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Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is bringing glamour, laughs and song in one unforgettable night of live music.

Michael Griffiths isn’t going to let turning 40 stop his prolonged adolescence. His REALLY prolonged adolescence.

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Cancellation Policy

Tickets can be cancelled at any time up to 24 hours prior to date of the show. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations that do not comply with these conditions. Tickets must be cancelled online to a qualify for a refund. Login in to with your registration details to cancel.

Refunds and Returns Policy

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase or wish to cancel your reservation we will give you a 14 day money-back guarantee from the time you receive the goods. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within that time so that we can resolve any problems.

In Ovation Audition Techniques, students will learn a range of tips from industry professionals of how to audition for drama schools or for industry auditions in order to land a role.

Our Young Guns program is designed to enrich and extend the creativity of our students, it is dynamic and fun and gives students of all ages and skill levels the valuable and rare opportunity to work directly with professional artist and to be trained by the country’s best lecturers.

We been very fortunate to work with some of the best directors, producers and studio’s internationally.

Over the years, we have found work for many of our students  and furthered the careers of both children, up-and-coming teenagers, adults and established celebrities, who have starred in HUNDREDS of TV, Film, Theatre and Musical Productions along with commercials for TV and print campaigns! 

If you are looking for the best self-test audition services in Adelaide or South Australia we welcome you to Ovation.

Ovation’s professional screen test service come highly recommended from industry professionals including Australia’s top casting directors and agents.

Self-tests auditions for Australian actors are on the rise. Times have certainly changed over the last 10 years. An actor no longer needs to travel to America to do a pilot season stretch.

Most top Australian agents receive all the pilot briefs from American casting agents. This gives Australian actors the chance to audition for exciting TV shows and films made in the US on a more frequent basis.

At Ovation we conduct a large number of American pilot, movie, television or national or international self-test auditions.

Once we have seen an actor in our studio the self-test is sent off within moments to the client or agency. The benefits of filming a self-test audition at Ovation for the actor are:

  • You are in a professional studio environment which can help to contribute to a better performance.
  • You have a full hour allocated to perfect your scene (if needed) which means that you have time to warm-up as opposed to being thrown into a room with a casting director for a 15 minute audition.
  • You get to work the scene with a professional actor before putting it down on camera, you are also provided with feedback from actors with extensive experience in acting coaching for film and television.
  • We can provide both male and female readers for your audition. Our readers are trained in American Accent.
  • You leave the audition having recorded a polished performance.
  • Your self-test is professionally edited by our in-house editing team.
  • Both you and your agent/ the client have access to an electronic copy of the audition.
  • We can also provide private tuition for those who would like to work their scene/character or accent prior to conducting a self-test. $80 per hour.

Since opening this service we have had many actors come in to self-test for incredible TV and film opportunities. Many of those actors have won or come close to winning the roles or coming very close. We look forward to seeing you soon with your self-test.

Contact us if you have multiple scenes and feel you may require longer. To book call 0416011643 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!

What makes Ovation Centre of Performing Arts so unique is its close association with TCM casting agency and the industry ties that come with that relationship.  

Ovation prepares students of all ages to enter the industry exceptionally well prepared to work professionally across many different platforms along with providing genuine career guidance.

Students receive in-depth analysis of work from their tutors and are presented with many professional connections and opportunities.

By signing up to Ovation students have the chance to attend various casting showcases throughout the year and access to our unique referral service in order to be considered for national and international representation with TCM Agency.  

TCM is one of the leading casting agencies in Australia and work with many of the highest profile Actors, Directors, Producers and Agents, becoming an invaluable resource when it comes to finding talent. 

This puts our Ovation students in a unique position connecting them to the world as TCM is an international company with a management division in Hollywood, LA and Sydney, Australia.

TCM represents talent and actors of all ages for film; television, stage, musical theatre; presenting, voice-over and print work and also run a production division booking talent for live entertainment.

The best news is you can now be based anywhere in South Australia to access this amazing opportunity!

If you live in SA and would like to seek representation please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 0416011643 for consideration.

Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the exciting news that we are a finalist in The Brand SA Awards. Ovation is in the running to win two different awards after being nominated for both the Arts award and also the Education category sponsored by Flinders University.

Brand SA's awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and promote the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to South Australia. The Award is presented by the Government of South Australia.

