BRISBANE ACADEMY OF MUSICAL THEATRE
The Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre (BAMT) offers a range of classes, workshops and training programs to people of all ages who are interested in developing their skills as a musical theatre performer.
BAMT's Full Time Industry Course allows students to explore the integral skills required for success in the entertainment industry, to understand professional ethics and to prepare themselves for the rigorous physical and emotional demands of a musical theatre career. It's intensive training and networking with some of the best and most prominent people in the business and a year of fantastic theatre experiences that broadens all knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry. Emerging artists who participate in the Industry Course are not only trained to become “triple threats’; they are exposed to the realities of the world of musical theatre, due to the fact that the course is held in a major performing arts venue (Hayward Street Studios), which is also the home of one of Australia’s largest musical theatre companies (Harvest Rain).
As well as offering high quality training to emerging artists, BAMT also provides learning experiences for young performers as a way of nurtuting the stars of tomorrow.
BAMT's Kids Theatre is for young performers between Grade 4 and 7 who want to discover their passion for singing, acting and dancing skills in a nurturing environment learning from the people who make theatre happen.
BAMT's Youth Theatre is for young performers between Grade 8 and 12 who want to extend their singing, acting and dancing skills in an encouraging environment under the guidance of leading industry professionals.
BAMT also offers a range of holiday workshops and other training programs. To explore them all in more detail click on the navigation bar above.
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QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM - GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music and performing arts schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, popular music to musical theatre, acting, music technology and music education.
Study music and performing arts at Griffith, and you’ll learn in an environment that will enable you to flourish. Our award-winning teachers are dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre. Relevant, cutting-edge courses allow students to tailor their studies to suit their interests and aspirations.
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BRISBANE ARTS THEATRE
Brisbane Arts Theatre is an iconic independent theatre company. We produce engrossing, high quality, accessible theatre. We educate emerging Brisbane artists and future industry professionals. Our people inspire our fun, creative and innovative culture.
Established in 1936, our 80-year-old theatre company has been the city's gateway theatre for decades. Our key goal to provide accessible theatre for Brisbane audiences has translated to accessibility in price, accessibility in the types of productions we stage and accessibility through the welcoming and intimate atmosphere at our iconic 50-year-old venue on Petrie Terrace.
Throughout our history, Brisbane Arts Theatre has served as the gateway to performing arts careers, not just for those on stage, but also for those behind the scenes. The list of legends of stage and screen who began their journey on the Arts Theatre's stage is vast. Shane Porteous, Russell Dykstra, Kate Foy, Jennifer Flowers, Anna McGahan, Lucas Stibbard and the late and dearly missed Carol Burns are just some of the household names, while an extraordinary number of technicians have gone onto professional careers in lighting, sound and set design.
In 2017, our theatre company will produce four seasons: a diverse mainhouse season, a season of our iconic children's theatre, a touring season and a special early-week parody season. The theatre company owns the performance complex on Petrie Terrace.
We also offer nationally recognised, fully accredited training in theatre technical operations, in addition to structured acting workshops for both adults and youth. The Arts Theatre has been a training ground for many performers who have gone on to professional careers, including Jennifer Flowers, Carol Burns, Shane Porteous, Bernard King and many others.
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FAME THEATRE COMPANY
In 1982 Ken Kennett created the Westfield Super Juniors, a group of talented youngsters employed to promote Westfield Shopping centres. From these beginings the Fame Talent Agency was later created in 1984, with two schools for primary school aged students. These schools were developed to train children in performing arts.
In the first year Fame attracted 30 students. By 2010 Fame has grown to sixteen training schools for Teeny Famers (3 to 4 year olds),Young Famers (5 to 7 year olds), Juniors (primary school age), and Seniors (high school age and older), with a total enrolment of over 600 students.
Fame Theatre Company offers tutoring in three major disciplines of the performing arts, namely Singing, Dancing and Acting and has been seen throughout Queensland and New South Wales performing in all types of promotions, presentations and theatre musicals.
Fame Theatre Company delivers quality training programs to children aged 3-17 years throughout greater Brisbane. Our performance based programs include training in dance, drama, and voice.
We encourage students to develop skills in all these key areas. Our courses are fun, innovative and provide excellent grounding to students interested in the performing arts.
Fame has its own theatre facility, centrally located at Albion, a well established hub for many successful musical theatre, pantomime, and concert projects. It is our priority to ensure that your children are receiving every opportunity to perform in front of appreciative audiences.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ART
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts. NIDA Open gives people of all ages and experience the chance to benefit from NIDA’s world-renowned training methods and explore their own creativity.
For nearly 60 years, we have been recognised for our practical and creative approach to dramatic arts education and training. Our higher education courses are considered some of the most prestigious in the world and our graduates achieve success on the stage, on screen and behind-the-scenes.
Since 1990 we have been opening NIDA’s doors to the public through NIDA Open short courses, holiday classes and intensive Studio courses around Australia. Our team of course managers, tutors and staff are all professionals with experience across theatre, film, entertainment and education.
NIDA Open courses are available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and at other locations through the year.
Our award-winning main campus is based in Kensington Sydney, and has been designed specifically for the needs of performing arts training. In addition, we offer courses in selected Sydney suburbs, including Chatswood, Campbelltown, The Hills and Parramatta at our partner venues.
NIDA has also taken its place among some of the finest creative establishments in Victoria and Australia with the opening of our new permanent venue, NIDA Melbourne, in the Southbank Arts Precinct.
We offer courses in most capital cities at our partner venues including:
- Melbourne: NIDA Melbourne, Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre and Wesley College
- Brisbane: Chapel Hill Uniting Church, Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) and TAFE Brisbane
- Perth: Subiaco Arts Centre
- Canberra: Ainslie Arts Centre
- Adelaide: Restless Dance Theatre, Scotch College
At various times throughout the year, NIDA tours across the country to major regional centres including Armidale, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Newcastle, Orange, Townsville and Wollongong.
*Regional locations and our national partner venues are subject to change. Please refer to our courses for confirmed locations, dates and how to enrol.
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