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Riverside’s Upstage Club

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“Upstage Club has been the most amazing experience as it has allowed the theatre lover within me to explore all different types of theatre and learn to love different styles of theatre. I loved the atmosphere of being surrounded by fellow theatre lovers, learning from industry professionals before seeing each wonderfully crafted show.” – Julie Charlton, 2018 Upstage Club Participant

“I was a part of the club in 2018 and it was definitely the best young theatre club I have ever been a part of. It provided me with so many new and exciting as well as informative experiences that I never would have been able to be part of without the program and I would love to be apart of it again in 2019.” – Jackson Bunting, 2018 Upstage Club Participant

Riverside’s invaluable participatory program for young people
in Years 11 – 12 or at a Tertiary training institution (aged 15 – 22 years) returns in 2019.

Upstage Club offers successful applicants access to a number of performances, in conjunction with some exclusive workshops led by professional theatre makers, throughout the year.

Participants become a tight-knit community of young performance lovers, whilst extending their understanding of theatre making and appreciation in a supportive, collaborative and invigorating environment.

Annual fee $30

To register complete our online form, below. Applications will open soon and will close Friday 22 February 2019 at 5pm. Participants will be selected based on their applications. Riverside will select a maximum of 30 young people to be part of our 2019 Upstage Club. For enquiries about our Upstage Club please email our Education Coordinator at

Download the Selection Criteria and Terms and Conditions here: Riverside’s Upstage Club Selection Criteria and Terms and Conditions

Riverside Theatres Upstage Club Application Form 2019

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • (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 successful applicants must be able to attend Session 1 on Friday 29 March, if they are new to Upstage Club and then commit to a minimum of 3 (of the 4 remaining) advertised workshop and show dates. Listed below are the dates for 2019. Please check the ones you are able to commit to now. 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:

Our 2018 Upstage Club Members included:

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

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