January Holiday Program: HARRY POTTER PARODY!

January Holiday Program: HARRY POTTER PARODY!

250.00 285.00

“You’re a wizard, Harry…”

Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? The bestselling book series, adapted into blockbuster films and recently extended to stage production ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, has become a childhood classic beloved by children (and adults!) of all ages.

In this new and exciting program developed by playwright Kirsty Budding, young performers will spend a week developing their own parody version of the story. Actors in the program will all play characters from Harry Potter (and there are A LOT of characters!). The five-day program will enable performers to develop skills in story creation and acting with optional song and dance components, as well as develop an understanding of the sophisticated concept of parody.

What is parody? Parody is “an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.” This means the final show will be FUNNY!

Want to see an example? Scroll down to watch an extract from our Teen Drama students performing their devised ‘Harry Potter Parody’ in Term 3, 2019.

PRE-REQUISITES: this course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced performers, but participants must be aged 8-14 and must be familiar with the Harry Potter series. A variety of ages within the group is very helpful in casting a range of ‘student’, ‘teacher’ and ‘adult’ characters from Harry Potter, so teens as well as children 8+ are encouraged to get involved!

Places are limited and bookings well in advance are advised.

Dates: Monday 13 - Friday 17 January 2020
Times: 9am-5pm (drop off from 8.45am)
Final Show: 5pm Friday, same venue
Venue: Playing Field Studio, 2 Kingsley St, Acton (SEE MAP)
Cost: $285 for full program (Earlybird $250)


  • 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, Kaleen

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

Tutors: Kirsty Budding, Rob Shiells, Assistant Tutors (experienced drama educators, WWVP)

FEE: $285 ($250 Earlybird until Nov 30 or when class full)

HOW TO ENROL: 1) Click “Enrol Now” below 2) Complete enrolment form; & click “Enrol now” 3) Go to shopping cart to check order and proceed to payment. 4) You will immediately receive a confirmation of enrolment email. And you’re ready to start the program! Check this course page any time for a reminder of course times, location and what to bring!