What Happens in our Acting Classes in Melbourne?

We work with ALL ages and currently have Incursions and After School sessions designed for ages 3–11.

Imminently, we are planning to expand this to a younger age group so we can cover all rooms in Early Learning Childcare with suitable sessions for 2020.

Currently, we are also developing further sessions for ages 11+, with Adults courses set to be announced in 2020.

Our sessions are a creative adventure in which we explore different themes and stories through roleplay, costumes, improvisations and script work.

We include movement, music and games to focus on different skills in each session, learning how to communicate our ideas through creative expression.

By being guided and directed through the work, the confidence of individuals grows as they choose and find their most enjoyable parts to contribute, whilst collaborating as a group working together towards performance.

Our sessions are structured to include physical and vocal warm-ups, drawing from yoga, dance, song and diction. We introduce the theme/topic/story and participate in a variety of activities in circle time, individual focus and then to group and partner work.

We always like to establish audience/performer relationships in which we understand how important it is to watch and learn as well as taking the limelight to shine!

We’d encourage you to book a trial session with Immerse Drama to try us out. If you’d like to come along to an existing session, visit our ‘Book Drama Classes’ page for more details on what’s in your area for your child’s age group.

If you’d like to book an Incursion to see if you like what we do, have a look at our Incursion Themes Page and select one that suits your group. Our Incursions can run as a short one-off session or be spread over a few sessions to cover topics/stories in more detail.

Our Storytime Incursions include a wide range of traditional and modern tales, dramatised to be brought to life by your group!

If you have a particular idea/theme/curriculum topic in mind, we can always plan to meet your needs.

We run weekly sessions and have been in some centres for over two years, so we are always planning new exciting sessions and developing our work.

Here is a little about the founder and our teachers.


Our Teachers

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Gemma Flannery

Gemma has 20 years experience teaching drama, as she joined a group when she was 11 and was assisting the teachers as soon as she could!

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Lauren Bennett

A recent first-class honors Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Melbourne, with a double major in Creative Writing and Politics.

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Riannon Berkley

Riannon is a multifaceted performing artist who has worked in a variety of roles, from contemporary ballet, tap and jazz to working as a writer and actor.

About Gemma

Gemma is the founder of Immerse Drama. Trained in Contemporary Theatre in Manchester, UK, Gemma has been teaching drama from a young age at 16. Today, Gemma continues to follow her passion as an Actor, Writer and Director and enjoys imparting her knowledge by teaching all ages.

Immerse Drama ran classes in Manchester for 7 years, with ages 4–16, and 6 different classes, reaching maximum capacities and devising work for performance. It was a shame to let it go!

Now running in Melbourne, classes are starting to build for both children and adults with an excellent array of teachers as well as Gemma herself.

13Theatre is Gemma’s Theatre company and was formed at university where they devised and produced a show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Gemma has continued her work in England and Australia, with a Devising Course last year for Melbourne Fringe!


After university, she worked in Italy with ACLE, performing and teaching workshops in English and then trained as a drama specialist working in schools across the UK for a full year with Artis Education.

Then working freelance, Gemma has since taught all ages in all environments from schools and community centres to prisons. Gemma has also worked in roleplay and continues to pursue her own creative career as an Actor, Writer and Director.

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“I am a confident, passionate teacher and love the benefits drama can have as an exploration of our creative minds and enhancing our social development.

I am also still pursuing a career as an actress and use this in my work to demonstrate how to work in a professional environment and prepare students for working in this way in terms of attitudes and approaches to things like attendance and punctuality.

I am very flexible in my work and can design workshops for specific topics or issues.

Although my specialty is drama, I have studied physical theatre in depth and still have a keen interest in this as well as basic dance, music and comedy workshops.

I am very keen to work with more challenging groups, be this from children to adults, as I really believe that activities through the arts can be life-changing and open eyes and minds in unexpected ways. The results can be very rewarding”

Who We Work With

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