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Welcome to Wollongong’s Home of the Performing Arts


Bringing your students to the theatre

We believe that all young people should experience live theatre! 

We believe that all young people should experience live theatre! We invite young people to explore our venues, experience professional, high-quality theatre and engage in a range of fun activities, workshops, backstage tours, and more.

Merrigong’s Young People’s Program is generously supported by Peoplecare.

School Groups

A discounted school group price of $25 per student (for groups of eight or more) is available for selected performances. For each group of eight or more students, a supervising teacher can attend for free.

For many shows we offer at least one performance where the audience is invited to stay for a conversation with the cast, and sometimes the show’s creative team as well. This is a perfect opportunity to gain deeper insights into a show and how it was made. Post-Show Q&As are noted on the event page.

Bookings can be made by downloading the PDF Booking Form on this page, or can be booked online. Please contact for the online booking code.

2024 Dates:

Send For Nellie | Thu 16 Feb, 6.30pm

RBG: Of Many, One | Thu 4 Apr, 6.30pm

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt | Thu 11 Apr, 6.30pm

Dear Diary | Thu 9 May, 11am

Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk] | Thu 29 Aug, 6.30pm

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap | Thu 12 Sep, 11am

Guards at the Taj | Tu 19 Sep, 6.30pm

The Queen’s Nanny | Thu 17 Oct, 6.30pm

The Gruffalo | Fri 16 Aug, 10am 

The Peasant Prince | Wed 4 Sep, 10am & 12.30pm

Passport to Performance

Substantial ticket subsidies are available through our Passport to Performance program, with tickets from as little as $6 per student (for groups of eight or more). Subsidies may be available for public schools with a high FOEI score, or for school groups with additional requirements.

Student Group Season Ticket

Even bigger savings are available for groups of eight or more students seeing multiple shows, with show prices as low as $22, per student per show.

Price per student:

3 Shows for $66

5 Shows for $95

School Holidays & Vacation Care Groups

A discounted vacation care price of $16 per child (for groups of eight or more) is available for the School Holidays shows. For each group of eight or more students, a supervising teacher can attend free.

Bookings can be made using the Schools Booking Form (pdf), or online. Please contact for a booking code to book online.

Work Experience and Internships

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.

Behind the Scenes - backstage tours

We offer opportunities for students to go behind the scenes and gain unique insights into how stories are developed and realised in professional theatrical productions. Contact us to find out more.

We would like to thank Peoplecare for their generous funding of projects for young people.