Access Ensemble: For Ages 18+ Living With Disability
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Access Ensemble: For Ages 18+ Living With Disability

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.

Q Theatre’s priority is to provide classes back at The Joan’s rehearsal rooms and stages. If health orders require otherwise, classes and performances will be adapted and go ahead in an online environment. An update on the Showcase format will be provided in early October.

Key Details

Dates & Times
Adults Ensemble: Fridays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Young Adults Ensemble: Fridays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Term 4, 2021
Week 1 – 15 October
Week 2 – 22 October
Week 3 –  29 October
Week 4 – 5 November
Week 5 – 12 November
Week 6 – 19 November*
Week 7 – 27 November*
Week 8 – 3 December**

* Technical Rehearsals for the Studio Q Showcase will be held in Week 6, Term 4 on 19
November; and Showcase Week 7, Saturday 27 November. Times announced closer to the dates.

**The final week of Term 4 will be a wrap class including ensemble reflection and Graduation.

$184 per student, per term
Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

More Information

Information Kit
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Terms and Conditions
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Click here to find out about accessibilty at The Joan

Please contact our Theatre Programs Coordinator, Ian Zammit on (02) 4723 7600 (Tuesdays, 1pm – 8pm or Wednesdays – Saturdays, 9am – 4:30pm) or email


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 

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Call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 to Secure Your Place Now!

A COVID-19 Safety Message

Were COVID SafeThe 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.

Please click here to view our full COVID Safe Plan and our new ticketing Terms and Conditions.

Please note safety measures may change. We regularly update our processes based on the latest government advice.

In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Thursday 30 September 2021.

This public health order is currently in place until 11.59pm on Thursday 30 September – and this could change at any time.