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 eNews.
Our schools performances are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. Schools performances begin at 11.30am. 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.
If you would like more detail about a potential school group booking for a performance or workshop please click here and we will aim to respond within 48 hours.
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.
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 2019 (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.
Bringing Students to Belvoir
Everything you need to know about spending a day at Belvoir with your students 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 eNews to keep up to date with further professional development opportunities.
Resources, Archives and Tours
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 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 Stolen, Neighbourhood Watch, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Parramatta Girls, Mother Courage, Death of a Salesman, The Rover, Box the Pony, The Laramie Project, Angels in America and No Sugar.
Belvoir also offers general backstage tours of the behind the scenes areas of Belvoir St Theatre.
Young Belvoir Theatre Club
In 2019, 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 2020 Young Belvoir Theatre Club will open mid-October 2019. More information about the club and how to apply can be found here.
Belvoir offers Work Experience to Year 10 students. More information is available here.
Sign up to our eNews
Sign up to our Education eNews 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 [email protected] or complete the form here. Teachers who subscribe to our eNews will also have the chance to win preview tickets to one of our productions.
For more information about our education programs, please contact:
Jane May, Education Manager
02 8396 6222