Acting Classes for Kids & Teens

These boutique classes provide young performers with early access to professional skills and screen techniques within a fun and vibrant learning environment.

Develop confidence and learn skills in communicating, team work, listening and expression. Improvisation and text based exercises, filled with fun games and engaging activities for young people who are interested in acting and presenting. Practical skills to develop the young actor’s understanding of working on screen. Including scripts; taking direction; building a character and working with others to make a scene work, as well as exercises to develop presenting skills and confidence in audition preparation.

2015 Term Dates

Summer School Holiday Workshop: Jan 19, 20, 21
Term 1: Feb 1 to March 22
Autumn School Holiday Workshop: April 7, 8, 9
Term 2: April 26 to June 14
Winter Holiday Workshop: June 29, 30, July 1
Term 3: July 19 to Sept 6
Spring Holiday Workshop: Sept 21, 22, 23
Term 4: Oct 11 to Nov 29



Tim graduated from the Actors Centre (ACA) in 2010 with an advanced diploma in dramatic arts. Since then he has performed in both theatre and film and has started two successful independent production companies that have both made their mark on the industry. The first, Pantsguys Productions, is a theatre production company that has staged over a dozen shows, been nominated for 10 Sydney Theatre Awards and won 3, including Best Independent Production in 2012 with Punk Rock. The second, “I’m With Stupid” is a sketch comedy group that in 2014 was selected as one of Australia’s top up and coming groups by the the ABC and was invited to write, produce and perform in ABC’s “Fresh Blood” program. 

Tim is also an accomplished director, having directed “Oh The Humanity” for Pantsguys in the Sydney Fringe Festival, and he has also co-directed the Australian Indi film “Damaged”, which is coming out this year. 

As a teacher, Tim has taught regularly at NIDA and the Sydney Performance Academy since 2011. Tim is particularly excited to bring his unique skills and experience to the Sydney Drama School in 2015. 

Toni Higginbotham – Sydney Drama School Principal

Toni is one of Australia’s leading Casting Directors. Toni personally cast Cate Blanchett in her first drama series Heartland, Simon Baker in E street, and Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neil in Frontier. She got Megan Gale her first on-screen performance. And because she is dedicated to doing great work a lot of the world’s leading directors come to her for their castings. They know they’ll get the best. Because she has great eye for talent. And it’s this quality that puts her in a unique position to offer support and guidance to both aspiring and established actors.