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Schools Performances


Schools tickets for our dedicated Creative Learning performances are $16 each, with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

$16 schools ticket allocation for Hide the Dog and Manifesto have been exhausted.

Email [email protected] for more information.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde


Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is a production bursting with relevance for student audiences. The cine-theatre form being developed by writer and director Kip Williams and collaborators, (seen first in their production of The Picture Dorian Gray in 2022) is a study in Multidisciplinary Theatre, as well as a beautiful example of adaptation. English links include Crime Fiction and Victorian Gothic genres, as well as culture shaping texts. Drama links include a sophisticated blending of several forms and styles, alongside Production in Performance. 


This production is best suited to Upper Secondary students in Year 11 & 12, due to content including adult themes, drug use and suicide. The production also includes the use of theatrical haze.

SCHOOLS SHOW Thu 16 Feb 11am + post show Q&A
VENUE His Majesty’s Theatre
SHOW LENGTH 1hr 50mins, no interval.

Dancers in white clothing performing on stage.



Manifesto is an exemplar work for Dance and Music students. Stephanie Lake’s latest offering since bringing us Colossus in 2020 combines choreography and composition in beautiful synchrony, with plenty to be found for students of both disciplines. Dance links include evaluating choreographic intention, structure and techniques, responding to dance, understanding dance in society, and many more. Music links include music literacy and musical analysis, amongst others. Design concepts and technologies are also a key part of Manifesto’s creation and performance.  


The content of this production is best suited to Lower & Upper Secondary students in Years 7 – 12, however discretion should be used for younger students. The production includes the use of theatrical haze as well as very loud sounds from live drummers.  


Perth Festival and Stephanie Lake are collaborating to bring WA Schools a pilot digital learning experience built around Manifesto. For a set period across 2023, schools will be able to access a high-quality recording of Manifesto along with bespoke educational resources for use and inclusion in the classroom. Fill out this form to express your interest and be the first to hear more details.  

SCHOOLS SHOW Thu 9 Feb 7.30pm + pre-show talk 6.30pm 
VENUE Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Kronos Quartet with Maatakitj


Kronos Quartet’s 50 For the Future project is a world class example of inter-generational and inter-cultural exchange, and their performance as part of the 2023 Perth Festival is no different. As they perform alongside local, pre-professional quartets, students will have an opportunity to see themselves in a not-too-distant-future represented onstage next to some of the world’s finest musicians. The opportunities for engagement in a Music curriculum are vast, as well as offering a prime example of contemporary Noongar musical practice, speaking to the cross-curriculum priority of First Nations knowledge. Visit the website to learn more about the 50 For The Future project, and click here to learn more about Clint Bracknell’s (Maatakidj’s) Noongar music research and projects.  


This content of this production is best suited to Primary and Secondary students, with a recommended age range of 10 years and over. We recommend you use discretion when booking for younger students, as the performance is long, dark, and requires focussed attention.  

SCHOOLS SHOW Sat 4 Mar 7pm + pre-show talk 6.15pm
VENUE Perth Concert Hall
SHOW LENGTH 2hrs (including a 20min interval) 

Hide the Dog


Following in the cross-cultural collaborative legacy of shows such as Black Ties (part of Perth Festival 2020), Hide the Dog provides rich opportunities to address the ACARA cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and knowledge. Engaging with this performance also provides opportunities in Drama, English/Literacy, History and the capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Science and Environmental Studies, through its playful use of palawa and Māori histories and knowledge.


This content of this production is best suited to Primary and Secondary students, with a recommended age range from 8 – 15. The performance includes smoke, theatrical haze, strobe lighting and loud noises.

SCHOOLS SHOW Fri 3 Mar 11am + post-show Q&A
VENUE Dolphin Theatre, University of Western Australia
SHOW LENGTH 60mins (no interval)



A gender-flipped adaptation of a classic, Cyrano is another example of adaptation and interpretation. This innovative Melbourne Theatre Company production offers Drama and Literature cohorts opportunities for analysis of language, design and use of theatrical styles, including conventions of Epic Theatre, Musical Theatre and Comedy. A love letter to hope, desire and overcoming loneliness, Cyrano celebrates the irrepressible magic of language, love and theatre.


This production is best suited to Upper Secondary students in Years 11 – 12, with a recommended age of 15+. Content includes coarse language, sexual references, mature themes, theatrical haze and loud noises. More detailed information on content can be found on the Melbourne Theatre Company website. 

SCHOOLS SHOW Wed 1 Mar 11.30am + post-show Q&A 
VENUE Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
SHOW LENGTH 1hr 40mins (no interval)

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom


In 2023 Perth Festival is inviting schools to engage with our Lotterywest Films program for the first time. Subject to availability, schools can book an exclusive viewing session of Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom at The Backlot Perth, creating creative learning opportunities in Literature, Media Production and Analysis and HASS. This is a unique opportunity to view this award-winning film with an audience made up exclusively of your teachers and students. A pre-recorded Q&A with members of the creative team will be available to schools accessing this screening opportunity.


This film is spoken in Dzongkha and uses English subtitles. The content of this film is best suited to Upper Primary and Secondary students, with a recommended age of over 10 years without parental accompaniment. Content includes occasional coarse language and references to adult themes such as alcoholism and suicide. See Raising Children for further information on content suitability.

SCHOOLS SHOWS Mon 27 Feb – Fri 3 Mar, Various times 
VENUE The Backlot Perth
SHOW LENGTH 1hr 50mins
SCHOOLS TICKET PRICE $650. This flat rate includes 40 student tickets and five teacher tickets and must
be booked as a package.

spotlight installation shining up to the night sky

Michaela Gleave - Between Us


We encourage you to bring this artwork into your classrooms and participate digitally, and/or watch the live-stream of the work. Submissions will open from Thursday 27 October and students can create and contribute their response to the prompt ‘Between us...’. A dedicated webpage will collect the growing archive of responses, text accumulating and building over time to form the collaborative poem at the centre of the work. Links can be found in this work in Visual Arts, Literature, Digital Technologies and Drama through design
elements for performance. Select Creative Learning assets will be made available to extend learning in the classroom.


This performance is suitable for all ages.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION Fri 3 – Mon 6 Mar 8pm – 12am
VENUE AGWA Rooftop, viewable from the Perth Cultural Precinct and surrounds. 
SHOW LENGTH 4hrs each night
SCHOOLS TICKET PRICE This public art exhibition is free



Due to a limited capacity and specialised intention the schools performances of Wonderbox are not on sale in the same manner as our other Creative Learning program offerings. It is important for Sensorium Theatre and Perth Festival to prioritise children with disability and for these children to make up at least 50% of the audience in each show. If you have a student group who fit this description, or know of a colleague who
does, please get in touch with us at [email protected] to hear more about how to book, or investigate the General Public sessions available when the full program is released. Sensorium also offer some wonderful Professional Development opportunities for Teachers. Visit their website to learn more. A suite of assets designed to facilitate young people’s comfort and access to Wonderbox has been developed by Sensorium Theatre, including an app to help audiences to prepare. These will be made available in the lead-up to the performance. 


This performance is best suited for children with disability and their friends with a learning age of 8+. It has been created to allow flexible engagement from young audiences with multiple and complex needs, and takes a multi-modal, multi-sensory approach to its storytelling.

SCHOOLS SHOWS Thu 2 & Fri 3 Mar 10am & 1pm
VENUE Middar Room, State Theatre Centre of WA
SHOW LENGTH 60mins (no interval)

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