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Online Education Resources

  • While our doors are currently closed we are working on bringing our resources to you digitally. We have collated a list of resources that might help you to continue to connect your students to the magic of live theatre.

    There are some great online tools which showcase theatre and the arts in different online platforms. Below you will find educational resources we have collated from productions that we have shown over the years, developed by Riverside, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and from external companies who have produced their shows at Riverside.

    PRIMARY Resources

    SECONDARY Resources


    • ABC Education
      A comprehensive list of resources such as videos and podcasts/ audio clips. Can be filtered by KLA and year group | Access Here
    • Arts Live
      A collection of Arts Education lessons and resources for all ages | Access Here
    • ATYP On Demand
      Live ATYP performances on demand | Access Here
    • Australian Plays
      • Includes a monologue search feature | Access Here
      • Scripts with accompanying education resources/ mini units of work | Access Here
    • Australian Theatre Live
      A selection of Aus Theatre Live productions to stream weekly | Access Here
    • Beat by Beat Press
      A resource to help with teaching drama remotely | Access Here 
    • Belvoir
      Education resources | Access Here 
    • CDP Kids
      Watch clips and do activities based on some of CDP’s shows for Years 3 – 6 | Access Here
    • Chatterpack
      Links to free Arts & Culture resources | Access Here
    • Dead Puppet Society
      Online puppetry workshop for school groups (paid service) | Access Here
    • Drama Online
      A subscription service that provides access to play scripts, online videos and study guides (FREE for academic institutions until end of May 2020) | Access Here 
    • In My Blood It Runs 
      Film is available for classrooms for free until 3 June | Access Here 
    • National Theatre YouTube Channel
      Includes free ‘making of’ behind the scenes footage for their productions | Access Here
    • National Theatre Live At Home
      A selection of NT Live productions to stream weekly | Access Here
    • NSW Advocate for Children and Young People
      Digital lunch break activities | Access Here
    • Perpich
      Arts Education resources | Access Here 
    • Poetry in Action
      Digital shows based on poetry techniques for Years 7 – 12 | Access Here
    • Shakespeare’s Globe
      Free teaching resources on Shakespeare | Access Here
    • Shake & Stir Virtual
      Filmed performances online (paid service) | Access Here
    • Sport for Jove 
      Vimeo On Demand channel featuring various productions and symposiums (coming soon) (paid service) | Access Vimeo On Demand Channel | Access Info Brochure 
    • Story Factory
    • Sydney Opera House: From Our House to Yours
      Digital content including videos, articles, live streams and podcasts | Access Here
    • Sydney Theatre Company
      Education resources | Access Here
    • Theatrefolk
      Plays written for students designed to be performed online | Access Here
    • The Martin Lysicrates Prize
      Watch 2018 and 2019 prize entrants’ one act staged play readings for free with accompanying teacher resource kit (English/Drama) | Access Here 
    • The Old Vic
      Education Hub | Access Here
    • What’s On Stage 
      14 family-friendly sites and more to help home education | Access Here

    Other Online Resources for Schools, Pre-schools & Families

    • Audioplay – Side Pony Productions
      Audioplay is podcast meets audiobook meets theatre (paid App) | Ages 6 – 12 | Access Here 
    • Barking Gecko 
      Isolate, Create Connect program for kids to get creative at home | Access Here
    • CDP
      High-quality activities and resources to engage students | Access Here
    • City of Parramatta Libraries
      Story Time | Ages 0 – 4 | Access Here 
    • David Walliams
      A talk with the well-known author, brought to you by Sydney Opera House | Ages 8+ | Access Here 
    • Flying Fruit Fly Circus
      Full performance of JUNK, along with 2 short documentary videos | Ages 7+ | Access Here
    • Holly and Milly’s Rhymes
      Ages 0 – 5 | Access Here
    • Jump Start Youth Theatre 
      Youth drama workshops | Access Here
    • Patch Theatre Company
      Activities for home | Ages 4 – 8 | Access Here
    • Polyglot
      Creative activities at home | Ages 3+ | Access Here
    • Q Theatre: Stage Door
      Online theatre and performance training workshops | For young people aged 5 – 18 | Access Here
    • Royal Shakespeare Company
      A production of King Lear for young audiences | Ages 10+ | Access Here
    • Shaun Parker & Co
      Online programs for young people and families |Access Here
    • The Beanies Podcast
      Ages 2 – 7 | Access Here
    • The Lion King Experience
      An immersive arts education program that introduces students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of The Lion King | Access Here 
    • The Listies
      Audio Tour of Melbourne Museum | Ages 5+ | Access Here
    • Windmill Theatre Co
      Windmill at Home | Ages 3 – 18 | Access Here

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