Fee-Help for Part-Time Course!


We are very pleased to announce that our renowned part-time acting course is now fully-accredited and qualifies students for VET Fee-Help so there is no financial barrier for anyone who meets the requirements (ie most Australian citizens).

The other exciting change is that the course will now be conducted over three years (two evenings per week plus Saturdays) allowing students even more time to develop high-level skills in acting for both stage and screen, voice, movement, performance and contextual studies. In addition to this, students will be gaining substantial experience working on stage with our highly-qualified directors and teachers and perform in high-quality productions for invited guests and industry professionals such as agents and casting directors.

The course will have one mid-year intake of new students each year starting on June 30th in 2014. Applications and auditions are free and are being accepted  now with auditions commencing in April. Successful applicants who access Fee-Help will pay NO DEPOSIT and NO FEES provided they meet the Vet Fee-Help and income threshold repayment requirements.

To apply for an audition and interview, simply click the APPLY NOW tab on our website. We look forward to meeting you at the auditions!


Full-time Places Now Available!


Due to some last minute changes, we currently have a few places remaining for our 2014 Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) full-time acting program. With VET Fee-Help available there are no payments required for the duration of the course and AUSTUDY is available to approved students. We have the best teachers in the country and a production-based training program that includes screen acting from week one (and all through the course). Classes start next week and new enrollments will be accepted until mid-February until all places have been filled. Submit your on-line application and arrange your audition now to develop the skills, knowledge and experience you need to start the journey towards a professional acting career!

Three Places Left!


We only have three places left in our part-time acting course for 2014 starting on February 4th. Classes are held on Tues & Thur evenings plus Saturdays so can be fitted in around full-time work or university study etc. Applications are free and may be submitted via our website. Following each audition, the remaining spots will be offered to suitable candidates on a first-in first served basis so don’t delay!

Final Round Applications


Applications for all courses are still being accepted. Offers are currently being made for the last few available places in both the full and part-time courses and applications will close when all places have been confirmed (most likely in early January). If you are interested in applying, we suggest you fill in your on-line application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Choosing an Acting School – Why Production-Based Training is Essential


There are many important factors to consider when choosing a drama/acting school. One of the most important is whether there are opportunities for students to perform in full-length productions (or not).

Unlike some acting & drama schools in Sydney, our students regularly perform in full-length productions (not just short scenes or excerpts from plays) in front of paying audiences in our new on-campus performance space. All productions are directed by industry professionals with many years of experience (see teachers biog page for full details) who also regularly work for major independent and professional theatre companies in Sydney and around the country.

The STS full-time course production schedule is as follows:

SEMESTER 1: Text-based and Devised Scenes

SEMESTER 2: Devised Production

SEMESTER 3: Shakespeare Play

SEMESTER 4: Modern Classical Production

SEMESTER 5: Musical Theatre Production

SEMESTER 6: Contemporary Production/s plus Industry/Agents Showcase Performance

These production opportunities give students the opportunity to apply the skills; knowledge; values and attitudes gained in class in a practical, real-world environment that replicates a professional workplace as much as possible. Only doing class-work or scene-work does not provide the actor with an opportunity experience the full journey or ‘arc’ of the character in performance.

When choosing an acting school (full-time or part-time) make sure you fully research the program and find out what the performance and production philosophy entails to ensure you receive a well-rounded and fully-comprehensive learning experience.

Applications Extended


Applications for all courses have been extended. Offers are currently being made and applications will close when all places have been filled. If you are interested in applying, we suggest you fill in your on-line application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

STS Graduate Headshots 2013


Headshots featuring graduating students of the 2013 Diploma of Theatre & Screen (Acting) program courtesy of Marcus Walters Photographer. Click on the link below:


Graduate Acting Showreels 2013


Here are the showreels which showcase the talents of our 2013 graduating students:




Applications Now Open!


We would like to remind everyone that applications are currently being accepted for entry to our part-time and full-time acting courses in 2014. The deadline for submission is November 1st so don’t delay!

Unlike other acting schools, we don’t charge an audition or application fee so there is absolutely nothing to lose! We also offer FEE-HELP for our full-time course so there is no deposit and nothing to pay until you graduate and start earning a minimum income (currently $50K per annum).

We have some of the best and most experienced teachers and directors in the country and every second year Advanced Diploma group will have the opportunity to travel and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! You will also perform in at least 6 productions over the 3 years; film a high quality showreel and perform a showcase for agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.

With small class sizes and expert tuition the training we offer is second to none so book your free audition online now!

Our Next Show!


Sydney Theatre School as part of Sydney Fringe 2013 presents


A world-premiere production devised by first year Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) students at Sydney Theatre School. This is a tale of a city not unlike the one you live in. About a boy called Rodney who’s favourite place is the bus stop, his mother and a woman who cannot get out of bed. This is about not having the right answers; about losing things and finding them again; and about the fact that something is oh-so-the-matter with Bruno.

Directed by Michael Pigott


Amy Mitchell
Bruno Attanasio
Charlotte Day
Cherene Hill
Erin Cotton
Genevieve Craig
Ivan Karezi
Jenae O’Connor
Jessica Robinson
Kirsten Smith
Libby Nicholls
Sabrina Brandon

Venue: The Forum, 21-23 Norton Street Leichhardt
Date and Time: Friday 13th September 2013 at 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: Adult: $20 Concession: $15
Bookings: http://2013.sydneyfringe.com/event/theatre/unfolding-wonder