23 Jul - 03 Dec 2022
120 Minutes
$204 - $320

Starting Out:
For Ages 5 – 8

Semester 2, 2022

Jam-packed full of creative play, join our professional teaching artists as they lead you on a journey of discovery, covering the fundamentals of acting, storytelling and stagecraft.

Run across an 8-week term, this theatre and performance training program will help you start out in developing the confidence, stamina and imagination essential for all young actors aged 5 – 8, whilst working towards a performance outcome.

Across Semester 2, all Studio Q classes will devise a 7 – 10 minute work to present at the Annual Studio Q Showcase on Saturday 26 November 2022. Stay tuned – more information will be available closer to the date.

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

Click Here to Download the Information Kit



Term 3
Each Saturday, 23 July – 17 September 2022*
Participate in our Morning Class, 9:30am – 11:30am, or our Afternoon Class, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Term 4
Each Saturday, 15 October – 3 December 2022*
Participate in our Morning Class, 9:30am – 11:30am, or our Afternoon Class, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Please note, the following:

Term 3
*Due to Mid-Term Break, no classes will be held on Saturday 27 August.

Term 4
*Technical Rehearsals for the Studio Q Showcase will be held during regular class times on Saturday 19 November (Week 6);
*The Studio Q Showcase will be presented on Saturday 26 November (Week 7). Show and call times will be announced closer to the date;
*The End of Year Wrap Party will take place during the morning time slot (9:30am – 12:30pm) for all classes on Saturday 3 December.

Enrol Now

Enrol in Semester 2 now and experience a number of benefits including:

  • Huge discounts – Save up to $216 (depending on the Studio Q course);
  • Guaranteed place in your preferred course – For the second half of 2022.

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

Book Now

To book for a Studio Q class please call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 and select ‘Extension 3’.

We accept Creative Kids Vouchers and NDIS Funds. If you wish to use a Creative Kids Voucher or have NDIS funds, please have this information ready and let Box Office know when booking.

For all non-booking enquiries, including course material, notification of absence, or scheduling questions please email creativelearning@penrith.city or call (02) 4723 7600 and select ‘Extension 3’.

For information on our Box Office hours, please click here.

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 health and safety of everyone at PP&VA venues including The Joan remains our top priority, and we’re grateful to our community for working together to help keep everyone safe. We follow NSW Government Health advice as well as our own risk assessment processes and policies to ensure we are providing the safest conditions for our audiences, visitors, volunteers, students and staff.

Here’s what you need to know about visiting The Joan:

  • We strongly recommend that all visitors be fully vaccinated.
  • We strongly recommend face masks are worn by all over 12 (unless exempt) and are encouraged for those under 12 years of age as well.
  • Please check in using our QR code – it’s not required but it helps in identifying exposure sites.
  • We strongly recommend patrons to maintain a safe social distance, you may move to seats away from others once the audience is seated. If in doubt our friendly ushers are there to help.

And remember,

  • Our air conditioning system has a UVC system in place for added sanitation and safety; and
  • By staying local, you decrease your travel and exposure to risk!

We encourage everyone to take precautions and to monitor your health to ensure we all stay safe. Please check the Health and Safety Guidelines for more detailed information.

Click here for more information

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