Young Bards with Darcy Kent: Shakespeare Youth Holiday Workshop

Discover the joy of holding an audience in the palm of your hand. And experience the satisfaction of giving a dynamic and memorable performance. If you wish to be an actor who can do it all, dive into the world of Shakespeare.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to express everything about the human experience, from tragedy to comedy. From the romance of Romeo & Juliet to the whimsy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


This is an opportunity to find your voice and confidence in your ability to play with the greats.


In this Workshop:
Young artists will be introduced to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. Actors will explore the Bard’s famous words physically, emotionally and intellectually, and get a taste for the vibrant, chaotic and beautiful world of Elizabethan theatre. Each session will involve warm-ups, understanding Shakespeare’s language, tips for getting into character, making choices in acting and having fun with performance. There will be plenty of opportunities to perform and play scenes, trying out different styles and approaches.

About Darcy Kent:
Darcy Kent’s passion is Shakespeare. He has a special gift and ignites this passion in the young actors he works with. Darcy completed his Masters in Classical Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, one of the most prestigious acting schools in London. He also studied at Shakespeare and Company in Massachusetts, the foremost classical theatre company in The United States. Darcy has performed at the Pop Up Globe in Auckland, playing leads in Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. He toured China with the Australian International Opera Company, performing Shakespeare in repertory. Darcy is a Red Stitch ensemble member and also works in television and film.

Dates: Monday 12th April – Wednesday 14th April 2021
Time: 10am-5pm
Fee: $450 + GST ($495 total)

Ages 14 – 17

Limited places available.