cnr Toothill St & The Boulevard, Lewisham
   Cost     $88.00 (incl GST)

Further details and what to bring/wear:
• Workshops will be active, students must wear comfortable clothing.
• Students are required to be on The Arts Unit's premises for the duration of the workshops and lunch break.
• Please make sure your name is clearly marked on belongings and leave unnecessary valuables at home.
• Please bring water and plenty to eat for lunch. There is no cafe on site. Do not bring food containing nuts.
• Remember to HAVE FUN and meet new friends!

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Please Note:
• The cost does not include student travel to and from the workshop, accommodation or meals.
• Once payment has been made, there will be no refunds given.
• Cash will not be accepted.

How to Apply:
1.  Complete the Online Booking Form
2.  Fill out and return the School Endorsement Form
3.  Pay via the Payment Portal 

Further Information
Further enquiries relating to the  should be directed to  Drama or phone 8512 1175.

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