Playback Theatre

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 26 April - 27 April 2021
Category Live Event

Riverside presents Playback Theatre Sydney

An interactive improvising and devising experience your students will love.

Playback Theatre is renowned for honouring stories and creating improvised theatre that is moving and impactful. Using a fusion of drama, storytelling, movement and live music, the ensemble customise each performance by translating the audience’s life experiences into theatre on the spot and in the moment. The result is surprising, moving and humorous.

These workshops offer students the chance to use Playback Theatre’s unique style to inform their improvisations or devised works.

Improvisation – Suitable for Years 8 – 12, this workshop will enhance your students’ improvisational skills, essential for creating an innovative and inspiring performance. This workshop caters to students with basic to advanced improvisational skills.

Devising – Aimed at Years 10 – 12, this workshop is for students who are looking to create innovative and original devised group pieces for the HSC or school performances. Playback Theatre will show how connection to personal stories can lead performers to develop authentic and original performances that allow for creative choices that play to a performer’s inner strengths.

Together with the performance, both workshops will allow students to see the Playback Theatre method in practice and try it themselves.

Unable to participate in the workshop? There is no need to miss out altogether – come and see Playback Theatre perform live on stage. The performance will act as a valuable example of turning real stories into interactive theatrical experiences for your students.

Please note:
*1 teacher free per 20 students – show only. Workshop free for supervising teachers.

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity; social distancing; mandatory masks; Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.

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(Stages 4 – 6)

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Playback Theatre Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Dates and Times:

Schools Performances
Monday 26 April 2021 at 10am
Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 10am

Schools Workshops
Monday 26 April 2021 at 12pm (Devising for Years 10 – 12)
Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 12pm (Improvising for Years 8 – 12)


60 minutes (No interval)

3 hours

Ticket Prices

Students Workshop and Show Package $50
Students/Teachers Show Only* $23

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60

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