The Best Drama Schools For Kids In Sydney

  • Preschoolers

Whether you’re convinced that your child is the next triple threat to hit Broadway or you just want to give them a creative outlet, help them make new friends, build their confidence or boost their self-esteem, a drama class could be the perfect way to do it.

Here are our favourite drama schools in Sydney.

The Best Drama Schools For Kids In Sydney

1. Super Speak

Super Speak is one of the Best Drama Schools For Kids In Sydney
The first-rate drama program at Super Speak will build confidence and creativity. ​​

This high-energy and fun public speaking and drama program for children aged 6-14, Super Speak was established in 2006 and offers an award-winning curriculum that combines both structured public speaking and creative drama to teach children a broad range of practical skills. This helps them to become more confident, creative and capable communicators for life. Super Speak’s experienced teaching team sets them apart. They are qualified, skilled and supported by Principal Vicki Skyring (BA, BEd, ATCL, LTCL, Trinity College London). You can rest assured your child is in the best hands!

Super Speak runs live and interactive weekly classes online in small groups for children across Australia. Classes are appropriate for children of all confidence and skill levels. Enrolments are now open so get in touch to secure a place for your child. Speak well, perform and achieve at Super Speak!


Young thespians will love being part of the act at ATYP!

The renowned Australian Theatre for Young People is the national youth theatre company and a mecca for kids' drama workshops throughout the year, including weekly and school holiday classes, as well as hosting Young Industry Studio programs for more experienced creatives to learn from industry experts and take their skills to the next level. ATYP works with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres, to support young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production! 

Designed to encourage and engage young thespians in all areas of performance, ATYP's popular weekly classes are led by experienced professionals and include a drama ensemble, screen acting, and monologue and scene work. Their high-quality courses adopt a learning-by-doing philosophy that gives young people the opportunity to collaborate on their shows and perform in front of an audience. Their workshops will boost confidence and inspire creative expression in a supportive environment with like-minded peers. ATYP also offers a diverse range of fun school holiday programs from Puppet Play for little ones to Screen Acting for teens.

3. Shopfront

Shopfront Arts Co-Op
Shopfront Arts Co-Op is the home of youth arts!

Acclaimed as Sydney's only cross-art form organisation led by and dedicated to the artistry of young people, Shopfront is the home of youth arts. Shopfront workshops and productions are supported by practicing, professional artists, and have been giving kids and teens a voice for over four decades. The team at Shopfront encourages young people to express themselves freely through bold, ambitious artistic projects.

Shopfront workshops are designed for young creatives aged 8-18 and build essential life skills like self‑confidence, imagination, cooperation, empathy and communication. Classes include Drama and Performance, Film-making, Dance, Singing, Technical Theatre and more.

Shopfront nurtures an inclusive community of artists through a process of collaborative art-making that is social, political and empowering. The not-for-profit co-op provides a safe and supportive space for emerging performers to develop their creative practice and feel confident using their voices from a young age. 


NIDA is Australia’s leading institution for dramatic arts education and training

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), based in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs (Kensington) and operating from multiple locations across the Greater Sydney region, offers a range of performing arts courses and experiences for children and young people aged 2–18 years.

NIDA offers everything from Creative Play for pre-schoolers to the Next Stage advanced theatre program for primary and high school students in grades 3–10 as well as HSC drama performance for grades 11–12. During the school term and school holidays, there is a program designed to suit all interests and experience levels, from introductory through to advanced programs in a variety of disciplines, including drama, acting on screen, public speaking, TV presenting, filmmaking, design, writing and much more.

5. Marian St Theatre for Young People

Marian St Theatre for Young People
Marian St Theatre for Young People


Marian St Theatre for Young People (MSTYP) has been inspiring young minds on Sydney's North Shore for over 50 years. Catering to Kindergarten through Year 12, MSTYP is more than a drama school; it's a nurturing community where creativity, confidence, and friendships flourish. Students learn from industry professionals and have opportunities to shine in theatre productions. With inclusive programs and locations from Hornsby to the Northern Beaches, MSTYP is where young talents embark on a lifelong journey of artistic expression. Enroll now and let your child's imagination soar!

6. Actor's Pulse

Actor's Pulse
Meisner technique, anyone?


Calling all thespians! Immerse yourself in the leading Meisner technique acting school in the southern hemisphere at Actor's Pulse, offering a range of acting classes for stage and screen to build outstanding actors with the right skills to succeed in the industry. This technique encourages the child to "get out of their head" and truly become the character.

Actor's Pulse works with their students to create real, moving, authentic performances, across stage, film and television. They have a wide range of courses that cover film, stage, television, voice and movement.

7. Parramatta Actors Centre

Parramatta Actors Centre
PAC will give kids and teens the opportunity to build their confidence through acting.

The perfect place to learn about stage and screen, Parramatta Actors Centre is an exciting school in the heart of Parramatta offering kids and teens a chance to develop their confidence through acting. Classes at PAC are divided into school year groups (Years 4-6, Years 7-9, and Years 10-12) and are offered after school and also during school holidays.

Co-founded by actor Nisrine Amine, PAC is not only a way for youth to develop peer interaction and learn about the exciting world of stage and screen, but PAC also offers industry-specific classes in audition techniques and camera acting for those young actors with aspirations of turning their hobby into a career in the future.

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