Here is everything you need to know about your upcoming school's visit to Adelaide Festival Centre or Her Majesty's Theatre.
Before your school's visit, please check:
- The time and date of your visit – aim to arrive 20 minutes early.
- Which venue you are attending and the best way to access it.
- The duration of travel requirements and best drop-off point.
- If you need tickets and where you collect them.
- That you have the correct contact information on the booking form.
- Backpacks are left at school.
- COVID-19 safety related requirements.
- The important visit information below.
Please leave bags at school.
For safety reasons, Adelaide Festival Centre does not permit bags larger than A3 and backpacks inside auditorium areas. Patrons who must keep their belongings with them for medical reasons will be permitted to admit bags into the auditorium if they are visually inspected by a front of house officer.
Before bringing your students to see a show or take part in a workshop, we recommend that you prepare them for their learning experience. This may be by running pre-visit activities from the teacher resource kit for the show, or talking them through themes, styles and expectations.
Students who are prepared for their visit are likely to be more engaged and have a deeper learning experience.
Take a look at our learning resources.
Adelaide Festival Centre is a professional working arts complex with four theatres and a variety of exhibition spaces. On arrival for a performance, you will be greeted by Front of House staff or the Education Officer and escorted to your seats in the theatre or workshop venue(s).
Whilst in the auditorium, students are expected to comply with behaviour appropriate for a live performance.
Please advise students to:
- Refrain from taking notes until interval or after the show.
- Switch off all electronic devices.
- Only drink water in the theatres and workshop spaces.
- Save talking and sharing observations until interval and after the show.
All teachers are reminded that they have a duty of care to supervise students at all times.
centrED follows the recommended Department for Education teacher to student ratio:
- 1:6 for Pre-school – 2.
- 1:10 for Years 3–7.
- 1:15 for Years 8–12.
A minimum of two supervisors/teachers are required at all times. For learning experiences with a fee, supervisors will be admitted free at least up to the ratios outlined above or as stated in individual program listings.
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Front of House staff are trained in emergency response procedures.
In the event of an emergency please follow the directions of the Front of House attendants.
The linked information has been collated to assist schools who are planning a visit to Adelaide Festival Centre in preparing a risk assessment for their excursion.
Download School Risk Assessment Information here.