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Bendigo Venues & Events offers schools a host of opportunities to engage with the artists who visit our spaces. These experiences can greatly complement a trip to our theatres to watch a live performance or participation in an Arts program hosted at one of our venues. From masterclasses with world class artists and in-school workshops to meet-the-artist and career development talks we have a selection of events taking place all year round to enhance your Arts education experience and link to curriculum outcomes.

Contact the Education Engagement Officer to find out more about how your school could make the most of these amazing opportunities. Email or call 0488 666 206.

School reservations must be booked online using the School Booking Form.

Details about the performances and opportunities available to schools can be found on this page and by searching the What's On page.

We also offer work experience places to year 10 students across the Greater Bendigo region. Find out more and apply online for work experience.

Upcoming Schools Performances - 2022:

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Guess How Much I Love You
Presented by CDP Kids

10.30am, Wed 8 June 2022, Ulumbarra Theatre
Recommended for audiences 3+, Duration 55 mins
The cover image of the book Guess How Much I Love You appears on a white background with text explaining this is the theatre performance inspired by the books

A play by Richard Tulloch.

Adapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

“I love you right up to the moon –AND BACK.”

Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.

This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in a show that's fun for the whole family, with beautiful puppetry, music and laughter for children aged 3 years and up.

Brought to life by CDP Kids, the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Spot, this family favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers. Don't miss out!

Online resources may be available for this performance once tickets have been purchased. Contact for more info.

Please use the School Booking Form to express interest in reserving seats for this performance.

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By Samah Sabawi

10am, Wed 24 Aug 2022, The Capital 
Recommended for audiences 14+
A woman stares straight ahead holding a baby in her arms.

THEM tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival of Omar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?

With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, THEM takes audiences into extraordinary circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives. 

Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war. This production contains themes of war which may effect those with experience of conflict. Ticket holders are advised the work contains adult themes, moderate language and sudden loud special effects.

Education resources available for senior school students by contacting

Please use the School Booking Form to express interest in reserving seats for this performance.

Image gallery below shows just a few past educational experiences facilitated by Bendigo Venues & Events:
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* Members of the Ulumbarra Foundation (who generously support the role of Education Engagement officer) with Secondary School music students at a recent MSO 'meet the artist' pre-show event.

* First Nations Secondary School students take part in a writing and storytelling through movement workshop with Torres Strait Islander artist Ghenoa Gela.

* MSO visits a primary school to introduce students to the various instruments and sounds they’ll hear when attending the MSO schools’ concert.

* Bangarra Dance conducts a Secondary School dance and culture masterclass.

* Secondary School students receive a Bharatanatyam dance workshop from Seeta Patel.

Page (top) banner image of school children entering Ulumbarra Theatre to watch The 91-Storey Treehouse courtesy of Bill Conroy 2021.

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past present and emerging.