Canvas Bag & the Isaac Theatre Royal Present
October School Holiday Drama Workshops 2021

Mon 11 October - Tue 12 October 2021
Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal and Canvas Bag Drama School Present

School Holiday Drama Workshops!

Mon 11th October – Tues 12th October 2021

Gloucester Room; The Stagehouse; Ravenscar Lounge

Imagine! Create! Perform!

Back by popular demand, The Isaac Theatre Royal are teaming up with Canvas Bag Drama School to present an exciting two-day Intensive School Holiday Drama Workshop!

Dates: Monday 11th and 12th October 2021

Time: 9am – 4 pm

Place: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central

Group 1: 7 – 10 years – SOLD OUT

Group 2: 11-13 years – SOLD OUT

Group 3: 14-17 years 

Cost: $150 incl GST (workshop lunch additional)

Wear: Comfortable clothing

These workshops are designed to challenge children & teenagers with new ideas about acting and performance. Immerse yourself and learn improvisation skills through a selection of high energy and fun games. Dabble in musical theatre including voice work and contemporary choreography in the beautiful surroundings of the majestic Isaac Theatre Royal.

This October the course will be split into three age groups; 7-10yrs (SOLD OUT), 11-13yrs (SOLD OUT) and 14-17yrs. The workshop will take place over two days culminating in a showcase of what the students have been working on, performed on the Isaac Theatre Royal stage!

You’ll supply energy, a willingness to learn, and bundles of imagination!

Workshop lunch is sorted! Take the hassle out of organising and pre-purchase a healthy, delicious lunch for only an additional $15 per day.

Lunches include: a substantial savory item, piece of fresh fruit, a sweet treat and a choice of drink (bottled water, Charlies orange juice pouch or Charlies blackcurrant & apple juice pouch). All dietary requirements will be catered for. 

Participants are welcome to bring their own packed lunch.


Annabel Brodie:

Annabel has done drama throughout her childhood and found a passion for teaching performing arts. She trained at Excel School of Performing Arts in Auckland and then for the successive two years, at Hagley Theatre Company in Christchurch. Annabel taught year nine and ten high school level drama and has run holiday programme drama workshops through various organisations. Annabel brings energy and excitement to her teaching and loves bringing out imagination and creativity in children. Annabel is currently a teacher at Canvas Bag Drama School and is completing her bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Learning in Primary School Education at Canterbury University.

Josiah Morgan:

Josiah believes that involvement with the arts is a journey of constant learning, central to his belief system as an artist is openness, honesty, and punctuality. He is an author of poetry and prose; with his first book coming out in 2019 and his second scheduled for release in late 2020. Josiah’s practice has embraced amateur theatre, combined with the occasional professional or semi-professional role. Currently he is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Anthropology – fuelled by a keen interest in people and what makes them tick.

Brittany Sillifant:

Brittany graduated from Otago University in 2019 where she completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Theatre Studies and minoring in Dance and History. After creating and performing for years she is now training to be a teacher through the University of Canterbury. Brittany is an enthusiastic, bubbly person who has a passion for drama and working with young people.


Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation

Workshop Fee only (no lunch)                                      $150.00 incl. GST

Workshop Fee (one lunch included)                            $165.00  incl. GST

Workshop Fee (two lunches included)                        $180.00  incl. GST

Payment to be made into Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation bank account:

ASB: 12-3191-0023-507-53  Ref: OctDrama + Name

School Holiday Drama Workshop Limited Spaces (1)

Application Form
  • Emergency Contact Details:

  • I consent to Canvas Bag and the Isaac Theatre Royal using any photos/video/artwork created during the workshops to be used in any Canvas Bag or Isaac Theatre Royal promotional materials in both print and electronic media, such as websites and social media.
  • Students will have a 30 minute supervised lunch break, so why not take the hassle out and pre-purchase their lunch pack for only $15 per day! (Tick either first day, second day or both days)
  • Lunches will be prepared to suit all dietary requirements and will consist of a substantial savory item, a piece of fresh fruit, a sweet treat and your choice of drink (Bottled Water, Charlies orange juice pouch or Charlies blackcurrant and apple juice pouch - please tick below)
  • Payment Details

    Payment to be made into Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation bank account: ASB: 12-3191-0023-507-53 Ref: OctDrama

Applications and payment need to be submitted by Friday October 8th 2021 unless spaces are filled prior to this date. Spaces are limited and subject to availability.

All participants will receive a certificate detailing the achievement of their intensive holiday drama workshop at the end of day two.