USING THEATRE TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE, HELPING THEM FIND THEIR VOICE, CREATE AND GROW
We believe in the power of drama. Not only can it increase self-confidence immeasurably, it enhances verbal and non-verbal communication, builds empathy and fuels the imagination. Yet despite its many benefits, drama is not prioritised in most schools. In an effort to make it more accessible to Gold Coast young people, ZigZag Theatre was born.
Working with the goal of empowering young people, we have created a space in which they can truly find their voices and use them, not only in their dramatic work but in all aspects of life, too.
We provide opportunities for performance within the Gold Coast community, along with pathways into professional work, for those keen on taking their interest further.
Beyond this, ZigZag offers a ‘home away from home’ where students form strong connections within their ensembles, exploring and expanding upon fundamental performance skills in a safe, supportive environment.
At ZigZag Theatre, we are curious. We push the boundaries of what theatre can be, challenging conventions and stepping into the unknown. And we support our students to trust their abilities and take those brave creative risks that really are transformative.
We welcome anyone aged between 5 and 18 years to join us and connect through theatre. ZigZag students create strong bonds, which foster trust and confidence within our friendly and inclusive space. This allows everyone to be true to themselves, which in turn assists with creative expression.
We are always growing our connections with the Gold Coast artistic community. We offer opportunities for young people to perform in public spaces and events and run customised workshops in schools and for charity organisations.
Underpinned by fundamental performance skills, our drama classes and workshops are tailored to suit the strengths and requirements of each unique ensemble.
We place much emphasis on the transferable life skills we know young people obtain from drama: increased confidence, self-esteem, compassion, empathy, language and communication skills, to name a few.
Our curious, collaborative approach to creating and teaching drama encourages each young person to feel comfortable trusting their ideas and abilities and ultimately taking creative risks. Our students are free to explore and express their thoughts, feelings and opinions – all of this inspiring the theatre we make. From this comes a greater understanding of the self and the world around us, not to mention innovative theatre with student voices at its heart, pushing artistic boundaries and provoking and enlightening audiences.
ZigZag Theatre weekly classes
ZigZag Theatre is a Gold Coast youth theatre company.
We deliver drama classes and workshops for ages 5–18 in a range of convenient locations.
Each holiday workshop has a specific theme and area of exploration, which can include improvisation, physical theatre, devising, clowning, script work, audition intensives, puppetry and mime.
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ZigZag Theatre runs a diverse range of customised workshops for young people.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent or even representing a business, we have something that is right for you. We will work closely with you to pinpoint your goal and tailor a workshop to fit accordingly.
Why ZIGZAG THEATRE?
Our drama classes and workshops offer an inclusive space for creative young people to form strong connections, work collaboratively with highly skilled tutors, and develop quality theatre and important life skills while learning to express themselves creatively.
We deliver weekly Acting and Drama and Musical Theatre classes during Gold Coast school term times. Our programs are tailor made to suit each and every class based off their strengths and areas for improvement. We know one size doesn’t fit all!
We are the best but also the most affordable in the business! We strive to make our classes as affordable as possible and offer payment plans and scholarships in particular circumstances. This is because we know the benefits the performing arts can bring to young people and don’t want money to act as a barrier! Contact us to find out more.
Variety of Locations
We teach in a variety of Gold Coast locations: Ashmore, Burleigh, Broadbeach, Coolangatta and Coomera. We also teach extra curricular drama at King’s Christian College Reedy Creek and Pimpama as well as at Palm Beach State School – Take a look, at out full time table here.
Range of Age Groups
Our kids’ drama classes and workshops span the ages of 5 to 18.
Our drama classes and workshops offer an inclusive space for ALL creative young people to form strong connections, work collaboratively with highly skilled tutors who are currently or have been professionals in the industry.
We offer holiday workshops and customised workshops for organisations and schools.