10 Oct - 28 Nov
180 Minutes
$302.40 - $568

For Ages 16 – 18

Semester 2, 2023

Accelerate your performance skills with our workshop program designed to help young artists aged 16 – 18 develop their theatre skills and creativity.

Led by a professional teaching artist, throughout the course you will explore contemporary performance techniques based on current industry practices and learn creative strategies to help pave the way for establishing practice as an emerging artist.

This course is the perfect complement to HSC Drama studies and a valuable tool in tertiary performance training preparation. Students from Accelerate have gone on to participate in Q Theatre’s emerging and professional artists programs including OriginateArtsLab Western and North West Sydney and Q Theatre Lab.

Semester 2 concludes with Studio Q’s Annual Showcase event on Saturday 25 November, in which the participants in each course present an original performance in front of an audience on the Q Theatre stage. Tickets for this event will be sold through The Joan’s Box Office. Stay tuned – more information will be available closer to the date.

We offer discounts for students who enrol and pay for the entire Semester upfront and sibling discounts for each additional sibling enrolled in any Studio Q course. Please scroll down to our ‘Payment Options and Savings’ section for full details.


Please download and read our Studio Q Information Kit prior to enrolling in Studio Q.

Click Here to Download Our Semester 2 Information Kit

If you have any course related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at creativelearning@penrith.city

For all booking related questions, please visit or contact Box Office (02) 4723 7600. For information on our Box Office hours, please click here.

Term 4
Each Tuesday (10 October – 28 November), 4:30pm –  7:30pm**

Please note, the following:
*Due to Mid-Term Breakno classes will be held on Tuesday 5 September.
**Technical Rehearsals for the Studio Q Showcase will be held the morning of Saturday 25 November (Week 7). The Accelerate class will present an original performance at the Studio Q Showcase on Saturday 25 November (Week 7) – show and call times will be announced closer to the date.

Payment Options and Savings


Enrol for Semester 2 (Terms 3 and 4) up front and experience a number of benefits including:

  • Huge discounts – Save up to $234 (depending on the Studio Q course);
  • Guaranteed place in your preferred course – For the second half of 2023.

Students are also welcome to enrol for the Term only, if flexibility on a term-by-term basis is required.


We offer discounts for families who enrol more than one child in any of our Studio Q courses including Starting Out, Stepping Up, Ignite, Accelerate or the Access Ensemble. Please note, this discount is valid when siblings from the same family enrol in the same term or semester, and applies to the second child onwards.

Sibling discounts are only available through Box Office over the phone or in-person. Please call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or visit us to take advantage of this offer.

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Sibling discounts are only available through Box Office over the phone or in-person. Please call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or visit us to take advantage of this offer.

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