Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

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Riverside Presents

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 24 June - 27 June 2015

BY ERTH – VISUAL AND PHYSICAL INC

Erth’s widely acclaimed show, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre.

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. Meet our most recent zoo addition, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, discovered in Queensland and is the most complete meat-eating skeleton yet found in Australia. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ includes a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed free around the world and are now in daily residence.

Learn how to feed and interact with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to these prehistoric creatures.

Experience the thrill of this extraordinarily imaginative work.

Click here to download an Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo colouring in sheet.

Recommendation: Ages 5+

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 24 June 6pm
Thursday 25 June 10am & 12:30pm
Friday 26 June 10am & 12:30pm
Saturday 27 June 10:30am

Erth AustraliaCouncil ArtsNSW ArtsonTour

Written and Directed By:
Scott Wright

Original Development With:
Sharon Kerr
Steve Howarth

Audio By:
Phil Downing

SUITABLE FOR YEARS K – 4

SCHOOL TICKETS

$16 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)

FROM THE EDUCATION COORDINATOR…

No doubt your class can tell you everything there is to know about dinosaurs – or can they? How much do they know about Australian Dinosaurs? These puppets (shh – did I say puppets?) are so life like and the presentation of the show so sincere, that your students will think they’re in a reptile park viewing real creatures and not watching theatre about animals that are long extinct. And the fact that all the dinosaurs are Australian also gives students an awareness about our unique environment and natural history and what sets us apart from the rest of the world. You won’t see T-Rex in this show – but you will see his Aussie counterpart! Who would have thought something 64 million years old could be so relevant?

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Primary Schools Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Jodie Benbrook, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.

RESOURCES

Dinosaur Zoo Curriculum Links

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Colouring In Sheet

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Fact Sheet

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

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Duration

1 hour (No interval)

Ticket Prices

All tickets $18
Student/Teacher $16

Transaction fees apply

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