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. In 2019 we will offer an extensive range of productions, workshops and programs with the support of our Prompt Education partner, Victoria University.

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.


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 a chance 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.

ATOMIC by Amelia Chandos Evans is the fifth play commissioned for this award-winning program in 2019. 

The Suitcase Series is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. A number of individual donors also support individual school participation.


Education Enquiries

For education queries or to discuss your booking, call us on 03 9685 5164 or email

Toby Sullivan / Producer

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:


How to Book


Bookings for Education events are subject to availability. Fill out the specific event booking 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. 

How do I make an Education booking?

To make an Education booking, follow the steps below:

  1.  Visit the specific Education event page.

  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, 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. This is 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.


Revisit the Play: Cloudstreet – Monday 16 September 

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 and we can help find a solution.


The Suitcase Series is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and receives generous assistance from the Betty Amsden Foundation and individual Malthouse Muse donors.