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Kids’ Theatre Intensive – ‘The Greatest!’


‘The Greatest!’ – an online theatre school for kids

FCAC are ready to be the greatest they’ve ever been! Join us for our most original and ambitious kids theatre intensive yet.

What is your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear? What is your greatest pop song?

This series of theatre school for kids aged 6 – 12  is a 4 day online intensive exploring the themes of the greatest ideas building towards the greatest performance on the earth! Andy and Hayley are two highly trained and enthusiastic performance teachers. They bring with them an impressive suite of skills including improvisation, character building and voice and movement training.

If your kids are ready to get creative with costumes, film and drama games then this program is perfect for you! Over the course of four days, Hayley and Andy will work with the theatre group to create unique performances and memorable moments. This kids theatre course is highly inclusive and builds upon your child’s strength to encourage confidence, creativity and play. Parents and guardians will be invited to watch a special zoom performance at the end of the course.

If you’re ready for some serious fun, come and join us in embracing our greatest selves!


To engage in this 4 day intensive, students will be provided with relevant zoom links and class schedule, a week prior to the first session.

Students will engage in four sessions throughout each day, with breaks in between.

Students will work towards a final, very special zoom performance for parents on Thursday, at the end of the sessions.


Second week of the School Holidays – Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th of September and Thursday, the 1st of October.

10am –3pm each day, 4 sessions per day with breaks in between.


This class will be hosted on Zoom. You will be emailed a link to join, as well as a basic materials list one week prior to the class.


We understand this is a new and unfamiliar process! If you have any questions, please contact Urvi Majumdar, Creative Workshops Program Producer at FCAC (urvi@footscrayarts.com).

Bookings & Cost

We have kept costs as low as possible so we can still run this program and support both our community and our wonderful artists. By choosing FCAC you are supporting independent arts in Melbourne, and helping us to continue to provide you with these unique services during such critical times.

4 day intensive fee: $150

Early bird (until September 17th): $130

Places are strictly limited, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

FCAC is seriously invested in supporting our community during this difficult time which is why all workshop fees have been heavily reduced for online delivery.

Important information for parents:

  • You will receive an email with workshop information including a basic materials list and the link to our Zoom session, 1 week ahead of the class date. All materials will be basic stationary/supermarket items and materials commonly found around the house.
  • Your child will also need access to a computer device or tablet with internet connection and ‘https://zoom.us/’ downloaded (free), prior to the session.
  • FCAC has a strong commitment to child safety. We will send out a code of conduct one week prior to the session and you can find out more in our terms and conditions.
  • If you have more than one child in the same session, only the registered participant can interact with the facilitators. If you have more than two children using the same device, we strongly encourage you to register with a separate device so as to maintain quality delivery.

View our School Holiday Arts Program terms and conditions here.

Meet the Teaching Artists


Hayley Joy Lawson is a performer and director with over 15 years experience in the theatre, film & performing arts industry. She is a graduate of La Trobe University and has also studied theatre performance in New Zealand. Hayley started her career at the age of 10 as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and the stage has been her home ever since. Hayley has taught drama to children through Helen O’Grady’s Drama Academy as well as DramaworX. Hayley works alongside other critically acclaimed theatre artists in the Theatre Intensive Holiday Program events at Footscray Community Arts Centre.


Andy Howitt is an experienced performer and teacher of Drama and Dance. He started working in Scotland where he was part of many prestigious organisations and projects including The National Dance Company of Wales, DV8 and the Scottish Opera. He became the Director of TAG Theatre Company in Glasgow where he formed his passion for working with youth in theatre and set about developing youth dance in the UK. From 2013-15, Andy was the Director and CEO of Ausdance and has extended his practice to helping in the community development and health sector. Notably he has worked with clients in prisons, Asylum seekers and patients in state hospitals. He curated ‘I could have danced all night’ for White Night in 2014 and 2015 and has worked in numerous productions since then. Andy is passionate about using dance and theatre to encourage creativity and confidence in young people.

Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program

1- Image by Jessica Ibacache. 

Date & Times

Monday 28 September – Thursday 1 October, 10am – 3pm


Online via Zoom


Full $150 / Early bird (until 17 September) $130

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