School Incursions

Tap into the experience and expertise of the Australian Shakespeare Company’s actors, directors and educators with our incursions for Theatre Studies and English students. Teachers benefit too with our one-on-one intensive to help develop your Shakespeare unit.

LOCATIONS: Melbourne metro area. Non-metro and interstate schools please contact us for a quote.
AVAILABLE: Terms 1, 2, 3, 4
BOOKINGS: Download and complete a booking request form
REQUIREMENTS
: Minimum performance space required: 5m x 5m
Bump in time: 60 mins
Bump out time: 15 mins
Other: Access to power

For information on our incursion program, call 03 8676 7511

PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE

This introduction to Shakespeare session immerses students in the best bits of Shakespeare. During the 60 minute performance, students are on their feet amongst the sword fight from Hamlet, the banquet scene in Macbeth, the balcony scene in Romeo & Juliet and a fairy romance gone wrong from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Students stomp out the rhythm of language, throw Shakespeare’s best insults at one another and experience life at the Globe Theatre. Shakespeare’s words, life and legacy will leave a lasting, positive and playful impression.

Year Level: Years 7 -9

Cost: $900 incl GST (For groups of 100 + each additional student $8.50 each)
Capacity: Up to 200 students
Duration: 60-minute session

WE BRING THE PLAY TO YOU

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Measure for Measure*
  • Much Ado About Nothing

We are renowned for making Shakespeare accessible. These inspiring sessions explore the themes of each play through scene work and discussion. They engage the students through involvement and participation on various levels. They will have the opportunity to act, direct, comment and create. A sense of owning the work for themselves stimulates a desire to pursue a deeper understanding of the characters and themes. Reap the benefits of experienced actors who intimately know the characters they are performing and can tailor the session to unlock particular sticking points.

Year Level: Secondary
Cost: $900 incl GST (For groups of 100 + each additional student $8.50 each). *Measure for Measure costs $1,100 incl GST and runs for 90 minutes, additional students over 100 are $8.50.

Capacity: Up to 300 students
Duration: 60-minute session *Measure for Measure runs for 90 minutes

PLAY TIME FOR TEACHERS

In this program, the teachers have the chance to be the participant. Our experienced educators lead you through new activities, games and fun approaches to the text, themes, characters and stories of a play of your choice. These tailored sessions offer a breath of fresh air and ways to overcome any stumbling blocks your students may be facing.

Year Level: Primary & Secondary
Cost: $300 incl GST

Capacity: Up to 10 teachers
Duration: 60-minute session

PLAYING UP THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Invite our directors into your rehearsal room to introduce new techniques to achieve vocal clarity, concise movement, bold characters, creating a tangible ensemble and honouring the text. These active sessions will challenge and inspire the cast regardless of the production you’re working on.

Year Level: Primary & Secondary
Cost: $300 incl GST
Capacity: Up to 30 students
Duration: 60-minute session

“I am so thankful for professional theatre educators and actors such as yourself who are willing to guide and mentor our students to enable them to develop and grow beyond what we can give them in the classroom.”

KATE KINSELLA, DRAMA CO-ORDINATOR, LUTHER COLLEGE

Thanks for your great work last week it exceeded expectations! There has been a transformation in the way in which the class is responding to the play. No longer are they simply reading words from the page they are far more engaged in the play itself and the characters that make up the play.”

BOB HILLMAN, TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

“Australian Shakespeare Company continue to provide students with entertaining and engaging performances throughout the country. If you have not taken part in a workshop or seen a performance, you should!”

DANIEL BETTY, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, DRAMA VIC

How to Book an Incursion

Click Here to download a booking request form. Simply fill it in, sign it and return it to education@shakespeareaustralia.com.au.

Need help or want further information? Feel free to give us a call on 03 8676 7511 and one of our staff with being happy to help you.