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Supporting Wellbeing and Curriculum Excellence

In-School Workshops

At Tantrum, we are MAKERS. We make from the ground up, from the experiences of young people, from the stories in our community, from the world around us. We make award-winning theatre and performance that is collaborative, contemporary, ambitious and engaging.

Our expert Workshop Artists come to you and bring a wealth of experience in creating innovative contemporary performing arts and wellbeing programs with young people.

Each workshop is thoughtfully tailored to the specific needs and interests of the stage or year group, and delivers a dynamic, practical and engaging learning experience for your students.

One-Off Workshops

Group Devising / Play Building

Get up and make in this active and fast paced devising workshop. Try out a bunch of new devising techniques to take your group’s ideas to the next level. Using a watch-and-do method of devising, find out how to use simple devices to identify plot or character holes and help drive story. This highly practical and hands-on workshop puts students in the roles of both performer and audience, helping them pull out questions that audiences might be asking themselves as the performers are creating on the fly. This workshop is ideal for Preliminary or HSC students looking to kickstart or propel their devising process.

Curriculum Links:
Stage 4/5 Outcomes: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3
Stage 6 Outcomes: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.9, 2.5

Verbatim Theatre

This workshop provides a practical exploration of verbatim theatre for HSC Drama students. The workshop provides unique insight into the artistic process and challenges of creating theatre using the words of actual people. Students will gain a greater understanding of the ethical considerations, and the tension between authenticity and theatricality that verbatim theatre practitioners must negotiate, as well as many experiential exercises and practical tools for developing their own verbatim theatre work.

Curriculum Links:
Stage 6 Outcomes: 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 3.3, 3.4


This workshop sets up the crucial foundations of improvisation and puts them straight into practice. Students will experiment with characters and scenarios as they develop strengths in supporting their fellow actors to make quick choices and commit to offers. Students play with a range of improvisation exercises and end with a quick fire round of improv games which can be further explored in the drama classroom for weeks to come.

Curriculum Links:
Stage 4/5 Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1
Stage 6 Outcomes: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5

Drama Taster

Want to drum up students for Drama electives? This all-in, super fun taster for Drama will spark students’ creativity through practical activities in movement, improvisation, group-work, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss pathways to professional creative practice with Tantrum’s workshop facilitators, who are all practicing artists and contemporary performance makers. Designed for Year 10 students or even English classes as a taster for Drama selection for HSC.

Ongoing In-Schools Programs

We are also able to offer ongoing in-schools drama programs for young people. This can be for a single term or for multiple terms, and towards a specific outcome or not, depending on your school’s needs. Our workshops can be delivered in class time, during sport time, or after school.

If you are interested in establishing an ongoing Tantrum workshop program in your school, please do contact us!

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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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