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.

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 - 26 <br>and 26+

Access Ensemble:
For Ages
18 - 26
and 26+

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Studio Q:<br>Showcase 2020

Studio Q:
Showcase 2020

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Play it Penrith (Online):<br>For Ages 18+

Play it Penrith (Online):
For Ages 18+

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Speak the Speech (Online):<br>For Ages<br>16 - 18

Speak the Speech (Online):
For Ages
16 - 18

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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:

Click here to download the Studio Q program information kit for Term 4, 2020.

Click here to read about our Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Click here to download our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Studio Q: Showcase 2020

ONLINE STREAM PRESENTATION

In a first for Studio Q, we will be pre-recording the performances of our students in preparation for an Online Stream event to share with our community. Families and friends can share in the performances in the safety and comfort of their own homes, and students have the chance to see their own performance with their ensemble. We are proud to provide this new experience of Studio Q talented students!

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Stage Door: Online Workshops

Stage Door is an online theatre and performance training program.

Participants attend drop-in or deep dive online workshops to learn new skills and work towards a new performance outcome.

Stay tuned for more information about our online workshops for Term 4, 2020.

Access: For Ages 18- 26 and 26 Living with Disability

Studio Q (Face-to-Face Workshops)

Click here to download the Studio Q program information kit for Term 4, 2020.

Click here to read about our Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Click here to download our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Penrith 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. 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

Click here to Apply for a Creative Kids Voucher