Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council

When you perform live on stage,
anything is possible.

SHYAC is the place for young performers of the Southern Highlands to explore the stage. Acting, writing, and exploring the art of live performance with their peers while being led by highly experienced mentors.

Every year we offer short-form and long-term opportunities to take part in SHYAC productions.

Latest Events

Drama Club

In 2021 we have an exciting new set of after-school programs for students to explore. Welcome to Drama Club!

PRIMARY CLASS: Musical theatre (MAX 20 per/class)

Tutors: Mandy Bransgrove & Julie Blanchard

TERM 1 – 8 weeks   FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22 – MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

TERM 2 – 9 weeks   APRIL 19, 26 – MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – JUNE 7, & 21 – Showcase day

TERM 3 – 8 weeks   JULY 19, 26 – AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – SEPTEMBER 6

TERM 4 – 9 weeks   OCTOBER 11, 18, 25 – NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & DECEMBER 6 – Showcase day

Time: 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Venue: Welby Hall, 14 Currockbilly St, Welby
Cost: $120

SENIOR CLASS: Performing Arts Short Course (MAX 14 per/class)

Facilitator: Mandy Bransgrove with Guest tutors: Dave Letch, Michael Turczynski, Monique Barrios, Julie Blanchard

TERM 1 – 8 weeks   FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22 – MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

TERM 2 – 8 weeks   APRIL 19, 26 – MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – JUNE 7 (BOOKED OUT!)

TERM 3 – 8 weeks   JULY 19, 26 – AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – SEPTEMBER 6

TERM 4 – 8 weeks   OCTOBER 11, 18, 25 – NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Welby Hall, 14 Currockbilly St, Welby
Cost: $180

Further details on the full 2021 Drama Club program…

Year 3-6
Musical Theatre
This musical theatre course is a two term program with a showcase performance finale at the end of Term 2 & Term 4. Classes are designed to teach students all aspects of musical theatre in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with Mandy Bransgrove and Julie Blanchard.

School term Monday 3.45-4.45pm
Term 1+2: Feb 8 – June 21
Term 3+4: July 19 – Dec 6

$240/course

Year 7-11
Performing Arts
Our Performing Arts Short Courses run on a term-by-term basis, introducing a variety of performing arts skills. Each week, students will be learning a new skill presented by Mandy Bransgrove and guest tutors, Dave Letch, Michael Turczynski, Monique Barrios, and Julie Blanchard.

School term Monday 5.00-6.30pm
Term 2: April 19 – June 7
Term 3: July 19 – Sept 6
Term 4: Oct 11 – Nov 29

$180/term

Lots more is in the works for 2021 too. If you want to stay in touch with SHYAC, contact us and we’ll add you to our mailing list.