Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live.

First Nations People have been telling stories on this country for many thousands of years, and we acknowledge their incredible contribution to the cultural and environmental landscape we reside in.

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SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS

Infuse learning with fresh approaches and hands-on industry knowledge. Our in-school Specialist Workshops are led by teaching artists who are skilled at motivating even the most disengaged student, and developing skills in all aspects of performance, theatre-making and design.

Customised Workshops: All workshops are designed in collaboration with classroom teachers to meet your specific needs and goals.

Flexible Scheduling: We work around your timetable to ensure convenience and accessibility.

Popular Workshops:

  1. Improvisation & Devising: Unleash creativity through collaborative storytelling and play-building activities
  2. Physical Theatre: Explore the expressive power of body and movement, including various practitioner methodologies
  3. Working with Text: Learn how to analyse text and build character
  4. Design: Learn foundation skills in visual storytelling

Fee: A standard 1 hour workshop costs $200 + GST (mileage for artists applies to all bookings 10km from the State Theatre Centre).

To book a workshop or for further information, email Learn@blackswantheatre.com.au

BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCE

These one-day events are an ideal way for young theatre enthusiasts in Years 10-12 to gain access to industry-led workshops, backstage tours and panel discussions aligned with our productions. Each Behind-The-Scene Experience is aligned with one of our mainstage productions and includes one ticket per participant to see the corresponding production at the end of the day with event participants.

Date: Saturday 7 September

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: State Theatre Centre of WA - TBC

Fee: $60 per student (includes 1 allocated ticket per participant). The event is limited to 25 students in total.

THE BRIDGE PROGRAM

CROSS CURRICULAR LEARNING

Our Creative Learning Team is currently piloting The Bridge Program, an exciting cross-curricular program for Year 7-9 Humanities and Social Science, English and Media classrooms. 

Based on relevant learning theory and instruction models, and utilising arts-integration practices with subject curriculum, this fun and engaging program is designed to develop greater levels of engagement and achievement through experiential-learning activities. 

The program lasts for 6 weeks and takes place in the classroom for 1-2 hours a week, depending on the school schedule.  

For each lesson the teaching artist will apply a diverse range of creative processes to the unit of study selected by each teacher.

A workbook is supplied to all participating students to make notes and engage and reflect on activities. Educators can incorporate this workbook into their assessment strategies, whether it be for formative or summative evaluation purposes. 

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS Youth Ambassadors

YOUTH AMBASSADORS

2025 NOMINATIONS OPEN IN JUNE

Our Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity to connect with Black Swan Theatre on a more personal level. Throughout the year participants will enjoy developing important creative leadership skills, attending special events, workshops and growing friendships with like-minded peers.

This year-long program comprises of attending performances in our annual season, quarterly Ambassador catch-ups, invitations to special events and workshops.

Nominated by a teacher or parent, applications are open to youth in Years 11-12.