Information For Current Speak Up Families

Colourful Holiday Workshops

For creative kids

Inclusive School Holiday Workshops


Speak Up Studio’s school holiday workshops are where creative kids come to make friends, have fun and express themselves. Our school holiday program focusses on developing self-confidence, communication skills and creativity through drama, musical theatre, acting, craft and sometimes even science.


Speak Up school holiday workshops are split into three levels based on age, complexity and length. Choose a day of workshops or mix and match throughout the week. Some students even come every day. Whether you’re looking for something to keep your kids entertained or want to see what Speak Studio is all about, we’ve got you covered.
Unsure of which workshop to choose? Give us a call on 07 3367 8572 if you would like a recommendation!

Prep – Grade 4

Designed for maximum energy, creativity and fun for the littlest learners in our studio. Short and Sweet workshops are just that – age appropriate, short workshops to capture little ones’ imaginations.

A Play in a Day
Grade 3 – 8

A Play in a Day… no way!? In this workshop students develop advanced skills and techniques as they bring a show to life in just one day. Students will leave inspired, confident and proud. 

Grade 3 – 12

Our production extravaganza! Workshop and perform a full-length play or musical in an incredible week-long journey for committed students. Where talent and passion blossom!

Why kids come back again and again


Make Friends


Learn A New Skill


Express Themselves


Get Crafty


Dress Up

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.


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 Play in a Day or Born to Perform Workshops.


Short and Sweet workshops run from 9am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3.30pm each day. Student who book into both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12pm and 12.30pm.

Short and Sweet workshops are $55 each. Book for the week and save $100.

house ties

Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Join the Sorting Hat for a Sorting Ceremony then craft a tie in your house colours.

Monday 27th September 9am - 12pm

circus masters

Come alive and show everyone the true you in our The Greatest Showman workshop. Express yourself by creating your very own Showman Top Hat.

Tuesday 28th September 9am - 12pm

under the sea

Under the Sea is the best place to be! Craft a Jellyfish puppet and sing along to songs from The Little Mermaid.

Wednesday 29th September 9am - 12pm

troll pet rocks

Do you love to get up and just dance, dance, dance? Revisit the magic of the Trolls movie and create colourful pet rocks - with excellent hair!

Thursday 30th September 9am - 12pm

King of the Jungle Masks

Design an animal mask, then leap on stage and sing and dance to your favourite Lion King music.

Friday 1st October 9am - 12pm

cat and mouse

When unlikely friends Tom and Jerry team up there's going to be mayhem! Make your own puppet and play out some crazy antics the audience won't forget.

Monday 27th September 12.30pm - 3.30pm

dotty dalmatians

Imagine the chaos of one hundred Dalmatians! Tails wagging and paws pouncing, create your own Dalmatian t-shirt and a colourful collar with a sparkly name tag.

Tuesday 28th September 12.30pm - 3.30pm

unicorn horns

Unicorns are the perfect combo of colour, magic and fun! Combine your creativity and imagination and make a magical unicorn horn.

Wednesday 29th September 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Charlie and the chocolate factory

You're the new chocolate maker at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Sing, dance and invent wild and wacky lollies that no one would dare to imagine.

Thursday 30th September 12.30pm - 3.30pm

toilet roll dragon streamers

Harness the power of dragons to fight the monsters. Will you save the last dragons? Make your own dragon pet to accompany you on your adventure.

Friday 1st October 12.30pm - 3.30pm

My daughter and her friend have done at least one workshop together every school holidays for the past couple of years. They just love it. Especially the musical ones.


– Catherine K, Mum
A Play in a Day

We can’t tell you what will happen in this workshop because, well, it hasn’t happened yet. It’s a play that comes together in a single day. We begin with a theme and some games to get our creativity flowing. From there, our performance evolves as we create characters, write the script, pick music and create costumes and props. You won’t just take to the stage, you’ll have a say in the creative and artistic direction of the day.


These workshops are students in grade three to grade 8. For younger children, we recommend our Short and Sweet Program.


A Play In A Day workshops are $110 each and run from 9am – 3.30pm. Students will have morning tea and lunch breaks during the workshops and will be supervised at all times. Book in for the week and save $100.


We'll start with words like witness, disclosure and conspiracy.

Monday 27th September 9am - 3.30pm

Grade 3 - 8

We'll start by asking... What was that?

Tuesday 28th September 9am - 3.30pm

Grade 3 - 8

We'll develop the them with words like espionage, mission and danger.

Wednesday 29th September 9am - 3.30pm

Grade 3 - 8

We'll start with words like Hollywood, angles and scripts.

Thursday 30th September 9am - 3.30pm

Grade 3 - 8

We'll be thinking about words like wizards, witches and spells.

Friday 1st October 9am - 3.30pm

Grade 3 - 8
It was great giving my child an opportunity to do something new, that is hard to find time to do in term time. I really liked the musical theatre combo – it really stretches and inspires.
– Dana Paterson

Frequently Asked Questions


If you’d like to chat with us about your child or would like a specific recommendation, please give the studio a call on 07 3367 8562.
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.

A Play in a Day workshops run for six hours and cost $110 each. 

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

Where are workshops held?

Short and Sweet workshops and A Play in a Day are held at 110 Windsor Road, Red Hill AND 641 Sherwood Road, Sherwood. The same timetable runs at both studios. 

Is before and after care available?

Yes! Supervision is available between 8am and 9am ($10) and 3.30pm and 5pm ($10). Book online when you enrol or just turn on the day. We have quiet activities, colouring, board games and sometimes a movie in the afternoon. 

What's the deal with food?

Supervised snack breaks are held at 10.30am, 12pm 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. Our lovely neighbour, Gramps also offers a tuck shop style menu which you can order on the day.

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 the week. Thanks for understanding.

What do we bring and wear?

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

Are you thinking about coming all week?


We’d love to have you and we invite you to take advantage of our discounted weekly rate of $450 for 5 days of workshops (saving $100). Just select all 10 Short & Sweet workshops or all 5 Play In A Day Workshops and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout!

Where to next?

If you’re ready to enrol in holiday workshops then click enrol to go to our parent portal. If you think your child is ready for one of our week long productions, then click the purple button.