Print Page

Haunted House Workshops


Raffertys Theatre


01 October - 04 October 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festival and Riverside present

Join us for a spooktacularly spellbinding series of Haunted House workshops run by Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festival these School Holidays.

Learn and develop your filmmaking skills over the four days in the horror and scary film genre.


Acting for Camera – Tuesday 1 October 2019 at 9:30am
Explore acting for camera with a focus on the horror genre – think suspense, screaming and big emotional moments.

Horror Make Up Special Effects – Wednesday 2 October 2019 at 9:30am
Learn the art of latex and fake blood to create unimaginable horrors.

Showreel Scene Day – Thursday 3 October 2019 at 9:30am 
Prepare a scene, rehearse it for a film camera and perform it with professional guidance. Take your new reel home and share it with friends and family, or add it to your portfolio.

Short Film in a Day – Friday 4 October 2019 at 9:30am
Learn the basics of writing, shooting, editing and sound. Discover how to fast track your film-making.

Book in for one workshop, or for all four and create a terror-fying masterpiece on screen for Halloween this year!

Suitable for ages 9 – 18

FYI These workshops may contain loud noises. All workshops are horror themed, but child friendly.

Bloodfest is a NSW Creative Kids provider with $100 discount on your purchase.


Dates & Times
Tuesday 1 October 2019 at 9:30am – Acting for Screen
Wednesday 2 October 2019 at 9:30am – Horror Make Up Special Effects
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 9:30am – Showreel Scene Day
Friday 4 October 2019 at 9:30am – Short Film in a Day

Natalie Richards

Natalie Richards created Midnight Theatre to conjure the experience of the 1920’s Parisian theatre; Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol (The French Theatre of Horror). Her shows are reminiscent of a typical evening at the Grand-Guignol, where the staple was the Horror play, which inevitably featured eye-gouging, throat slashing or some other equally grisly climax.

As a Homegrown Producer, Midnight Theatre credits include successful horrors – translated from French- The Final Kiss, I want to go home and The Torture Garden (Le Baiser dans la nuit, Rentrez chez Toi, et Le Jardin des Suplices). As well as The Little Mermaid – Not Suitable for Children, and the highly acclaimed sell-out season of a new work Tender Young Creatures. Which is a dark interactive performance work based on Little Red Riding Hood interwoven with the modern theme of girls walking alone at night.

Midnight Theatre also has an education branch with the Eastern suburbs. This is within the private school system.

Curly (Curtis) Fenandez

Team Fernandez Pty Ltd is lead by Curly (Curtis) Fernandez. Team Fernandez is an company that contracts for Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney Opera House, (including the Reconciliation Action Plan  working group), The Department of Education, The Aboriginal Education and Engagement Team, The Humour Foundation; as a Clown Doctor, Poetry In Action, The Arts Unit, Bell Shakespeare, Newtown Performing Arts High school, and artistically leads the Leftovers Collective.

​The work is primarily with young people, concerned with freeing their creative thinking and empowering themselves to confidently penetrate the world, regardless of societal norms and views.  Team Fernandez Pty. Ltd at its heart encourages each young person’s liberation through confidence, with their own unique signature. The projects cross visual art, literacy, leadership and performance simultaneously.

Company programs are social, with outreach to young people in disadvantaged communities. It also manages Indigenous youth vocational programs, including a language art program in the Northern Territory.

Curly explains Bloodfest on ABC Radio here

Ticket Options

Per Workshop/Day
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60

Available Dates

October 2019
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Show dates


Each workshop runs for 6 hours including breaks

Ticket Sellers

  • Riverside Theatres

Terms and Conditions

Getting Here

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

Local Dining

Explore more Riverside shows

Away: Performance On Screen

Michael Gow’s award-winning modern classic is a moving portrayal of Australian families. Captured live on stage at Sydney Theatre Company and screened at Riverside, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the 2017 production featuring an excepti...


This captivating new play by Cate Whittaker, gives voice to a turning point in Australian history - the female convict uprising of 1827.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Dahl-ightfully funny and seriously silly, unmiss...