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This Is How We Do it – Kids Program

Excite! Create! Play! Belong!

As apart of our This Is How We Do It program, Backbone will offer weekend workshops of interest to ages 6-16 at the East Brisbane Bowls Club. This is a fun, inclusive and inspiring space where children and young people can unleash their creativity and cultivate essential skills from industry leaders.

Guided by professional artists with extensive experience, This Is How We Do It participants create performances using their own ideas, experiences and imaginations.

As well as learning about theatre, participants gain a wide range of skills – including empathy, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and literacy – preparing them to enter the world as global citizens and our future leaders.

At the end of each term, workshop performances are shared with an audience of friends and family. Past performances have also been featured at the Backbone Festival and Festival of Australian Student Theatre and other venues across Brisbane.

In Term 1, we are excited to offer two workshops:

Ages 6-12: Saturdays 11:00am – 12:30pm (commencing Saturday 24 February)

Ages 12-16: Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm (commencing Saturday 24 February)

Register online using the form below. Age recommendation is 6-16 for all workshops. We will try to mix different ages where possible, however in general we try to keep similar age groups together and may add additional classes to accommodate.


$150 per quarter



East Brisbane Bowls Club,

38 Lytton Road, East Brisbane 4169

Our top 5 ways to get here:

  1.      Catch a city cat to the Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal and walk about 50 meters to the bowls club through picturesque Mowbray Park.
  2.      Catch a bus to the East Brisbane Bowls Club stop on Lytton Road, just outside our front door.
  3.      Ride a bike or walk using the bike paths surrounding the EBBC.
  4.      Drive to East Brisbane and park in one of the streets across the road, stop and grab sushi on the way over at some of the awesome sushi places nearby.
  5.      Drive down Shafston Avenue and turn in to Park Avenue, find a park there and walk through Mowbray Park up to the EBBC.


We are very excited to announce Neridah Waters as our workshop facilitator for this program… Here’s a bit more about her work! NED HEADSHOT


Neridah Waters


Neridah Waters is a choreographer, performer and theatre maker. She has toured here
and across Europe and North America with: Lala Parlour’s Tarnished, Common People
Dance Project and The Escapists’ boy girl wall. Her work acting work includes: The Dance
of Jeremiah, The Year Nick McGowan Came To Stay, Attack of the Attacking Attackers!
and Johnno (La Boite), Sacre Bleu (Queensland Theatre), Tashi (Imaginary Theatre) and
Railway Wonderland (NORPA). Her choreography work includes: The Venetian Twins,
Away and The Glass Menagerie (Queensland Theatre), Blue Bones (Playlab), A
Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Boite) and Boomtown, Under This Sky and The Power
Within (Queensland Music Festival).

For further information contact:

Backbone Office

07 3391 8239

10 am-4:30 pm


Lucas Stibbard

Youth & Education Producer


Katherine Quigley

CEO & Artistic Director