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Beyond the Square

Beyond the Square

Venue Connect Studios
Dates 29 January - 12 December 2014


Beyond the Square is about embracing difference and challenging preconceptions. It is about working outside the norm, thinking creatively and exploring what’s possible.

Beyond the Square is Riverside Theatres creative arts program for people with disabilities and is the only mainstream company in Australia with such a program and is coordinated by Alison Richardson and supported by Gerard O’Dwyer.

Beyond the Square has an extensive weekly workshop program called Beyond ABBA for people with disability keen to learn music, movement and performance.

In 2014, we are opening up the opportunity for secondary students to gain experience in working with people with disability in creative contexts by working alongside our experienced tutors within the workshops.

Perfect for those students with an interest in drama, dance, performance, music and those interested in assisting others to reach their full potential.

Approximately 6 workshops are run weekly on a school term basis between the hours Wednesday to Friday 10:00am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 1:30pm from Granville Youth and Community Centre. Commitment can be just for one workshop or a series.

For further information please contact Beyond the Square’s Creative Director, Alison Richardson on 8839 3359 or For more information check out 

Dates & Times:

Term 1
10:00am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday 29 January – Friday 11 April (11 weeks)
Term 2
10:00am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday 30 April – Friday 27 June (9 weeks)
Term 3
10:00am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday 16 July – Friday 19 September(10 weeks)
Term 4
10:00am – 11:30am & 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday 8 October – Friday 12 December (10 weeks)

Terms 2, 3 & 4 lead up to a huge movement, text & multimedia based performance this year taking place on Riverside’s mainstage. A free BBQ, karaoke, dancing & live music takes place after the show in our huge courtyard party.

Cost is $14/class paid as an upfront fee at the beginning of the term

All workshops take place at Granville Youth & Community Centres, 3A Memorial Dve, Granville
Nearest accessible train station is Granville


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Ticket Prices

Each Class $14

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00