By Patch Theatre Company
Is the Moon a Balloon? It can be. A balloon can be whatever you want it to be…
A balloon can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships.
It can hold its breath for days and disappear in an instant.
It can make your hair stand on end and fill you with laughter.
The Moon’s A Balloon is a moving and eloquent story that explores childhood play, invention, friendship and connection in a highly visual performance that is beautifully complemented by magical lighting, digital imagery and a stunning soundscape.
“And oh – the balloons! This is must-see children’s theatre.” – The Advertiser
“Visually stunning, great sound, beautifully moved, gorgeous, clever, slick, happy show…a true gift of an experience…” – Susannah Sweeney, Adelaide Festival Centre
Recommendation: Ages 3+
Image by: Tony Lewis
Dates & Times:
Thursday 21 July 10am & 1pm
Please Note: Thursday 21 July 1pm performance includes a post show Q&A
Suitable for Years K – 3
$16 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…
Children just love playing with balloons. Watching them float, drop and whirl around can be one of the best things ever. This is a show based on that very concept – except taking it to the extreme! Big balloons, small balloons, balloons filled with light, balloons filled with sand, balloons that are floaty, balloons that are bouncy – all kinds! PLAYFUL, very visual and utterly MESMERISING, this is a show that will appeal to your students’ curiosity and help them look at an ordinary object in many different ways encouraging creative, imaginative and metaphoric thinking. To help you explore this concept further, Patch Theatre Company have created some wonderful resources including some pre and post show activities you can do within the subject areas of Visual Arts and Drama, and they have also written a song for you to learn and practice beforehand so you can join in during the performance.
- USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
- SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: 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 a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
- RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
- FINAL PAYMENT
You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. 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.
- FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are 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 running 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.
- ATTEND AND ENJOY!
Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
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 us on 8839 3308.
STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES
SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE
For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.
ACCESS POINTS FOR THE MOON’S A BALLOON
Language None (LN): No text or dialogue is used in this production
Visual Cues (VC): The production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter other than just language.
DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY
Download the social story for Riverside Theatre here: Riverside Social Story
Touring Stage/ Company Manager:
Touring Technical Manager: