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Education Program

Our Education program offers live performances, workshops and other educational experiences for students from Pre-School, Early Stage 1 right through to Stage 6. We offer heavily subsidised ticket prices to make it possible for every student in the Bathurst Regional Council area as well as our neighbouring LGAs can access at least one performing arts experience at BMEC each year.

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Monday 8 April 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Medea

A Shock Therapy Arts Production

This stylised Medea combines Greek Tragedy, Epic and Physical Theatre and to deliver a gripping experience with a thumping soundtrack.

Thursday 9 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

You Are A Doughnut

That Science Gang

From the creators of the multi-award-winning The Alphabet of Awesome Science comes a brand new biological-musical-comedy-adventure that explores the ins and outs of the human digestive system.

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

The Trojan
War

A Slightly Isolated Dog

Suitable for Stages 5 & 6, this is a masterclass in taking a topic that might send the most engaged student to sleep, and turns it into an hilarious, much talked of lesson in group devised work, comedy, slapstick, clowning and joyous theatre making!

Monday 20 May 2024 - Tuesday 21 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Creative Writing Workshops 2024

An incredible opportunity to spend a full day accessing some of the best Australian Young Adult authors for potential young authors of the future. Suitable for students in years 10, 11 and 12, these workshops are not HSC or curriculum based but focused on the creative writing process with ample opportunity for students to write during the workshops. The focus is for students to have the opportunity to be immersed in the writing process.

Wednesday 22 May, 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Fourteen

Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Shannon Molloy is a year 9 student at an all-boys, rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland (it could be Bathurst), with a secret that no one can ever find out. This performance is for secondary schools - Stages 5 and 6.

Thursday 23 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Sharp Short Story

Humans have been sharing stories with one another for forever. The kind of stories we have told have taken many forms full of imagination and creativity. As storytelling is a performance, Sharp Short Story aims to encourage not only the writing of new stories but also the theatrical presentation of those stories. Suitable for Stages 3 – 6.

Wednesday 29 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Sharp Short Theatre

Regional Heat

A short play competition for under 18s, suitable for Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Plays must be 10 minutes or under and can come from any theatrical genre, giving the students a chance to play to their strengths, speak their minds, and let their imaginations run wild!

Friday 9 August 2024 BMEC Education 2024

The Gruffalo

A CDP with Tall Stories' Production

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Tuesday 17 September 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Slap. Bang. Kiss.

A Melbourne Theatre Company Production

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

Friday 20 September 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Arc

An Erth Visual & Physical Inc Production

Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host, audience interaction and a world of rare and exotic animals, ARC is a profound experience that embraces the natural world and the creatures that cohabit this place we call Earth. Suitable for Stages 2, 3 and 4.

Friday 25 October 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Past the Shallows

An Australian Theatre for Young People & Archipelago Production

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past the Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

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