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Beyond ABBA is about developing a sense of community. A place where people feel they belong and have a say. It is about opening up new social networks for people with disability to interact with people with & without disability through performance workshops & arts based events. Beyond ABBA is Riverside’s ongoing workshop program & the largest of its kind in Sydney.


“We’re very impressed with the Beyond ABBA program as we go to a lot of activities and we’ve found this one to be non patronising and the tutors are constantly thinking outside the box.”
Rebecca Tully & Greg Mouser

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Movement & drama workshop series for people with disability

Working alongside professional arts workers people with disability can participate a drama and movement workshop program designed to build self confidence, promote well being, increase skills in performing & self expression. Participants from these workshops have been involved in Invisibility and Wild Imaginings

Each workshop aims to:

  • Embrace the contributions of each individual be it as small as a smile or as large as reciting all the lines from an episode of Home & Away.
  • Allow for the unique expression of each individual to influence the session and flourish in a supportive, positive and respectful setting.
  • Open up the possibility of choice and decision making to give a greater sense of ownership over the workshop for participants.
  • Respect all ideas & contributions.

2015 Workshop Dates

Term 1
Wednesday January 28th – Thursday April 2nd (10 weeks)
(NB. Tuesday schools group starts Tuesday February 3rd – 9 weeks)

Term 2
Tuesday April 21st- Friday June 26th (10 weeks)

Term 3
Tuesday July 14th- Friday September 18th (10 weeks)

Term 4
Tuesday October 6th- Friday December 14th (10 weeks)

Workshop Times

10-11:30 (Yrs K-6) & 12-1:30pm (Yrs 7-12)

10-11:30 & 12-1:30pm

10-11:30 & 12-1:30pm

10:30- 12pm

Terms 2, 3 & 4 lead up to a huge movement, text & multimedia based performance this year taking place on Riverside’s mainstage early November.  A HUGE BBQ, karaoke, dancing & live music takes place after the show in our most awesome Courtyard Party. Watch our 2012 performance Choose Your Own Adventure HERE


All workshops take place at Granville Youth & Community Centres, 3A Memorial Dve, Granville. Nearest accessible train station is Granville.


Cost is $14/ week paid as an UPFRONT fee at the beginning of the term. Enrolment form and payment must be paid 2 weeks prior to the commencement of each term to secure your place in the workshop.

Enrolment Form (Word Version or PDF)


Beyond ABBA Term 3 Word version

Beyond ABBA Term 3 PDF version

Beyond ABBA Term 4 Word version

Beyond ABBA Term 4 PDF version

Further Enquiries

Sophie Clausen on 8839 3368 or [email protected]

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