AWESOME Education

Engaging arts incursions and excursions.

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The AWESOME Festival is an annual celebration of International, Australian and local arts;

·         theatre,

·         visual arts,

·         dance,

·         media arts,

·         music

The AWESOME Festival runs for the general public in the second week of the Term 3 school holidays, and opens exclusively for school tour groups during the first week of Term 4.

Schools Week: 10 – 13 October 2017

Excursions consist of a theatre show, a workshop with a professional artist, and a free schedule of activities highlighting the best that the AWESOME Festival can offer!

Tours are led by one of our amazing guides and includes an Excursion Management Plan, and an Educator’s Resource Kit including Theatre Etiquette.

The Kit includes pre and post Festival activities linked to the new WA Scope and Sequence curriculum for 3 phases of development; early childhood, middle childhood; and early adolescence.


2017 AWESOME Festival Excursion Program.

Schools Week: 10 – 13 October 2017

The following excursion packages are available for the 2017 AWESOME Festival School Season.

Oddysea by Sensorium Theatre – $25 per student (ex GST)

Suitable for ESC Schools 

Oddysea by Sensorium Theatre is sensory theatre experience designed for ESC schools. Don’t miss it this October at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

Join Crab and Turtle for this fun-filled immersive journey into an undersea world, designed especially for children with special needs. Set in a beautiful ocean installation, there’s plenty for your students to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste as the story unfolds around them. Sensorium Theatre create amazing experiences that cater for all children’s needs, taking the whole family on an exciting journey beneath the sea!

Is this for my students? 
The performance is suitable to young people with special needs including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues pr impairments, intellectual disabilities, global development delay, cerebral palsy and other special needs. Suitable for all ages.

For more information about Oddysea by Sensorium Theatre, please contact AWESOME on 9328 9666 or email

Oddysea is presented by

Storytelling Blues – $25 per student (ex GST)

Guy Davis: Routes of the Blues and Storytelling Worksop

Suitable for ages 7 and up

Guy Davis i a musical storyteller from the USA, influenced by blues greats Blind Willie McTell, Big Bill Broonzy and the legendary Sonny Terry. This maser guitarist leads students through a music exploration of Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jazz, folk and more, all the while weaving a magnificent story through the roots of the music. Students will watch a performance of The Routes of the Blues and participate in a storytelling workshop with a professional artist.

Winging It – $25 per student (ex GST)

The Spaceman Cometh and Improvisation Workshop

Suitable for ages 7 and up

Seasoned WA actors, writers and improvisational comedy superstars Sam Longley (from the Big Hoo-Haa!) Sean Walsh and Damon Lockwood have created a show, just for children. Students will watch a performance of The Spaceman Cometh and participate in an improvisational workshop with a WA artist.

Meow-velous Bookmaking – $15 per student (ex GST)

The Life and Times of Scarface Claw Exhibition and Story Time Workshop

Suitable for ages 3 and up

Dame Lynley Dodd is a true icon of children’s storytelling. Her most famous creation, the Hairy Maclary and Friends book series, is a bestselling children’s classic globally. The Life and Times of Scarface Claw  is an exhibition of artworks and artefacts from the process of writing and publishing Dame Lynley Dodd’s new book Scarface Claw: Hold On! Participants will receive a tour of the exhibition, a storytime reading of Scarface Claw: Hold On! and create their own hotdog book in a special workshop.

For more information about the packages, or to book email or call the AWESOME office on 9328 9666.

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