Primary Schools

2019 Primary School Shows

Our 2019 Season has many shows suitable for primary school audiences and relevant to the curriculum.

All tickets are $16 for primary school aged children and we offer 1 free ticket for every 20 purchased for the teacher.

Please feel free to download our poster (jpg) outlining shows for your school.


Teachers Notes

To enhance the educational value of your theatre experience we have teacher's notes available to some of the shows. They will provide you with the background information and ideas for classroom and excursion activities. Teachers notes will be emailed to schools upon booking.

 

How to book

  • Complete the online form below
  • Upon receipt of the booking form, an email confirmation will be sent advising seats are on hold
  • Final numbers are required nine weeks prior to the show you are attending
  • An invoice will be sent to you eight weeks prior to the show you are attending
  • Payment can be made by credit card or cheque only. We cannot accept payment by direct deposit.
  • If payment is not received by the due date, seats may be released
  • Any additional tickets required after payment has been made will depend on availability and must be paid for by cash or credit card before the show
  • Tickets will be kept in the Box Office for collection on the day.
  • If you have questions please email us civicboxoffice@ncc.nsw.gov.au  or call us 4929 1977

On-line booking form

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2019 Season Shows

 Goori Dooki



Ngay ngarra ngarra thurritay
Me Listen, listen understand

Presented by Ngarrama Productions

Pops sometimes forgets – a pot on the stove, getting his grandson to school, his medicine – and his language and the songs from his youth.

With the help of a childhood companion in the form of the Goori Dooki bird (Gurri Thurrigi) both Pops and his grandson rediscover lost memories, songs and language - in the process remembering who they are and their responsibilities to their culture.

Goori Dooki is an exciting performance for young and old that reimagines Aboriginal language and culture in a contemporary storytelling performance about memory and identity.
This performance incorporates a range of Aboriginal songs in language from across the eastern seaboard of NSW, dance and animations.

Each performance is followed by a short language workshop suitable for all ages.  School support material is available for pre and post performance classroom work.

Running Time: 65mins (no interval)
Venue: Playhouse

Wednesday 29 May:

10am Full
12pm Full
Thursday 30 May:

10am
12pm 45 seats left
One free teacher ticket for every 20 students. Additional teacher tickets charged at $16 each.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Presented by shake & stir theatre company 

Frighteningly funny and seriously silly.

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.
 
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live
show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment - for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures.

Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s
number one storyteller.

Running Time: 55mins no interval
Venue: Civic Theatre
Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music.
Suitable for all ages 

Wednesday 26 June:

One free teacher ticket for every 20 students. Additional teacher tickets charged at $16 each.

Roald Dahl's the Twits

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

World class puppetry paired with the world's greatest storyteller for children.

Roald Dahl’s The Twits is a comedy of rebellion and justice in which Muggle-Wump the monkey races to outwit Mr and Mrs Twit, two of most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived. Playfulness and tricks are more successful than following the rules in this classic Roald Dahl story, making it fantastically well suited to the imaginative world of puppet theatre.
 
The performers bring characters to life in the blink of an eye, using hand held puppets in a simple stage setting, highlighting the playfulness of live performance. The Cubist art movement of the 20th century has inspired Leon Hendroffs’ puppet designs which bring together the monstrous features of the Twits with an ingenious
soundscape.
 
Appealing to children and families with its promise of fun and ‘silliness’, this story also champions the kindhearted with an underlying warm sentiment.
 

Running Time: 50mins no interval + 10min Q&A
Venue: Playhouse
Suitable for ages 5-12

Wednesday 31 July:
Full
Thursday 1 August :

Both shows full
Friday 2 August:

Both shows full
One free teacher ticket for every 20 students. Additional teacher tickets charged at $16 each.

Possum Magic




Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…”Possum Magic

Presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Based on the book by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas

A brand-new stage adaptation of a magical Australian classic.

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers...this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food.

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.

50mins no interval
Venue: Civic Theatre
Contains pyrotechnics
Suitable for ages 3-8

Tuesday 27 August:
1pm Full
Wednesday 28 August:

10:30am Full
12:30pm Full
One free teacher ticket for every 20 students. Additional teacher tickets charged at $16 each
Poster
Download the poster (jpg) for your school