Hobart Acting School

“You don’t know me, but I was in the audience at your show today. I am a drama/dance teacher and performer, and thought your show was of a brilliant standard. Your performers had so much energy and commitment to their characters. I came out feeling excited about the talent our youth possess.”

Our Stage School project is a turbo-charged theatre performance training program that gives Academy students the chance to expand their skills in singing, acting, choreography and stagecraft through being a part of a fully staged show at the Peacock Theatre.

Hobart Acting School
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Hobart Acting School


So many kids want to be in a show, they love to step into the spotlight and thrive in front of an audience. We understand… the thrill of performing, the amazing friendships and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with being a part of something special.

But what if they could learn something more.

For young performers, its relatively easy to learn a script, some moves and a bit of choreography. The challenge is in making the performance good.

This is what we do differently.

We give students the skills to create believable performances. Teach them how to work together, what is expected in the rehearsal room and how to be professional when in the theatre.

Combined with our core performance classes where students learn the basics of good singing and acting technique, the Stage School project has produced some amazing results.  Unlike some shows where only one or two students stand out, we aim for all of our students to shine.

With a tailored program designed to stretch students as they get older the Stage School project has something for students from Prep through to Grade 12. Stage School is an intensive boost to the performance skills being taught in our outstanding performance classes and gives students the chance to shine in an ExitLeft show!



Peacock Theatre Hobart

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide, transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus!

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is to protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Anyone can be a part of the show by enrolling in one of our Performance Classes and the Stage School Project.

  • Cost:
    $18 x 25 rehearsal/performances
  • Rehearsals:
    Sundays 1-3pm (Starting 11 March)
  • Dress Rehearsals:
    Monday 20 Aug 4-7pm
    Tuesday 21 Aug 4-7pm and
    Wednesday 22 Aug 4-7pm
  • Performances:
    Thursday 23 Aug 4:30pm
    Friday 24 Aug 4:30pm and
    Saturday 25 Aug 11am and 12:30pm
Peacock Theatre Hobart

From the team that wrote Taylor the Latte Boy comes a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. The show’s heroine is an advice-giver extraordinaire, like a spunky, singing version of Dr Phil!

Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she trots out her musical advice, giving live shows from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her older siblings, quirky friends and neighbors. Together, they set out to tackle the world’s problems in song after hysterical song!

Anyone can be a part of the show by enrolling in one of our Performance Classes and the Stage School Project.

  • Cost:
    $24 x 25 rehearsal/performances
  • Rehearsals:
    Sundays 2-5pm (Starting 11 March)
  • Dress Rehearsals:
    Monday 20 Aug 6:30-9:30pm
    Tuesday 21 Aug 6:30-9:30pm and
    Wednesday 22 Aug 6:30-9:30pm
  • Performances:
    Thursday 23 Aug 8pm
    Friday 24 Aug 8pm and
    Saturday 25 Aug 8pm and
    Sunday 26 Aug 2pm