Schools

Western Sydney is a great place to live and learn, and with The Joan — a dynamic hub of creativity and education — at its heart, we are perfectly placed to offer a brilliant blend of opportunities to enrich teaching programs.

We invite teachers and students to come and see our shows, to participate in performance projects, to engage through work experience and backstage tours, or to extend their learning and development through our StudioQ and Q Theatre programs.

Click here to download 2019 Arts Education brochure or flip through our electronic version.

Primary Schools

Primary Schools

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Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

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Preschool and Childcare

Preschool and Childcare

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Information for Teachers

Information for Teachers

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The Joan’s Backstage Pass is the perfect way to give your students an insight into music and theatre production and what happens behind the scenes of a performing arts centre. The tours are flexible in length and content, allowing for different education outcomes and budgets.

For primary students we recommend a 45 minute tour. These tours are ideal as an add-on for schools attending a live performance or workshop. They provide students with an overview without too much detail.

For students in Stages 4 and 5 we recommend a tour of 1-2 hours. This could be either an add-on when attending a live performance or workshop, or as a stand alone activity. The tour will provide students with an overview as well as some details around lighting and sound, stage mechanics, theatre roles and event management.

For students in Stage 6 we recommend a tour of a half to a full day with focus on specific areas. Ideal for students studying drama or entertainment, tours can be designed to meet individual group needs. Spend a full day discovering the complexities of lighting, sound, stage mechanics and more.

YEARS K–12

TIMES Contact us with your preferred dates and times

DURATION Years K – 6: 30–45 minutes | Years 7 – 10: 1–2 hours Years 11 – 12: half/full day

COST Contact us with your group details and learning outcome needs to receive a quote