FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please feel free to get in touch.

Where can I find a class or workshop?

Our weekly classes are currently held in Ashmore, Burleigh, Coomera, Helensvale and Kirra Hill.  You can view our full timetable here. We are always looking to expand our location so if you know somewhere that will be a perfect fit, please let us know.

When can I enrol into a workshop?

We take enrolments for the upcoming term at the end of each previous one. Our classes and workshops follow the QLD school dates for terms/semesters.

Do you run termly or by semesters and how much do they cost?

Our ZigZag Tots, ZigZag Acting and Drama, Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre (Prep–Grade 6) drama classes run termly.

Our ZigZag Theatre Ensemble for Grades 7–12 is a semester-long training program.

To view the cost of all our programs, visit our classes and workshops page.

Am I able to trial a class before I enrol?

Of course! We run free trials in the first three weeks of term. Click here to view our free trial classes.

After this time, we close our doors so our ensembles can form strong connections, grow in confidence and feel brave enough to take creative risks. This is one of the things that makes us different from everyone else! 

How do I enrol into a class/workshop?

Simply visit here and select which class you’d like to enrol in and follow the instructions.

My child completed a class/workshop last term. Does their enrolment roll over to next term?

If your child is in one of our ZigZag Tots or ZigZag Primary classes, you will need to re-enrol them for the upcoming term.

If your child is in our ZigZag Theatre Ensemble, their enrolment will roll over from Term 1 to Term 2 and from Term 3 to Term 4, as this workshop is a semester-long commitment.

What does my child need to wear and bring?

They’ll need to wear clothes they can comfortably move around in. There’s a lot of physical activity in our drama classes, and that’s why we respectfully recommend they avoid dresses and skirts.

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle along, and ZigZag Theatre Ensemble participants will need a a pen and notebook too.

Who shall I contact if my child is going to be absent?

Please email us at info@zigzagtheatre.com or give us a call on 0439 299 062.

Are parents allowed to stay and watch?

Parents of our ZigZag Tots participants must stay and are encouraged to actively participate with their little one.

For parents of our ZigZag Primary and ZigZag Theatre Ensemble participants: unfortunately, not. Having an audience – particularly one they know – can add a performative element to classes, which can make some students feel less confident to contribute and perform before they’re ready.

Of course, there are some circumstances where exceptions are made, so please feel free to get in touch and have a chat with us about it.

Are there opportunities for me to see my child perform?

Yes! In our ZigZag Primary classes, we hold an open class in the final week of every term, and we’d love families to attend.Performances demonstrate the skills your child will have learnt and give you the opportunity to see these in practice. At the end of the year we hold an End-Of-Year Showcase so class participants can get a feel for a stage, lights and sound. 

In our ZigZag Theatre Ensemble workshops, there will also be the opportunity to see the students’ production at the end of each semester.

What is your cancellation policy?

Once you have enrolled in one of our classes, we cannot provide a refund.

In the unlikely event that we must cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund. 

Do you offer discounts?

We do offer a 10% discount for siblings. Please be sure to let us know at the time of enrolment.

What is the difference between Acting and Drama and Speech and Drama?

Acting and Drama focuses on the techniques and skills required in performance. Each term the tutor will work collaboratively with the young people exploring a new area of drama and theatre. 

Speech and Drama focuses on all forms of communication by engaging with a variety of forms including poetry, prose and play extracts in a range of styles from different periods. This class requires students to learn lines and perform at the Gold Coast Eisteddfods where there will be an additional cost. 

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