Drama and theatre teachers should be very excited about a wonderful online resource, Shows for Schools, which lists details of shows suitable for school children in a fully searchable Australia-wide database.
Search options for shows include:
- show title
- excursions and incursions
- curriculum area
- year level
- school term
- kilometres from your postcode
For school incursions (the show comes to you), teachers enter information that generates a booking inquiry, which is passed on to the show presenter who gets back to you. For excursions (you go to the venue), either a booking enquiry is made (as per above) or the actual seats to the show are sold on the Shows For Schools website if the show presenter has opted for this to occur. Could it be any easier?
Plus, the Shows for Schools website has shows to be booked K-12 in all curriculum areas, not just Drama. The website is informative, clean-cut and easy to navigate, with images of the various shows and all the details teachers need to know. A welcome initiative!