Bankstown Arts Centre School holiday workshops

Bankstown Arts Centre School holiday workshops
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Join us for a range of school holiday classes and fun activities, so your kids are kept engaged and active. Bankstown Arts Centre School holiday workshops Join us for a range of school holiday classes and fun activities, so your kids are kept engaged and active. Events; What's On; Arts and Culture; Arts Centre

​​​Come and join us for range of fun activities during the school holidays. We update our workshops each school holiday session, so make sure to check back to find out what's going on!

Past School Holidays Programs​

A Thousand Paper Cockatoos!

Senbazuru, or ‘Thousand Paper Cranes’, is a Japanese legend that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. A thousand paper cranes are often given to a person who is seriously ill, to wish for their recovery.

In this tradition, Bankstown Arts Centre is hosting a new project with artist Machiko Motoi.  A Thousand Paper Cockatoos aims to get the larger Bankstown Arts Centre community involved for those suffering from the bushire crisis and COVID 19.

Here's how you can participate:

- Watch the video, make a cockatoo and send it to us!

- Drop off the cockatoo at the Arts Centre between Tuesday-Friday from 10am-3pm

-Send us a photo of your cockatoo via email to artscentre[at]

-Post your cockatoo photo and tag us on Instagram or Facebook!​


​Make Origami Fruit!

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School Holiday Performances

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, changes have been made to regularly scheduled school holiday performances and workshops. The July school holidays  program will be presented online.

Parental supervision

Because our school holiday performances are public events, adult supervision is required for audience 15 years and under. Please book enough tickets for you and your child/children.

What if I can no longer make it to the performance?

Our school holiday program is extremely popular, we kindly ask that you only register if you are confident you can attend. We understand that at times, circumstances change unexpectedly. If you cannot attend and need to cancel your ticket(s), please inform us at soon as possible so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list.

Limited AT THE DOOR tickets will be released subject to availabilities.

School Holiday Workshops


During holiday workshops

Wear comfortable clothes and enclosed shoes

Bring a bottle of water; snack is optional (no nut products)

For parents/guardians - drop off your child in the workshop classroom five mins before the commencement of class and pick up your child at the end of the workshop. We do not provide childminding after the class.

We do not allow adults present at the workshop apart from our facilitator for WHS safety reasons. You are welcome to wait outside the classroom until the conclusion of the workshop

The Bankstown Arts Centre advises parents that the students will be working with clay and paint that is difficult to remove from clothes, please wear suitable clothing for painting activities.​​

Student Conduct

Students attending classes will follow the rules of the Centre and the instructions of the teacher or other staff.

Students will not interfere with the work of others and will not behave in ways that present risks to the safety of themselves or others.

Students who present a risk to others or themselves through repeated inappropriate behaviour may be refused enrolment.

If children do not follow the rules or repeated requests from teachers or other staff to behave in an appropriate manner, parents will be contacted to collect their child from the Centre.


General Information

Access information

Entry to Bankstown Arts Centre is via the front of the building at Dale Parade. Visitors with restricted mobility can utilise all public spaces at the Arts Centre. Disabled parking is also available at the Olympic Parade car park.

Incubate Artists Studios is within one minute walking-distance from Bankstown Station and Bus Interchange.​

Public transport

Bankstown Arts Centre is within five minutes walking distance from Bankstown Station and Bus Interchange.

Parking at the precinct

Parking is very limited at the Arts Centre precinct. Participants are suggested to use public transport wherever possible. Limited free 4-hours (4P) parking and disabled parking is available at the community carpark located on Olympic Parade.​


Bookings for specific events and activities will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the school holidays. Please book online at​


Fees are non-refundable, and there are no transfers or refunds if you miss the workshop.​​​


Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

Bankstown Arts Centre Incubate Studio

80 North Terrace
Bankstown NSW 2200