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Drama School

Drama & Theatre for Kids & Teens

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Class size: up to 15
Class length: 60 min | 90 min
Program length: Ongoing – Join Anytime
Cost: $21 | $27 (see details)


Drama at Hive is focused on developing authentic acting skills using the face and body to express a range of emotions through expression and movement. In class, students are guided by our NIDA trained drama tutors and professional actors, to work together with other students, create scripts and scenes and build confidence. 

Classes are taught in these age groups:

Kindy & Year 1:
Explore the world of the weird and wonderful in group collaboration and create characters, scenes, and different worlds!
Work with others to create and accept ideas, develop better listening skills and make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment designed to ignite the imagination.
Year 2 -4 | Year 5-6
Explore and Apply theatrical techniques in a variety of contexts and build skills in spontaneity, voice, movement, characterization, improvisation and more.
Work collaboratively and develop performance skills, developing your own technique in performance  craft by understanding your own unique style and build confidence.
Year 7 & 8 | Year 9-12
Learn the fundamental skills of performance craft by creating and exploring real characters and the world in which they live.
Build skills in Voice, Improvisation, character building, script writing and group work Using advanced theatrical techniques as well as learning about the audition process for film, theater and television.


Learning Themes for 2020

Term 1

Using real scripts written for both stage and screen develop script analysis techniques and performance skills by rehearsing and performing a published scene of your choice.
Learn about the audition process of film and television  by recording script material and watch is back at the end of term in a group showing.
Develop skills in learning lines and how to control nerves in an audition environment.
Engage in activities that develop your ability to communicate with others and perform with confidence.
The mask is one of the most ancient forms theatrical disguise and is the symbol (using two masks) often used to represent comedy and tragedy.
Come along and explore the mystery of this timeless theatrical devise and enjoy the luxury of making your very own mask at Hives Art department.
Learn how to create a performance using your mask by exploring body language, spacial awareness, movement and gestures – show your incredible creation at the end of term to friends and family.
This Term is designed to give our students the experience of performing on stage in front of a live audience. Each class will decide on what they would like to perform with the intention of showcasing the performance craft skills they have learnt throughout the year. The performance  itself takes places in a large scale auditorium giving our students a unique insight into how to navigate a large stage in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere while focusing on the creative process and performance skills they have developed.
Hive does not showcase large scale productions that focus on performance outcomes, we pride ourselves  on developing  performance craft foundation skills and providing a safe environment to nurture our students creativity through play, respect and guided learning.
Experience the unique opportunity to create your very own original story in a collaborative, creative and supportive environment.
This terms implements the skill set of Character work, Improvisation, movement, voice, script writing and more in order to create an untold story with ease and confidence.
  • Learn about different ways to tell a story
  • communicate effectively with others
  • Responding in the moment to an idea on stage
  • How to create believable characters

Satisfaction Guarantee:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your member joining fee and any remaining tuition fees.*

*Applies to member enrolments only. 


Alex Hussein

Alex Hussein

Head of Drama, Actress, Drama Teacher

Beth Aubrey

Beth Aubrey

Actress & Drama Teacher



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Hive Member Enrolments:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

Please note:

1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

  • Members who are NEW to Hive
  • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.

$21 per class

Tuition fee includes:

  • One class per week
  • Unlimited makeup classes within the term of enrolment

Billing Options: 

1. Hive Members: Weekly tuition is charged in monthly installments of $70, total of $210 per 10 week term.


2. Non-Members: Weekly tuition is charged upfront by the term: $210 per 10 week term.*

An administration charge of $20 applies to each non-member enrolment*

*Click to read more info about member / non member enrolment options.

Member /  Info

Uniform Fee: $25 for the compulsory Hive T-shirt. Supply your own black leggings / trousers.

Pro-Rated Fees:

Join anytime! ALL fees are pro-rated and charged from your START DATE

Multi-Class Discounts:

Individual students enrolled in 2 or more classes per week:

  • 2 classes per week: $35*
  • 3 classes per week: $50*
  • 4 classes per week: $60*

*In order for us to be able to offer multi-class pricing with such a wide variety of class types at Hive, the classes that cost us in resources or royalty fees have a built-in resource levy.  This breaks down as: $21 tuition fee / $4 resource levy / total $25 per week (1 hr class) and $21 tuition fee / $6 resource levy / total $27 per week (1.5 hr class). For multi class pricing as listed above, the levy is charged in addition to the fees listed per art or piano group lesson.

Family Discounts:

10% off total bill for families with 3 or more siblings enrolled.