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Education Programs

For many young audiences, a ticket to the theatre can mean a life-long memory. Live theatre has it all – ideas, dance, colour, music, play, communication, stimulation and a chance for children to engage their imagination and sense of whimsy.

Griffith Regional Theatre is committed to engaging, inspiring and educating young people in the areas of performing arts, heritage and culture, with the aim of building audiences and participation in these areas now and in the future. The Education Sector is the key focus for achieving this.

Additionally, an interaction with arts and heritage for young people promotes an understanding of different cultures and histories and encourages investigation into self-expression.

Children are inspired, enchanted and challenged by the power of theatre where a story book can come to life on stage.

This year we are proud to offer you and your students a variety of high-quality productions focused on interactive experiences to engage students. Our education program is a mixture of opportunities across a variety of topics. All activities are of high quality, relate to the curriculum and include teachers' notes and resource kits. 
 

School Group Bookings

Student ticket prices are $15 with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. If that allocation does not allow you to adequately supervise your students please speak to us as we are flexible when it comes to getting student participation. Please contact the Box Office on 02 69628 444 for more information.

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2017 School Shows

52-Storey Treehouse

Mr Stink

Friday 10 March, 12pm

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6-12… and their adults! It all starts when Chloe, just about the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Sure he smells a bit, but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her. So, when Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. 

Suitable for 6 - 12 year olds. Curriculum links: English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and Communications. 60 min plus Q&A. Digital workshop available.

Available to Schools Only

Peasant Prince

Dracula

Friday 7 April, 11am

Another bloody classic. From the company behind the multi-award winning national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes this critically acclaimed adaptation of Stoker’s twisted tale.

Reccommended for Year 10, 11 & 12. Curriculum links: Gothic Theatre, Adaptation / Transformation of a classic text, Gender Representations, Convergent Forms. 100 minutes. Gothic Theatre workshop available.

Available to Schools and General Public.

Peasant Prince

Diary of a Wombat

Friday 12 May 10am & 12.30pm

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

Suitable for Preschool (3+), Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3. Curriculum links: English, Science, Drama, Visual Art, Geography, Sustainability and environment, literacy. 45 minutes + Q&A. 6 Workshops available on 1 & 2 May at schools.

Available to Schools Only.

Peasant Prince

Oddysea

Wednesday 14 June - Friday 16 June, 9am - 3pm

Join Crab and Turtle for this fun-filled immersive journey into an undersea world, designed especially for children with special needs.

Suitable for children with special needs (primary and secondary). Workshops and show included / limited numbers. Please contact the Theatre for further details. 

Available to Schools Only.

Circa

Vincent

Thursday 10 August 11am

Vincent, an extraordinarily moving dance theatre piece about the man behind the brush. New Australian dance theatre company LissaJane Dance is bringing to Griffith, its brand new work about Vincent Van Gogh; his relationship with his brother Theo, his search for self expression and his constant battle with his inner psyche. 

Suitable for Year 10+. Curriculum links: Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Design & History. 85 minutes. Workshops available Thursday 10 & Friday 11 August for dance students (Year 5+)

Available to Schools Only and General Public.

Horrible Harriet

Horrible Harriet

Wednesday 13 September 12pm

 Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye - but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

Suitable for 4 year olds + (K - 6). Curriculum Links: English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and Communications. Post-show Q&A

Available to Schools Only

DMC

Jump First, Ask Later

Friday 22 September, 11am

At the heart of parkour is a mindset of creativity. A notion that the obstacles you encounter shouldn’t be avoided, but rather deliberately engaged with in order to find your path — jump first, ask questions later.

Suitable for 8 years+. Parkour workshops available

Available to Schools only

 

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