At Sydney Performance Academy, we nurture, encourage, inspire and change lives through creativity, collaboration and performance.

Sydney Performance Academy comprehensive co-curricular drama programs to primary and high schools in accordance with the school term. Classes are held on school premises, immediately following the end of the school day, exclusively for the students of the school, which provides a convenient opportunity for students to be exposed to training with high level teachers and acting coaches in a comfortable and familiar environment.



All of our staff are performing arts industry professionals. SPA students have the unique opportunity to learn from artists who work in film, television, theatre and music theatre – our students gain valuable insights into the world of the creative arts.

In our classes, we cater to all skill-types and learning abilities. Our aim is to provide our students with the tools they need to grow in confidence, communicate clearly, work well with others, create imaginative stories and characters, and find courage in performance.

We help children find their voice through the freedom of self-expression, while providing our students with every type of learning platform.


Founded in 2011 by NIDA Acting graduates and professional actors Briallen Clarke and Paige Gardiner, all SPA teaching programs are formulated around NIDA Acting Training and the Performing Arts Industry. Our fully structured classes are developed and delivered by industry professionals who are passionate about the benefits of drama for children and teenagers. All our staff are skilled, nurturing, kind and fun!