Starting Out: For Ages 5 – 8
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Starting Out: For Ages 5 - 8

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.

Studio Q Term 4 classes will proceed online via Zoom. Links will be emailed to enrolled students in the first week of term.

As well as that, we are proud to announce that Studio Q’s 2021 Annual Showcase will be moved online: For the first time, the students theatre skills have been adapted over Terms 3 and 4 to the screen, engaging with each other in performances across the mulitple screen interface on Zoom with creations of their own making. Performances will be created, rehearsed and pre-recorded by our talented young artists and access artists over the term, and then streamed for audiences on Saturday 27 November at 7.30pm. More information, including ticket prices and how to purchase and watch the zoom, will be available here in the weeks ahead. We hope you can join us!

Key Details

Dates & Times
Saturdays, 9:30am – 11:30am (LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE)

Term 4, 2021
Week 1 – 16 October
Week 2 – 23 October
Week 3 –  30 October
Week 4 – 6 November
Week 5 – 13 November
Week 6 – 20 November*
Week 7 – 27 November*
Week 8 – 4 December**

* Technical Rehearsals for the Studio Q Showcase will be held in Week 6, Term 4 on 20
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.

$204 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 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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