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Riverside’s Upstage Club

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Riverside’s Upstage Club is a brand new participatory program for young people in Years 11 – 12 or at a Tertiary training institution (aged 15 – 22 years old). It offers successful applicants access to a number of free performances and workshops throughout the year, led by professional theatre makers.

Upstage Club members are a community of young performance lovers who are given the special opportunity to extend their understanding of theatre making and appreciation in a supportive, collaborative and invigorating environment. Members will contribute to Riverside’s ongoing youth development initiatives, so we are seeking applicants who are passionate about the arts and willing to share their thoughts and ideas.

The performances and workshops for 2018 include:

Black is the New White
Date: Saturday 24 March
Workshop Time: 11am – 1pm
Show Time: 2pm
Facilitator: Jules Patey
Workshop Content: Farce

Quiet Faith
Date: Friday 27 April
Workshop Time: 3pm – 5pm
Show Time: 7:30pm
Facilitator: David Williams
Workshop Content: Documentary Theatre

Ruby’s Wish
Date: Saturday 26 May
Workshop Time: 11am – 1pm
Show Time: 2:15pm
Facilitator: TBC
Workshop Content: Puppetry

The Girl and The Woman: Double Bill
Date: Saturday 30 June
Workshop Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Show Time: 2:15pm
Facilitator: Emily Ayoub
Content: Mime and Physical Theatre

Riverside selects up to 30 young people to participate each year. 

Our 2018 Upstage Club Members include:

Anna Williamson Holky Bramble
Julie Charlton Mireaux Renzaho
Elisha Parkin Ayah Darwich
Imogen Ponton Dylan Crawford
Rayna Bland Curly Russell
Hannah Nader Brittany Hickey
Noah Godsell Jackson Bunting
Kayla Burrows Emilia Lilischkis
Lauren Leaver Erin Franks
Sally Hill Olivia Xegas
Natasha Pontoh-Supit Nathaniel Lawson
Jourdan Heintz Sabrina Hatic
Stefanie Delzeit Laura McInnes

For enquiries about our Upstage Club please email our Education Coordinator at

Thank you for your interest. Applications have now closed for Riverside's Upstage Club 2018.

Photo from Ruby’s Wish