Fundamentals of Acting with Antoinette Sampson

  • Commencing 22nd May 2024 (6 weeks; 2hrs each)
  • The Venue, Bowral
  • Training/Education
  • 6:45pm

This opportunity is heavily subsidised - 20 spots only available

Highlands Theatre Group is proud to present a new bespoke training course for locals interested in dipping their toes into the world of acting and performance. We have been lucky enough to secure the exceptional talent that is renowned actor and performance educator Antoinette Sampson, for a six-week acting intensive course.

For six weeks in term two, Highlanders will have the unique opportunity to tap into Antoinette’s deep understanding of the craft and tap into the Fundamentals of Acting. The course will focus on the four core principles of acting: Character Development and Personalisation (Who am I?); Given Circumstances (Where am I? When am I?); Super Objective and Objective (What do I want?); and Status and Action (How do I get what I want?). This will culminate with a performance workshop to showcase what you’ve learned to friends and family.


Wednesday Nights - 6:45pm to 9:00pm; Commencing 22nd May to 26th June 2024

Sunday 30th June 2024 - Showcase for family and friends


This training would normally cost hundreds of dollars, but is heavily subsidised. Total fee for entire course:

Members: $100

Non-Members: $120 (includes 2024 HTG Membership)

The Venue
40 Station Street, Bowral, NSW, 2576
Highlands Theatre Group gratefully acknowledges the support of our principal sponsor.
This initiative is made possible through the support of the following local Clubs who generously supplied a Clubs Grant in supported of local theatre
Mitta RSL
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Antoinette Sampson BDA (Acting)

After earning a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the famed National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Antoinette has gone on to enjoy a thrilling and successful career as both a performer and performance educator. She has shared her immense knowledge and skill with Aussie performers for decades; having worked as both Artistic Director of the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and as Head of Acting at NIDA.


Antoinette is tenacious in her commitment to excellence and has spent much of her professional life conveying a deep understanding of the craft of performance, both within and outside the world of the arts. In addition to working with some of Australia’s most talented performers, Antoinette enjoys sharing her depth of experience with the community. She has a unique ability to blend both professional and non-professional performers into a seamless and fascinating whole.


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If registering for multiple people, please complete a separate entry for each person.

Secret Bridesmaids’ Business

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Written by Elizabeth Coleman

  • 4th - 19th May 2024
  • Moss Vale Services Club, Moss Vale
  • Play
  • Approx. 2.5hrs (including interval)
  • Assistance seating can be accommodated
  • Some adult themes and language

It is the night before Meg’s wedding. She and her bridesmaids are planning to kick up their heels as the final hours before the big day tick down. However, not everything goes to plan as a last-minute scandal threatens to ruin the whole affair. Elizabeth Coleman’s wonderful characters bring this seriously funny play to life. Never far from reality, it exposes the insanity that can be created as the wedding juggernaut threatens to swerve out of control.

Marriage may be a wonderful thing, but after a night like this, well, could it really be worth it?

Please note: This production contains adult themes and some coarse language and is not suitable for children.


Members Ticket Pre-Sale 17th March 2024

General Ticket Sale 25th March 2024

Season 4th - 19th May 2024

Performance Start Times

Evening Performances - 7.30pm (4, 11, 16, 19th May)

Matinee Performances - 2.00pm (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19th May)

Doors open 30mins prior to performance commencement.

Approx. duration 2.5hrs (including interval)

Prices - All Performances

HTG Members are entitled to discounted rates during the member's only pre-sale period. Become a member by clicking here.

Adult $38.50*

Concession $33.00*

*Additional surcharges/transaction fees may apply for credit card or "in-person" purchases.

Authorised Ticket Sellers

Tickets can be purchased online here or "in-person" at Destination Southern Highlands

Please note: Destination Southern Highlands is an authorised ticket seller only and are unable to answer questions about the production or HTG generally. All queries can be made via our contact form or


Fillet Mignon (GF) - Paris Mash, Broccolini, Herb Butter & Red Wine Jus

Grilled Barramundi (GF) - Roasted Potato, Blistered Tomato, Broccolini & Saffron Volute

  • A vegetarian option can be accommodated, however guests will need to order from the Taja Brasserie menu when attending.
  • HTG will advise Taja of the guest's name in advance
  • For further information on vegetarian options, please contact the Taja Brasserie on (02) 4868 1557

Citrus Curd Tart - Candied Pistachio, Fresh Berries

Vanilla Panna Cotta (GF) - Honeycomb & Berry Compote

Moss Vale Services Club
Cnr Argyle St &, Yarrawa St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

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