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PROMPT cue, induce, make, motivate, persuade, encourage, stimulate, impel and inspire. 

Malthouse Prompt brings students and teachers together with experienced industry professionals. We encourage young audiences and artists to engage deeply with all aspects of our work and hope to provoke robust discussions, debate and reflections on the world around us.

Malthouse Education 2022

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The Suitcase Series empowers young people to tackle the greatest challenge of their generation: climate change.

The Suitcase Series is Malthouse Theatre’s award-winning participatory program for Year 9 and 10 students. Combining in-class activity with in-theatre and online performance, this innovative program is an opportunity for students to develop and expand their theatre-making skills and share work with peers.

Every two years, we commission a new script exclusively for the program. We are thrilled to announce Atlantis by Chanella Macri will be the 7th play commissioned for The Suitcase Series.

Using Plato’s ancient myth of a sunken city as an anchor point, Atlantis is an allegory for Australia in its current stage of climate crisis and the search for lost systems of knowledge that might help us understand our relationship to the environment. Drawing on Pasifika philosophies and modes of storytelling, this fantastical play is about three young people stepping into their power as future guardians of country, and a perilous journey to the bottom of the ocean.

To book your place, fill out the form:    

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The Suitcase Series: Atlantis

Dates / 10 – 21 October
Venue / Beckett Theatre, The Malthouse
Price / $32 – 35
BY / Chanella Macri




The Suitcase Series also receives generous support from individual Malthouse Muse donors.

Malthouse Theatre is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children that engage with our organisation by creating and maintaining a child safe environment. The welfare of children entrusted under our care is our first priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse. Malthouse Theatre is compliant with the Victorian Child Safety Standards and has robust policies and procedures in place regarding child safety. For a copy of our Child Safety Policy, please contact

For education queries or to discuss your booking, call us on 03 9685 5111 or email

Malthouse Theatre makes work that fans the flames of radical culture, so there’s always the chance that someone will get naked or say something rude. The nature of devising theatre is that things can change right up until opening night. If we feel that the content of a work may inhibit yours or your students’ enjoyment of the experience we will get in touch. We’ve also provided some Risk Assessment Guidance to assist teachers prepare for excursions to The Coopers Malthouse: Download – Risk Assessment Guidance for Schools


Bookings for Education events are subject to availability. Click on ‘Book Now to fill out a reservation form, and our Education team will contact you to confirm via an invoice, or to suggest an alternative date if the one you selected is unavailable.

Please review Malthouse Theatre's Terms & Conditions here before finalising your booking. 


To make an Education booking, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the page for the Education event you’re interested in.
  • Click the ‘Book Now’ button and fill out the form.
    Please note: All fields must be filled out. We require that information to issue your invoice.
  • If the event or performance you request is available, you will be issued with an invoice to confirm your booking.
    Please note: Your booking is not confirmed until you receive an invoice. If you do not receive an invoice, please contact us at, as we may not have received your booking.
    If your requested performance is not available, we will get in touch via email to propose another date or time.
  • Until the due date of your invoice, you can cancel your reservation, alter your numbers or change the date. Changes are subject to availability.
  • Once the reservation due date has passed, your booking is final. Refer to your invoice for the conditions of booking.