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Kids Acting Classes on the Gold Coast

Learning drama can help to build confidence and encourages kids to explore their creativity while having fun. Whether you have a star in the making or are looking for a fun after school activity, the Gold Coast has an acting or drama class to suit every child.

Encourage their creativity with acting classes

Here’s our pick of the bunch …

Acting classes Gold Coast

Goat Track Theatre

Six Gold Coast locations

Goat Track Theatre prides itself on ‘Growing Greatness’ in children through individual attention and careful planning. Qualified and experienced teachers lead children in classes including, acting for stage, circus, street theatre, performance poetry, Shakespeare and more.

Phone: 07 5545 4421 for an obligation free trial.


 Gold Coast Youth Theatre Academy


The Gold Coast Theatre Academy ensures its acting and drama classes are focused on fun, friendship and learning. The academy offers classes for children aged 4 and above, with the Mini Starz group for children aged 4 – 7 and the Star Performers for children aged 14 – 16. Private and small group classes, and holiday workshops are available. Classes involve acting and performance techniques from basic performance to role play, improvisation, stagecraft and choreography.

1300 853 011

w: gcyta.com.au

The Cooee School of Performing Arts

11 locations from Gold Coast to Northern NSW

The Cooee School of Performing Arts offers classes for children as young as one up to 18 years. Junior classes are focused on having fun, building self-esteem, communication and social skills. Classes cover acting, creativity, speech and more. Intermediate and Youth classes expand on learning at the younger level and prepare students for the performing arts industry.

07 5575 5440

w: cooeeschool.wix.com

National Academy of Performing Arts

Mermaid Waters

The National Academy of Performing Arts offers intensive courses in acting, voice, movement and improvisation. Classes are available for Grades 3 – 6 and 7 – 12.

0467 756 272

w: napa.com.au

Vocal Adrenaline Performing Arts

Burleigh Heads

Vocal Adrenaline Performing Arts offers weekly drama classes for children aged 7 – 13 at its Burleigh Heads studio. Classes help students build skills in musical theatre and film and TV.

0407 410 124

w: vapa.com.au

National Institute of Dramatic Art


NIDA offers a series of holiday workshops for Grade 3 and up, focusing on developing performance and acting skills.

1300 450 417

w: open.nida.edu.au

Johnny Young Talent School – permanently closed

With this selection of acting classes Gold Coast, you’re sure to find something to suit your child. If your child really loves being on stage, why not try out these dance classes on the Gold Coast, too! Break a leg!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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