About Belvoir Education
Our Education Program provides students and teachers with insights into the work of Belvoir and first hand experiences of the theatre-making process.
We believe that Belvoir’s body of work has a lot to offer a schools audience and Belvoir Education aims to support all students in understanding our work whilst our access programs work to remove obstacles to students experiencing and enjoying theatre.
Explore our education pages for more information and if you would like to hear about education opportunities throughout the year, sign up to our e-news.
Our schools performances are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. Performances in our Upstairs theatre commence at 11.30am, and shows in our Downstairs theatre begin at midday. All schools performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
Tickets for schools performances are only $23 with one teacher attending free for every ten student tickets booked.
View upcoming schools performances here or browse our School Book below for more information.
2017 School Book
Belvoir Education runs a range of access programs that work to remove obstacles to students experiencing and enjoying theatre.
Our Education program is not just about bringing students to Belvoir to see our plays but bringing Belvoir to students, wherever in the state they live. If you are a teacher in regional NSW you can read all about the opportunities available to regional schools here.
If you are a NSW public school eligible for Equity Funding in 2017 (former Priority Schools) or a high school in Western Sydney then you will want to read about our ticket subsidy program here.
Public schools in Western Sydney are also eligible to apply for our Theatre Enrichment Program which you can read about here.
Belvoir also partners with youth support organisations to give young people access to a professional theatre company and their artists via our Youth Express outreach program. You can find out more about Youth Express here.
Belvoir offers a wide range of practical workshops for students that support work in the drama classroom. All of our workshops are run by industry professionals who equip participants with skills, strategies, practical activities and ideas. You can book a student workshop at Belvoir or at your school on a date that suits you, subject to the availability of our artists.
Read all about our range of student workshops here.
Belvoir can also arrange workshops for school groups visiting Sydney each year during OnSTAGE and in Term 4 we offer Saturday HSC Drama IP workshops for new Year 12 students who are beginning work on their Individual Projects.
Young Belvoir Theatre Club
In 2017, a group of high school students will have the opportunity to be part of the Young Belvoir Theatre Club. Our theatre club aims to provide students who have connected with Belvoir through schools performances, workshops or work experience, with the opportunity to deepen and extend their relationship with the company. Applications for the 2017 Young Belvoir Theatre Club are now closed. More information about the club can be found here.
We hold professional development workshops for teachers throughout the year. Find out about upcoming professional development workshops here and sign up to our e-news to keep up to date with further professional development opportunities.
Resources, Archives and Tours
Belvoir provides teachers and students with access to our archives, including the chance to view archival recordings of Belvoir’s past productions by arrangement. These include As You Like It, Aftershocks, Buried Child, The Laramie Project, Parramatta Girls, The Threepenny Opera, Run Rabbit Run, Neighbourhood Watch, Jasper Jones and Stolen.
Students and teachers are encouraged to explore the wide ranging selection of materials available on our resources page. Plans of the theatre are available to download for both set design and lighting design, as well as examples of costume renderings and links to interviews and YouTube trailers for past productions.
Belvoir also offers general backstage tours of the behind the scenes areas of Belvoir St Theatre.
Work Experience & Work Placement
Belvoir offers Work Experience to Year 10 students and Work Placement to secondary school students studying the VET Entertainment Industry Course. More information is available here.
Bringing Students to Belvoir
Everything you need to know about spending a day at Belvoir with your students can be found here.
Sign up to our e-news
Sign up to our Education e-news to be the first to receive information on special education events, tickets for schools performances, application deadlines, regional workshop tours, professional development opportunities and more.
To join, email your full name, school name and the subject you teach to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers who subscribe to our e-news will also have the chance to win preview tickets to one of our productions.
If you are interested in reading our past bulletins you can do that here.
For more information about our education programs, please contact:
Jane May, Education Manager
02 8396 6222
Simone Evans, Education Coordinator
02 8396 6241