Bookings open for Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED

Bookings are now open for Adelaide Festival Centre’s learning program, centrED, after more than 19,000 students and 2,500 teachers across South Australia participated in 2023.

New programs this year include Dance Geometry, where students and teachers will explore shapes found in the architecture and artworks of Adelaide Festival Centre and respond creatively through dance; and Musical Theatre Magic, a day-long program for Year 9 and 10 students exploring musical theatre practice led by experts in the field.

Designed to nurture creative thinking, centrED allows students to engage in quality arts learning experiences in South Australia’s premier performing arts centre, through exciting and comprehensive learning experiences for teachers and their students.

Schools-only performances are available for exciting productions from Windmill Theatre Company (Moss Piglet and Creation Creation), State Theatre Company South Australia (Symphonie of the Bicycle) and the UK’s Aakash Odedra Company (Little Murmur).

Final year students can look forward to Leaps & Bounds Dance Day, and Take the Stage Drama Day with opportunities for Stage 2 students to learn from industry professionals in composition and skills workshops; and Year 10 – Year 11 students can dip their toes into the artform of cabaret at Come & Try Cabaret Day.

Peek behind the curtain with Tours of Her Majesty’s Theatre in Term 1. Learn about the iconic theatre’s history and how a production is brought to life on stage.

Discover the backstage roles of the arts while observing a technical rehearsal of Creation Creation at Windmill Theatre Company’s Stage Management and Technical Tour.

Adelaide Festival Centre Education Officer Renee Gibson says, “centrED proudly provides opportunities for the students and teachers of South Australia to connect with artists and arts professionals via our festivals and year-round programs.

Thanks to South Australia’s Department for Education’s ongoing support of centrED, we can provide quality arts learning opportunities here at Adelaide Festival Centre and beyond.

Applications are now open for Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2024 Work Experience Program. Successful applicants will work with numerous departments across the organisation, from front of house to marketing.

Supported by South Australia’s Department for Education and Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, centrED’s annual offerings include a primary program, a secondary program to encourage career-focused learnings and inspire cultural understanding, and a teachers program offering unique professional learning opportunities.

Photography credit: Shaun Li

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