STUDIOQ COURSES run for 8 weeks each term, over 4 terms each year.

Each term is designed to build on the learning of the previous terms. Participants will be continually introduced to new skills, theatrical styles and performance approaches. The courses are designed as a full 8-week program: they are not drop-in courses, so ensure you have helped your young artist plan their term and their year ahead accordingly before booking.

At the end of each Semester participants have the opportunity to be part of a performance: in Term 2 our young artists present a free Show & Tell performance, sharing theatre exercises and activities they have been working on with their family and friends; and the Term 4 the StudioQ End of Year Showcase provides an opportunity for each course to perform a short (~10 minute) piece based on the ideas and skills they have developed throughout the year, presented in the Q Theatre and on sale to the General Public.

Courses at The Joan includes: 2x Starting Out courses (ages 5-8), 2x Stepping Up courses (ages 9-12), 2x Ignite course (ages 13-15), 1x Accelerate course (ages 16-18) and Access Ensemble courses (2x Friday morning Adults courses and 1 x Friday afternoon Teens course).

We consider running additional courses from time to time, if considerable interest is received during the booking period.

StudioQ 2018 Term Dates 

Term 1: Friday 16 February – Saturday 14 April*

Term 2: Friday 04 May – Saturday 23 June

Show & Tell Presentations: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June

Term 3: Friday 27 July – Saturday 22 September*

Term 4: Friday 19 October – Saturday 8 December

End of Year Showcase: Saturday 1 December, 2018

Final studioQ session for Term 4**: Friday 7 / Saturday 8 December 2018

* There are mid term breaks in Terms 1 and 3 in 2018: there will be no classes on Fri 30-Sat 31 March, and on Fri 24-Sat 25 August.

** The week following the Showcase is the final session of the Term 4 studioQ program, where participants can reflect together on their Showcase performance and their learning over 2018, and celebrate their work together.


Rates & Enrolment: click on the studioQ course links on the right side of this page for 2018’s rates.

All prospective participants are eligible to enrol for courses in StudioQ 2018, subject to availability. Booking and Enrolment for returning StudioQ participants opens on Monday 15 January, and opens for new students on Monday 22 January, 2018. Our online Enrolment Form link will be emailed to parents/guardians for completion, upon receipt of payment for the term/semester. Payment of fees and completion of our online Enrolment Form is required to enrol young artists into studioQ courses.



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)