The Festival includes a diverse Program with ample opportunities to teach, collaborate, engage and – of course – enjoy.


Not everyone in the theatre wants to sing, act and dance. This stream is for those interested in the OTHER side of the footlights. If you are a theatre maker, then these classes are catered for you. You can learn about Producing, how to approach gaining the rights to your shows, Musical Direction or Costume making. Theatre is always a collaboration and all of these classes are really useful for those wanting to be a director or producer to learn the art of telling stories in the theatre, regardless of skill. 

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  • Producing Skills

  • Navigating Copyright

  • Music as Storytelling

  • Costume and Character

Plus 1x FREE Ticket to:

  • Once in a Blue Moon event

  • Festival Mega -Workshop

See individual workshop for details.

COST: $130 Full / $90 Student

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This class is a must for those interested in how music is used to tell stories in theatre. Acclaimed Musical Director, Michael Tyack and guests will reveal how to be a detective when it comes to music, how to uncover the clues, how to make them work for you in performance and how to use these clues practically when shaping a song for performance.


A chance to be in the room with one of the best!

TIME: 2pm - 5pm

WHO: Michael Tyack

COST: $35 Full / $25 Student

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So, what does it take to get the show on the boards?

Hear from one who knows the industry from every angle. Natalie Gilhome performed in countless musicals before investing her time on the other side of the footlights as Dance Captain, Resident Director, Agent, Casting Director and Producer. Natalie has worked on musicals all over the world from Athens to Asia before settling in New York where she was employed as a producer for many years.


In this workshop, she brings her extensive knowledge to an interactive conversation about how to produce a show for success!

TIME: 10am - 1pm

WHO: Natalie Gilhome

COST: $35 Full / $25 Student

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Whether you are a budding designer or a director, the art of costume design and making is inherent in visually representing a story.


Costume reveals character, assists in establishing time and place and is a central part of creating the world of a show. This is part workshop, part interview where everyone is given opportunity to learn from the best in Anthony Phillips, costume maker for countless musicals including visual extravaganzas, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’. 

TIME: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

WHO: Anthony Phillips

COST: $35 Full / $25 Student

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If you are wanting to produce a piece of existing theatre, at any level, then you must know about copyright and who better to learn from than those who control it?


This panel discussion was a sell out in our 2019 program, so we are thrilled to invite back our three industry leaders in the field, Stuart Hendricks from Music Theatre International , Km Ransley from Origin and David Spicer from David Spicer Productions.


If you are thinking of producing a musical, chances are you’ll be needing to talk to one of these two and through this panel, you can find out all you need to know about the business side to launching a show. 

TIME: 10am - 1pm

WHO: Stuart Hendricks, Kim Rannsley, David Spicer

COST: $35 Full / $25 Student