(02) 4929 7279

Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 40 Years
Make Noise. Make Connections. Make Change.



PLAY UP! is a weekly evening drama workshop for adults (18 and over) who want to make, perform, and play. Through energetic drama games and devising tasks, the PLAY UP! crew move, take on characters, build worlds, and laugh a lot.

In 2022, we held a passionate criminal trial, produced multiple fashion shows, wrote a rap for a retired basketball player, and created a micro public art exhibition in a fridge. We are non-serious artists who say YES and just make stuff.

PLAY UP! runs every Monday evening for nine weeks, and is a space to connect, play, experiment, and laugh.

Led by Tantrum’s Creative Director, Nel Kentish, PLAY UP! is an inclusive and safe space to revisit your high school drama class, or the glory days of practicing choreography in your lunch break behind the demountable.

Whether you are new to drama, re-igniting an artistic flare, or a seasoned performer, PLAY UP! will remind you why playing is fundamental to being human.

Where and When?

Our Merewether Workshops are held at our studio at 101 City Road Merewether, NSW 2291.

Our PLAY UP! Workshops are held on Mondays, 7PM-9PM.

Tantrum Term Dates*

Term 1 2023: 6 Feb – 6 April
Term 2 2023: 1 May – 30 June
Term 3 2023: 24 July – 22 September
Term 4 2023: 16 October – 19 December

*Tantrum Term commences the second week of the school term.

How to Enrol?

Enrol online for Tantrum’s weekly drama workshops through our online portal. Once you click on a workshop below you will be taken to the Tantrum Youth Arts Portal and will need to create a log in. Please get in touch if you have any difficulties creating your log in or completing an online enrolment.

Once you complete your enrolment(s) you will receive an invoice for workshop fees prior to the start of Term. Fees can be paid via credit/debit card and direct deposit.

Discounts and Payment Options

We offer flexible payment plans to all workshop participants. You can pay fortnightly or monthly and information on how to set up a payment plan is provided in your enrolment confirmation email.

If you are facing financial barriers which prohibit your participation in this program, please considering applying for an OPEN Scholarship.

Tantrum also runs Accelerate Ensemble, which is exclusively for young adults with disability. If you identify as having a disability you are welcome to attend either (or both!) Accelerate and/or PLAY UP!.

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Contact / Location

Contact Info

(02) 4929 7279
101 City Rd, Merewether NSW Australia
(Access and parking via Allworth St)
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