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Philip Quast Masterclass


Philip Quast Masterclass

A two-day scene work masterclass with one of the country’s most accomplished actors.

This series is a sponsorship workshop by Philip Quast. Philip is a great believer in the arts, actors and the industry. As such he is waiving a large portion of his fee to make the workshop cheaper and more accessible for all actors. 

The HubStudio is thrilled to welcome back one of Australia’s great performing arts statesman. Philip Quast is a multi-award winning actor with over 35 years of experience in film, television and stage; having won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical three times.

This very special one-off series is an exceptional opportunity for working professionals to hone their skills in a practical and personalised theatre based master class; working through various acting techniques, scenes and monologues over an intensive two-day series.

Philip has a keen interest in the “connections” between performance mediums; looking at why the best actors are great both on screen and in theatre, including those multi-skilled from musical theatre. Philip understands the common link and through the two-day intensive you will explore the fundamentals of this “cross training” principal, and why its so powerful for all working professionals.

At the core of Philip’s teaching is a holistic approach to acting including work to help restore the confidence of actors who have been bullied and have had traumatic experiences in the work place. Working from various source material, Philip gives the actor practical strategies to help boost speed of thought; increase their confidence with memory; as well as finding ways to balance technique with instinct. Philip also has a reputation for finding ways to help the actor understand and break habitual behaviour in order to free themselves. He believes that all actors, once given permission and the tools to “slow down”, can improve beyond measure.

The Philip Quast Masterclass is the perfect oportunity to learn from a highly accomplished actor who has actually been there; not a teacher working from theory, based on outside observation. As an Australian actor it’s essential to listen and learn from our masters. I encourage you to invest in your career through this incredible series. Come join us!

About Philip Quast


Throughout his career Philip has divided his time between London and Australia. Productions in which he has played leading roles include The White DevilLoves Labour’s Lost, (British and Tokyo Tour)  The Secret Garden (cast recording),  MacbethTroilus & Cressida for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the critically acclaimed Waiting for Godot for the Sydney Theatre Company. His Film and television credits include Hacksaw Ridge, Janet King; Truth The Devil’s DoubleClublandCaterpillar WishMiss Fisher’s Murders UltraViolet, Brides of Christ, Silent WitnessInspector MorseMidsomer Murders and as a Playschool presenter for 17 years with the ABC. Philip won his first Olivier Award playing Georges in The National Theatre’s production of Sunday in The Park with George and a second Olivier Award as Graham in Sam Mendes’ production of The Fix at the Donmar Warehouse.


Quast has won the most Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical, having won three times. This is the most Laurence Olivier Awards held by any actor bar Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.[16]

Other Awards:


  • 2011 – Nomination, Sydney Theatre Awards – Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Mary Poppins)
  • 2007 – Olivier Awards – Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for Evita, at the Adelphi Theatre, London, UK
  • 2005 – Nomination, Sydney Theatre Awards – Best Actor in a Lead Role (The Cherry Orchard)
  • 2005 – Nomination, Mo Awards – Best Male Actor in a Play (Democracy)

Session Details

What: A weekend Masterclass
Dates: Saturday, 26th – 27th May, 2018
When: 10am – 4pm
Where: 18 City Rd, Chippendale
Students: 16 Max
Cost: $294.00 incl GST  (No membership discount applicable)

This series is a sponsorship workshop by Philip Quast. Philip is a great believer in the arts, actors and the industry. As such he is waiving a large portion of his fee to make the workshop cheaper and more accessible for all actors. 

Session Details


How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course.

For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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    TERMS & CONDITIONS: Please make 100% sure you are available for the course BEFORE agreeing to these terms and conditions. Once you have agreed by ticking the above box YOU ARE FULLY LIABLE TO PAY FOR THE COURSE IN FULL REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY CLASSES ARE ATTENDED. If you are not accepted onto the course, you will not held be liable to pay. Confirmation of acceptance onto a course will be emailed to you directly with an invoice. Upon receipt of the invoice you hereby agree to pay the full amount and by no later than the due date stated on the invoice. If you have opted for the direct debit payment system, you agree to return the emailed Direct Debit Request (DDR) Form within two days of receipt with the correct banking information and agree to have the appropriate funds available at all times, as per the payment schedule. If for some reason the DDR Form isn't filled out, at any stage before or after a course, you will still be required to pay the course amount in full. If for any reason you have not received the DDR Form, it is your responsibility to pay for the course and notify the studio. Please note that prior to payment we cannot guarantee your place on any course. CANCELLATIONS MADE BY YOU: If for whatever reason you wish to cancel your place on a course, you must notify us via email within five (5) business days before the start of the first class. A REFUND WILL BE ISSUED ONLY IF YOUR PLACE CAN BE FILLED. Often at this stage it can be difficult to find a suitable replacement, however we’ll do our best to facilitate the changes, if at all possible. If a refund is approved it will incur an administration charge of $75. Any cancellations requested after the five (5) days cut off are non-refundable however may be transferred as a credit, at the discretion of the The HubStudio, and are not guaranteed. IF WE MAKE CANCELLATIONS: Rarely we have to move a class due to unforeseen circumstances such as teachers sickness or unavailability. In these circumstance we will do our best to find a new time to accomodate everyone. We do not offer refunds for single class movements. If a whole class series is moved you will be entitled to a credit note for the next series or a full refund if you can’t attend the new dates. MAILING LIST: Please note by agreeing to these terms and conditions you also give consent to be subscribed to any potential HubStudio mailing lists and marketing material. To opt-out at any time simply follow the link provided. OUR POLICY: At all times, The HubStudio will endeavour to facilitate your needs, and provide the most fair, and suitable outcome for both parties. The above terms and conditions are best practice policies to ensure we can maintain a high standard and quality service to all our customers.

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