Education

Education Program

At Windmill, we often have the privilege of being (one of) a child’s first experiences in the theatre. So, we want to make it count. We offer a range of opportunities for students and educators to take our stories further throughout the year. 

In addition to providing dedicated schools’ performances and pricing for all South Australian seasons, we collaborate with an incredible community of artists, educators and creatives to create free resources that deepen engagement with our work. 

Read on to discover what we’ve got coming up!

2024 Education Season

Creation Creation

Adelaide Season - Term 2

A documentary theatre work about your most burning questions. Two creators attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe in a hilarious explosion of performance, art, dance, puppetry, mime and sculpture. Suitable for students in Years 5 – 12.

Returning to Adelaide after a smash hit national tour, Creation Creation is unmissable fun and wildly inventive performance for the most burningly curious audiences.
Click here to access our digital study guide and educational resources.

 

Grug

Regional South Australian Tour - Term 2

Ted Prior’s beloved picture book character is bouncing out of his burrow and heading on an eight venue regional tour of South Australia. Suitable for audiences aged 2 – 6, Grug is a sparkling adaptation of the iconic Australian stories that is beloved by children the world over.

Grug is one of Windmill’s most lauded works. A tried and tested gem of a show that will inspire a love of reading (and live theatre) in your students.
Click here to access our digital study guide.

Moss Piglet

World Premiere - Term 4

An explosive portrait of the Tardigrade – a microscopic critter that is curiously indestructible. A hybrid performance/ live-action action movie  for audiences in Reception – Year 4 about resilience and how even the tiniest things can be the strongest.

Created by Artistic Director, Clare Watson, Moss Piglet is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Windmill. We can’t wait to have you along for the ride.

Education resources

Education is at the core of what we do here at Windmill. We work with artists, industry-leading educators, hip designers and the brainiest software developers to design digital education resources that create a deep engagement with our stories. Our resources include exclusive behind the scenes content, dedicated study guides linked to the Australian Curriculum and (award winning!)  immersive digital experiences that plunge users into the ideas that inspire our original repertoire of work.

Come learn with us. It’s fun, we promise.

Interactive Resources

Camp Windmill

A digital campsite dedicated to the art of the pose. Led by our super camp drag queen camp guides, step into the tents of some of Australia’s finest purveyor’s of camp to learn about all things artifice, camp aesthetics and why fun and frivolity are serious business.

Creation Creation Mini Docs

In celebration of Creation Creation, we asked a team of artists and animators to work with a team of students to create their own documentary works that attempt to answer lives most burning questions… sort of.

Grug Storytime

A team of Windmill artists hit the books and read some of Ted Prior’s iconic original picture books so you can get to know Grug on the page before you meet him on the stage. Featuring Ellen Steele, Elizabeth Hay, Kidaan Zelleke and Ezra Juanta among others!

Girl Asleep: Digital Education Package

Girl Asleep was Windmill’s first foray into the world of screen. To celebrate, we’ve created a series of interactive resources that take you into the adaptation process and how we took our award-winning play from page to stage to screen.

Across Land & Sea

Muzafar Ali’s real life experience as a refugee to Australia inspired our show Amphibian. In this interactive experience, we blend documentary, illustration and Muzafar’s own photography to document his journey and create a portrait of his epic resilience.

Hans and Gret - AiR Project

After seeing Hans and Gret two groups of high school students worked with Director Corey McMahon to create their own stage adaptations if the classic Grimm Fairytale. Get an insight into their creative process and meet the stars of tomorrow.

Free Seats Program

Windmill’s Free Seats Program provides 15% of seats to every performance season free of charge to South Australian schools ranked 1-4 on the Department for Education’s Index of Disadvantage. This enables us to provide equitable access to the transformative impact that theatre and live performance has on young people. For more information, please send us an email.

Access and Inclusion

At Windmill, we want to ensure that theatre remains accessible and caters to the needs of young people from all over South Australia. Access services, including Auslan interpretation and audio description, are available upon request to all schools’ performances. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Work Placement

Applications for our 2023 work experience placements are currently closed. Thank you for registering your interest!

We’re busily planning our 2024 work experience program and will open up applications early next year. If you have any questions, please send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Professional Learning

Windmill hosts professional development workshops for educators periodically throughout the year. Subscribe to our e/news for updates.

Rose talks education

Our Artistic Director Rosemary Myers believes it’s important to nurture artistic expression within young people. Hear what she has to say about our education program.

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