Youth Theatre2024-01-28T21:20:38+10:00

Crete Street Studio

Welcome to Crete Street Studio – BTG’s exciting Youth Theatre Programme.

We are looking forward to the benefits this programme has for our students, whether it be assisting them at school, developing skills for their future careers, or just exploring their hobbies and passions. We welcome you to the Crete Street family whether you are a returning student, or a fresh face.

Crete Street Studio classes are designed by the tutors themselves, with consultation from the BTG Committee and educational experts. Student outcomes are at the forefront of our programme, which are drawn from the Australian Curriculum. Each class throughout the year will be striving to achieve measurable learning goals.

In 2024, we are offering three streams:

  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • JETS (Under 10)

Classes for 2024 Begin 29 January.

We’ll be holding an information night on January 16th, 7.00pm at the theatre.

All relevant information can be accessed by the buttons and links below.

2024 Timetable Update:

Mondays – Musical Theatre 1 (Ages 10-14) at 4pm and 2 (Ages 15-18) at 5.30pm

Tuesdays – Workshops and other oppurtunities

Wednesdays – JETS (Age Under 10s) at 4pm, Acting 1 (Ages 10-14) at 5.30pm.

Thursdays – Acting 2 (Ages 15-18) at 4.30pm

Please note that class times are subject to change depending on enrolments and feedback.

For up-to-date notices, stay tuned to our Facebook page or our Instagram account.

Crete Street Studio Tutors

Alicia Brite

Alicia Brite is an emerging artist, composer and lyricist located in Meanjin, Brisbane. Passionate about the musical theatre genre she has been involved in theatre onstage, offstage and in production roles in Brisbane for over 15 years. As a performer, writer and educator she is passionate about the art of storytelling and the opportunity to share unique experiences through performing arts. Alicia holds a Cer Level III somatic voicework and A Bachelor of Music. As an autistic artist, she is impassioned to create an inclusive and diverse learning environment.

Alicia will be teaching Musical Theatre 1 & 2

Harrison Port

Harrison Port is an aspiring, award winning actor who has performed in professional and amateur venues across Queensland and the Northern Territory. Currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama at the Queensland University of Technology, Harrison aims to use his breadth of creative experience and disciplinary knowledge to empower the voices of young artists across Australia.

Harrison will be teaching Acting 1 (Intermediates)

Nicholas Joy

Nicholas is a south east Queensland creative with international experiences in the US, directing mean girls and plenty more. Previously has worked in schools as a teachers aide, Nick has a keen interest in inspiring the youth, as he too was inspired. Nick is keen to continue to help grow new performers. Discovering theatre in 2018 with a performance of High School Musical, he has loved it and has been actively involved with it ever since. He wants to inspire people with his work and that’s why he’s excited and proud to be teaching at Beenleigh Theatre Group.

Nick will be teaching Acting 2 (Seniors)

Cherish Zimmerle

Cherish is an emerging artist that specialises in acting, directing and facilitating. Her aim is to make theatre more accessible and help use it to build community. Cherish has been in a wealth of shows as well as assistant directed The Scene Project at Queensland Theatre and directed new work with emerging writers such as Lexie Stretton. Cherish works at The Empire Theatre as a drama facilitator and has worked alongside companies including Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Dance Central and Lifeline.

Cherish will be teaching JETS

Frequently Asked Questions

When are classes?2022-05-22T11:39:23+10:00

Classes are held Mondays – Thursdays from 4pm. A specific timetable is provided above.

Who runs CSS?2022-05-22T11:39:04+10:00

Crete Street Studio is run by a team of VOLUNTEERS who are part of the Beenleigh Theatre Group Committee. These people are;

    1. Chris Art – Registered Teacher | Theatre Nerd

    2. Bradley Chapman – Registered Teacher | Performer/Director/Creator

    3. Trinette Avery– Theatre Professional | Performer/Creator


Crete Street Studio does issue refunds on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us via email or Facebook if a refund is requested.

How do I pay?2022-05-22T11:38:12+10:00

Payment is made when you officially enroll into Crete Street Studio. This is ONLINE ONLY. Make sure you select the correct Streams and term options for what you want to enroll into. (If you do make a mistake, we will happily refund, however this does take a couple of days)

What/where is the ‘Greenroom’?2022-05-22T11:37:52+10:00

The ‘Greenroom’ is just like a dressing room in a theatre, however it is usually where rehearsals and other similar activities take place. At Crete Street Theatre, the Greenroom is accessed through the complex carpark. As you come down into the carpark, you’ll see the Red Door next to the air-conditioning units on your left.

What is the best way to contact tutors?2023-01-18T13:57:52+10:00

Messaging our Facebook page is the quickest way to contact a tutor, unless they have specifically arranged something different. Otherwise, sending us or the tutor an email will also work.

How do I enroll?2022-05-22T11:37:10+10:00

You can enroll by following using the links within the Key Documents box above. This will will take you to our Trybooking. A ‘How To’ guide for navigating enrolment is housed within this box too.

Can I join a class at any time?2022-05-22T11:36:08+10:00

Yes! Classes can be joined at anytime, however, we don’t recommend joining close to a showcase as classes will generally be preparing for that.

Can I trial a class before committing to pay?2022-05-22T11:35:44+10:00

Yes! We usually allow a 2 week trial period before we start requesting payment be made.

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