Theatre Project

Registration OPEN for Semester 2!


The Durban Actors Studio Theatre Project is a part-time, performance orientated training programme for young people, age 17 to 25, who want to get a true taste of  “real” world actor expectations. Each semester all students will work towards an in-studio production.

This is a specialised programme, and as such, it requires a higher level of commitment, dedication, time and responsibility from all students – do not join this programme if you are not sure if acting is for you, Impulse is our starter class for young adults new to the industry,  join this programme because you have a passion for acting and you want to learn how to act well!

Not only will Theatre Project students receive professional training in various styles of acting they will also receive VIP access to observe the KickstArt,  KZN’s top professional theatre company, rehearsal and performance process. They will also be invited to perform at our annual showcase in front of talent agents, producers and local directors.

Students will also perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals, as well as family and friends, in our year-end in studio showcase.

Days/Times and Fees

Day / Time

  • Mondays, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Rehearsals/classes take place once a week during the school term.


  • R2000 per term

Fees can be paid per year, per semester or per term. NB: this course requires an annual commitment of time and finances, you cannot leave mid-year due to the production aspects.


  • We have 2 non-negotiable expectations, failure to meet them will result in you being asked to leave:
    • 1) 100% commitment to every class and performance,
    • 2) 100% commitment to learn lines and rehearse at home.
  • Ensure you read our terms and conditions before registering for this programme.
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • This is NOT a certificate, diploma or degree programme – it is experience based training
  • No matric certificate or audition is required to join

2019 Term Dates

Please note additional rehearsals MAY be called for if required by the incumbent director.

Theatre Project
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Monday 14-Jan 21-Jan 28-Jan 04-Feb 11-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 04-Mar 11-Mar
Term 2 1 2 Hol 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Monday 08-Apr 15-Apr 22-Apr 29-Apr 06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 03-Jun 10-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1
Monday 15-Jul 22-Jul 29-Jul 05-Aug 12-Aug 19-Aug 26-Aug 02-Sep 09-Sep 16-Sep
Term 4 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Monday 07-Oct 14-Oct 21-Oct 28-Oct 04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov

About KickstArt

The company was formed in 2000 by Artistic Director, Greg King, and since the inaugural production of Ben Elton’s PopcornKickstArt has been entertaining ever-increasing audiences, while providing essential project-based employment for talented Durban actors.

In 2003, Greg was joined by Steven Stead as Executive Director, and together they have worked to develop the company’s output and status. They successfully ran the intimate Kwasuka Theatre for three years, and have moved on to collaborations with larger theatres such as the KZN Playhouse, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, and the Liberty Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg.

They have also formed a very strong relationship with celebrated South African impresario, Pieter Toerien, who has co-produced several of KickstArt’s recent successes on tour in Johannesburg at his Montecasino Theatre, and in Cape Town at his Theatre on the Bay. For more info visit

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