Youth Theatre Workshops with Julian Louis

NORPA is offering a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn acting with some of the best in the biz including NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis and leading professionals from the region. A pop-up ‘Introduction to Acting’ course will be held over a 4-week block of Saturday mornings at Federal Church, Jasper Corner (9:30am – 11:30am, Sat 20 Feb – Sat 13 March). The short course will introduce the students to some fundamental skills in acting and performance including improvisation, scene work, character and movement skills for stage.

The $100 Creative Kids vouchers from NSW Government made available to all children can be used for this program. 

Julian Louis has taught for Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), PACT, The Actors Centre, Shopfront Youth Theatre and in countless schools and holiday programs across the country. Prior to NORPA, Julian’s passion was teaching and directing young people in theatre. Julian is a graduate of NIDA (Directors) and Charles Sturt University in Communications Theatre/Media and studied acting with Philippe Gaulier in London. His directing credits include the NORPA productions Railway Wonderland, Dreamland, Cockfight (with The Farm), Wildskin, and he has worked as a Director with The Sydney Conservatorium, Belvoir Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Sydney Festival, Perth International Festival, and many others.

This is a short introductory course ahead of a new Youth Theatre program that NORPA will be running in 2021. The next block of workshops will be offered in the April School Holidays.

Use a $100 Creative Kids voucher from NSW Government!
NORPA is an approved and registered Creative Kids provider. Parents/carers can redeem the $100 voucher on offer to every NSW child at NORPA’s ‘Introduction to Acting’ course. Creative Kids is a NSW Government initiative aimed at making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers. For more information about how to apply for $100 Creative Kids voucher visit:

If you are redeeming your Creative Kids voucher for this theatre workshop, please call Box Office on 1300 066 772 to make your booking.


NORPA Youth Theatre Workshops with Julian Louis and guests
Introduction to Acting
4-week block of Saturday mornings (9:30am – 11:30am)
Feb 20, Feb 27, March 6, March 13
Federal Church, Jasper Corner
Ages 12 – 15 years
$200 ($100 Creative Kids vouchers from NSW Government can be used for this program)
Strictly limited numbers (15 max)

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