October Holiday program: DC VERSUS MARVEL!

October Holiday program: DC VERSUS MARVEL!


This will be a fabulously fun week of drama as children ages 6-12 work towards a performance inspired by the theme of DC VERSUS MARVEL! This is ideal school holiday drama fun for boys and girls who love any or all of the following:

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther… and many more!

Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced performers, this program developed by Kirsty Budding helps students develop confidence and performance skills in a supportive environment by utilising themes and characters that excite and connect with young performers. Students will have fun acting, improvising, playing theatre games and developing their own final production for family and friends.

Early bookings advised as holidays programs generally book out one month in advance.

Location: Playing Field Studio, 2 Kingsley St (corner of Barry Drive), City
Times: 9am-5pm (drop off 8.45am) Monday 30 Sept to Friday 4 Oct 2019
Final show for parents: 5pm Friday
Cost: $275 for full five day program


  • A bottle of water, a snack for morning tea, lunch, a snack for afternoon tea.

  • Appropriate outdoor wear including sun hat for lunchtime walk to the park.

  • Do not bring: game consoles, iPads or similar.

  • Wear: comfortable clothing.


My daughter has been doing the holiday drama classes for three holidays now. She loves being able to come up with the ideas for the show and then act them out. The facilitators have been excellent. We've been so happy that my son asked to do a holiday program once he was old enough and had such a great time as well. I can't recommend the holiday classes enough. - Sam, Chapman

"Both my children loved their first Budding Theatre holiday program. The activities and guidance with the children helped them go through the stages of group formation and performance, despite different personalities and ideas. The class size was perfect." - Anon.

My son participated in the July school holiday program. He had a fantastic time making new friends and learning lots of new skills. It was a whole week of fun for him!” - Lisa, Higgins

My son and daughter both attended the Heroes and Villains holiday program and thoroughly enjoyed it. The program gave them a full week of fun drama antics and culminated with a terrific show for parents to watch. Awesome holiday program and with longer days than many holiday courses, it’s good for working parents too. - Bridget Johnson, Kaleen

The October School Holiday program was our first encounter after happening upon the holiday program on FB. Our 7 year old daughter really enjoyed the holiday program and was well entertained the whole time. - Briony, Farrer

TUTOR: Rob Shiells. Rob is a Canberra-based actor and a regular lead performer with Budding Theatre. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Performance and a Diploma of Musical Theatre (CADA). He recently participated in the ARTS Showcase in LA where he performed in front of agents and was awarded a scholarship to the New York Film Academy where he will head in 2020. Rob has a wealth of experience as an actor and drama tutor and has taught a range of programs with Budding Theatre including the Greatest Showman Parody Holiday Program and term classes Aladdin and Peter Pan.

Course designer: Kirsty Budding BA DipEd MSt (ANU). Originally from the UK, Kirsty performed widely in theatre before moving to Australia and developing a career in theatre and education. She has been shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award (2008) and has won the Canberra New Playwright’s Award (2008); the Canberra Area Theatre Award for Best Original Work (2014); the Short+Sweet Festival Best Script Award (2016); the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles (Finalist 2017); and the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction (2018) for her debut book, Paper Cuts: Comedic and Satirical Monologues for Audition or Performance. Kirsty has directed a range of youth and adult productions (most recently Little Women, Miracle on 34th St, Romeo & Juliet, Pride and Prejudice) and is currently working on a new collection of monologues.

TUTOR: Tabitha Lee. Tabitha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has an extensive CV as a performer in theatre, recently appearing as Lydia Bennet in Budding Theatre’s mainstage production of Pride and Prejudice. Tabitha is currently stage managing all Term 3 Budding Theatre Kids Drama productions including Hercules & the Greek Gods and Beauty & the Beast. Tabitha is a big fan of Marvel & DC; she loves working with children and cannot wait to meet the young performers in the DC Versus MARVEL holiday program.

All Budding Theatre tutors hold a Working With Vulnerable People card.


Limited Availability