"Both my kids attended and loved everything about it. My 6 year old son was the real surprise with how much he enjoyed it… [My daughter] - she’d come home just bubbling over with excitement from the day! This was her second program and she'd like to attend again." - Sam, Chapman


"My child loved the final performance and all the rehearsing they did leading up to it. He enjoyed the variety of activities he got to do e.g. singing, dancing and acting. He also liked the chance to make some new friends." - Neill, Evatt


"Both my children loved their first Budding Theatre holiday program. The activities and guidance with the children helped them go through the stages of group formation and performance, despite different personalities and ideas. The class size was perfect." - Stef, O'Malley



Budding Theatre stages several shows each year and offers drama classes for all ages. Our mission is to provide an inclusive space for playwrights, directors and performers of all ages and experience levels in Canberra.

Founder: Kirsty Budding


Budding Theatre Drama classes Canberra school holiday program


Our popular school holiday drama programs are run by qualified and experienced teachers who specialise in helping children express themselves and develop their performance skills...

Canberra drama classes for teens Budding Theatre


Our weekly drama class for teens offers a space for like-minded young people to develop advanced acting and performance skills, with courses ranging from tragic drama to musical theatre...

Adult Drama Classes Canberra Playwriting writing for the stage Budding Theatre


This year, we are offering Writing for the Stage - an opportunity for adults to explore the fun and exhilarating art of playwriting. Across six weeks, writers will develop new plays...

New writing and young talent


We have produced new plays, both short and full length, by playwrights from Canberra and around Australia. In addition, we produce the annual Canberra Youth Talent Show and Christmas productions which raise money for various charities. 

If you are interested in pitching an idea, having your work considered for performance, or getting involved in theatre in any way, please email an expression of interest to submissions@buddingtheatre.com


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