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 them get what they want out of the 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.

In Term 4, the young artists from all studioQ courses come together to present their End of Year Showcase on the Q Theatre stage at The Joan. It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents, supporters and the young artists’ peers to see the range of talents and skills the participants have to show and a time to wrap 2017 together. Tickets go on sale this November – watch this space for details.

Course Fees: $175 term / $300 semester

Administration fee per term: $10 (covers all courses attended in the same term)

Our Adult Courses run on Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm (2x classes): booking available soon (see below)

Our Teen Course runs on Fridays 1pm – 3pm: booking available soon (see below)

Course Dates: October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1.

End of Year Showcase: Saturday December 2

Public booking & enrolment (both Individuals and Organisations) for Term 4 opens Tuesday 3 October 2017.



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

The Role of Carers:

Some participants attend with carers and some attend individually.  Carers are encouraged to take an active role in each session and may even find themselves performing on stage in the end of semester showcases! Tutors work closely with carers to ensure that participants get the most out of the course.

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