January Holiday program: DC VERSUS MARVEL!

January Holiday program: DC VERSUS MARVEL!

250.00 285.00

It’s BACK! Our most popular program EVER!

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.

Did the program last time? We will be developing a completely new play in this program so experienced performers are welcome to enrol and play a different character this time!

Places are limited and bookings well in advance are advised.

Dates: Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 Jan 2020 (Monday is a public holiday)
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.


“I enrolled both my son and daughter in the DC Vs Marvel program. They absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to arrive every morning. It was fantastic to see the kids feel so confident and supported to express themselves and perform. Both children made friends during the program which enhanced their enjoyment even more. We will definitely be back for another holiday program next year.” Sarah, Gowrie

“The DC Vs Marvel program was great for beginners as well, my otherwise shy son enjoyed it.” - Bhanu, Throsby

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

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

Course Coordinator: 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 directing The 100.

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 recently tutored in Term 3 Kids Drama productions including Beauty & the Beast and Hercules and was lead tutor for the 2019 DC Vs Marvel holiday program. 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.

Tutors: Kirsty Budding + 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!