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Transforming Young Lives Through Theatre

MTC Education enhances the theatre experience for young people, helps map career pathways in performing arts and build’s MTC’s current and future audiences.

Our award winning education programs rely on Donor support to bring young people together to explore and unpack the complexities, intricacies and challenges of our society through theatre. All with the aim of reducing geographical and socio-economic barriers that inhibit engagement with the creative industries.

In 2017, Melbourne Theatre Company continued to connect over 12,000 students with life-changing theatre and learning opportunities through programming for young audiences, specialised enrichment programs, education resources and workshops. MTC also won 3 of the 12 annual awards presented by the Victorian Association of Drama Education. These included:

  • Best Performance for VCE Drama Melbourne Theatre Company for Melbourne Talam by Rashma N. Kalsie, directed by Petra Kalive
  • Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Students (7 -10) Melbourne Theatre Company for Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Phillips
  • Best Resource Kit for Theatre or Drama Education for the Melbourne Talam Education Pack by Nick Tranter and MTC Education

In 2018 our education production Hungry Ghosts by Jean Tong, is a great introduction for students studying non-naturalism, while A Doll’s House, Part 2 will be an opportunity for students to take an in-depth look at acting, directing and design. Throughout the year MTC Education continues to provide a range of resources and events that ensure students get the most out of an excursion. These include Pre-Show Talks and Post-Show Q&As, HQ Tours, Workshops for VCE Students, and Regional Workshops that support our tour of Hungry Ghosts to regional venues in Victoria and Tasmania. In addition, there are opportunities for young people to engage in enrichment and professional development programs including the Indigenous Scholarship Program, Work Experience, MTC Ambassadors, and the Betty Amsden Youth Scholarship Course.

MTC is thrilled to be a partner of the Victorian Department of Education and Training for 2018-2020. This partnership will enable MTC to expand its current online presence to include a coherent multi-channel suite of online resources and activities, accessible by students and teachers throughout regional Victoria. Teachers and students will be able to access an expanded suite of downloadable and web-based resources and participate in trials of interactive online seminars. This will provide teachers and students in regional Victoria access to high quality resources that help students understand professional theatre practice and develop creative and critical thinking skills.

Find out more about 2018 Education program. For more information on supporting MTC Education and becoming part of the MTC Education Giving Circle contact Chris Walters, Annual Giving Manager on 03 8688 0938 or

Published on 1 December 2017

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