Our Schools Program contains a range of shows and events relevant to primary and secondary schools across the Gladstone Region. In addition, many of these shows include workshops, education packs and teacher resources. 

Edward the Emu

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage a new imagining of the classic Australian books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu, but after adventures beyond the enclosure they discover that being themselves is enough!

Workshop available limited numbers, bookings essential.

Date/Time

10am & 12pm, Tuesday, 31 May

Tickets

Students $10

Teachers FREE

Extra Adult $16.50

World Science Festival

World Science Festival

Students will explore STEM through self-led exploration, providing access to hands-on science activities, real life scientists and fascinating displays.
Each World Science Festival visit includes a 45-minute curriculum-linked program, tailored to the age group of your students. Each program includes an explosive show, a careers Q&A and an exciting hands-on activity followed by stalls, fascinating displays and pop-up demonstrations for more self-directed learning opportunities.

The Gladstone Schools Day at World Science Festival Queensland is designed to engage students in stimulating and inspiring experiences that showcase careers in STEM, including discussions with scientists, hands-on activities and exciting science shows, from interactive space virtual reality to spectacular live-animal arachnid displays.

Date/Time

9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm, Friday 17 June

SESSION 1 (Primary School)
Science Show 9.30am-10.15am
Self Led Activities 10.15am-11.15am

SESSION 2 (Primary School)
Science Show 11am-11.45am
Self Led Activities 11.45am-12.45pm

SESSION 3 (High School)
Science Show 12.30pm-1.15pm
Self Led Activities 1.15pm-2.15pm

Tickets

Free

This event is proudly presented by Queensland Museum Network and supported by Community Partner Shell’s QGC business.

Alphabet of Awesome Science (School Holiday Program)

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling, multi award-winning voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises.

Date/Time

10am, Wednesday, 29 June

Tickets

If your school is interesting in doing a partnership with the GECC and wants to use school holiday tickets as a fundraiser, please contact us for more information on how you can be involved.

The Box Show

Following four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk, with a language of gibberish and rhythm (Rhythmish), this show is accessible to any age and nationality. The contents of an abandoned kitchen become the greatest drum set in the world. Pipes from a plumber’s van produces eerie melodies, plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and wheelie bins suddenly get a whole new meaning…

Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten

Workshop available limited numbers, bookings essential

Date/Time

10am, Friday 19 August

Tickets

Students $10

Teachers FREE

Extra Adult $16.50

Rolling on the Floor Laughing (ROTFL)

A bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids. Jam packed with magically stupid stuff like a burpershop quartet and the kind of madness that only the award-winning maestros of kidault comedy can make. Be prepared, The Listies may just have you rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out!

Date/Time

2pm, Tuesday 20 September

Tickets

Adult: $16.50
Loyalty: $12
Child: $10
Family: $10.25pp
Group 4+: $11pp
Group 6+: $10pp

Jane Eyre

Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.

This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and performed by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.

Date/Time

7pm, Wednesday, 26 October

Tickets

Students $10

Teachers FREE

Extra Adult $16.50

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