#Beyond the Stage - Secondary Music & Theatre Workshops

Victorian Opera

Beyond the Stage is a dynamic and immersive range of free education workshops and performances designed to ignite your students’ curiosity about the captivating world of opera and theatre.

Explore the process of commissioning a new work for the mainstage, explore the science of theatre technology with our light and sound workshops, or attend a pre-show Q & A and grill those in non-performing roles about their work in bringing a production to stage.

Beyond the Stage is our offering in the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series which is free to government schools. Non-government schools pay a low fee of $1 per student for workshops and $25 for shows.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, History, Science , Civics And Citizenship


Composition, Creative Writing, Ethical Responsibility Of Storytelling, Stage Design, Direction, High Achievement, Sound And Light Energy


Drama, Lecture, Live Music, Music Theatre, Visual Arts, Workshop


Performances - approximately 75 mins. Workshops - approximately 30 mins plus work time.


Free Access to State Secondary Schools thanks to the support of the Victorian Department of Education. Non Government schools can access workshops for $1 per student and performances for $25 per student.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Candide – Middle Secondary
Thursday 8 February 7.30 pm with a pre-show Q & A at 5.00 pm^
Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Sound and Light Energy Out in the Real World – Junior Secondary^
Tuesday 19 March
10.00 am – 11. 30 pm Exploring the physics of Light Energy and its application in theatre
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Exploring the physics of Sound Energy and its application in theatre
Horti Hall, Melbourne CBD
(Depending on bookings, alternate dates for school incursions available)

Parrwang Lifts the Sky – Primary School/Junior Secondary^
School bookings available at the special price of $16 per student for non-government schools.
MALTHOUSE: Merlyn Theatre
Wednesday 15 May 1.00 pm~
Thursday 16 May 1.00 pm~
Ballarat Civic Hall
Friday 24 May 1.00 pm~

La Rondine – Senior Secondary & Italian Students^
Thursday 8 August 7.30 pm with a pre-show Q & A at 5.00 pm
Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Eucalyptus – Middle & Senior Secondary^
Access to final dress rehearsal Monday 14 October 12.00 pm^
Wednesday 16 October 7.30 pm with a pre-show Q & A at 5.00 pm^
Friday 18 October 7.30 pm^
Palais Theatre, St Kilda

^ Free to Government Secondary Schools as part of our VCES offering. When receiving free tickets to a show the associated Q & A or workshop must be attended.
~ With Primary Schools

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