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. 2018 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’

Ten Tonne Sparrow presents

The Epic

Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and really good stories from around the globe.

Wollongong Town Hall

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – April School Holidays

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

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A Strut & Fret production

Barrel of Monkeys

A barrel of laughs, circus tricks and of course...MONKEYS!

The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

A shake & stir theatre co and QPAC production

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

A marvellous experiment of epic proportions!

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Brink Productions

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

From the mighty pen of Patrick White comes a timeless story about seizing the day.

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A Merrigong Theatre Company production

Lost Boys

A fierce and compelling new play forces us to examine secrets held for decades, and prejudices held today.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

An Alternative Facts production

Quiet Faith

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A Merrigong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre

Letters to Lindy

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – July School Holidays

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

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A CDP Kids production

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Taking kids theatre fun to new heights.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Sydney Theatre Company production

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark A Badaptation of the Bard

The Listies take on Shakespeare, with ninjas. Plus zombies!

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Circus Oz: Model Citizens

The latest high octane show from Circus Oz skillfully fuses risk and beauty.

Fri 28 Sep, 12.30pm
Note: Run time is approx. 1 hr 10 mins

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – October School Holidays

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

Wollongong Town Hall

 

A Loose Canon Arts production

Trash Alchemy

A transformational tale.

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival Co-production

Prize Fighter

Join us ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the energy of boxing!

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre