Brisbane Grammar School


Speech and Communication classes prepare students for a communication-savvy world, teaching them to be creative and confident speakers.

Classes aim to empower students with effective communication skills and build their self-esteem through public speaking, eisteddfods, AMEB and Trinity College of London examinations, and other fun, imaginative activities. Small group sessions ensure each student is given the time and attention they need.


Group classes will be held at Brisbane Grammar School on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. They are offered before school, at morning tea or lunchtime.

Students also have the option of taking classes during school hours on a rotation system that ensures they will not miss the same school lesson from week to week. This system has worked effectively for many years and is a great choice for boys with co-curricular activities in the mornings, lunch hours and after school.

If these times don’t suit, you may prefer a class at Clayfield College (Tuesday afternoon) or New Farm (Thursday afternoon). These are attended by students from a mix of different schools. See the other venue pages for more information.

Before School
Morning Tea
Rotation classes during school

Cost per term: $250 + GST – based on an 8-week term (2-4 students per 30-minute class).

For 2024 course dates, go to our Course Dates page.


All students preparing for an AMEB exam are recommended to book in for a private lesson to thoroughly rehearse and polish their program. A limited number of time slots will be added to the website from time to time. These can be booked online via the Fees tab on a first-in basis.

If you are interested in regular weekly private lessons, please email to discuss availability.


Year 10 students preparing for their final exam have the option of an intensive course of five 1-hour private lessons (instead of weekly group classes). This is only offered for Term 1, and the exam must be taken in March or April.

When enrolling, you will be able to select five private lesson times and an exam date.

Cost: $660 – five 1-hour private lessons + all behind-the-scenes program preparation.


CIA’s spectacular shows are always a highlight of the year, taking students on an exhilarating ride through the process of theatre-making. Intensive rehearsals, tuition from industry professionals and the thrill of being onstage make each production a one-of-a-kind learning experience for students, whether they are seasoned or new performers.

Holiday Musical Theatre Workshop: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Monday 15th – Friday 19th January
  • Performance: Saturday 20th January at the Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre, West End

Semester 1 – The Wizard of Oz and High School Musical

  • Performances: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April at the Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre, West End

Musical Theatre 4-week Masterclasses

  • Masterclass 1 begins Sunday 5th May – Enrol now!
  • Masterclass 2 – July-August
  • Masterclass 3 – October/November

For more details and rehearsal schedules, see the Musical Theatre and Performances page.

CIA Eisteddfod

We also hold an Eisteddfod each year. This gives students the opportunity to perform a piece in front of an audience and receive constructive feedback from an adjudicator. Categories include poetry, public speaking, character recital, and duologue.