The Scene Project | Bringing Acting to Schools | Queensland Theatre

The Scene Project is a participatory style project which involves schools in the creative process of performance, from rehearsal through to production. The Scene Project is about acknowledging students and teachers as artists and encouraging live performance in a professional space and manner. The Scene Project will involve students from Years 7 – 12, from Queensland Secondary Schools. Schools can register groups of students (recommended no more than 30 per group) for the project.

The Scene Project gives schools the opportunity to access a newly commissioned script. Groups will have a term to work on their scenes. It could be a unit of work or an extra-curricular Drama project. In Term 4, student groups will bring their work to the Bille Brown Studio at Queensland Theatre. After all the student performances are done and dusted, a cast of professional actors will take the stage and culminate the day’s performances by presenting their own interpretation of the scenes and leading the groups in a forum, Q&A and discussion.

Project Overview

May 13, Term 2 – Registrations close.

June 10, Term 2 – Briefing afternoon at Queensland Theatre (Here you will receive the script, unit of work, resources and participate in a Professional Development session).

Term 3 – Work on your scenes. During this time, you are entitled to a 2 hour, Artist in Residence workshop to assist you with your scene. We will coordinate a suitable date and time with you.

Term 4 - Tuesday 10 October to Friday 13 October, 2017 – Scenes presented at the Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre by students and professional actors.


The Scene Project: Regional

 In 2017, The Scene Project will go regional. Thanks to generous supporters, this project will go to regional centres throughout Queensland. If you are a regional Queensland school, please contact or (07) 3010 7623 to get more details about where the project will head in 2017 and beyond.


$880 (including GST)

More Information

For more information, contact Heidi Irvine, Producer (Education and Youth Programs) on (07) 3010 7623 or

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