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Education Archives - NORPA

Theatre For Schools

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Do you remember the first time you experienced the magic of live theatre? Ask any playwright, actor or theatre maker and it’s often their early exposure to the theatre that had a profound effect on them.

NORPA creates original productions that provide a theatrical lens through which teachers and students can engage with the syllabus, from Science to History to the Arts.  

For more information please contact our Education Coordinator or Box Office.

Performances

Laboratory of Light

Part theatre and part interactive research project, Laboratory of Light provides a theatrical lens through which teachers and students will engage with the Science syllabus.

THE PERFORMANCE
Luminous is fascinated by light. Where does light comes from? How does it travel? What is it made of? Luminous spends the nights conducting experiments in the garden shed, or as they call it, the Laboratory of Light.

Through live experiments, live music and magical scientific discoveries, the performance evokes a sense of wonder for the world around us and how it works.

THE EXPERIENCE
The adventure begins with the arrival of education resources prior to attending the performance, and will spark students interest in the topic of light through creative in-class activities. On the day of the performance your class will spend time with Luminous in the Laboratory of Light.

Presented by NORPA in partnership with the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore.

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SCHOOL PERFORMANCES 2024
Byron Theatre: Tue 4 Jun, 10.30am & 1pm | Wed 5 Jun, 10.30am
Star Court Theatre, Lismore: Thu 6 Jun, 1pm | Fri 7 Jun, 10.30am & 1pm
50 mins (no interval)

SUITABLE FOR
Years 4—6 (age 9+)

CURRICULUM LINKS
Science Stage 3 (with links across Stage 2 & 4)

RESOURCES
Pre & post-show engagement and teacher resources

COST
$20 per student
1 supervisor/teacher free per 10 students
$20 per additional supervisor/teacher

BOOKINGS
Please complete the Booking Request Form

ENQUIRIES
02 6622 0300
[email protected]

The Underlibrary of UnOfficial Histories

Part immersive theatre, part game and part interactive research project, The UnderLibrary of UnOfficial Histories provides a theatrical lens and ‘world’ through which teachers and students will engage in the Stage Two History syllabus.

Young audiences are invited on a rescue mission! The adventure begins with the arrival of postcards and artefacts sent from different periods of time in history in the lead up to the in-school performance. On the day of the performance the mysterious time traveller Zelda arrives and she needs the students help to find her missing brother Albus. Zelda asks the children to help solve a number of puzzles and gather clues that will lead to her brother and restart history. Watch the promo video.

Presented by NORPA in partnership with the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore.

IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES
Book this show for your school
120 mins (includes performance and interactive activities)

SUITABLE FOR
Primary school students: Stage 2

RESOURCES
Pre & post-show engagement and teacher resources

COST
$1,200 per performance

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS
Frauke Huhn, Education Coordinator
0497 535 031 [email protected]

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Youth and education programs

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NORPA is committed to working with, and for, young people. Our youth and education programs have included theatre clubs, school holiday workshops, in-school theatre performances and workshops, training intensives, work experience and training placements.   

Prior to COVID and the flood, NORPA was attracting over 5,000 young people to our programs a year, predominantly held within our home venue at Lismore City Hall.  

Now, we look forward to focusing on strategic initiatives to increase our engagement within the region by presenting activities in venues and spaces that already attract young people while exploring our own unique model of theatre making. 

For more information, please contact our Youth & Engagement Coordinator via [email protected] or 02 6622 0300.