Schools

We invite young people, schools and families to explore our venues, experience professional, high-quality theatre and engage in a range of fun activities. 2017 is packed to the brim with shows that will thrill, fascinate, entertain, involve and delight kids of all ages. 

2017 Merrigong Kids, Families and Schools Brochure
Click here to view the latest brochure! 

School Day Matinees
Merrigong offers numerous weekday matinee performances during the school term that make ideal school excursions. Most school day matinees include a post-show Q&A session to give students a deeper insight into the production and creative process.
 
School & Vacation Care Bookings
We believe that all young people should enjoy the experience of professional live theatre and we do our best to keep the cost as low as possible, with heavily discounted tickets for all school and vacation care groups. 

To book a 2017 show, please download the booking formemail us or phone  02 4224 5947. Click here to download the Risk Management Fact Sheet.

Workshops
School students can learn more about the theatre and the performing arts by attending workshops. Visit the Workshops page for more details.

Ticket Subsidies
Ticket subsidies may be available through our Passport to Performance program for low social-economic public schools. Subsidies are limited and applied on a first-come first-served basis, so please note this on your booking form and submit it early to avoid disappointment.

Backstage Tours
Visit the backstage areas of our professional theatre venue that hosts national and international theatre, music and dance companies annually. Students gain insight into the secret machinations of the fly tower, where everything fits in the loading dock, what happens in the bio box, the secrets of a theatre Green Room (why is it called that?), and more!

Work Experience
A limited number of week-long work experience placements are made available each year for students to participate in and observe the different departments in operation at Merrigong.  Click here to download an application form.

For more information, email us or call 02 4224 5947. 

We would like to thank Peoplecare for their support in helping Merrigong engage with young people in the Illawarra by funding projects that create and facilitate inspiring theatre experiences.

‘We would like to thank PeopleCare for helping us engage with young people in the Illawarra by funding projects that create and facilitate inspiring theatre experiences’

A Queensland Theatre and Grin and Tonic Troupe Production

The 7 Stages of Grieving

Wise, poignant and powerful storytelling.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production

Thérèse Raquin

An exquisite, corseted thriller from the masterpiece of French literature.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – July School Holidays

Interactive 5-day theatre-craft & performance workshops for kids aged 5 – 13.

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A CDP Kids Production

Mr Stink

Mr Stink comes to life on stage in this hilarious production during the July School Holidays.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A production by Roslyn Oades. Originally produced by Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne Festival

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

A celebration of the bookends of a life fully lived.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre Production

Cyrano de Bergerac

One of theatre's great romantic comedies.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – October School Holidays

Interactive 4-day theatre-craft & performance workshops for kids aged 5 – 13.

Wollongong Town Hall

 

The Listies presents

The Listies - ICKYPEDIA LIVE

Australia’s favourite kid’s comedians are bringing their best-smelling book to the stage during the October School Holidays.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Griffin Theatre Company Production

Diving for Pearls

A modern Australian classic inspired by our own backyard.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre