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HSC Symposiums


Riverside Theatre


17 May - 21 June 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and Sport for Jove Theatre Company present

Sport for Jove’s acclaimed intensive HSC Symposiums return in 2018 with detailed analysis and performance work on The Tempest and The Crucible.

Scene work from the plays interspersed with expert commentary from Sport for Jove’s Artistic Director Damien Ryan and his team will help you and your students explore famous scenes and speeches in multiple ways, open up diverse critical readings, and unlock language and character. You will also get the opportunity to hear actors discuss the plays’ famous ambiguities and challenges and to ask all of your burning questions.

These symposiums are a complete, hands-on experience of the plays’ action and narrative. Sport for Jove extracts the key ingredients and critical thinking required to write on the plays under exam conditions. Every aspect of the work is geared toward the curriculum and the specific needs of students studying these plays.

Detailed student notes are also offered with the symposiums. We recommend that you bring your lunch to eat during interval.

“…incredibly valuable.” – Megan Duong, English and Languages Coordinator, Regents Park Christian School

“My students are now very enthusiastic to commence their study of Hamlet. They loved the symposium: the actors, their performances and your insights.” – Deb McWatters, English Teacher, Penrith Christian School

“I couldn’t recommend them more highly.” – Lindy, Head Teacher English, Castle Hill High School

Dates & Times:

Thursday 17 May at 1pm
Friday 18 May at 1pm
Expand your knowledge of this classic text and book tickets to Sport for Jove’s production of The Tempest. Click here for more information on the production. Please note, tickets to a performance are $26 per student and additional teachers (1 free teacher per 10 students).

Thursday 21 June at 1pm

(with A Midsummer Night’s Dream performance)
Thursday 14 June at 3pm
Suitable for Years 9 – 12
Click here for more information

Suitable for Years 11 – 12


For the sixth year running, Sport for Jove are bringing their must-see series of symposiums back to Riverside for HSC English Students. Combining great performances from a cast of actors with director and educator Damien Ryan’s un-paralleled insight into the texts, the Sport for Jove Symposiums have fast become one of the most popular events in Riverside’s Education Program, literally bringing the page to the stage to really inspire those lightbulb moments for your students. Drama and VET entertainment students should check out Sport for Jove’s new Production Elements Symposium to give students behind the scenes access to their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See page 34 for more details!


Download the Curriculum Links here: HSC Symposiums Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Student/Teacher (Per Symposium) $26
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $3.30


The Tempest Symposium: Approximately 2 hours (Including 15 minute break)
The Crucible Symposium: Approximately 3 hours (Including 20 minute break)

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