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Education Program 2019

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 6962 8444 for more information.

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2019 School Shows

War Boy

The Gruffalo

Tuesday 2 April, 11am

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Suitable for 3 years +. Primary students. 55 min plus Q&A. Educational resources.

General Public are welcome to attend, subject to availability.


Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus - CIRCA

Thursday 2 May, 11am

Music by Mozart. Circus by Circa. Fun for families. Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

Suitable for 3 years + (Early Learning, Primary & Secondary). Curriculum links: The Arts, Drama & Movement, Circus, Humanities & Social Science, Health & Physical Education. 60 minutes. '

General Public welcome subject to availability.


Possum Magic - Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Friday 17 May 10am & 12:30pm

For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people. Joined by an extraordinary creative team Monkey Baa is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new stage adaptation of this magical Australian classic.

Suitable for 3 years +. Curriculum links: Literacy, Personal and Social capabilities, Critical and Creative thinking, Sustainability. Learning Areas: English, The Arts, Science. 50 minutes + Q&A. Workshops available.

General Public welcome, subject to availability.


Roald Dahl's The Twits

Friday 5 July 11am

Mr and Mrs Twit, the most horrible people ever to live on the stage of the earth! How unpleasant is Mr Twit, a hairy-faced, grubby and messy old man! How mean-spirited Mrs Twit, whose once pretty face, now ugly and reflecting her consumption of nasty thoughts!

Suitable for 3 years +. Curriculum Links: Puppets, Drama Students. 50 minutes. Teachers resources available and workshops.

General Public welcome, subject to availability.

Red Racing Hood

Point of No Return

Friday 26 July, 11am

Point of No Return centres on a group of young convicts transported to Point Puer. The group face terrible hardship and strive to find hope for a future beyond the horrors of prison life.

Suitable for High School students. 85 minutes. Teachers resource available and workshop.

General Public welcome, subject to availability.


Much Ado About Nothing

Friday 23 August 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other.

Suitable for 14 years +. Curriculum Links: English, The Arts, Shakespeare. Workshops & John Bell Scholarship auditions available. 

General Public. School discounts available.

Julius Caesar

Picasso & His Dog

Friday 6 September, 11am

Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism.

Suitable for 4 years +. Curriculum Links: English, Drama, Literacy. 55 minutes. Workshops available.

General Public welcome, subject to availability.


Legally Blonde - Community Production

Tuesday 4 June, 11am

The story of Legally Blonde follows the journey of Elle Woods, a sorority-sister valley girl, who enrolls at Harvard Law School to try to win back her former boyfriend, Warner. The audience joins Elle as she discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and attempts to defend exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial.

Suitable for High Schools. First in, best dressed.

Available to Schools only.


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