Joni launched her new performing arts school ‘Joni’s Theatre Bugs’ and conducted acting classes at St Ignatius School Hall, Norwood on Tuesday evenings. Several students were cast in new DVD series The Fairies.


Classes moved to the Odeon Theatre Rehearsal Room. Holiday programs commenced.


Theatre Bugs website was born! Joni moved to Sydney for 12 months – classes in Adelaide were taught by other teachers and a part-time administrator came on board. Classes also ran in Sydney by Joni. ‘Combo’ classes were introduced. First public performances Alice In Wonderland and Aladdin.


We moved into our own premises in Church Ave, Norwood. Joni moved back from Sydney.


Opened classes in the hills at Stirling East Primary School, these classes were later moved to the Aldgate Memorial Hall where we still run classes every Wednesday evening. Launch of ‘Bugs Management’, a casting agency for students at Joni’s Theatre Bugs.


We expanded premises at Norwood to include a bigger waiting area, kitchen and offices. We also pened classes at Unley.


Terese (Office Manager) started working for Theatre Bugs!


Joni had her first baby, Amelie!


We collaborated with Peter Combe at the Elder Park Carols by Candlelight. Additionally, we opened classes at Glenelg and Golden Grove.


We expanded premises in Norwood to introduce a second teaching space known as the ‘Rainbow Room’). We also introduced ‘Busy Bees’ classes. Branding change and name change to simply ‘Theatre Bugs’


Marking our 10-year milestone with the introduction of Theatre Bugs parties.


We proudly launched the all-new ‘Bugs Café’ at our Norwood premises.


We opened classes at Aberfoyle Park.


We achieved recognition as a Messenger Business Award Finalist in the ‘Recreation and Leisure’ category.


We secured victory in the Messenger Business Awards under the ‘Recreation and Leisure’ category. Concurrently, we initiated classes at Port Adelaide and launched the production of ‘Bugs TV’ video clips.


We embarked in the production of ‘Bugs TV’ video clips and concert video with Peter Combe.


We performed with Peter Combe at the Elder Park Carols by Candlelight.


We moved our Norwood premises to 79 Beulah Rd. We also underwent a branding change.


Joni employs Michael Eustice as the new General Manager.


After 20 years, Joni sells Theatre Bugs and Adelaide Theatre Academy to Michael Eustice and Libby Drake. Michael takes on his new role as Managing Director and Joni agrees to continue as our first Patron.

Every child shines at Theatre Bugs!