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

If you would like to bring a school, Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) or daycare group to any productions please complete the booking form for the production, or contact the RPAC 3829 8131 or email 

For some productions it is possible to arrange a Q&A session after the performance or a back stage tour. 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. If you would like to discuss these opportunities, please contact the RPAC Box Office via or call (07) 3829 8131.



The following productions are relevant to primary school aged children and high school students studying children's theatre. 

Whalebone By Jens Altheimer - EXCURSION (School Term)

Wed 4 Sep, 10am & 1pm

Venue: RPAC Auditorium
Duration: 55 mins, no interval
Year level: Grade 1 - 6 (ages 6-12 years)
Curriculum areas: Design & Technology, Science, Digital Technology, Media, Visual Arts and General Capabilities.
Cost: $15 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

Can we save our stories when the robots arrive?

Nominated for the Green Room Awards, Best Set and Costume Design.

Welcome to the ‘Depository’, a mysterious bureau that’s seen better days. The last, rather whimsical worker continues with a wondrous task. With the help of some odd and amazing machinery, he extracts the stories that live in old, discarded objects and safeguards these memories in the magical ‘mother of stories’, the place where all stories are kept. This strange and vulnerable world starts to fall apart when the place is under attack by a rogue A.I. who tries to install malware…. and only two unlikely buddies can save the ‘Depository’ and its stories.  

Storytelling versus data-management, human versus machine: a gripping and humorous clash between the analog and the digital, told through dazzling video and computer animations, quirky contraptions, robotics, clunky inventions and flying objects. Physical reality turns virtual and back in this family show about what makes us human, the stories we tell, and the artificial intelligence knocking at our doors.   

Performed by the imaginative clown, tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer, winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Production for Children with Squaring the Wheel and nominated for the same award with Loose Ends

There will be plenty of audience participation, plus a Q & A after the show with the opportunity to check out all the contraptions!


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The Listies: Make Some Noise - Excursion (School Holiday Fun!)

Fri 20 Sep, 10am & 1pm

Venue: RPAC Concert Hall
Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Year level: Ages 4-12 years)
Cost: $19 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

For over a decade the award winning Listies have toured the world doing shows for literally gazillions of kidults (that’s kids and their adults). Now it’s your turn.

Make Some Noise! is a comedy concert for humans aged 4-400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as
they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.

Will they be in tune? Almost.
In time? Not quite.
In order? Definitely.
Can Rich dance? Let’s find out.

It’s a party for your ears and both of them are invited! Hilarious, fabulous fun for the whole family!
Get ready for The Listies show by watching their YouTube, listening to their albums on Spotify, or grab a copy of their books, Teleportaloo and The Big No. 2.





School group bookings are available for the following performances, with one teacher/educator FREE for every 10 students booked.

To book a school group for any of these performances, please contact the RPAC Box Office via or call (07) 3829 8131.

The following evening and weekend performances may be of interest to high school aged music students.

Drizzle Boy - Excursion (School Term)

Thu 21 Nov, 7.30pm

Venue: RPAC Concert Hall
Duration: 2hrs, no interval
Year level: Suitable for ages 15+ (Parental guidance under 15 years)
Cost: $19 per student, one teacher/educator FREE for every 10 students


Drizzle Boy is autistic. Drizzle Boy is poked, prodded and diagnosed by a world that wants to change him and a family who doesn’t understand him. Then, on his first day of university, he meets Juliet and suddenly everything seems possible — even his lifelong dream of building a rocket and blasting-off toward the stars!

But Drizzle Boy’s day-to-day life is harder than navigating intergalactic space travel. He’s going to need all the help he can get — that’s where you come in! You’re invited to climb aboard this wildly audacious and wonderfully affirmative rocket ride as Drizzle Boy blasts off to Redlands Coast.

Drizzle Boy was the smash-hit of Queensland Theatre's 2023 Season, and we’re delighted to be able to introduce him to a whole new audience across the country. And, yes, in case you are wondering, Space Bear is definitely coming too!





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In addition to the productions above, there are a number of other performances and events that may be of interest to your students. 

Productions Suitable for Primary School Students

Productions Suitable for High School Students


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.