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Stage School Australia (formerly Children’s Performing Company of Australia (CPCA)

Established in 1984, Stage School Australia (formerly the Children’s Performing Company of Australia) is committed to providing high quality performing arts training to young people aged between 5 and 18 years.


Wide range of classes for 5-18 year olds – choose between Drama or Musical Theatre, or do both!
Develop successful life skills like confidence, communication and teamwork in a fun, inspiring way.
17 convenient locations across metro Melbourne.
Structure and progression – Stage School Australia’s hierarchy of courses offer the widest possible choice, and the most appropriate training, for all ages and levels of ability with the opportunity to progress through the organisation from beginner to advanced.
Great Value – all weekly classes, workshops and costumes included.
Perform on stage twice a year.
Well Established – over 25 years of success.
Highly Qualified, experienced teachers.
Show Costumes from our vast collection (no need to make or buy).
Talent Agency – opportunity to join.

Fun and structured weekly classes for girls and boys aged 5-7 years combining dance, drama and song. This broad program offers young children a variety of theatrical experiences. All students perform on stage each semester in a short play and a selection of song and dance items.

A dynamic musical theatre course for 8-18 year olds, providing an exciting mix of tuition and on stage performance. With a focus on developing performance skills, students enjoy weekly rehearsals in acting, song, and dance with professional Drama Directors, Music Directors and Choreographers.

A performance based program for 8-18 year olds which utilises creative drama and role play to develop dramatic and personal skills. The program is beneficial for both the aspiring actor and students wanting to improve self-confidence, self-awareness and language skills. Students enjoy a variety of tuition including improvisation and creative drama, script work, voice projection, articulation, and character work.

Auditions offer prospective members a fun and free introduction to the world of Stage School Australia: who we are, how our classes run and what you can expect to get out of the experience.

Students perform on stage at theatres around Melbourne
• All costumes provided
• Choose from 17 venues around Melbourne
• Classes follow government school term dates
• Members are eligible to join our talent agency

17 locations throughout Melbourne:
Bentleigh, Berwick, Brighton, Bundoora, Croydon, Essendon, Frankston, Hawthorn, Hoppers Crossing, Mornington, Mount Waverley, Taylors Lakes, Templestowe, Thornbury, Wantirna and Williamstown.

Contact: (03) 9384 1644