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Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 45 Years
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Drama Workshops

Our weekly after-school drama workshops in Merewether and Lake Mac are designed for young people looking to share their ideas, connect with others, and engage in play. Every participant stands to grow in confidence and creativity while having fun and making new friends.

The program focuses on creativity, wellbeing and expression.  

In Tantrum’s Drama Workshops, we don’t teach drama. We use drama. 

Find out more about our Creative Drama Workshop philosophy here.

When and Where?

Our Merewether Workshops are held at our studio in Merewether.

Our Lake Mac Workshops are held at Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba.

 Tantrum Term Dates*

Term 1 2023: 6 Feb – 7 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. 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 1. 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.

What does a Tantrum Workshop look like?

Tantrum believes that a workshop cohort should follow their own curiosity and ideas. 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.

With a focus on creativity, wellbeing and resilience, Tantrum’s creative drama workshops are designed to empower young people with the skills and confidence to solve problems, collaborate, trust in their strengths and make their voices heard.

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

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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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