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Workshops for Kids and Young People

Theatre and Film Essentials for Kids


Are your kids craving a space to be creative and play with others? Performance classes at FCAC are back with a bang! Theatre and Film Classes are back online with a new syllabus and heavily reduced term fees.  

We recognise that it has been an extremely tough year and feel that providing a space for your children to be creative at home will encourage self-expression, whilst maximising fun. Our much loved and talented tutor Hayley will get primary school kids up and moving with improvisation and drama games, all exploring the theme of “This is me!” A celebration of the imagination and self. By the end of the term, children will have explored creative at-home filming, props and set design. The end of the term will see kids performing a piece for their parents – their reflection of this unforgettable year!  

WHEN: Tuesdays, 13 October – 8 December (no session on 3 November), 4pm-5pm
WHERE: Online via zoom
COST: $80 per term (8 Sessions) or $15 per session (1 Session)


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 workshop attendees:

  • 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. If required, all materials will be basic stationary/supermarket items and materials commonly found around the house.
  • You 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 terms and conditions here.

About the Teaching Artist


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. 

Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.

1- Photo by Piper Huynh.

Date & Times

Tuesdays, 13 October – 8 December (no session on 3 November), 4pm-5pm 


Online via Zoom


$80 term (8 Sessions) / $15 session (1 Session)

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