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Welcome

Welcome to our Secondary 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 Office

2018 at a glance

2018 AT A GLANCE

TERM ONE

Date Week Time School Performance Evening Performance Venue
13 – 21 Apr ANTONY & CLEOPATRA PH

 TERM TWO

Date Week Time School Performance Evening Performance Venue
1 – 5 May THE ASPIRATIONS OF DAISE MORROW PH
9 – 12 May THE BLEEDING TREE PH
Wed 16 May 3 11:00am QUIET FAITH CYS
Thurs 17 May 3 11:00am QUIET FAITH CYS
Fri 18 May 3 11:00am QUIET FAITH CYS
Fri 1 June 5 11:00am SENSE AND SENSIBILTY PH
Tues 5 June 6 ACT UP STUDENT FRINGE Various/PH
Wed 6 June 6 ACT UP STUDENT FRINGE Various/PH

 TERM THREE

Date Week Time School Performance Evening Performance Venue
4 – 14 Jul SWITZERLAND CYS
26 – 28 Jul DARK EMU CT
Fri 10 Aug 3 10:30am QL2: TWO ZERO PH
16 – 19 Aug CALAMITY JANE PH
Thurs 13 Sept 8 11:30am FADING CYS
Fri 14 Sept 8 11:30am FADING CYS
13 – 15 Sept   THE SEASON PH

 TERM FOUR

Date Week Time School Performance Evening Performance Venue
Wed 17 Oct 1 11:00am JULIUS CAESAR PH
12 – 20 Oct   JULIUS CAESAR PH

 

Planning Your Excursion

Location: We are located at Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City 2601.

Parking: Coaches and buses can park at the front of Civic Square, between the Legislative Assembly and the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). Smaller buses, vans and private cars can use public metered parking on either side of the theatre.

Arrive Early: We recommend you arrive at least half an hour before the advertised performance start time in order to locate your seats and make use of the venue’s facilities. Schools will be seated in order of arrival. Latecomers should call Front of

House on 6275 2700. We will endeavour admit your group into the auditorium at a suitable break in the performance but in some cases this may not be an option.

School Bags: School bags are not permitted in the auditorium. A free cloaking service is provided to look after your items, but it is much easier if large items such as school bags are left on the bus.

Lunch: Food and drink are permitted in the foyers but cannot be consumed in the auditorium. Packed lunches can be consumed on the steps leading up to the theatre, in Civic Square, or down at Glebe Park.

Performance

Warnings:

CTC makes every effort to communicate performance warnings through marketing, website information and at the time of booking at Box Office. Unlike movies, theatrical performances do not have imposed age limits for adult content. It is up to the teacher to make judgements about age appropriateness.

If you have any concerns, please ask at the time of booking.

Risk Assessment: A risk management document can be accessed on the School Bookings page at https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/education/secondary-school/

ENQUIRIES

Contact the CTC Education Team on 02 6243 5704 or email

education@canberratheatrecentre.com.au