HSC Symposiums

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 18 May - 20 May 2020
Category Live Event

Sport for Jove Theatre presents

“You made a difficult play accessible and meaningful to students in a short space of time. I will certainly be making a booking for next year’s HSC group.” – Teacher, Marian College

Sport for Jove’s HSC Symposiums are essential opportunities to deepen your student’s 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.

FYI full teaching resources will be available for all bookings and detailed student notes are also offered with the symposiums. We recommend that you bring your lunch to eat during interval.

Booking Information

1 free teacher per 10 students

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: HSC Symposiums Curriculum Links

Full teaching resources including lesson activities, analysis of the play, details and a guide to the production, videos, photos and design will be made available upon confirmation of bookings.

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020

Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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Dates and Times:

Henry IV Symposium
Monday 18 May 2020 at 10am

The Merchant of Venice Symposium
Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 10am

Waiting for Godot Symposium
Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 2pm

Richard III Symposium
Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 10am


Each Symposium is approximately 3 hours (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Student/Teacher $28

Transaction fees apply

School Bookings $4.00

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