Join us in Term 1 2019 for a NEW COURSE - TINY TRIPLE THREATS! This course is designed for very young performers ages 3-5 and classes take place with parents/guardians present (parents can be as involved as they like depending on their child’s needs). Each week, tiny triple threats will learn new songs, choreography and basic lines that link together songs as we work towards the cutest final show ever for family and friends!

Parents/guardians will also be supplied with all recordings so that tiny triple threats can have fun practising at home between classes.

Taught by playwright/director Kirsty Budding who writes unique shows for every course.

Term 1 class dates 2019 (classes run Sundays 1-2pm, Weeks 1-9 of school term 1)

The following is a general outline; the course will be adapted based on student needs and engagement.

  • Sunday 10 February: Orientation fun and Song 1: Never Smile at a Crocodile

  • Sunday 17 February: Rehearsal: Never Smile at a Crocodile plus NEW song & routine BOB THE BUILDER

  • Sunday 24 February: Development of Bob the Builder routine and song

  • Sunday 3 March: Re-cap and NEW lines —> the scene that ties together the first two songs! (Bob the Builder goes on holiday to Never Land -who knew?)


  • Sunday 17 March: Tiny Triple Threats FREE CHOICE next song and connecting scene (we will vote on this early in the course!)

  • Sunday 24 March: Full run of show Off script with choreography and scenes

  • Sunday 31 March: Dress rehearsal; polishing voice, choreography and lines

  • Sunday 7 April: Dress rehearsal and free public performance

    Sunday 7 April: Dress rehearsal and FREE public performance!
    ARRIVE 12 noon and SHOW OPENS 12.30pm at the 140 seat BELCONNEN THEATRE as part of SHOWCASE DAY - BOOK SEATS HERE

    2019 FEES: $275 per term

  • Classes: Playing Field Studio, corner of Barry Drive & Kingsley St, Acton. Enter via Canberra Dance Theatre.

Prerequisite: This course is for beginners who wish to develop performance skills and confidence and make friends!


“My daughter attended the Peter Pan drama class in Term 3 of 2018 and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Highly recommend Budding theatre programs.” - Cindy, Oxley

Although my son has always loved drama he has sometimes been a bit blasé about rehearsals. However, he now counts down the days until the next rehearsal for A Christmas Carol. Thank you! - James, Watson

“My daughter has had a great time performing and participating in classes with Budding Theatre. She gets along well with the other kids and it's a comfortable inclusive atmosphere.” - Ainslie, Wanniassa

“We have found Budding Theatre to be very professional, uses excellent communication methods, produces theatre productions of a high quality that the kids love performing in!” - Sarah, Macgregor

My child really enjoyed her very first experience in drama and looked forward to it every week. - Megan, Curtin

“I have been performing with Budding Theatre for 4 years this year and I love it so much. When I started I had little to no performance experience and was very shy. I have now developed my skills and made friends I’ll have for a long time.” - Breanna, Macgregor

Tutor: Kirsty Budding BA DipEd MSt (ANU). Kirsty lives and works in Canberra as a theatre producer and teacher. She has been shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award (2008) and has won the Canberra New Playwright’s Award (2008); the Canberra Area Theatre Award for Best Original Work (2014); and the Short+Sweet Festival Best Script Award (2016). More recently, Kirsty was a semi-finalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles. Kirsty’s playwriting appears in The Voices Project: Encore Edition (2015) published by Currency Press, Sydney and her anthology of monologues Paper Cuts: Comedic and Satirical Monologues for Audition or Performance (2017) is published by Blemish Books, Canberra. Kirsty has produced and directed a range of youth and adult productions (most recently in 2018 Little Women, Miracle on 34th St, Peter Pan, The Importance of Being Earnest) and is currently working on a new collection of monologues for children and teens to be published in Australia and the US in 2019.