Arts Education

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre provides multiple ways in which young people can engage with the arts, whether it’s through experiencing performances or participation in workshops.

“New studies show that innovative programs which provided cultural experiences to children pay off in creating adults who are more likely to choose higher education, stay employed and enjoy good health.” Britain’s Cultural Learning Alliance.

Overview 2018 Season for Schools click here.

Theatre Experience Guide for Schools click here.

Risk Management Plan for School Visits click here.

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre’s 2018 Season for Schools includes the following shows:

THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER

This event has now ended, but there are plenty more for you and your students to enjoy. See below.

TAHA

Tuesday 20 March | 8pm
Years: 7 - 12
Curriculum Links: Literature, Drama, Politics, Geography, Culture and Identity
Themes: Self expression, love and loss, life’s journey
Synopsis: With this small pencil I will draw the word I will write the world… Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful optimistic picture of the Palestinian people – and of all of us. In his beloved verses, Taha documents hopeful survival after 50 years of loss – loss of his home, his lover, his friends and his shop in Saffuriyeh in Galilee.
Length: Approx. 1 hr 5 mins (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $44 (per student). One teacher free for each group of 8 students
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Booking Form click here

SONGS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

Saturday 21 April | 8pm
Years: 5 - 12
Curriculum Links: Music, Drama, Dance, History, Media, Society and Culture
Workshop: Saturday 21 April 10.30am – 12.30pm. Cost: $30. A musical theatre workshop for young performers aged 13-18 years
Synopsis: Featuring The 7 Sopranos. A glamorous journey though the hits of 1950s radio and television. Take a step back in time to 1956. Think nylons, record players and eye-poppin’ lipstick. With gorgeous harmonies and perfect arrangements from acclaimed composers such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, and Mancini.
Length: Apprx. 1 hr 50 mins (inc. interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $20 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Show Booking Form click here
For a copy of the Workshop Booking Form click here

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

Thursday 5 July | 10.30am & 1pm
Years: Preschool, K - 8
Themes:
3 – 5 years: independence, connected knowing, appreciation, growing, travelling, conversation, connections, and storytelling
K – 2: the power of the imagination, change, life cycles, colour and creativity
Years 3 – 5: the appreciation of the natural world, imagination and wonder, difference, loneliness, self-esteem, lifecycles
Years 6 – 8: the power of the imagination, connectedness, change, growth, time, creativity and transformation
Synopsis: Based on Eric Carle’s books, this is a timeless classic for all generations. One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers.
Length: Approx. 50 mins (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $18 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Booking Form click here

THE 78-STOREY TREEHOUSE

Wednesday 1 August | 11am & 1pm
Years: K - 6
Curriculum Links/ Themes: Literacy and the arts, Mathematics, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education, Information and Communications Technology, Design and Technology, Social and Emotional Learning Through the Arts Isolation, friendship, personal development, prejudice and relationships
Synopsis: A play by Richard Tulloch. Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. CDP Kids Productions, the team behind The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses live on stage. Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium and a high-security potato chip storage facility.
Length: Approx. 1 hr (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $18 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Booking Form click here

MODEL CITIZENS

Friday 24 August | 1pm
Years: K - 12
Curriculum Links/ Themes: Storytelling, creativity, endurance, PDHPE, Drama, English Synopsis: Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz explodes onto the stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation for the company by Artistic Director Rob Tannion. Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist. It’s a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble.
Length: 50 mins (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $18 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Booking Form click here

A TOUCH OF GRACE: SHADOW WARRIOR

Saturday 8 September | 8pm
Workshops Friday 7 September
Years: 11 & 12 - some adult themes
Curriculum Links: Dance, Drama, Culture and Identity
Workshops:
Hip Hop Masterclass: Fri 7 Sep 11am – 12.15pm (capacity 25). Cost: $20
Hip Hop Workshop: Fri 7 Sep 2.30 – 3.30pm (capacity 30). Cost: $20
Synopsis: From a hut in the jungle in the Philippines to Australia and instant celebrity. Australian breakdancing champion, Demi Sorono, shines in this one woman show. Featuring the tunes of MC Julez, original songs by Demi, animation by Sebastian Fowler and stunning dance moves, this show is a feast for the eyes, ears and heart.
Length: Approx: 55 mins (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $20 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Show Booking Form click here
For a copy of the Workshop Booking Form click here

JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE

Tuesday 18 September | 10am & 12pm
Years: Preschool, K - 4
Themes/ Curriculum Links: Literacy, personal and social capabilities, critical and creative thinking, sustainability English, The Arts, Science
Synopsis: Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. A story about dreams, believing in yourself…and a dancing kangaroo. From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book.
Length: 45 mins (no interval)
Cost: School Group 8+ $18 (one teacher free for each group of 8 students)
For more information about this show click here
For a copy of the Booking Form click here

For more information or to make a booking for any of the above shows contact the Box Office on 1300 788 503 or visit the show page by clicking on the show links.

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