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Student & Teacher Workshops

State Theatre Company has an extensive Workshop program for students and teachers of both Drama and English. Expert teaching artists can visit your school at a time to suit your schedule – check below for workshops currently available.

Have a request? State Theatre Company can curate workshops on almost any topic, from script writing and acting technique to direction and technical production, led by experts in their fields. Contact us to discuss your needs!

For booking enquiries please email or call 08 8415 5333.

  • Thank you to all the teachers who participated in the October 2017 survey, we’re using your feedback  to curate workshops and professional development for 2018.  We are now in the process of contracting creatives to run workshops, stay tuned for the announcement of the program soon.

    Examples of previous State Theatre Company Teacher Workshops:

    • Standard Lighting Rig
      Held on-demand in your school. Contact us for bookings.
    • Have a professional lighting designer come to your school to show you how to re-design your standard lighting rig, discuss new technologies and maximise design opportunities in your own theatre space.
    • $300*/3 hours


    • Page to the Stage
    • Sometimes the best approach to adapting a novel is simply to get out of the way. This proved to be the case with The Secret River. The novel is much loved, widely read and studied. Andrew Bovell’s task was simply to allow the story to unfold in a different form.
    • Hear how Andrew shaped the piece from the novel, creating a narrator, keeping the poetic language, building the relationships within the play and implementing the Dharug voice; and the challenges he faced as a white storyteller, trying to make sense of what Indigenous peoples thought and felt about the arrival of Europeans in this county.
    • Cost: $45


    • Design as Dramaturgy
    • Designer Kathryn Sproul (Gorgon) incorporates narrative, interpretation of themes, style and development of character in her visual dramaturgy of set and costume designs. In this workshop, she will take teachers through the process of making meaning for the actors and the audience, using visual techniques that can be used in the classroom to enable storytelling through design.
    • Cost: $45
  • 2018 State Theatre Company Ensemble workshops

    Led by the members of State Theatre Company’s Ensemble, this is your student’s opportunity to learn from some of the state’s leading actors.

    Available Dates: 19 – 21 March 2018

    Max numbers per workshop: 30 students

    Venue: In-schools

    Cost: $350 per workshop

    Shakespeare in Performance:

    Discover the secrets of performing the work of the world’s greatest playwright.

    Led by Dale March with Rachel Burke / led by Anna Steen with Rashid Edward.

    Physical Comedy and Improvisation:

    Learn the secrets to high precision comedic performance and approaches to improvisation.

    Led by Nathan O’Keefe and Miranda Daughtry.

    Michael Chekhov Method:

    Learn the building blocks of the legendary acting technique used by Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood and others.

    Led by Michael Chekhov association international faculty member Dale March.

    Voice in Performance:

    Learn the secrets of projection, diction and making the most out of an actors greatest instrument, their voice.

    Led by Anna Steen.

    Acting 101: Scene building

    Learn the basics of rehearsing a scene from page to stage.

    Led by members of the Ensemble.


    Introduction to Laban 

    Come and see Terrestrial in the Space theatre then stay for a workshop led by the director! Nescha Jelk will run workshops around movement practitioner Rudolph Laban and his eight efforts including ways to utilise his methods in performance and devising theatre.

    Available dates: Mon 28 – Wed 30 May 1pm in the

    Max number of students: 30

    Venue: State Theatre Company Rehearsal Room, Adelaide Festival Centre.

    Cost: $30 per student.

  • 2017 Work Experience opportunities closed on the 31st March.

    Our 2018 Work Experience dates will be announced shortly.

    The program will provides a limited number of high school students with a comprehensive introduction to the operations of a professional theatre company and a chance to spend time with artistic, production, marketing and administration staff.