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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. To apply, simply complete the application form, below. Application deadline has been extended until 5pm, Monday 26 February, 2018. Apply now!

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

Riverside Theatres Upstage Club Application Form
You must be between the ages of 15 - 22 years old as of 1 January, 2018.
(If you heard about in more than one way, please pick the option that most influenced you to join)
Please explain in 200 words or less
Please provide a short summary (200 words or less) of your performing arts experience, either in school, training or co-curricular activities
All members selected must commit to at least 3 of the 4 events already organised for 2018. You may select all 4 if you wish. Listed below are the dates for 2018. Please check the ones you are able to commit to now (at least 3). You can add or change your dates later as long as you still come to a minimum of 3 of the below. More events may be added at a later date and these will be counted in addition to those you have selected below. Failure to attend an event without a valid reason may mean your club membership is terminated.
Please tell us any other comments you would like to make about your application (max 200 words)
If applicant is under 18 please confirm details of a parent/legal guardian below:
I certify that I give permission for my child to take part in the Riverside's Upstage Club if selected. I understand that they must be independent enough able to attend workshops/shows without adult supervision. I consent to images taken of my child during the workshops/performances to be used by Riverside for the purposes of documentation, media and promotion.
By filling in this form, you must agree to receiving relevant membership information and promotions via this email address if you are selected as a member of Riverside's Upstage Club. The email address provided will also be the main source of communication and therefore, you are also agreeing to check your email regularly for updates to event details. I certify that the words in this application are my own. I consent to images taken of me during the workshops and performances to be used by Riverside Theatres for the purposes of documentation, media and promotion.

Photo from Ruby’s Wish