Education

About Prompt

Malthouse Prompt is our youth and education program.

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.

In 2020 we offer two Playlisted productions—The Importance of Being Earnest for VCE Theatre Studies (Unit 3) and Macbeth (This Ignorant Present) for VCE Drama (Unit 3), as well as specially curated workshops and resources. 2020 is also a very special milestone for the Education Program as we celebrate 10 years of our award-winning initiative The Suitcase Series—a program which has never been more acutely relevant.

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The Suitcase Series

Our award-winning education program

THE SUITCASE SERIES EMPOWERS YOUNG PEOPLE TO TACKLE THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF THEIR GENERATION: CLIMATE CHANGE.

Year 9 and 10 students devise their own works in response to a specially commissioned script. This innovative program is an opportunity for students to develop and expand their theatre-making skills and to share a performance day with their peers, before viewing Malthouse Theatre’s full production of the play.

In 2020 Malthouse Theatre commissions the 6th play in The Suitcase Series, Hello, World! by Natesha Somasundaram.

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MALTHOUSE THEATRE'S AWARD-WINNING EDUCATION PROGRAM IS SET TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY!

Over the course of a decade, The Suitcase Series has engaged more than 6,000 students across Victoria. And after 10 years, student alumni are starting to emerge into their own professional practise.

We're celebrating with a special retrospective website featuring archival photos, footage and stories from previous cast, writers, participating teachers, and students. If you've been involved in The Suitcase Series since it started in 2010 as a teacher, student or as an audience member – we want to hear from you!

Share it with us at education@malthousetheatre.com.au or by clicking below.

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

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Education Enquiries

For Education queries or to discuss your booking, email us at education@malthousetheatre.com.au

Planning Your Visit: Risk Assesment Guidance for Schools

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:

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How to Book

EDUCATION BOOKINGS

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. 

How do I make an Education booking?

To make an Education booking, follow the steps below:

  1.  Visit the page for the Education event you’re interested in.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 education@malthousetheatre.com.au, 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.

  4. Until the due date of your invoice, you can cancel your reservation, alter your numbers or change the date. Changes are subject to availability.

  5. Once the reservation due date has passed, your booking is final. Refer to your invoice for the conditions of booking.

When do I need to book by?

Each show or workshop has a final reservation date (listed below). This is the last date we can reserve tickets and issue an invoice for that event. After this time, Education bookings must be paid for at the time of booking. Our standard invoice terms are 30 days.

FINAL RESERVATION DATES 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Friday 7 February 2020

MACBETH (THIS IGNORANT PRESENT)
Friday 3 April 2020 

REVISIT THE PLAY: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 
Friday 7 August 2020 

REVISIT THE PLAY: MACBETH (THIS IGNORANT PRESENT)
Friday 7 August 2020 

THE SUITCASE SERIES 
Thursday 3 September 2020 

What happens if the booking reservation date has passed?

If you need to book an event after its final reservation date, and you are unable to pay immediately, you can email us at education@malthousetheatre.com.au and we can help find a solution.