Primary Schools

2018 Primary School Shows

Our 2018 Season contains two shows suitable for primary school audiences and relevant to the curriculum.

Please feel free to download our poster (pdf) outlining both shows for your school or download the  booking form (pdf).

Josephine Wants to Dance

Presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Based on the book by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley

A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a dancing kangaroo

Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine. Will Josephine ever get to dance?
Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9 years and their families, and brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush Kangaroo you’ll never forget!

Friday 18 May 10am & 12pm
Civic Theatre Newcastle

The 78 Storey Treehouse Live on Stage

A play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Presented by CDP Kids

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.

Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?

The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster in the series… but watch out for those cows!

Wednesday 27 June 1pm

Thursday 28 June 10am & 12pm
Civic Theatre Newcastle

Teachers Notes

To enhance the educational value of your theatre experience we have teacher's notes available to some of the shows. They will provide you with the background information and ideas for classroom and excursion activities. Teachers notes will be emailed to schools upon booking.

2018 Children’s Shows

You can also subscribe to our Enewsletter to stay informed about our upcoming shows suitable for primary school age children.

Booking Form
Download the  booking form (pdf) to hold seats for your school.
Download the poster (pdf) for your school