Short and Sweet Workshops

short and sweet

As the name suggests, the Short and Sweet workshops are designed for maximum energy, creativity and fun for the littlest learners in our studio. You can think of Short and Sweet as level one of the Speak Up Holiday Workshop Syllabus. These kids drama workshops run for three hours each, with two workshops each day.

What happens during the workshops?

Speak Up Studio’s Short and Sweet workshops are fun, engaging and finish with an exciting outcome, usually a performance, photoshoot or a fancy craft to take home!

What age group are these workshops for?

Short and Sweet workshops are designed for primary school students in prep to grade four. Grade five and six students are welcome, but content will be somewhat easy for them. For older children, we recommend our Little Experts or Born to Perform Workshops.

​How does the day run?

Short and Sweet workshops run from 9.00am to 12.15pm and 12.30pm to 3.45pm each day. Students booked into both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12.15pm and 12.30pm.

What do we do about food?

Supervised snack breaks for Short and Sweet workshops are held at 10.30am, 12.15pm and 2.00pm. Please send your child along with plenty of healthy food for the day. We would appreciate if you could avoid packing nuts. There is an on site cafe at the studio if you wish to purchase extra food.

Can parents stay and watch?

We prefer if parents do not stay to watch the workshops as your presence can be a little distracting for our students and teachers. We would love to welcome you to watch the performance at the end of certain workshops, and we promise to share lots of photos and videos at the end of each day. Thanks for understanding!

Where are the workshops held?

Easter Short and Sweet workshops are held at our Red Hill Studio only.

What should my child bring and wear?

Students should wear comfortable clothes. Dressing up is encouraged! Please send your child with a water bottle so we can ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.

How are children supervised?

Students will be signed in upon arrival, and will be supervised until they are collected at the end of the day. All breaks are supervised. Please let us know the name of the person who will be picking up your child when you sign them in. We are unable to release students into the care of an adult who has not been listed on our attendance sheet.

How much do workshops cost?

Short and Sweet workshops run for three hours and cost $55 each. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or book in for a full day or full week.

How do I register for workshops?

All bookings can be made via the parent portal. Credit Card payment is required at time of booking.

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Positive Feedback from families in Brisbane

The variety in the range of themes offered in these workshops is amazing. Also, the staff seemed very enthusiastic and as eager to be there as the kids! – Jen (mum, 2017)

Miss Kitty was very friendly and engaging. Max had a great time and left feeling very positive about engaging in drama-type workshops.  – Jessica (mum, 2016) 


Winter Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions

Descendants Magic Jars, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Monday 9am – 12.15pm)

If you are W-I-C-K-E-D, this is the workshop for you! Decorate your own poison apple jar to keep all your secrets safe. Then dance, sing and act along with your favourite characters, finishing with a special performance for parents!

Captain Underpants Capes, Craft and Drama

(Monday 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Tralalalala! Captain Underpants fans unite for this action packed craft and drama workshop! Make your own superhero cape to wear while fighting crime and play lots of fun drama games inspired by the world of Captain Underpants!

Moana Shell Neckwear, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Tuesday 9am – 12.15pm)

Join Maui and Moana for this crafty workshop to design and create your own shell neckwear. Then dance and sing along to some of the best songs from Moana, finishing with a performance for parents.

Secret Spy Journals, Craft and Drama
(Tuesday 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Secret agents, get ready to play some mind games in this high risk, under cover, investigative craft and drama workshop. Create your very own secret spy journal, and join us to explore some Zac Power themed drama activities.

Beauty and the Beast, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Wednesday 9am – 12:15pm)

If you are a bookworm, like Belle, this is the workshop for you! Come and decorate a beautiful book bag to keep your favourite stories safe when you are on the move. Then take to the stage to learn singing and dancing to some of our favourite songs from Beauty and the Beast, with a performance for parents at the end.

Geronimo Stilton, Storywriting and Drama

(Wednesday 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Come on a daring adventure with the great mouse author Geronimo Stilton! Students will create their own characters and bring them to life on the page, exploring words and pictures. Then head off on a wild adventure through drama games inspired by the Geronimo Stilton stories.

The Greatest Showman Craft and Musical Theatre

(Thursday 9am – 12.15pm)

Come alive and show everyone the true you in our The Greatest Showman workshop. Get creative and express yourself by creating your own 3D self portrait sculpture. Students will learning singing and choreography to a mashup of songs from The Greatest Showman, finishing with a performance for parents.

Zootopia Sock Puppets, Craft and Drama

(Thursday 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

The Zootopia residents are coming to Speak Up in this fun and fuzzy workshop! Spots, stripes, horns, ears, tails and trunks everywhere! Students will make their very own furry character from the amazing animated movie using various craft materials and techniques and then jump on stage to perform for the parents!

Lion King, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 9am – 12.15pm)

Come and join Simba, Naala, and Zazu is this craft and musical theatre workshop. Students will create their very own costume pieces to wear while performing a song and dance to a mashup of some of the amazing songs from the hit musical “Lion King”!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Craft and Drama

(Friday 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

A very merry unbirthday to you…. come along these holidays for a tea party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare! In this creative workshop students can decorate their own mad hatter’s tea cup, making it crazy enough for the hatter himself! Then explore Wonderland through drama games and crazy scenes.!

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Workshop Timetable

Winter 2018 Final Square Timetable


Up Next: Little Experts Workshops

Next up is our Little Experts workshop program for students in grade three to grade eight.