Learning

Learning

Theatre doesn’t grow on trees. But it grows here in Penrith.

Q Theatre‘s drop in and deep dive workshops are made for a wide range of people. We’re here for beginners hoping to learn the basics, emerging artists making the leap to professional practice and professionals wanting to stay sharp. We have weekly workshops for creative people of all ages and various needs. Below is a few of our current courses on offer.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of our community members are unable to leave home at this time. So for Term 4, Studio Q has adapted our theatre training classes to an online environment: a new perspective and group of activities to engage, create and develop theatre practice to the Zoom internet platform. Class times and fees have remained the same and we are delighted to welcome teachers from our Terms 1 – 4 courses as well as a few new faces.  Our teachers have developed courses that take into consideration the rigours of attending Zoom classes for our students, as well as the approaching theatre activities with the eye on the screen format the students will be exploring. 

For more information click on the class that interests you below, or download the Information Kit and Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions please  contact Theatre Programs Coordinator Ian Zammit at ian.zammit@penrith.city

Studio Q: Face-to-Face Workshops

Starting Out: For Ages 5 - 8

Starting Out: For Ages 5 - 8

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Stepping Up: For Ages <br>9 - 12

Stepping Up: For Ages
9 - 12

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Ignite: <br>For Ages <br>13 - 15

Ignite:
For Ages
13 - 15

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Accelerate: For Ages <br>16 - 18

Accelerate: For Ages
16 - 18

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Access Ensemble: <br>For Ages <br>18+ Living With Disability

Access Ensemble:
For Ages
18+ Living With Disability

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What's On at The Joan

What's On at The Joan

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Penrith Con Music Classes

Penrith Con Music Classes

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What's On at Penrith Regional Gallery

What's On at Penrith Regional Gallery

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Studio Q: Face-to-Face Workshops

Studio Q is a face-to-face theatre and performance training program.

Participants attend a weekly workshop across an 8-week term to learn new skills and work towards a new performance outcome. Classes currently offered include:

Important Information

  • Accessibility: Click here to find out about accessibilty at The Joan.
  • Information Kit: Click here to download our Information Kit as a PDF or click here to download a Word version
  • Terms and Conditions: Click here to download our Information Kit as a PDF or click here to download a Word version
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan: Please see the section below for full information on our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Click here to download a copy of the plan or click here to fill out our COVID-19 form. N.B: According to the latest update from NSW Health, all staff and visitors (12 years and older) must wear masks inside The Joan – effective from 5pm on 6 May to 12.01am on 10 May. All of us here at Q Theatre will be wearing them too.
Accessible Workshops

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.

We are proud to offer two onsite programs as part of our Studio Q Access Ensemble. Choose from:

Support workers are welcome to sit in on all workshops.

Important Information

  • Accessibility: Click here to find out about accessibilty at The Joan.
  • Information Kit: Click here to download our Information Kit as a PDF or click here to download a Word version
  • Terms and Conditions: Click here to download our Information Kit as a PDF or click here to download a Word version
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan: Please see the section below for full information on our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Click here to download a copy of the plan or click here to fill out our COVID-19 form. 
COVID-19 Safety Plan

Were COVID SafePenrith Performing & Visual Arts has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan in compliance with the NSW State Government to ensure that we operate safely and in accordance with health orders at all times. The main points are as follows:

Venue Capacity Limits 

  • Each studio will be restricted to students and teaching artists only.
  • Restrictions will be implemented in our waiting areas too. We request that waiting areas are reserved only for students waiting for their lesson to commence. If parents need to be on premises during a lesson we ask that they wait in the Atrium Foyer on ground level. Students should only enter the building just before their lesson.
  • Where necessary, courses will be allocated larger rooms to enable us to keep a 1.5 metre distance. All students and teaching artists will be asked to project voices away from each other e.g. facing the wall.
  • Please maintain a safe distance within the studios between teaching artists and students.

Keeping Studio Q COVID-Safe 

  • It is imperative that if you are unwell or experiencing symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever, that you stay at home. Please do not enter the building if you have been overseas in the last month, if you are awaiting test results of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19. This applies to all staff, students and parents/carers. Students may will be refused a lesson if they answer yes to any of the above screening questions each week. Our terms and conditions of enrolment have also been updated to reflect this – in enrolling you are committing to maintaining these conditions throughout the term.
  • Should you at any stage this term develop symptoms or receive a positive result for COVID-19 test, please contact Q Theatre management immediately (details below), and click here to complete a form.
  • Everyone entering the building MUST use the hand sanitiser provided before and after each lesson, as well as any time they enter or leave the building.
  • Teaching artists will use disinfecting wipes to sanitise all equipment before and after each lesson.
  • We strongly advise students against the use of public transport when traveling to The Joan.

You are welcome to download the full COVID-19 Safety Plan here.

Creative Kids Voucher

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your $100 voucher with us. Vouchers can be redeemed in person or 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