Information For Current Speak Up Families
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More than just a drama class

When you join Speak Up you’re not just enrolling in Speech and Drama lessons – you’re investing in your child’s growth. There are no cookie-cutter approaches or shortcuts here. Our talented teachers are invested in your child’s progress and have the knowledge and know-how to equip your child with skills for success in school and in life. Our team aren’t just teachers – they’re role models.

Yes, Speech and Drama classes are about building performance and communication skills. Confidence, articulation and projection are just a handful of reasons why kids arrive in our classes. But what we do is so much more than skill development. We build awesome humans.

Courage. Wit. Persistence. Compassion.

These are the things that a performing arts education provides. Skills such as speaking clearly, making eye contact and reading aloud are embedded into Speech and Drama lessons and they have a real impact in your child’s future. How do I know? As somebody who grew up taking Speech and Drama, I experienced this growth first hand.

My daughter started Speak Up classes when she was in grade two. That’s about five years ago. Initially it was to help Eliana with her confidence.  It morphed into so much more – developing friendships, discovering her passion for drama and written work, and having some amazing role models in other students and of course her teachers. 


Justine, mum

Grow up at Speak Up


At Speak Up Studio, we are a part of your child’s journey as they grow up into the person they want to be. From their first day of prep (with their overly-large backpack!) to their last day of year 12 and beyond, speech and drama will be their ally, their secret weapon, and their second home. Our students stick with us for years and years because with each year and each performance they can see, hear, and feel the incredible progress they’ve made.

And we love nothing more than watching the once wild or super-shy 4-year-old Explorer develop into a unique, expressive, empathetic teenager who is ready to face the world head on. If this sounds like the place you can see your kid growing up, then read on to find the program and class for you.

What’s included?

Enrolment includes everything your child needs to be part of Speak Up.

Instead of a whole bunch of separate invoices, we’ve bundled everything into a simple, set monthly fee that makes things easy for everyone. No worrying if you’ve paid something on time. No hidden costs. Monthly pricing means that the only surprise you’ll get is the amazing progress your child will make over their years at Speak Up.

When everyone is all-in, no one misses out. That means more equal opportunities for all of our kids to thrive. 


Uniform Shirt


Resource Folder


Progress Badges


Free Workshops


Concert Costumes

Monthly Membership Fees

Speak Up membership fees are paid monthly, all year round. Each term is split into three payments, so that’s 12 payments all up. If you enrol late, your fee will be prorated and we will organise this for you. Enrolment in Speak Up  is ongoing – if you want to withdraw you need to let us know, otherwise we will assume you’ll be back next term!

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Prep – Grade 1

30 minute class

$100 per month

total of $300 each term

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Grade 2 – 3

45 minute class

$116 per month

total of $348 per term

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Grade 4 – 6

60 minute class

$133 per month

total of $399 per term

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Grade 6 – 12

90 minute class

$150 per month

total of $450 per term

Drama club
Prep – grade 6

45 minute class

$88 per month

total of $264 per term

My son loves Speak Up and it’s the only activity that he looks forward to. He doesn’t lack confidence, just needs help channeling it positively which Speak Up seems to be doing! He was soooo excited this evening when got home and told me how he earned his first badge. I can’t wait to see him in the concert. I think he’ll love the attention!


Jeanette, mum

Studio Based Classes


Most of the magic happens at our studio venues! Our custom designed spaces have everything our kids and teachers need to feel safe and comfortable in class. From our colourful classrooms, to our gorgeous theatre curtains, to our bursting costume racks. Our studios are magical spaces full of colour and energy.  Decorated with props from our previous shows, bursting with books and resources at our fingertips.

Spring Hill Drama Studio

Spring Hill Studio

Entrance to the Art Shed

Red Hill Studio

Sherwood Studio

School Based Classes


Speak Up  hosts classes at school venues throughout Brisbane. These are limited to the students who go to those particular schools, so if you don’t see your child’s school on the list you should pick a class at Red Hill, Sherwood or Spring Hill.


Speech & Drama Schools

Our Speech and Drama classes (outlined here) sees students step through the Explorers, Storytellers & Inventors programs. These students perform twice a year at our Spring Hill Theatre. 

  • Brisbane Central State School  – Thursday
  • Cannon Hill Anglican College – Wednesday
  • Graceville State School – Friday
  • Kenmore South State School (Inventors for grade 3-6) – Wednesday
  • New Farm State School – Tuesday
  • Redeemer Lutheran College – Wed & Thurs
  • Seven Hills State School – Friday
  • St Agnes Mt Gravatt – Thursday
  • St Joseph’s Bardon – Tues & Wed morning
  • St Joseph’s Corinda – Tuesday
  • Wooloowin State School – Wed & Thurs morning

Drama Club Schools 

Our Drama Club program (outlined here) are energetic classes which focus on improvisation, imagination and musical theatre. These students perform at end of each year at our Spring Hill Theatre.

  • Brisbane Christian College – Tuesday
  • Brisbane Montessori – Tuesday
  • Brookfield State School – Wednesday
  • Christ The King Primary School – Monday
  • Craigslea State School – Tuesday and Friday
  • Enoggera State School – Tuesday
  • Everton Park State School – Tues & Wed morning
  • Holy Family Primary School – Tuesday
  • Kelvin Grove State College – Wednesday
  • Kenmore South State School – Wednesday
  • Kimberley Park State School – Tuesday
  • Mancel College – Monday
  • Moorooka State School – Monday
  • Newmarket State School – Thursday
  • Our Lady of Dolours – Tues & Fri morning
  • Queen of Apostles Primary  – Wed, Thurs and Fri morning
  • Salisbury State School – Wednesday
  • Sherwood State School – Friday
  • Spring Hill Studio – Saturday
  • St Joseph’s Nundah – Friday
  • St Pius Primary School Banyo – Monday
  • St Williams Grovely – Monday
  • Stafford State School – Thursday
  • Sunnybank Hills State School – Friday
  • Virginia State School – Tuesday
Our little drama queens both love Speak Up. Chloe was a very shy prep student but her confidence in public speaking has grown immensely…. I believe Speak Up has had a big part to play in this.  Liv has always been comfortable in most situations, but it’s great to hear she is bringing her sparkle to Speak Up.


Jo, mum

Where to next?

Meet Miss Cathy and the team on the next page or click the green button if you’re ready to enrol via the Parent Portal.