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Tantrum Drama Workshops

Drama Workshops

No one does drama like Tantrum.

Tantrum’s weekly after-school drama classes in Merewether and Warners Bay are designed for young people looking to spark their creativity, share their ideas, connect with others, and engage in play. Our workshops are playful, non-competitive environments where young people are encouraged to express and, above all, be themselves.

At Tantrum, we are leaders in youth-led creative practice – we support and empower young people to take ownership of the creative process. They investigate, interrogate and explore the world around them through play and performance making. We don’t train actors – we nurture makers, story-tellers, critical thinkers and artists. 

We play with purpose.

2024 registrations are open now.


Ages 9-12: Thursdays 4-5.30PM ($275/term)
Ages 13-17: Tuesdays 4-5.30 PM ($275/term)
Ages 9-12: Tuesdays 4-5.30PM ($275/term)
Ages 13-17: Tuesdays 5.30-7 PM ($275/term)

Term Dates

Term 1
5 February – 12 April (10 weeks)
Term 2
29 April – 5 July (10 weeks)
Term 3
22 July – 27 September (10 weeks)
Term 4
14 October – 20 December (10 weeks)

What does a Tantrum Workshop look like?

Tantrum believes that a workshop cohort should follow their own curiosity and ideas. Facilitators follow the lead of the cohort, so every workshop is different. Activities might include:

                          • drama games
                          • performance and improvisation
                          • story-telling
                          • character development
                          • writing
                          • devising scenes
                          • design
                          • …and so much more!

Workshops are delivered by experienced artists and facilitators. Our facilitators have current First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training, and current NSW Working With Children Checks.

Click to read our social stories to find out more about what to expect when you come to a Tantrum after-school workshop.

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. You can download a quick guide to getting started on the Tantrum Online Portal here.

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 accept Creative Kids Vouchers. You can redeem your voucher after you enrol. Information about how to do this is provided in your enrolment confirmation email.

We offer flexible payment plans to all families. Information on how to set up a payment plan is provided in your enrolment confirmation email.

We offer discounts for multiple siblings. 10% off for 2 siblings, 20% off for 3 siblings, 25% off for 4 siblings or more. These discounts are applied to your invoices automatically.

OPEN Scholarships are available for young people experiencing disadvantage. Find out more here.

Tantrum’s Lake Mac Workshops are supported by Lake Macquarie City Council.

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