Finally, an acting school in the heart of Parramatta.

We are Parramatta Actors Centre, an acting school in the heart of Parramatta with an emphasis on fun and dynamic actor training for youth and adults, and a passion for genuine and spirited community building.

We create and curate acting classes that cater to aspiring, emerging and professional actors. These classes are delivered by highly trained and qualified teachers with not only a passion for what they do but also strong links to the industry; putting them in the perfect place to train the future of the Australian stage and screen industry.

We are also proud to offer acting classes to young people in both primary and secondary school.

History

After seeing a real need for a cultural revolution in the booming Western Sydney hub of Parramatta, and driven by their joint passion for community building, siblings and longtime Parramatta residents Nisrine, Laura and George Amine established Parramatta Actors Centre (PAC) in late 2017.

PAC was founded on the principals of quality acting training and spirited community building. Underpinning all of PACs adult and youth courses is the unwavering belief that through performing arts education, a human being will grow to not only become a compelling and engaging actor but also a conscious and thoughtful global citizen.

Mission

To foster a sense of belonging through the craft of acting.

Vision

PAC will be recognised as the leading institution for acting training in the greater Parramatta area in an environment that encourages play and exploration, and fosters collaboration with the community.

Values

  • We value teachers who are passionate about what they do.
  • We value students who feel comfortable coming to class and safe enough to make big and bold acting choices.
  • We value inclusion and the diversity of abilities and ages.
  • We value the empowerment of our students.
  • We value the power of acting in building confidence, empathy and a sense of belonging.
  • We value a teaching program that allows for the development of craft.
  • We value interaction with quality texts.
  • We value space that is conducive to play and exploration.
  • We value community engagement and interaction with the city of Parramatta.
  • We value being of service through our school and community outreach programs.
  • We value a personalised approach to student services.
  • We value being a resource hub to connect actors to quality arts in Parramatta and beyond.
  • We value Parramatta as our bustling and diverse backdrop.

Creative Director's Message

Welcome to the new era.

I often go for walks around Parramatta in the early hours of the morning. The city is usually still asleep then. I notice the high-rise buildings of present and future, the cranes and the construction. I see the empty pavements where city workers will soon hustle and bustle, and the cafes that will greet them with their flat whites and long blacks and everything grey in between. And I can’t help but think to myself that no matter how high a building gets, or how many cafes serve smashed avo, a city is vacuous without its people and with the culture and creativity they bring.

I started Parramatta Actors Centre with my siblings not only as an exercise in family bonding but as a way to showcase our pride in our city. Everyday, we see the growth that Parramatta is undergoing and we can’t help but feel a sense of eagerness in contributing to this growth. And this is what we’ve done.

PAC will not only be Parramatta’s leading acting school but it will also be a dynamic and ever-evolving resource hub for local creatives. It will be the beating cultural heart in our booming city. But above all, it will be a community; a community of bold, empowered, sensitive creatives whose art and humanity are one.

At PAC, we hope to foster in our actors (of all ages and diverse backgrounds) the values of empathy, self-awareness and creative expression. And we couldn’t be more excited to have you join us.

Nisrine

Meet the PAC Community

“PAC will not only be Parramatta’s leading acting school… it will be a community; a community of bold, empowered, sensitive creatives whose art and humanity are one.” – Nisrine Amine, Creative Director @ PAC