As many of our courses sell out quickly, being on our priority waitlist is the best way to join the Hunter Drama family Families on the priorty waitlist will be innvited to enrol in a course a week earlier than the general public when our enrolments go live in…More
In a Newcastle first, we are so excited to be diving under the sea with a tour of FINDING NEMO JR…More
We are very excited to announce that JAMES TOLHURST and SOPHIE CARMODY are coming back to Newcastle to head up our musical in a week program from the 16th-20th January culminating in a one show only performance at the Civic Playhouse Mikaela Whitehead will also be joining the team Places…More
Whilst we don’t have a show on during these Sep/Oct school holidays, we thought it’s a great opportunity to brush up on some skills or do a musical theatre class just for fun!
The primary students can have some Drama fun with Drew or the older students might want to…More
We are so happy to announce that we have partnered with Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College at Fletcher to offer an after school drama and musical theatre program
The great news is the courses will be open to all so this means any students in the area are able to…More
We are very excited to open 2022 enrolments for new students on Dec 21st from 9am! Just click on the timetable and find your favourite class and follow the easy promptsMore
Thanks to the amazing generosity of some wonderful HD families we are pleased to be able to support 5 students to enrol with us in 2022 for a full 12 month course If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship that is preventing you from accessing performing…More
Actors Company is a course for self-motivated professionally minded young actors that wish to put in the time to become masters of their craftMore
Whilst we stuck at home these holidays it’s a great opportunity to brush up on some skills or do a musical theatre class just for fun!
The primary students can have some Drama fun with Ali or the older students might want to learn the tips and tricks from James…More
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and the uncertainty of how long they will be extended, Hunter Drama has rescheduled our upcoming production of OliverMore
Hunter Drama has a waiting list every year of students who missed out on joining the fun Click here to register to be the first in the know when courses open for registration in December for 2022
Due to the current health restrictions our upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland JR has been postponed to January 21st & 22nd 2022 All tickets will be transferred to these new show dates Please contact Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on 4993 4266 for more ticketing informationMore
This July, in the school holidays, Hunter Drama is very excited to present our 10th Anniversary production of the family classic Alice in Wonderland JR With 3 shows in the school holidays this one is not to be missed Tickets are on sale through the Cessnock Performing Arts CentreMore
With only 3 weeks to go The Witches is selling fast Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment: https://civictheatrenewcastlecomau/what-s-on/all-shows/the-witches-by-roald-dahlMore
Introducing our new Hunter Drama Student Support Scholarship
Through the generous, anonomys donation of a past HD family we are pleased to be able to support a student to enrol with us in 2021 for a full 12 month course in either drama, musical theatre or screen acting
If you or…More
2021 Auditions are now open for:
Pre-Diploma of Musical TheatreMore
2020 mid-year enrolments are now open for term 3 & 4 at Hunter Drama!
Now face to face classes have resumed its a great time to get involved in drama and musical theatre
BONUS! If you have not yet claimed your creative kid and active kids vouchers you could also save…More
Taking the lead
The entertainment and performing arts industries have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 A wide range of major events were cancelled or postponed within hours of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday and more are added daily
It has also left another…More
Are you looking for a way to reinvigorate your passion for musical theatre? An opportunity to freshen and strengthen your skills?
Come along to our Adult Summer Intensive and learn in a friendly and encouraging environment, as you move, sing, & connect to the story teller within you Participants will…More
With 15 courses already sold out don’t leave it too late to enrol for 2020 to get the day and time that you want! We have added some extra courses however they won’t last long! Enrol now easily online hereMore
2020 Enrolments open on Wednesday 18th December at 10:00am EST
Its easy to enrol in a course through the HD website to secure your spot in one of our amazing classes, all across the Hunter Region!!! Whether it be Drama or musical theatre we have over 33 classes so we…
Hunter Drama’s Assistant Tutor Program enables senior students the opportunity to learn, observe and participate in the delivery of our Hunter Drama Syllabus
Specifically designed for our Young Adults (Year 10 and over) who are self-motivated professional actors who wish to put in the time to become masters of their craft
2020 will bring new challenges for the Hunter Drama Actor’s Company with the presentation of a full length play!
Entry is offered via…More
The Hunter Drama Performance Troupe focuses on developing professional working techniques, rehearsal etiquette, audition preparation and team building
Auditions are offered to Students who have attended Hunter Drama 12 months or more
Join our team in 2020!
We are looking for an individual with experience in Arts Administration or customer service who has a strong passion for developing and working with young people The successful person will have a thorough demonstrated understanding of the dramatic arts and be super organised and self…More
Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favourites of all time This high-flying Tony Award-wining musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for over 60 years
With an outstanding cast of young performers to feature in Hunter Drama’s large scale lavish production…More
Hunter Drama Founder and CEO Daniel Stoddart was recently approached by a well known film maker to document what it is like to live a day in the life of an Aussie Freddie G Freddie Gershon (Freddie G) is the Managing Director of Music Theatre International (MTI), the world’s…More
Enrolments for 2019 are NOW OPEN!
We are so excited to offer our Musical Theatre program for the first time in Cessnock and have introduced a years 10,11 & 12 Young Actors Program for our senior Newcastle students
With 30 Courses in 4 locations across the Hunter Region we are certain…More
OFFICIAL HUNTER DRAMA MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
We are so excited to be selling our one of a kind Hunter Drama merchandise!
WELCOME TO OUR 2019 SEASON!
2019 is going to be BIG! In fact, everything about our 2019 season is BIG! Too big to handle? We’ll sure find out!
4 MAJOR PRODUCTIONS
5 ON TOUR PRODUCTIONS
2 CIVIC MAIN STAGE SHOWS
1 TRIP TO LONDON
Big challenges, big projects, big optimismof course!
From big dreams…
Hunter Drama welcomes you to our 2018 SCENE NIGHT, hosted by our Actor’s Company and Screen Stars students
These student’s have been working hard this term perfecting famous duologues from stage and screen, bringing them to life on the…
Over the years there has been one issue that pops up after our shows have been cast Despite our best efforts through training, education and strong leadership we still see students and parents fall victim to what we call “lead role-itis” It’s that horrible disease that comes…More
Spaces have now become available in our BROADWAY DANCE Course with Belle Leonard
Call the office today to secure your spot!More
Join Charlie Bucket and the other not-so-sweet children in Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory
CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFORMATION
Director: Jo Roberts
Assistant Director: Luke Barker
Choreographer: Sophie Carmody
Sound Design: Allon Silove
Lighting Design: Theresa Sawert
Tickets are now on sale for the Shakespeare Festival
Don’t miss out!
Bookings through Ticketek –
Hunter Drama are seeking passionate and committed individuals to work in a fast moving and professional youth drama academy in locations across the Hunter Region
Email your resume to admin@hunterdramacomau today!
Hunter Drama Alumni Byron Fletcher headed back to Broadway due to his Junior Theatre Festival experience
Congratulations Byron Big apple here you come AGAIN!
We are so proud of you!
Check out the article below!
Hunter Drama’s Artistic Director, Elise Martin has some big news to share with you! Check out the video below to get all the details!
We are so proud of our talented Musical Theatre tutor, James Tolhurst who featured in the Port Stephans Examiner today Be sure to see James in action in our upcoming production of ‘RENT’ October 20th- 4th November at The Playhouse
WE CAN HARDLY CONTAIN OUR EXCITEMENT! We have something very, very special to share with you Keep your eyes peeled on this Thursday (31st August) at 8pm for a HUGE Hunter Drama announcement! You don’t want to miss this one!More
We are just putting the finishing touches on our very exciting 2018 season Lots of amazing performance opportunities for all our students We can’t wait to share it with you! Stay tuned for our big announcement in the coming monthsMore
We are so thrilled to announce that our Hunter Drama students will be work shopping Disney’s Newsies JR Pilot at this year’s Junior Theatre Celebration!
Our students will join the iTheatrics team from New York or an intensive 5 day workshop and assist in creating a 60 minute adaptation…More
Come and join passionate actor and early childhood educator Angela McKeown in Hunter Drama’s creative drama classes for 3-5 year olds Build confidence through storytelling, movement and crazy character work! Enrollments open now for Friday classes in Term 3 Spaces filling fast!More
Can’t wait to start classes back up again next week! Bring on Term 3!More
Great actors never stop learning! Our amazingly talented tutors Charlotte De Wit and Maike Strichow are currently in New York training at the famous Atlantic Acting School
Both Maike and Charlotte will be…
We can’t believe it! 2 terms down and only 2 to go
Thank you to all the Hunter Drama kids and their families for all the hard work, commitment and support thus far
A special thank you to our amazing…More
We are so proud of Hunter Drama founder Daniel Stoddart!
