Theatre Enrichment

How do you write about theatre in your English exam if you’ve never seen a play?

Seeing professional theatre is completely out of reach for many students due to financial and geographical obstacles. However, the English HSC course requires all students to write about plays in the context of live performance.

Belvoir’s Theatre Enrichment Program has been running for a number of years. The program supports senior English and Drama students in Western Sydney and regional NSW by providing them with the confidence, language and tools to describe and evaluate a text in performance.

Year 11 students are given the opportunity to attend a schools performance at Belvoir St Theatre and participate in a pre- and post-show visit at their school. The visits are conducted by trained educators and key Belvoir artists, and are designed to strengthen their understanding of texts in performance.

Program details

There are two elements to the program:

  1. A pre-performance visit to your school by Belvoir to assist students in preparing to see a Belvoir production.
    Read more about Belvoir’s productions here: Schools Performances
  2. Attending a schools performance at Belvoir St Theatre, free of charge.

Who can participate?

The program is designed for Year 11 English students with limited experience of live theatre. It also suits Year 10 & 11 Drama students with limited theatre experience. Ideally there should be a minimum of 20 participants. Please speak to our Education team if you have a smaller group.

Performance Dates and Times

Our schools performances are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills, NSW. Schools performances commence at 11.30am.

TERM ONE

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Wed 26 Feb

TERM TWO

Escaped Alone Wed 10 June

Read more details about each production HERE.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are teachers who are:

  • in a NSW government school,
  • located in Western Sydney or Regional NSW,
  • eligible for Equity funding in 2020 and
  • are teaching a Year 11 English class in 2020.

Apply Now

Teachers from NSW government high schools in Western Sydney or Regional NSW that are eligible for equity funding can apply for tickets to our 2020 productions using using the form below.

2020 Belvoir application form – Theatre Enrichment

Please note that places are limited, so if you would like to take part in this program please apply as soon possible. Due to the popularity of this program we cannot guarantee that the maximum number of tickets you have requested will be available for your preferred performance.

Support Theatre Enrichment

Belvoir’s Theatre Enrichment program would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and partners. If you would like information about supporting our Theatre Enrichment program, you can find that information here.

Contact Details

For more information about our education programs, please contact:

Education Manager Jane May
Education Coordinator Stevie Bryant

[email protected]
+61 (2) 8396 6241