Education | 2019 Education Season

Come PLAY with us again in 2019 – celebrating our 10th anniversary!




Live performances of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Shakespeare’s Othello, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with detailed, interactive Symposiums.

Symposiums will also be presented for Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and Shakespeare’s Richard III, Hamlet, and Henry IV, Part 1.

And of course, the return of the hugely successful Shakespeare Carnival, now in its third year.

Our 2019 season is filled with more engaging productions and unique opportunities to inspire and challenge your students, and we look forward to meeting the demands of new curriculum.

See you in the theatre and at your schools in 2019…and as Macbeth said, “your pains are registered where every day we turn the leaf to read them” so, turn the leaf… and enjoy!

Damien Ryan

Artistic Director

HSC Symposiums

Our HSC Symposiums are essential opportunities to deepen your student’s practical understanding through experiencing and analysing key scenes and characters in performance.

Presented as a lecture interspersed with scene work and expert commentary from Damien Ryan and his team, these Symposiums explore famous scenes and speeches in multiple ways, opening diverse critical readings, unlocking language and character. Professional actors discuss the ambiguities and challenges of each of the plays, and answer students’ questions.

In short, a complete, hands-on experience that combines the unfiltered relationship students need with the plays’ action and narrative while also ensuring they are ‘watching with understanding’. Your students will extract the key ingredients and critical thinking required to write on the plays under exam conditions. Don’t miss it!

Shakespeare Residency

Returning in 2019, The Shakespeare Residency program is an experience for students in any year group, investigating Shakespeare's plays, world, characters and language through action. Straight onto the stage with professional actors and directors, the students learn through doing and understanding, engaging in fresh and highly accessible ways. Staff, parents and the whole school community are brought together to celebrate a performance showcase, fuelled by a wealth of discovery about the value and beauty of these plays.  

Youth Acting Ensembles

Our fun, challenging and comprehensive acting training ensembles are devoted to enhancing young actors’ skills through working on the greatest theatrical works in the English language. Over two terms, each Ensemble will explore the work of Shakespeare in rehearsal-room style workshops. Under the guidance of their industry professional arts educator and director, students will work towards a performance at the end of Term 2 for friends and family.

Auditions for the 2019 Ensembles will be held in early 2019.

For more information or to apply, please email:

Shakespeare Carnival

And finally, the annual Shakespeare Carnival returns for its 4th incredible season in 2019. The Shakespeare Carnival gives students the chance to develop their own pieces in a range of categories and perform at School, Regional and State levels, mentored by professional artists, gaining unparalleled insight and experience with these great plays; with the opportunity to take part in a state-wide showcase and ensemble production. More details are available HERE.

In addition, Sport for Jove offers various opportunities for incursions that are tailored to your school's specific needs.  From workshops to symposiums, Sport for Jove and their educators are well positioned to deliver valuable and unique experiences for your students.  Email us at with any questions you may have.

Sport For Jove would like to acknowledge our company sponsor and partnership with the Seymour Centre & thank them for their contributions in supporting our education program for 2019.


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To learn more about Sport For Jove's program for 2019, download the digital brochure below and read on!