Access Ensemble: performing arts for people with a disability

Our Access Ensemble performing arts courses are designed specifically to cater for people with mild to moderate physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Our participants regularly tell us that they love coming to studioQ, because:

  • our tutors are professional teaching artists who are eager to help participants express their ideas and get what they want out of a theatre training course;
  • they get to perform in a state-of-the-art theatre in front of a general public audience;
  • they gain skills, confidence and experience in a professional theatre environment, and…
  • they meet exciting new people, and make great friends.

Experience all the thrills and creative challenges of acting and live performance.  Each week our Access Ensemble participate in acting, music and movement exercises designed to stimulate the creative imagination and develop skills in personal and creative self expression. Across two semesters each ensemble moves towards developing a performance for public showing.

The Role of Carers: Some participants attend with carers and some attend individually. We encourage Carers to work with the teaching artists and take an active role in each sessions activities, to get the most out of the course and to add immensely to group engagement skills and the spirit behind our Access Ensemble courses. Keen Carers may even find themselves performing on stage in the end of semester showcases! Speak to the teaching artists early in the course to discuss how you may be able to contribute each term.


Adult “RED” & “ORANGE” Courses run on Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm (2x groups)

Teens “GREEN” Course runs on Fridays 1:30pm-3:30pm*

Course fees: $184 per term (or $320 for Semester 2, includes Terms 3 & 4)**

Enrolment Forms: upon payment you will receive your online Enrolment Form that covers both Terms 3 & 4. Complete the Enrolment Form, click submit and you will receive an email confirming your young artist’s enrolment in StudioQ.

*Afternoon courses now start at 1.30pm, not 1.00pm. Please contact Ian Zammit at The Joan if you have any questions (contact details in Enquiries below.)

** There are no longer Administration fees for StudioQ courses.

Click here for the Course Program & Dates


Booking & Enrolment: TERM 3 / SEMESTER 2 (Terms 3 & 4) 

Returning StudioQ participants can book at the Box Office from Monday 9 July;

New participants can book at the Box Office from Monday 16 July.



For course enquiries contact studioQ Coordinator Ian Zammit on 02 4723 7606 or (9.00am-4.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday during term time or Monday-Friday for the remainder of the year.)

For booking enquiries contact Angela Heckenberg at the Box Office on 02 4723 7600 (Box Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm)

Booking Terms and Conditions


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