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HSC Symposiums


Riverside Theatre


14 March - 18 May 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Sport for Jove Theatre Company presents

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

Sport for Jove’s HSC Symposiums are essential opportunities to deepen your students’ practical understanding of HSC texts.

Presented as a lecture interspersed with scene work and expert commentary from Sport for Jove’s Artistic Director Damien Ryan and his team, these symposiums 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 professional actors discuss the ambiguities and challenges of each of the plays, and answer your students’ 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.


Dates & Times:
Thursday 14 March 2019 at 2pm
Saturday 16 March 2019 at 3:30pm
Monday 18 March 2019 at 2pm
Thursday 21 March 2019 at 2pm
Saturday 23 March 2019 at 3:30pm
Add a performance of The Crucible to your booking form to enhance your groups’ experience. Click here for more information

Bella Vista Farm, Corner Elizabeth Macarthur Drive and Norwest Boulevard, Bella Vista

Getting There:
Bella Vista Farm is accessible off M2 and Old Windsor Road. Free bus parking is available for school groups.


Dates & Times: 
Friday 17 May 2019 at 12:45pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 at 3:30pm
Add a performance of The Merchant of Venice to your booking form to enhance your groups’ experience. Click here for more information

Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta



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Teacher’s resources including lesson activities, analysis of the play, details and a guide to this production, videos, photos and design, are provided once you have booked.


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Ticket Options

Student/Teacher $28
Transaction fees apply
School Bookings $3.30

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Show dates


Approximately 2 hours (No interval)

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