The Scene Project | Bringing Acting to Schools | Queensland Theatre

2019 Brisbane registrations are now closed

If you wish to be placed on a waitlist to participate please contact Emma Funnell, Education Coordinator,

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 25 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 Diane Cilento 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 2019

Term 1, Monday 28 January – Registrations close. Hurry! Places are limited.

Term 2, Week 1 (Date TBC) – Briefing afternoon at Queensland Theatre. Here you will receive the script, unit of work, resources and participate in a Professional Development session.

Term 2 – 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 3 – Week 2, Monday 22 July – Friday 26 July – scenes presented at the Bille Brown Theatre by students and professional actors.


For inquires related to the Brisbane based Scene Project, please contact:

Emma Funnell, Education Coordinator | Ph: (07) 3010 7623  |

Inquires for regional participants - please see below. 

The Scene Project: Regional

Thanks to generous supporters, this project will go to Mt Isa, Townsville, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Redland Bay in 2019. If you are a regional school, please contact  Ph: (07) 3010 7623 to get more details and to register your interest.


$950 (including GST)

More Information

Emma Funnell, Education Coordinator | Ph: (07) 3010 7623  |

Supported By




This project received assistance from Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community Assistance Program