At Actors Centre Australia, diversity and inclusion are a rich part of our fabric. Together, we continue to build and encourage an inclusive culture that inspires, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our students and alumni. It drives our innovation and connects us to the communities we serve.
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ACA is very proud of its more than three decades of superb service to arts education. One of the world’s biggest stars, Hugh Jackman, is an ACA graduate and has been ACA’s Patron for over 10 years. ACA has just become a Higher Education Provider and has partnered with Torrens University Australia and now delivers a Bachelor of Performing arts (Stage and Screen) Degree Program. ACA is a national and international destination for premier arts education and excellence in creative development. All of our programs are delivered inside our $12 million, purpose-built performing arts precinct.
“ACA is celebrating over three decades of incredible service. My own acting journey began there, and I will be forever grateful.
Now with ACA’s wonderful partnership with Torrens University Australia and the launch of the new Degree Program – Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) – Australian students now have access to world-class industry training.
I am proud to be Patron of such an outstanding organisation which has consistently delivered artistic education fuelled by integrity and excellence.”
Hugh Jackman, ACA Patron
“Australia now has a premier degree in performing arts and an acting foundation program second to none.
After more than three decades of our commitment to excellence, countless actors in the years ahead can receive training of the highest calibre in order to actualize their goals and realise their dreams.
1987 only feels like a heartbeat ago when I opened the doors of ACA and we set sail. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community and to an environment dedicated to the realisation and of your highest creative capabilities.”
Dean Carey, Founder CEO & Director
Sydney: Australia's Premier Destination For Aspiring Actors
Our campus houses a 300-seat flexible theatre space with sky-dome and cinema capacity, amphitheatre and piazza, an 80-seat black box theatre, five rehearsal studios, backstage dressing rooms and green room, commercial kitchen, foyer bar, art gallery spaces and student and staff services.
Our Bachelor Program is delivered by ACA and accredited and provided by Torrens University Australia Ltd. ABN 99154937005.
Our culture, environment and philosophy will form the hallmarks and cornerstone of your experience at ACA. A universal attitude of high support and high challenge is guided by our combined passion for the magic and transformational capacity of the performing arts. This intersects to form the driving day-to-day and class-by-class vibrant dynamic.
On behalf of our Patron, Hugh Jackman, and our Founder and CEO, Dean Carey, we welcome you to a world-leading performing arts hub, dedicated to all passionate, aspiring and creatively-inspired artists.
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A HUGE congrats to ACA 2015 Graduate, Harriet Dyer, who after great success here at home – Love Child, No Activity, Janet King, Ruben Guthrie, Killing Ground – as well as 4 nominations – two AACTA and two Logie Award nominations – Harriett moved to Los Angeles where she landed the leading role in NBC’s new television drama, The InBetween. Harriet debuts across America next month as the show premieres nationwide. Harriet’s exemplary commitment as a student and now as a leading professional, is second to none. We wish her every continued success.
Tess’ career goes from strength to strength. A 2012 ACA Graduate, Tess starred in Ridley Scott’s film, Alien: Covenant, before that she appeared in Home and Away, Jack Irish and the main role in series two of, Wolf Creek. Tess then payed the lead in the recent ABC TV series, Pine Gap, and is currently starring and doing wonderful work in the Nine Network’s, Bad Mothers. You’ll be seeing a lot more of Tess on our screens as her work gathers more momentum and the industry sees what incredible range and skills she possesses.
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Actors Centre Australia operates inside a 12 million dollar purpose-built facility in the heart of Leichhardt. The Forum Performance Precinct comprises a large, open-air piazza and fountain, amphitheatre, a 300 seat versatile performance space, rehearsal rooms, conference facilities, dance studio, licensed bar, demonstration kitchen, commercial catering kitchen and art gallery space.