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Imaginary Theatre


Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 14 March 2014

Imaginary Theatre brings to life Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s well-loved adventure books. Each performance features two fabulous theatrical adaptations of these exciting family stories.

Tashi and the Mountain of White Tigers
The Wicked Baron is up to his old tricks again. This time he’s trying to cheat Tashi’s Aunty Li Tam out of the home she has lived in all her life, and he’ll stop at nothing. Tashi knows he has to do something, but what? As usual he thinks of a clever idea, but it means he will have to face his worst fear. However, if he can do it he might be able to help not just his favourite aunty, but the whole village as well!

Tashi: Lost in the City
Poor Jack is really worried when he and Tashi find themselves stuck in an elevator, but it reminds Tashi of one of his amazing adventures when he was lost in the city back in his old country. The big city is a really exciting place, but it’s very different to Tashi’s old village, Tashi tells of the characters he met and how he used his wit to escape a sticky situation.


From the Education Coordinator…
Take your students on an adventure into Tashi’s world and engage them with this popular and important series of Australian children’s literature. Through Tashi’s stories, your students will learn about plot, narrative, character development as well as learning about the use of cleverness and creativity to solve problems. The character of Tashi himself, being a recent immigrant to Australia (even though he arrived from a magical land on the back of a swan), will be very relatable to students from diverse backgrounds. His exciting stories of ‘home’ and ‘his old country’ will assist them to realise the value of their own cultural heritage and the cultural heritage of others.

Dates & Times:
10:00am, Friday 14 March
12:00pm, Friday 14 March

Student/Additional Teacher $15*
*Transaction fees may apply


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Primary Education Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Amy Matthews, 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 forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. 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 times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

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. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.

Please find a range of helpful teaching resources related to Tashi – Mountain of White Tigers and Lost in the City, below:

Tashi – Curriculum Links

Tashi – Parents and Caregivers Resources

Tashi – Educators’ Resources

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Approximately 70 minutes

Ticket Prices

Student/Teacher $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00