The group started in 1980 and produced its first production at the old Pumpkin Theatre in Richmond. Because of the size of the group, the following year we performed at the Renaissance Theatre at Kew High School and have been there ever since.
The group aims to help children, not just with the development of theatrical skills, but with more valuable life skills such as self-esteem, respect for others, self-confidence in front of groups, etc. Children are not auditioned. Anyone is eligible to join regardless of ability.
We typically have 40 children, with a junior group and teenage group. The age range is based on school years with Juniors aged Year 4 to Year 7 and Teenagers from Year 8 to Year 10.
Starting in February to approximately May for 8-10 weeks;
Monday evenings at Hawthorn Arts Centre - The Basement
6:00-7:30pm- Junior group
7:30-9:00pm- Teenage group
Starting approximately May to first week in September;
Sunday 1-5pm (all cast) at Hawthorn Arts Centre - The Basement
Workshops and Rehearsals are not run on school holidays