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Welcome to our Education Season for 2018

In 2018 we encourage you to join us in our new DISCOVERY AND LEARNING program at Canberra Theatre Centre. We are proud to present a range of shows and education programs for young people, emerging artists and teachers.

The theatre experience offers so many opportunities to facilitate student learning for the 21st century – an approach which draws on learning across the KLAs to make authentic links with real life examples, excite the senses and ignite the imagination.

By connecting with Canberra Theatre Centre’s Education Program, you have the opportunity to offer your students so much more than appreciating live performance. The live theatre experience encourages critical thinking, provides interdisciplinary learning opportunities, sparks creativity, builds empathy and raises ethical questions leading to personal growth. You present them with the chance to explore the world through a range of perspectives.

The work selected, is a broad range of stimulating productions that connect with the Australian Curriculum and speak to various key learning areas such as the Arts, English, Science, Religious Education, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Health and Physical Education – there is something for everyone! We are redesigning our webpage to include resources that we will update during the year and you will find relevant curriculum links and teaching ideas to engage your students. We encourage you and your students to attend the schools matinee but make sure your check out the evening performances at student prices.

It is our mission to make these experiences accessible, diverse and engaging, and to reach far beyond the theatre.

The power of the arts is heightened when students engage actively with concepts and themes above and beyond their experience in the auditorium, so be sure to explore the exciting opportunities for:
• Workshops
• Pre-show discussions and post-show Q & As
• Interactive Backstage Tours including STEM Theatre Tours – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths used in making theatre.
• Teacher Professional Learning sessions
• Work Experience
• Vocational Education and Training (VET) in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology delivering a Certificate III in Live Production and Services.
You can act now and register for the ACT Up! – Student Fringe Festival on 5 and 6 June 2018 by registering your group now

Finally, we are pleased to continue our close engagement with you, the teachers, through our Teachers Reference Group and Forums. We want to hear directly from you about how we can shape the program to be an effective and enriching value-add to your teaching programs. If you would like to be involved in the reference group, be sure to get in contact!
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

KARLA CONWAY and PETER VAN RIJSWIJK Canberra Theatre Centre Education Officer


Contact the CTC Education Team on 02 6243 5704 or email

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