1006098_703861156319268_1156717609585777269_nAppleburne Workshops will be offering 3 after school workshops this Fall starting in September 2016!

These workshops will be held in Prospect Heights, BK and will focus on creative writing, theatrical and movement based performance and original story building.

Fall workshops will begin September 7th and run through Nov. 16th.  Enrollment will begin July 15th at 7:30am.

Stay tuned for more info!


Appleburne’s April Workshop


Appleburne is excited to start a 6 week workshop at our new location, Tykes in the Heights.  Here’s all the info!

Title: Intro to Theater Games
Starts: Tuesday, April 5th at 2:40pm-5pm (skipping April 26th)
Ends: Tuesday, May 17th
Price: $250
Description:  In this 6 week class, students will learn the basics of improvisational acting and role play.  This class will be a fun way for students to explore acting through creative theater games and costume play without the pressures of a final performance.  There will also be fun warm ups, movement exercises and stories!
Location: Tykes in the Heights (663 Vanderbilt Ave)
P.S. 9 Pickup is available

Email to reserve a spot!

Appleburne Birthday Parties!

420073_341829199189134_808803755_n Looking for entertainment for your child’s birthday party?!  Look no further!  Appleburne does fun interactive birthday party workshops! If your child would like a specific theme let us know as we can prepare our material around that (ex. Pirate, Adventure, Princess, Treasure Hunt, Crafting…etc. )

A 45 minute birthday workshop for up to 10 kids is $375.  This includes a blend of theater and movement games, an original story based on a theme and it all ends with a Treasure Hunt that leads to the cake/cupcakes or goodie bags!
Let us know specifics and we can always adapt our stories, games and activities based on what your looking for!  Email us at Appleburne[at]gmail[dot]com.


Appleburne’s March 8th Workshop!

Students from our Imagining Stories workshop!

Hello!  Appleburne is offering a one day workshop on March 8th for 4-5 year olds.  The workshop will be held at The Launchpad, which is a non for profit establishment in BK.  We’ll be doing theater games, fun exercises and even some singing!  There will be a snack break so please pack an extra snack for your child.  For more information and to reserve a spot in the class please email us at!

Learn, Play, DANCE! Appleburne Does Children’s Parties!

Orin's costume party in Brooklyn!

Appleburne Workshops would love to perform at your child’s next birthday party!  Through story building, movement and improv games, our goal is to use your child’s creative ideas in a fun and productive way.  We’ll build a story, dance or song using suggestions from our young audience as well as teaching them the importance of character and voice.  We have a lot of fun sharing our collective backgrounds and performing for young captive audiences!  Please email us at for more information!

Come join us!

Who we are

The Girl: Hayley Swinburne graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College.  She has danced internationally in Burgos, Spain and Western Australia performing works by Mats Ek, Jose Limon, Nacho Duato and George Balanchine. Hayley dances professionally in NYC and recently was a guest artist with IsadoraNOW. She is represented by CHIC Model Agency and studies weekly with vocal coach Mary Rogers. Hayley currently teaches ballet full time to children and teens at Cobble Hill Ballet School.
The Boy:  Willy Appelman graduated from Skidmore College, where he studied Theatre and Business.   Since moving to New York, Willy has produced and hosted weekly stand up shows with producers and performers from The Daily Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and HBO.  He performs weekly at The Magnet Theater as well as with Pipeline Theatre Company. He writes and produces videos with Apple Comedy and Curious Three Productions. Willy has studied improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, UCB and The Magnet Theatre.