28 St Martins Lane
South Yarra VIC 3141
Term 1 30 January – 7 April
Term 2 23 April – 28 June
Term 3 15 July – 20 September
Term 4 7 October – 20 December
What happens when children of various ages explore their artistry side-by-side?
The Cross-Age Studio invites young people to embrace the age they are at. Whether they’re five, seventeen, or anywhere in-between, the Cross-Age Studio provides an opportunity for young people, who are sometimes kept apart, to share knowledge and ideas.
The Cross-Age Studio holds a unique place in our workshop program. Instead of expecting our young people to learn, play and develop in a certain sequence, we’re encouraging the whole community to work together. Everyone contributes at the same level – despite their age.
When big questions arise everyone collaborates to make them accessible. Whether the younger ones have to step up or the older ones have to communicate differently, their perspectives enrich one another and lead to fascinating and unexpected outcomes.
This is the beauty of the Cross-Age Studio ¬— young people are discovering the world through each other’s eyes instead of an adult telling them how things are.
Like our main workshop program, the Cross-Age Studio develops work in response to the company-wide investigation.
We explore ensemble training, physical improvisation and the basics of devising theatre. We investigate the more traditional forms of voice and text and combine all these experiences in an end of year performance.
Key to the Cross-Age experience is ensemble. Participants must be mature, sensitive and curious about working with young people of all ages. They also need to commit to a full year of the program.
“There’s a certain level of respect, another style of listening going on. I feel quite moved by it. Leading the Cross-Age Studio is one of the most reinvigorating things I can do as a practising artist. These young people are constantly encouraging me to see the world anew.”
— Luke Kerridge, Artistic Associate
We celebrate the end of each year with our young artists presenting a devised performance.
If you’d like your child to participate in a workshop at St Martins, but feel they can’t due to disability, cultural background, financial challenges or other barriers, you can apply for an inclusion scholarship or engage in one of our outreach programs. Discover more here.
Family discount: enrol a 2nd child and receive 15% off your tuition fee.
Concession: apply your concession card for 25% off.
To apply for a discount or concession, kindly contact our office on (03) 9867 2477.
For enrolment enquiries please contact ourWorkshops Coordinator.