Education

Since the company was founded in 1972, nearly two million kindergarten and school aged children have attended Patch shows and we have developed an outstanding reputation amongst educators in Australia and internationally.

Looking to the future, Patch is committed to creating works that celebrate big ideas - ideas that explore some of the world’s inexplicable questions from a child’s point of view.

 
Image credit: Sam Oster

Image credit: Sam Oster

Image credit: Sam Oster

Image credit: Sam Oster

 
 

We offer a range of design rich theatrical experiences for schools, kindergartens and early learning / child care centres.

 

TEACHER FEEDBACK
Would you like to be part of our Education Reference Group? From time to time, it’s helpful for us to seek feedback from teachers related to activities at Patch. The only commitment required is being open to receiving an occasional email from us asking for your opinion. We promise not to bombard your Inbox! If you are happy to be part of this group, please send an email to patch@patchtheatre.org.au

Click and play resource

‘Going to the Theatre’ Click and Play Resource.

 
 
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ZOOM

A lost star finds its way home.

Inspired by the iconic children’s book, ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’, Zoom is a captivating story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical space. Adventures happen and with the assistance of the audience the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems.

ME AND MY SHADOW

The magical story of a girl making friends with her shadow.

Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared. Me and My Shadow is a gentle, magical visual poem for children using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real.

EMILY LOVES TO BOUNCE

Down is up and up is down.

Inspired by three of the most loved books by Stephen Michael King, Emily Loves to Bounce creates a whimsical world full of balls and boxes, where amazing ideas express themselves in extraordinary ways. Follow carefree Henry and practical Amy as they turn the world upside down and right way round, and learn that working together in spite of their differences brings out the best in everyone.