MBCTA Youth Theatre
Drama Classes for Students 8+
and VCE Drama (CODE 14265)
For the latest and most accurate COVID-19 information relating to classes please contact head office on 9720 600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MBCTA has been established for 39 years and trains students from 8 years and up. Therefore, the work within the theatre is designed to meet the needs of children, teenagers and young adults who are interested in the various disciplines pertaining to drama development and acting. For instance, improvising, workshopping plus using contemporary and classical scripts as an integral part of all work. MBCTA specialises in acting courses.
All training, rehearsals and performances take place in our theatre. This intimate theatre has been designed to be interactive not only by the crew but by the students giving trust and responsibility is not just acting on stage but in the total theatrical experience. In addition, the philosophy behind our work is designed to help students attain a high standard of performance and self-discipline within a positive, safe and supportive environment. Students will hone their skills and gain experience through a variety of informal and formal performances.
Courses are offered on a Two-Term (semester) basis. All courses are designed to give substantial output in all age levels and ability groups. There are three main ability groups – beginner, intermediate and advanced.
It is expected that students will develop their passion for performance work through fun activities, hard work, perseverance, responsibility and respect to build knowledge and skills. Small class sizes help in achieving this.
You will be working in a theatre with other students who are similar to you in their needs whilst working on fun activities also to build on confidence and communication skills.
Class One – Ages 8-12 Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6pm
Class Two – Ages 13-17 Tuesdays 6pm – 7:30pm
How To Enrol
Acting classes do not require an audition. Students will be placed in classes according to age, assessment of experience, talent skill set, commitment and dedication. After the first session and the teacher’s assessment, suitability is discussed with parents.
Call us to book in a time – 9720 6200
If you want a fun-filled activity then the one-hour classes are a great place to start. You will be working in a theatre with other students who are similar to you in their needs whilst working on fun acting activities that also build on confidence and communication skills.
MBCTA used to have an agency and whilst the partnership company of the Australian College of Dramatic Arts does work within the Film and Television Industry occasionally students at MBCTA might be asked if they would like to audition for a role and/or extras within Melbourne’s Film and Television Industry. Parents are communicated with first and Merilyn will only ask if the student confidence levels are high and the skill level matches the brief given.
MBCTA supplies costumes except where students need the basics of black trousers, tights, some shoe types, jeans.
Contact MBCTA Youth Theatre
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