Daniel is the first international recipient of the prestigious ‘Freddy G’ scholarship and is currently in the USA attending master classes and seminars with Broadway industry professionals!
He even gets…More
Singin’ in the Rain JR closed on Saturday night and what a glorious show it was!
Congratulations to the talented cast, dedicated crew and everyone involved in the production
Thank you to the 1000 strong audience members that supported us and…More
Hi! My name is Lucette and I am proud to say that I have been a part of the Hunter Drama family for almost a year now It has honestly been such an amazing experience, and went by in a flash…More
Hi there, my name is Joel, aged 8, and I’ve been going to Hunter Drama since 2015 I go to the Wednesday class and my teacher is Drew I’ve been doing heaps of fun stuff at drama like organising Wow Fest…More
Hunter Drama is absolutely thrilled to offer this first rate screen class right here in Newcastle Learn screen techniques and how to convey emotional truth on camera by working on a monologue and short scenes with industry legend Rachael Blake (RAKE, WILDSIDE, LANTANA) Whether you are a beginner or…More
This is my first year at Hunter Drama and I’m loving it so far I’m in two classes – Intermediate Musical Theatre and Drama for Years 5 and 6
I think anyone can join Hunter Drama because the classes are all…More
Looking for something to keep the kids occupied these school holidays? We’ve got just the thing! Well, Pixar does anyway!
Hunter Drama gets the exclusive review from local film critic, John Wood for one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the century, Finding Dory
Check out the full review here
If you’ve ever dreamed of breaking into the entertainment industry you wont get very far without an agent
Each moth Hunter Drama’s Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart interviews well know industry personalities to give you an insight into all facets of the business of acting This moth Daniel chats with Gina…More
I’ve just started Hunter Drama this year in the musical theatre class Hunter Drama is great for everyone because you have fantastic tutors like Chelsea and Lauren who let you play fun games like musical bop and BANG My favourite is…More
4PM – 5:30PM – DRAMA YR 5 & 6
4:30PM – 5:30pm – DRAMA K-1
5:30PM – 7:00PM – DRAMA YR 7
5:30PM – 7:00PM – PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE YR 7-10
7:00PM – 8:30PM – DRAMA YR 8 & 9
9:30AM – 10:20AM – DRAMA 3-5 YEAR OLDS
4:00PM – 5:30PM – ACTING ON SCREEN YR…More
Hunter Drama gets the exclusive interview with film reviewer and critic John Wood for the new live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book Looking for something to keep the kids occupied these school holidays? Check out the review and make up you own mind With a roll call…More
Make sure you grab your tickets for our Hunter Drama Roald Dahl Festival showcase! Book now at Ticketek! http://premierticketekcomau/search/SearchResultsaspx?k=HunterDramaMore
SCREEN TALK EP #1 – Hunter Drama Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart and Screen Producer Greg Hall give you the top 5 things that are most commonly forgotten when you go for a screen audition Those of you wishing to pursue a career in this difficult industry will appreciate the…More
Everyone loves a Blockbuster Film! Here are our favourites that had us lining up down the streetMore
Hunter Drama Civic Theatre Main Stage productions have quickly become known for their high quality and professional standard As such, we were overwhelmed with many eager young actors and actresses auditioning for a roll in the show Casting is such an interesting process There is a definite science to…More
Here’s a little inspiration for your acting career path We believe these 10 actors are the bees kneesMore
In an exclusive interview with John Wood (Film Reviewer and Theatre Director) Hunter Drama Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart discusses the movie that the entire planet is talking about, Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens
Watch the full interview here!
We have been overwhelmed with amazing talent at our auditions for our major 2016 production of Shrek Jr which is to be staged at Newcastle beautiful Civic Theatre Vocal audition times slots filled quickly We have our final vocal auditions…More
Hunter Drama are excited to announce our newly opened and brand new office at 148 Beaumont St in Hamilton (just up from the Greater Building Society)
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have more questions or would just like to have a chat about all things…More
Things are gearing up for our USA tour in January
We fly out on the 8th January to compete at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta While we are there we will also be spending a full week in the Big Apple to experience Broadway and get the opportunity to…More
We are proud to announce that Hunter Drama have been awarded MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia
Hunter Drama are the first group from outside of the USA to perform in the major festival Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart said that he was very…More