Unlike other pre-recorded theatre events you may have watched online, the Berlin rehearsal will be streamed live, as it happens, from MTC HQ.

This FAQ will be updated with more information as the livestream approaches.

How do I purchase tickets?

To book, email schools@mtc.com.au with your school name, number of students, year level and subject area.

Tickets are $22 per student. This price includes a single group viewing of the MTC Digital Theatre production of Berlin by Joanna Murray-Smith.

Discounted $10 tickets are available for schools that were previously included in MTC’s Sharing the Light program. This event is available exclusively to Victorian schools.

When can I watch the live stream?

This event has been postponed due to the recent lockdown in Victoria. A new date will be announced soon.

You'll be sent a password-protected link to the event once you book tickets.

This event is live and interactive, and will not be recorded.

How can I test the livestream player?

Click this link to test the livestream player: http://player.5stream.com/51361 

If the link above works, you'll be able to watch the livestream.

What internet connection do I need?

To watch video online a fast internet connection is needed. To check your connection go to Speedtest.net and check your connection. It is recommended that you have a download speed of at least 1Mbps.

The player keeps buffering. What can I do?

If the player keeps pausing or buffering then it generally means that you do not have enough bandwidth to view the stream. Try viewing a lower quality version of the stream and see if that helps. To do that, click on the Cog button at the bottom right of the player and choose a lower number.

Which web browsers are supported?

Supported browsers are:

  • Chrome (Desktop 58+ and Android 59+)
  • Safari (Desktop 10+ and iOS 10+)
  • Firefox 52+
  • IE11+
  • Edge 14+

How do I mirror to my HD TV?


This is the most simple way.  Simply connect your laptop, iPad or tablet to your TV via HDMI or a similar cable and select the appropriate source on your TV settings.

  1. Open the site https://watch.melbournedigitalconcerthall.com and find the concert that you want to AirPlay to your Apple TV.
  2. Tap Airplay
  3. Choose your Apple TV. If you don’t see your Apple TV, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.

To stop streaming, tap  in the app that you’re streaming from, then tap your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list.

  1. Open the site https://watch.melbournedigitalconcerthall.com and find the concert that you want to AirPlay to your Apple TV.
  2. Click the  icon on the right side of your Mac’s menubar.
  3. Click on Apple TV from the dropdown. (If you have multiple Apple TV’s in the vicinity, choose the one you want to use right now).

You’ll need a 3rd Party app installed on your Windows PC to mirror its screen.
We recommend using AirParrot to mirror from your PC. http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/


To mirror the display from a laptop or desktop, you must use the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Because tab mirroring can drain battery life, however, you might want to plug your laptop into a power source first.
Select the Chromecast icon (the rectangle with a Wi-Fi icon in one corner) to the right of the address bar. You can also select Okay, Got It to dismiss the welcome message. To mirror your current browser tab, simply select your Chromecast from the list. To mirror your entire desktop display, click on Cast tab, then select Cast desktop. Select your device from the list, then decide whether to uncheck the box for sharing audio. Select Share to begin casting.  To lower the volume or stop casting, click the Chromecast icon to bring up the menu. (You’ll still need to increase your television’s volume if the sound isn’t loud enough.) You can also stop casting by exiting the Chrome browser.


Android screen mirroring should work with any phone or tablet running Android 4.4.2 or higher. Again, it’s a good idea to keep your device plugged into a charger while watching a concert or show.
Open the Google Home app, which is the same app you used to set up the Chromecast.
Tap the menu button in the top-left corner, then tap Cast screen/audio at the top of the menu.

On the next page, tap Cast screen/audio, then select your Chromecast from the list to begin mirroring.
To stop casting, tap Disconnect in this menu, or open your notification shade and Disconnect under the Casting screen notification there.

Can I view the video full screen?

To make the video larger, click the full screen button at the bottom-right of the player (two arrows). This button will appear once the event is live.

How do we ask questions during the event?

To ask your questions, use the chat function within the streaming player. 

More information about the chat function will be available here closer to the event.

Help! I'm still having problems.

If you have further questions about the livestream, or would like to discuss the suitability of Berlin and this event for your students, email education@mtc.com.au.