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For Schools

Professional shows for senior students

Our 2018 professional theatre season provides and enriching and intimate learning opportunity for senior students studying Drama, English, Theatre Studies and History in Years 10 – 12.

disheveled man staring into camera 11–12 May A Prudent Man Darkly comedic political thriller exploring "fake news" and what it costs to be right Learning areas: Drama, Theatre Studies, Australian History Drama Syllabus Links: Solo performance, monologue, satire, context Themes: Politics, Australian values, labels, stereotypes Suitability: Years 10–12 (Strong language, Adult themes) Education resource available drawing of world with famous landmarks 24–25 July Around the world in 80 Days Phileas Fogg in the original amazing race Learning areas: Drama, Theatre Studies, English, English Extension Drama Syllabus Links: Comedy, Characterisation through physicality Themes: Time, Imperialism, Honour Suitability: Years 9–12 bunch of ladies lying together 28–29 August Playhouse Creatures Vanguards of a feminist movement 200 years ahead of their time Learning areas: Drama, Theatre Studies, History Drama Syllabus Links: Restoration Theatre, Ensemble, Dramatic comedy Themes: Politics, Feminism, Identity Suitability: Years 10–12 (Occasional coarse language, Adult themes) a trio of women on a beach looking off into the sunset 18–19 September Hotel Sorrento Old wounds reopen as three sisters reunite after 10 years apart in this Australian classic Learning areas: Drama, Theatre Studies Drama Syllabus Links: Post-modernism, Australian theatre Themes: Identity, Self-expression, Family, Loyalty Suitability: Years 10–12 Education resource available Ben Gerrard, actor, looking into the camera 3–4 October I Am My Own Wife A fascinating and true one-person show about survival and identity Learning areas: Drama, Theatre Studies Drama Syllabus Links: Solo performance, Character Themes: Gender identity, Nazism, Communism, Survival Suitability: Years 11–12 (Adult themes)

Tickets and Bookings

Professional shows (marked Season 2018) are $25 p.p. for school groups over 10 people, with one supervisor per 10 students admitted free.

QUT Showcase (marked QUT Showcase) productions are $15–$20 p.p. for groups over 10 people, with one supervisor per 10 students admitted free.

Email groups@qtix.com.au
Phone (07) 3840 7466
Online www.qtix.com.au/group/school/ (search for your show via the drop-down menu)

Parking and access

Coaches may drop off or pick up passengers from Bus Zones near Alice Street, which is a 10-minute walk to Gardens Theatre. Visit Brisbane City Council's website for detailed and up-to-date information on coach parking in the CBD.

Visit our Getting Here page for information on car parking and public transport access.

Theatre etiquette

We recognise attending a live theatre performance may be a new and exciting experience for many students. Audience behavior affects both the performers and other patrons and different behavior standards apply than when going to the movies or a concert. We suggest the following tips to ensure student gain maximum benefit from their visit to the theatre:

  • Arrive 30 minutes early so we can have your group seated and settled on time for the start of the performance
  • No food or drink is to be consumed inside the auditorium
  • Be mindful of other patrons and keep noise to a minimum
  • Turn of all mobile phones or devices prior to entering the theatre
  • Teachers must be seated with their students
  • Please sit in your allocated seating

Gardens Theatre reserves the right to expel any patrons if staff feel they fail to behave in a reasonable manner.

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