Course Details

(Offered for the full semester unless otherwise stated)

Students over 12 years are invited to audition for the Children's Theatre productions, and are notified of audition dates by their tutor.

Please see Venue Information for the current class venues.


Creative Drama for 3 - 5 year olds 
Drama for 5 - 9 year olds
Drama for 9-12 years olds
Drama for 12 – 18 year olds 
Accessible Drama - for Young People with an Intellectual Disability (14+year olds)
Acting for Adults 


You can pay by the term or by the semester.

Term: $195 (7 or 8 weeks)

Semester: $325 (15 weeks - saves $65)

Accessible drama: $125 for the term or $210 for the semester

For new students, please add a joining fee of $16.50. 

The semester fee must be paid before the semester commences otherwise the term fee will apply. Please read our terms and conditions.

Trialling a class

Trial classes are available at $16.50. Then only the term or semester fee will be due, and the new student enrolment fee is waived. 

How To Enrol

Please fill out the form below and a staff member will be in contact to
discuss enrolment.

To speak to a staff member or for general information please call
(02) 9411 1800 or email .

Please include as much of the following details as possible:

  • Full name of student
  • Birth date if under 18
  • Names of parents or guardians
  • Any health or behavioural issues we should know of
  • Details of previous experience

If you are re-enrolling and know the class you would like to attend, please include this as well. We will be in contact within the next 5 working days to discuss your enrolment.

If you have already spoken to our enrolment officer, enrolled and wish to pay for your class, please call (02) 9420 4488 or direct deposit to the following details below:

A/c Name: Marian St Theatre for Young People Inc
A/c No: 538229720
BSB No: 082-241


Creative Drama for 3-5 year olds

TUESDAYS at 9.30am
Length: 45 mins

TUESDAYS at 10.30am
Length: 45 mins

THURSDAYS at 10.30am
Length: 45 mins

In this class children are introduced to the theatre through well-known fables, children's books, theatre games and song.

The classes are designed for children to develop creative dramatic play through the eyes of the theatre. Together with their teacher they explore the characters, the story setting and props and even have the chance to change the story to their liking!

Enjoyable exercises and activities inspired by the stories will develop the child's cognitive skills, their physical and motor skills, their co-ordination, their focus and clarity of speech.

Play-making in the theatre benefits from sharing and listening. The co-operative environment encouraged by the teacher will deepen your child's emotional and social skills and give them an understanding of the shared experience and respect for others.

A final performance or play is not the goal for these classes. Our aim is to encourage children to develop a natural, unaffected quality in their story-making and play-building, allowing their true selves to shine without the pressure to "perform." In time, this will mature into a genuine and spontaneous performance style.

We look forward to getting to know your child and discovering what makes him or her so unique.

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Drama for 5-9 year olds

Through creative drama children develop confidence in relating to others and using their voices clearly, expressing ideas and feelings through movement, mime and theatre games. For the youngest, voice and motor skills are developed and simple play-building skills are used in preparation for class performances. Older children's work includes shaping and presenting material through improvisation, development of character and script work.

These classes develop a performance piece in the last term of the year.

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Drama for 9-12 year olds

Develop the voice, the body and imagination. Exercises in relaxation, breathing, focus and communication prepare students for improvisation and the ability to present theatrical work with power and clarity.

The technical skills necessary for theatre performance are honed through advanced improvisation, the disciplines of scripted work, stage techniques and play production.

These classes develop a performance piece in the last term of the year.

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Drama for 12-18 year olds

As well as the basic skills to develop the voice body and imagination, skills necessary for theatre performance are honed through advanced improvisation, devising and collaboration, commedia del’Arte, the disciplines of scripted work, stage techniques and play production.

These classes develop a performance piece in the last term of the year.

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Accessible Drama - Young People with an Intellectual Disability (14 + years)

Where: St Johns Church, Gordon
When: MONDAYS 4 - 5.30pm 
Length: 1.5 hours

A drama class for 12 young people aged 14-25 with an intellectual disability. Participating with others in fun inclusive drama exercises and impro games gives young people an outlet for their creative expression, builds confidence and develops communication skills. The course will culminate in a short performance for family and friends at the year's end.

Tutor: Kylie Harris
Public Transport: accessible by train to Gordon Station

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Acting for Adults

In association with Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College 
When: WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm
Length: 2 hours
Fee: 170 per term
Enrolment: 9482 1189 /

NOTE: Check HKCC site for start details as this class often begins a week earlier than our classes for children and young people.

Want to learn to act? Halina Abramowicz offers expert tuition for adults of all levels. Learn about improvisation, how to interpret a text and how to create a performance. Whether you’re wanting extra professional actor training or want to simply use drama as a way of building confidence, this course will suit you.

Where: Hornsby Community College St Ives Campus  The Community Groups Centre, Cnr Mona Vale Rd and Rosedale Roads, St Ives. You enter via Porters Lane carpark and the room is on the first floor. The building is in between the Old School Trattoria restaurant and Sous le Soleil restaurant.

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