Education Program

Learning is at the heart of what we do at Windmill. We strongly believe in nurturing creative literacy in young people through our Education Program.

Every year we offer schools access to a wide range of theatrical performances, supported by comprehensive study guides and unique interactive learning experiences. We also offer professional learning opportunities for educators, work placements, and free workshops and activities for children and families outside of the school program.

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Book A Performance

Booking early is essential to secure your preferred day and time as shows can sell out quickly. Even if you don’t have the exact number of students, providing a close estimation will help us know how many to reserve. We can then confirm exact numbers closer to the performance and hold the tax invoice until numbers are confirmed.

Free seats equity program

Windmill’s Free Seats Equity Program offers 15% of tickets across each season free to schools in South Australia ranked 1 to 4 on the Department for Education Categories of Disadvantaged. Email us to register your interest.

Education resources

Each show is paired with a free online Study Guide containing information on the creative team, pre and post-performance activity ideas, curriculum tasks and more. Activities link to the Australian Curriculum, The Early Years Learning Framework and SACE.

Find out more

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.

Access and Inclusion

We’re committed to ensuring our performances and activities are accessible for people with a disability.

Access and inclusion services such as Audio Descriptions, Touch Tours and Auslan Interpretations, are available for all performances by request.

Professional Learning

In 2020 Windmill will once again be offering a professional development session for educators as part of the Teachers’ Big Days Out.

Linked to Creation Creation, this highly practical primary Drama workshop asks some big questions, finds some unconventional answers and along the way explores the foundations of Drama in a primary learning context.

Behind the Curtain: exploring the foundations of drama
Thursday 16 January, 12.30pm – 2pm
Adelaide Festival Centre
As part of Teachers’ Big Days Out, 15 – 17 January

Visit the Teachers’ Big Days Out website for more details and to register.

Work Placement

Windmill Theatre Co’s 2020 Work Experience Program will take place from 20-24 April at Windmill’s Sturt Street Studio.

Our Work Experience Program will see a group of secondary students learn about the operations of a theatre company as a whole. You’ll chat to working artists, sit in on rehearsals and meet all the people working behind the scenes on every aspect of theatre-making.

To register your interest, please click the button below with your details and a few short paragraphs detailing your experience with theatre and why you want to come and spend a week with Windmill.

Public Program

Windmill provides free arts-based workshops for children and families after select performances, with the aim of extending the themes of the show into creative play and craft experiences.

Our Partners

  • South Australian Department for Education Lang Foundation

Windmill Theatre Co’s education program is proudly supported by the Department for Education and the Lang Foundation.


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