DSHK Company is a creative theatre company for talented young performers ages 10 - 18. At DSHK performers can continue their journey with the performing arts and take their passion and talent to the next level. DSHK focuses on the core disciplines found in professional actor training, incorporating acting, vocal training and movement. We also aim to develop creative artists that understand all aspects of performance and production, and DSHK’s unique approach to training ensures that members will also be introduced to the fundamentals of stage management as well as other creative areas such as lighting design, sound design and set design
Why It's Unique
Entry to DSHK Company is by audition and only the most committed and passionate of young performers are invited to become a company member. To ensure that each individual is given the room to grow and develop to their full potential, we only accept a maximum of twenty-four people into the company at any one time. Company members benefit from an exciting combination of technical classes led by experienced industry professionals, small showcase performances and larger public productions at major venues.
Theatre Basics for Young Performers
What's Foundations all about?
DSHK Foundations serves as an introduction to DSHK Company for young performers from age 4 to 10. We will be creating a safe space for children to discover basic theatrical elements in performance, drama and art. Our practitioners will create an immersive atmosphere to promote teamwork, nurturing social and communication skills, building self-esteem and confidence. These fundamental drama skills also become the cornerstones of life, boosting your child’s development for the future.
What do students get to do?
The DSHK Foundations students will have the opportunity to devise a performance from scratch under the guidance of a theatre practitioner. This allows them the opportunity to create in a theatrical environment, going beyond the teachings of acting, inspiring them to not only be actors but theatre-makers. Each week, the students will focus on a significant aspect of theatre through a themed class.