Little Experts Workshops

acting workshops

The Little Experts program was created to give older students a chance to work on more advanced acting skills and techniques, while still having heaps of fun! You can think of Little Experts as level two of the Speak Up holiday workshop syllabus, for kids in grade 3 to 12. These acting workshops run over the whole day. Each workshop is $110.

Easter Workshops

Speak Up workshops will not be running this school holidays in line with lockdown requirements. We have, however, developed DIY kits to send out along with video content to keep kids busy while they are at home over the holidays.

DIY Kits and Video Content

  • Book into the workshop in the normal way via our parent portal if you haven’t already
  • We will mail you everything you need to complete the craft
  • You will receive access to video content including
    • craft instructions
    • warm up
    • games and activities 
    • teaching of the performance elements

(If you want to check out the platform we’re using for online learning for our group classes, please have a look at this page. The same is on the way for workshops.)

World’s Worst Workshop (Acting) Grades 3 to 8

Monday 6th April, 9am – 3.30pm ($110)

Please, please, PLEASE, a thousand pleases. DO NOT COME TO THIS WORKSHOP. If you are thinking about it, stop. If you think it sounds fun, you are wrong! This awful workshop will have a very bad influence on young minds. It will give children lots of ideas about how to be even naughtier than they already are. This workshop should be banned. You might be looking for a workshop about the world’s nicest, kindest bestest, most loveliest children in the world. But no. Instead, you’ll get a workshop about children with bottoms that don’t stop blowing off, children who teach their nits to do terrible things, and children who won’t stop picking their noses! You have been warned.

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What happens during acting workshops?

Speak Up Studio’s Little Experts workshops are longer acting workshops, designed to extend students’ skills in a particular area through fun, engaging, challenging content and activities.

What age group are these workshops for?

These workshops are designed for school students in grade 3 to 8 or Grade 7 and 12. For younger children, we recommend our Short and Sweet Program.

How does the day run?

Little Experts workshops are full day acting workshops and run from 9am – 3.30pm. Students will have a morning tea and lunch break during the workshops and will be supervised at all times.

What do we do about food?

Supervised snack breaks for Little Experts workshops are held at appropriate times throughout the day. 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 order 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 the week. Thanks for understanding!

Where are the workshops held?

Little Experts 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 snacks and 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?

Little Experts workshops run for six hours and cost $110 each. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or book in for full week.

What if I work, is before and after care available?

Yes! At the time of booking the workshop please book into either (or both) before and after care. Supervision is available between 8am and 9am ($10) and 3.30pm and 5pm ($15). Quiet activities will be available such as reading, colouring or a relevant video.

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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Acting workshops

Positive Feedback from Brisbane parents

“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 (mum, 2017)

Everyone that I’ve had interactions has been really lovely to deal with. My son had a terrific time in the music video workshop today. – Bianca (mum, 2017)

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