Theatre For Schools 2018

About NORPA’s Theatre For Schools program

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

Each year NORPA puts together an exciting program of shows that inspire, educate and engage with young people of all ages. We connect with pre-schools, primary, high schools and home-schoolers across the region.

We offer student group prices (teachers complimentary), provide teacher resources specific to each show, and organise additional activities such as workshops, opportunities to meet the cast and educational visits to NORPA.

Please download our brochure and booking form.
For more information please contact our Education Coordinator or our Box Office.



The 78 Storey Treehouse

Thursday 21 June, 12pm & Friday 22 June, 11am & 1pm

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre. Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?

The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster in the series for children aged 6-12 and their adults… but watch out for those cows!

For more information — The 78 Storey Treehouse school performance information

Big Bad Wolf

Thursday 25th & Friday 26 October, 11am

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. This hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

For more information — Big Bad Wolf school performance information



Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 September, 11am

Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ in order to become more popular at school and to make some money.

It examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in our community. The show investigates the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events. Inspired by true events, Viral uses physical theatre, multiple rolesharing, verbatim, political theatre, AV and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience. Viral is an example of Shock Therapy Productions signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible. As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do we define our social responsibilities?

For more information — Viralschool performance information