Teachers Professional Learning 2020

Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED presents unique professional learning opportunities for teachers, through live theatre and educational events.

Adelaide Festival Centre Scenery Workshop Tour

Internationally renowned as one of the leading construction facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, our workshop specialises in creative solutions for the theatrical and entertainment industries. The workshop, in operation for over 39 years, has brought to life countless highly successful productions both locally and overseas, beginning with Evita back in 1979.

Now the workshop doors are open! In this tour, led by the workshop team, you will learn about set building and design and may even get a chance to see some of the current projects that the workshop team are working on. The scenery workshop is offering educational services including school tours, set building for your school show and theatre maintenance.

During this professional learning event you will get to see first-hand the services the workshop provide and will have the opportunity to hear from the team of scenery and design experts.

Date: Tuesday 6 October, school holidays
Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Adelaide Festival Centre Scenery Workshop - Corner of Camira St & Naweena Road, Regency Park SA 5010

Duration: 2.5 hours

1pm - 1:15pm – Welcome
1:15pm - 2:15pm - Scenery Workshop Tour
2:15pm - 3:30pm - panel discussion and Q&A with scenery workshop team

Coffee & tea provided during the discussion

Tour cost: $20 per teacher

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Past Events

Due to COVID19 venue closures the below events were unable to go ahead. 


Tuesday 28 April (T2, W1)
5pm – 7pm (120mins)
Arcade Studios

Movement - Creator and performer of FEMME, Erin Fowler will lead teachers through a number of creative processes and ideas connected to FEMME such as creating movement to voiceover text and other creative stimuli. Erin will also discuss how to help students develop and connect to a character in dance, considerations of artist and audience safety in creating personal/autobiographical work, and how to develop an authentic physicality that can give depth and layers to theatrical dance sequences. 

Thursday 30 April (T2, W1)
7pm (60mins)
Space Theatre

Winner of Best Dance in the Adelaide Fringe 2019, and having just completed performances in Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Stockholm, FEMME is one woman's search for self in a world of gender and sexual conditioning. FEMME explores concepts of femininity and female sexuality, the female body, the gender roles we conform to, or break against, and what it means to be powerful in a largely masculine dominant culture.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Monday 6 July (July School Holidays)
5pm-7pm (120 mins)
Quartet Bar 

In Conversation – The creative team from Brink come together to talk about the process of adapting the Pulitzer Prize-winning story into a work of music and theatre. This is an amazing opportunity to get some insight into how a show is made and learn from some of Australia’s most renowned creativities.

Monday 13 July (July School Holidays)
7:30pm (90mins)
Space Theatre 

In this thrilling reimagining of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning novel, Adelaide’s celebrated Brink Productions brings their unique theatricality to a daisy chain of stories and coincidence that leads to five strange to meet their fate.


Wednesday 19 August (T3, W5)
5pm – 7pm (120mins)
Arcade Studios 

Up Close with the Circa – In this exclusive opportunity you will meet some of the creative team and acrobats from Circa, they will talk about how a show comes together and the skills needed to be a physical theatre performer. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the themes explored in Humans, in preparation for seeing the show.

Thursday 20 August (T3, W5)
7:30pm (70mins)
Dunstan Playhouse 

Ten acrobats from award-winning contemporary circus ensemble Circa take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are.

It has been interesting to hear about process and how that often relates to our own process in the classroom... I have taken this back to my students as a way of connecting professional work with what they do. Teacher Subscriber (2018)