Children of all ages can experience quality live theatre as part of RPAC’s annual performance program.

Primary School

  • Weekday sessions in school term available for excursions
  • Excellent teacher resources available to enhance the performance experience

High Schools

  • High School students are encouraged to attend our season productions
  • Evening and weekend performances are available to avoid disrupting student’s weekday learning
  • Excellent teacher resources available to enhance the performance experience

School group booking procedures are provided below. RPAC staff are also available on request to visit local schools to discuss our upcoming events and opportunities that may be of interest to students and staff. To book a staff visit to your school, or for further information about RPAC’s 2021 school and daycare excursions and incursions, contact the RPAC Box Office via or call (07) 3829 8131.

Daytime productions for primary and pre-primary students


Thursday 18 March, 10.30am & 1pm

Venue: RPAC Concert Hall
Duration: 45 minutes, no interval
Year level: Early Childhood-Grade 2 (ages 2-8 years)
Curriculum areas: Arts (drama), English (Australian literature)
Education pack: coming soon
Cost: $15 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time - live on stage!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience at RPAC.

Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

This Australian made production is brought to you by the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses. The show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets and will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers.



Friday 11 June 2021, 10.30am & 1pm

Venue: RPAC Auditorium
Duration: 45 minutes, no interval
Year level: Prep-Grade 4 (ages 4-10 years)
Curriculum areas: Arts (drama), Music, English, Visual Arts 
Education pack: download HERE
Cost: $15 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

Adventure calls and love conquers all in this nostalgic musical journey

In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense.

The Owl and The Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families, based on Edward Lear's beloved childhood poem. Created by a national team of award-winning artists, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical Puffins.



Thursday 5 August 2021, 10.30am

Venue: RPAC Concert Hall Stage
Duration: 45 minutes, no interval
Year level: Kindy, Prep-Grade 3 (ages 3-8 years)
Curriculum areas: Arts (drama, visual arts), English, Health and Physical Education
Cost: $15 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

Meet Wilbur, the friendliest giant in the sea

Set in an exquisitely crafted underwater world, with themes of bullying and acceptance, this is a fully immersive, interactive and accessible performance work designed to celebrate difference.

Wilbur is brought to life by indelabilityarts, an artist-led, disability arts company from Brisbane, in collaboration with Flipside Circus. Incorporating stunning circus tricks, digital and visual imagery, tactile sensory play, integrated Auslan, music, and spoken word, Wilbur will engage, excite and captivate students. 

Adelaide Fringe WINNER 2020  


Evening productions of interest to High School students

There are a number of productions in 2021 that may be of interest to High School students. Click on the button below to see what productions are coming soon that may be of interest to your students.

If you would like to bring a school group to any of these productions please contact Box Office via or call the Box Office on 3829 8131. 

For some productions it is possible to arrange a Q&A session after the performance or a back stage tour. If you would like to bring a school or daycare group to any of these productions please contact the RPAC Operations Manager on 3829 8138 or email


Step 1: Booking Form
Complete online or download the booking form for the show you are interested in and email your completed form to

Booking forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Step 2: Deposit
You’ll receive a deposit invoice to confirm your booking. Your deposit secures your booking.

Step 3
: Final invoice
After you confirm your student numbers, we’ll send out the final invoice

Step 4
: Tickets
Your tickets will be available at the Box Office one hour prior to the performance and will highlight which rows and seats your school has been allocated.

If you have any questions, email us at or call 3829 8164.

By bus

A bus drop-off point is located adjacent to the Centre, accessible from Middle Street. Due to the large number of buses using this area, it is designated for drop-offs only. Buses can park on the grassed areas behind RPAC (weather permitting), or return to the drop-off area at an agreed collection time.

By car

Parking is available in front of the Concert Hall and in the patrons' car park at the rear. Please note: on-street parking at the front of the Concert Hall is reverse (angle rear in) only.

Additional public car parks are available between Doig and Waterloo Streets, around 100 metres easy walk from RPAC.

By train

RPAC is about a 200-metre walk from Cleveland Railway Station. For the safety of all students and visitors, please use the pedestrian crossing on Shore Street West, in front of the train station, and also on Waterloo Street.

Food and drink

Students are encouraged to enjoy a snack or lunch before or after a performance. The RPAC Piazza and a large grassed area near the Events Hall are available for use.

Water is allowed in the Concert Hall and Auditorium during performances, but no other food or beverages are permitted inside.


Designated areas for school bags will be advised. Bags are not permitted inside the Concert Hall and Auditorium. The Concert Hall can get quite cool, so we recommend students take a jumper/jacket into the theatre.