The Australian Shakespeare Company’s theatre education program offers Australia’s most extensive and dynamic line up of performances for secondary school students.
Connect with the characters through robust performances delivered by seasoned actors. Studies on William Shakespeare in the classroom come to life Under the Stars.
Start your students journey with the Bard and The Australian Shakespeare Company today!
Tickets are easy to book. Fill out our google form and shortly after you have done so, one of our team members will be in touch with you. For every ten students, we offer one complimentary ticket for a teacher!
Hamlet – Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne)
Celebrating in style, this year The Australian Shakespeare Company is proudly presenting a compelling new pro-duction of the Bard’s greatest drama; Hamlet.
This timeless tale of murder, corruption and revenge has been stripped bare to expose what lies beneath the shadows of these disturbed lives. Against the darkness of madness, fury and deception, Shakespeare brilliantly shines the light of hope, comedy and love.
Twelfth Night – Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne)
Laugh yourself silly with: Sir Toby Belch – the man believed to have invented partying, Sir Andrew Aguecheek – dispossessed of any intelligence, Malvolio – a power hungry puritan who falls from a great moral height when pushed by Sir Toby, Maria – the housemaid who outwits Malvolio and housetrains Sir Toby, Viola – a shipwrecked girl who cross-dresses as a boy to get a job, Olivia – deeply grieving for her brother’s death refuses Duke Orsino’s overtures and rebounds by falling in love with the cross-dressed Viola, and Orsino – the lovesick Duke pining for Olivia, but seems to fancy Viola dressed as a boy!
Additional Staff Members:
One complimentary ticket is provided for every ten students attending the performance.
If additional adults wish to attend, they will require a full price adult ticket.
Is the language appropriate for school groups?
This show has been designed with students in mind and all content is appropriate for school groups.
When will I have access to a Teacher’s Kit and Script:
Teacher’s Kit and script are available upon request.
What if our booking numbers change – will we be able to get a refund?:
Unfortunately, refunds cannot be made once final payment is received. However, prior to payment going through, we are able to send updated invoices.
Will we be able to ask questions of the performers and creative team?
You will be given access to an online portal where you and your students can post questions to the creative team and cast. These questions and answers will be visible to all other school groups. Please do not send individual emails requesting answers to questions. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to individual emails with creative questions about the performances.
All information given out needs to be accessible to all other students in Victoria so that any assessments are fair and even.
What happens if it rains?
Generally, performances go ahead in light to moderate rain. Performances are only cancelled if it is unsafe for the performance to proceed, and when school groups are present we do factor this into our decision making and try to push on with the show wherever possible. For school groups, we can arrange an exchange of tickets or a full refund if a show is cancelled.