Theatre Residency Week | Brisbane Acting Camp | Queensland Theatre


Monday 24 September –Saturday 29 September 2018.

Now in its 48th year, Theatre Residency week (TRW) is the longest running theatre program of its kind in Australia. Over the years it has been attended by some of Australia’s leading theatre artists, including Deborah Mailman, Wesley Enoch, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Bishop and Veronica Neave.

What is Theatre Residency Week?

Theatre Residency Week (TRW) is a week-long intensive theatre camp for students in years 9-12. Students live on campus at Stuartholme School in its boarding facilities and spend each day developing their acting skills, with workshops and activities. Students work towards creating a group performance for a live audience, which families and friends can come watch on the final day. In the evening, students are engaged in an exciting social and cultural program, including excursions to see live theatre and opportunities to network with leading artists from Queensland Theatre. It is held each year in the September school holidays and is attended by students from all over Australia.

When and where?

Theatre Residency Week will run from 4pm, Monday 24 September – 9am, Saturday 29 September 2018. It is held at Stuartholme School, Toowong.

How is it supervised?

In the daily workshop program, students choose core group activities to suit their interests. Each of these core groups (usually a maximum of 20 students) are taught by experienced Teaching Artists, carefully selected by Queensland Theatre. For their pastoral care, they are divided into House Parent Groups of approximately 20 students. Each House Parent is experienced in working with young people and we ensure a number of House Parents have First Aid Training, with a fully qualified First Aid Officer onsite at all times. All staff on site at TRW hold Blue Cards and have successfully completed a Working with Children Check by the Queensland Government. Students are supervised at all times and Queensland Theatre exercises their utmost duty of care in the undertaking of the week, but also ask students to exhibit their best self-care and respect at all times.

How much?

Cost: $885


  • Core Group and Afternoon Workshop tuition (over 40 hours of class time)
  • All-inclusive evening social and cultural program, including networking opportunities, a theatre panel with Queensland Theatre actors and staff and all social activities.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in dorm style rooms
  • All meals (including morning and afternoon tea)
  • Tickets to a mainstage theatre production and 1 touring in-school show
  • Tickets for family members to attend the TRW Showcase on the    final day
  • Various scholarships are available.

To register:

Bookings for Theatre Residency Week for 2018 will open in January.

To be placed on the TRW mailing list, please contact Laurel Collins, Programming Coordinator, on or (07) 3010 7606.


For more information:

If you have any questions about TRW or Scholarships, please contact Laurel Collins, Programming Coordinator, on or (07) 3010 7606.

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