Budding Theatre's highly-subscribed kids and teen drama classes, school holiday programs and productions in Canberra promote confidence, creativity and community. Founded by playwright and producer Kirsty Budding, we specialise in production-focused term courses like Cinderella, Oliver Twist, Peter Pan, and Romeo & Juliet, where performers learn practical skills while working towards public theatre performances. Likewise, our themed school holiday programs give performers practical stage skills as they use their imaginations to create plays with themes like Heroes & Villains, Myth & Fantasy, Comedy & Clowning and Music & Magic. Adult performers also find a range of opportunities through the Company: our open productions welcome new and experienced actors of all ages from 5-80+. For upcoming opportunities, please join our VIP mailing list.
“WE BELIEVE DRAMA IS FOR EVERYONE, WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL WISHES TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR OR just DEVELOP CONFIDENCE AND HAVE FUN. THIS IS WHY OUR COMPANY FOSTERS AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY THAT WELCOMES NEW AND EXPERIENCED PERFORMERS OF ALL AGES. FOR PERSONAL GROWTH, NEW FRIENDSHIPS & MEMORIES, BUDDING THEATRE PROVIDES a space to perform, inspire and grow.”
Our work wouldn’t be possible without a team of tutors, creatives, and a community of artists who volunteer behind the scenes.
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Our generous performers, crew and audiences have contributed to the following company donations.
If you have a suggestion for a charity that should receive our support, please email Kirsty@buddingtheatre.com