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Riverside Theatres presents
Erth - Visual & Physical Inc.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

27 June - 28 June 2017

Event Type

Live Event

Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.

What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Our skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in a lifetime interactive theatre experience.

Please note: This production contains theatrical smoke haze effects.

Suitable for: Ages 5+ and their adults

Auslan
*Auslan Interpreted Performance on Tuesday 27 June at 6:30pm

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 27 June at 6:30pm*
Wednesday 28 June at 10am & 1pm

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium has been supported by Carriageworks’ IN DEVELOPMENT program, the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Writers
Scott Wright with Drew Fairley and Catherine McNamara

Director
Scott Wright

Head of Design
Steve Howarth

Producer
Gemma Pepper

Images by
Heidrun Löhr

Suitable for Years K – 6

From the Program Coordinator:
This stunning new work will take you and your students into a new dimension of theatre. Be prepared for giant puppets, amazing visual effects and living creatures that are far too realistic for comfort. A THEATRICAL SPECTACLE, you will be lead through a history of aquatic life and the natural environment developed by Erth’s outstanding team of researchers.

Curriculum Links:
Download the full curriculum links for Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium here: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Curriculum Links

Resource Pack:
Download the Education Resource Pack for Erth’s Prehistoric Aquariuim here: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Education Resource Pack

About the Venue – Riverside Theatre:
761 seats with around 534 seats in the stalls (ground level). This is the biggest space with a high ceiling, balcony seating, lots of red chairs and a raised stage. Shows in this venue will be the biggest and busiest. There is level seating/ wheelchair access in row P (around the middle of the stalls).

Access Points:
Access points are indicators that let you know aspects of a production or event that may provide groups with a higher level of engagement related to their needs. There are 5 access points relating to aspects of the storytelling of the production that may assist access. The access point that applies to Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium is:

  • Visual Cues (VC)
    This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter other than just language.

Specific Access:
Find out about our accessibility options by clicking here
Download a social story about Riverside Theatre here: Riverside Social Story

Price:
$20 per student & additional teachers

HOW TO BOOK

BOOK EARLY!
We do our best to accommodate everyone, but shows fill fast. Additional performances are not always possible.

  1. USE BOOKING FORM, DOWNLOAD IT OR COMPLETE IT ONLINE

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.

  1. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US

Complete online (preferred), fax, email or post your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: 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 issue a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form as this is our main method of communication.

  1. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.

  1. FINAL PAYMENT

Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date.

If we do not receive payment OR proof of your DoE purchase order, we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DoE) PAYMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The DoE takes 30 days from an invoice being submitted to payment being received by Riverside, therefore we MUST have full payment OR proof that the purchase order has been submitted to the DoE no later than four weeks prior to the performance date.

This is a new system for many public schools so we strongly recommend receiving monies and permission slips at least 7 weeks before the payment is due. This will allow any final changes in numbers (subject to availability). We cannot reduce numbers after payment has been received.

ALL OTHER SCHOOLS (INCLUDING INDEPENDENT AND CATHOLIC)

Confirmation of final numbers and final balance is required four weeks prior to the performance date. A reduction of numbers is not permitted after this date.

An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.

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.

  1. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS

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 running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process.

  1. ATTEND AND ENJOY!

If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please email education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8839 3308.

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Ticket Options

Members $25
Single tickets $30
Family of 4 $105
Students/Teachers $20
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65

Available Dates

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Duration

50 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for 10am and 1pm shows)

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