We're a diverse company staging everything from youth theatre to short play showcases and full length works in Canberra. We provide mentoring and work experience placements for students, as well as professional learning programs for teachers through the Teacher Quality Institute. Our production work is complemented by popular education programs for children. We welcome those experienced as well as those wishing to try something new..
IN THE NEWS
STAGE WHISPERS: Brexit, written and directed by Kirsty Budding, won Best Script. The play is a well-constructed examination of an argument at a bus stop... READ MORE
CITY NEWS: The coveted Best Script Award went to Kirsty Budding’s play “Brexit”, which explored the motivations and alliances that the UK’s vote to leave the EU brought to the fore... READ MORE
CITY NEWS: SEVENTEEN year-old singer Kaitlin Nihill, a familiar face in Canberra musicals, took home the $1000 grand prize in The Canberra Youth Talent Show, it was announced last Saturday... READ MORE
We are developing a new full-length play by talented local writer, Greg Gould. After the death of a wealthy real estate tycoon, his dysfunctional family gather to claim their inheritance. READ MORE
Holiday Program and Term 2 classes are now open for enolment! Catering to ages 3-16 and offered in three locations, there's something for everyone!
We are accepting applications from local high school and college students to work on our next production. Please email us for further information.
"As well as being theatre for fun, this proved to be theatre with a conscience." - City News
"Budding has the ability to make a major contribution to theatre in Canberra." - RiotAct
"Budding Theatre is a valuable new development in Canberra." - Canberra Critics Circle
"Excellent comedy." - Sydney Arts Guide
"Well written and very entertaining." - BMA Magazine
"Kirsty Budding is a name to watch." - Stage Whispers