04 Feb - 17 Jun 2022
120 Minutes
$184 - $320

Access Ensemble:
For Ages 18+ Living with Disability

Semester 1, 2022

Access acting, music and movement exercises designed to stimulate the creative imagination and develop skills in personal and creative self expression. Designed to cater for people with mild to moderate physical and/or intellectual disability, these workshops are a fantastic weekly creative outlet, which allow participants to work towards a performance outcome.

Run over an 8-week term, we are proud to offer two programs as part of our Access Ensemble. Choose from:

  • Young Adults Ensemble for emerging artists aged 18 -26
  • Adults Ensemble for artists aged 26+

Support workers are welcome to sit in on all workshops.

Click here to view our 2021 Studio Q Online Showcase, first streamed on Saturday 27 November 2021, to see what you can achieve by being a part of our Accelerate class.

Studio Q classes will be proceeding in-person at The Joan in 2022. Should the current NSW Health Order change and restrict activities on site at The Joan, classes will instead be delivered online via Zoom.

Before enrolling in Studio Q 2022, please download and read the Studio Q Information Kit including the Terms & Conditions and Covid Safety Plan, and contact us if you have any questions at creativelearning@penrith.city

Studio Q Information Kit and Terms & Conditions


Term 1
Each Friday, 4 February 2022 1 April 2022
Adults Ensemble (Ages 18 – 26): 10:30am 12:30pm
Young Adults Ensemble (Ages 18+): 1:30pm 3:30pm

Term 2
Each Friday, 29 April 2022 – 17 June 2022
Adults Ensemble (Ages 18 – 26): 10:30am 12:30pm
Young Adults Ensemble (Ages 18+): 1:30pm 3:30pm

All Acccess Ensemble students will participate in a Special Presentation on Friday 17 June 2022, 10:30am – 12:30pm, as their final class for the semester. More details will be available closer to the date.


Enrollments for our Access Ensemble are available through The Joan’s Box Office*.

  • Phone: Call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600; or
  • In Person: Visit Box Office at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith

(Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted – Scroll Down to Find Out More)

Please Note, enrollments for Term 1 close on Friday, 21 January at 5pm.

Creative Kids Vouchers

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your $100 voucher with us. Vouchers can be redeemed by calling the Box Office on (02) 4723 7600.

Click here to Apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit service.nsw.gov.au 

COVID Safety

The Joan is a registered COVID Safe venue and is following strict NSW Government guidelines and expert public health advice. Your health and safety is our priority.

The Joan is now open, under the current Public Health Order.

Please note, all visitors (patrons, artists, students, contractors, staff, volunteers and other personnel) must comply with current Public Health Orders and PP&VA Policy when entering our venues.

A person* must be fully vaccinated in order to enter PP&VA venues, and must provide proof of this, or a medical contraindication certificate. This applies under the current Public Health Order until 15 December 2021, and under PP&VA policy, for ticketed events, in place until at least 31 December 2021.

Under the current Public Health Order:

  • QR Code check-in on entry. Staff are available for assistance, and a manual option is available for those unable to register online.
  • Masks must be worn by all people over the age of 12 years
  • Alcohol may only be consumed while seated

* People aged under 16 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated family member. Proof of vaccination must be provided.

Please click on the button below to download the Studio Q Information Kit including the Terms & Conditions and Covid Safety Plan.

Studio Q Information Kit Button

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