Ovation is Adelaide & Mount Gambier's centre of excellence for Acting, Musical Theatre, & much more!

Come and discover why Ovation is SA’s premier performing Arts School!

Don't think twice! Sign up to one of our classes today!

Ph: call 0416011643 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Young people are the future of this country. Cultivating their creative energies, passion and sense of engagement is fundamental for the success of their own lives and for the economic and cultural vitality of our communities"
Sir Ken Robinson

Ovation has created a new scheme to develop young artistic talent through a scholarship program.

Ovation has long been the advocate of building communities that are creative, resilient and capable through arts and cultural practice.

Our Building of a Community through Scholarships programme has been designed to recognise, encourage, and support talented individuals pursuing an education and career in the performing arts. Our scholarships are granted to students who are excelling in the performing arts. Ovation’s work is also motivated by the need to improve access for all young Australians to participation in the arts, regardless of economic or geographic barriers.

The programme also enables disadvantaged and low SES youth to reach their full potential through receiving a quality arts education relevant to their needs. In times of economic down turn Ovation has evolved into a place where youth come to learn, perform, play, socialise and connect.

In order to facilitate the programme Ovation has established partnerships with a range of organisations such as Rotary Club and corporate and community support. You can also make a difference to the lives of these young people by personally donating to Ovation’s Scholarship Fund. You can ensure a child can look forward to and enjoy a quality after school program as most other children do, as well as acquiring some useful life skills in the process.

Each scholarship is designed to be used for professional development.

Rotary Club Scholarship for Performing Arts

If you are an applicant wanting to apply or a corporate entity or believe in the transformative power of the arts and wish to donate toward the program please contact Ovation on 0416011643 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications for our Rotary Club Scholarship for Performing Arts are now open until the 1st of July 2015. Ovation believes that poverty, social exclusion and disadvantage shouldn’t mean the end of personal goals and ambition, and is encouraging young people (aged 7-24) to ‘dare to dream’ by applying for the Rotary Scholarship for Performing Arts. The aim of this scholarship is to make the performing arts more accessible to low SES students and increase their opportunities to pursue a career in the performing arts and is available to support regional, remote and very remote communities and youth. An outreach program will be available in order to assist identify students with potential and Ovation urges all to apply.



6 youth from disadvantaged backgrounds will gain a yearlong scholarship to participate in any program of their choice at Ovation Centre of Performing Arts.

Who is eligible?
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Live in Mount Gambier OR surrounds
  • Be from a financially/socially disadvantaged background. Applicants must provide written evidence of financial disadvantage (eg Centrelink documentation)
  • Be aged 24 years or under
  • Be able to demonstrate talent, passion or seek professional development passion or skill in a chosen area (eg. acting, musical theatre, backstage and other areas related to the performing arts


All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Ovation’s Funding Officer prior to submission. Limited consult times are available, bookings are essential. Please note: only one consult per person.

Application close:

Contact us to get more info for 2017. Completed applications can be submitted via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post. Please see below:

Ovation Centre of Performing Arts
P.O Box 8152
Mount Gambier East 5291

Click here to download the application form

Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is proud to announce that after sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hobart, Auckland, Brisbane and Edinburgh Fringe where he earned five stars, Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths will be joining Ovation’s teaching team in 2015.

Michael draws upon many diverse disciplines in his approach to teaching voice. Ovation’s singing classes are perfect for the singer who wants to work towards a career in the performing arts, either part or full-time. In your completely tailored private lessons, you will work with Michael towards all of your personal and career oriented goals.

This is the ultimate opportunity for the budding singers and musical theatre stars of the future!

*Michael is delighted to join the creative team as Ovation’s leading singing lecturer but please note that due to Michael’s busy touring schedule, only a limited number of places are available!


To book your spot at our Adelaide Centre or to be a part of our regional workshops please contact 0416011643 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your place today.

Reviews from Michael’s solo shows:

“I saw one man bring an entire world to life with just a piano, a stool and his genius.”

Rick Elice, Co-Writer Jersey Boys

“Do yourself a favour and try to see this slice of cabaret pop perfection.”

Weekend West, Perth

“A remarkable performer himself, Griffiths not only has a fullsome voice and total mastery of the keyboard, but he plays with heart-rending passion that breathes new life into the songs that have entranced millions of fans for more than three decades”.

Australian Stage

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