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Attending Adelaide Festival’s program of world-class performances and exhibitions opens up opportunities for students to develop as active and interrogative theatregoers and cultural critics and consider new perspectives on the world in which they live. This shared experience between teachers and students is a powerful way to inspire critical debate on big ideas, important global themes and motivate creative practice.

Thanks to the generous philanthropic support from the Lang Foundation, we are able to offer special prices for schools wanting to attend the below events (unless differently indicated):

$20 per student / $15 per student for Equity

Transaction fees apply

Full-time Student prices are also available for most events: students can access these discounts independently, booking online and picking up their tickets at the venue box office showing their Student ID.

>> SCHOOL BOOKINGS

Please note that due to limited capacity and for contact tracing purposes, schools will be required to book in advance their attendance to free events as well as ticketed events.

For all school bookings, please fill in the booking form and contact schoolsbookings@adelaidefestival.com.au

For school enquiries and to sign up to the Teacher’s eNews, contact Julie Orchard: jorchard@adelaidefestival.com.au or (08) 8216 4487

>> PREPARE BEFORE... DISCUSS AFTER

Teacher resources are currently being developed for these shows with information and links to ACARA, SACE and IB. These will be available in February to download on the event pages of each show.

>> MASTERCLASSES

Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of Thyne Reid Foundation and in partnership with The Mill, we are able to deliver a program of masterclasses and hands-on workshops for both professionals and students of dance and music with world class artists from the Festival program.

Circus Masterclass with Gravity & Other Myths

Physical Theatre Masterclass with Branch Nebula 

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COVID-19 Attendance Requirements

The Adelaide Festival can only go ahead where we can meet our COVID Management plan as approved by SA Health, and your co-operation to meet these requirements is vital for your group to be able to attend:

  • All School Groups must complete an SA Health Contact Tracing Record form for all your attendees and hand the completed form to Box Office staff on the day of your attendance.
  • Note: completing and supplying this form means that your group will not need to use the QR Code check-in process.
  • All attendees should bring and prepare to wear a mask in the foyer and/or auditorium as directed.

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The Youth & Education Program is generously supported by the Lang Foundation.

The Adelaide Festival thanks Diané Ranck for her kind support.

A GERMAN LIFE

THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

An extraordinary theatrical tour-de-force on Brunhilde Pomsel, who worked as a secretary to Joseph Goebbels and witnessed the rise, fall and aftermath of the Third Reich.

Download the Education Resource

THE PULSE

PHYSICAL THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 - 12

A brand new work from Gravity & Other Myths, the Adelaide homegrown company that conquered the world. 30 acrobats and a choir on stage: this is circus with heart and soul.

Download the Education Resource

IMPERMANENCE

DANCE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 8 - 12

Sydney Dance Company and Adelaide's own Australian String Quartet, performing together on a Bryce Dessner score that draws inspiration from the tragic Australian bush and Notre-Dame Cathedral fires: beauty, radiance and hope in the face of devastation.

Download the Education Resource

FANGIRLS

MUSICAL THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 7 - 12

Meet Edna, a plucky misfit scholarship girl who believes that she alone can win the heart of the world’s biggest pop star, Harry. Sure, he has 38 million other fans, but that’s merely a hurdle. Because there’s nothing she won’t do to meet him.

Download the Education Resource

GUTTERED

DANCE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 - 12

Adelaide’s unique, multi-award-winning company Restless Dance Theatre once more deliver “unexpectedly real dance theatre”, this time in a ten-pin bowling alley.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

OPERA / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 8 - 12

Shakespeare's masterpiece comes to new life in this opera version by Benjamin Britten. A limited number of disadvantaged school students will have access to the dress rehearsal.

Tickets: $30 per student

Download the Education Resource

MEDEA

THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

Live streamed from Amsterdam to Her Maj and Mount Gambier, Euripides' tragedy is transported into the modern world by acclaimed director Simon Stone.

Performed in Dutch with English subtitles

EUGENE ONEGIN

THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

Live streamed from Moscow to Her Maj, this wildly imaginative stage adaptation of Pushkin's play filled houses in Moscow for three years straight.

Performed in Russian with English subtitles

BOTIS SEVA & NATALIA OSIPOVA

DANCE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 - 12

A formidable double bill from world-leading dance house Sadler's Wells: Six Years Later, a duet by noted Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf performed by ballet superstar Natalia Osipova and her partner, the spell-binding contemporary dancer Jason Kittelberger, followed by BLKDOG, by breakthrough choreographer Botis Seva, that left audiences stunned and won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS

THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 8 - 12

The true story of a homeless teenager adopted by a pack of stray dogs is the genesis of this new co-production between Slingsby and State Theatre Company South Australia.

Education Resources: in development

Schools performances: 23-24 Feb, 11:00am, 25 Feb, 1pm, 2-3 Mar, 11am, 9-10 Mar, 11:00am, 11 Mar, 1pm

Bookings: please contact State Theatre Company South Australia

small metal objects

THEATRE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 - 12

It’s street-theatre-but-not-as-we-know-it: the performers are disguised in the tapestry of a busy city and the audience follows their story via headphones. A surprising and compelling piece.

Download the Education Resource

SUPERNATURE

DANCE / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 9 - 12

The world premiere of this work by ADT's Garry Stewart invites us to consider how the evolutionary impact of our unnatural ways may force us into a new partnership with the planet we defiled.

Bookings: please contact BASS on (08) 8205 2220

 

MY NAME IS GULPILIL

DOCUMENTARY / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

This is his story, in his own words. He boldly takes us on the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-straddling life in a one-night-only gala screening.

Download the Education Resource

CLARICE BECKETT: THE PRESENT MOMENT

VISUAL ARTS / SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Clarice Beckett’s story of neglect and remarkable rediscovery is one every Australian should know about. The present moment is the most comprehensive retrospective of her work ever staged, featuring 130 paintings.

Tickets: $30 per class/$15 equity

Bookings: please contact Art Gallery of South Australia

Free of charge - bookings required

THE PLASTIC BAG STORE

INSTALLATION / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 3 - 12

Art, craft, film and puppetry converge in this unique interactive installation: a supermarket where everything is hand-made from thousands of upcycled plastic bags and plastic rubbish.

Schools Guided Tours: 24-26 Feb, 2-5 Mar, 9-12 Mar, 10:30am

Limited numbers per session and advance booking required.

Download the Education Resource

 

RACE CARDS

INSTALLATION / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

Both an installation and a durational performance/film event, it features a thousand questions about race that you are invited to read, on the condition that you answer one of them. 

Limited numbers per session and advance booking required.

Download the Education Resource

ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK

TALKS / SUITABLE FOR YEARS R - 12

Australia's largest free literary festival is back, with its stimulating conversations to immerse ourselves in the healing power of literature.

Full program now available

 

ADELAIDE//INTERNATIONAL

VISUAL ARTS / SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Between shows, avoid downtime by spending an hour or two at Samstag, where unexpected and refreshing work from around the world is on display.

Bookings: please contact samstagmuseum@unisa.edu.au

Free talks and tours are available.

THE IMAGE IS NOT NOTHING (CONCRETE ARCHIVES)

VISUAL ARTS / SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

This comprehensive exhibition unites the responses of Australian artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to the implications of Maralinga as an example of how Terra Nullius has seeped into this country’s psyche.

Bookings: please contact ACE Open

FESTIVAL FORUMS

TALKS / SUITABLE FOR YEARS 11 - 12

Explore the Festival experience through the eyes of its artists: directors, creatives and performers delve into unmissable behind-the-scenes conversations with host David Marr. 

Limited numbers per session and advance booking required.