MTC Digital Education

MTC Digital Education

Image: MTC's As You Like It. Photographer: Jeff Busby.

Melbourne Theatre Company Education is inviting students to take a behind the scenes look at how ‘magic is made on stage’ through the MTC Digital Education program.

Go behind-the-scenes of the MTC production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It with three new videos that explore the theatre-making process: Creating Costumes, Playing the Part and Shakespearean Comedy. An education pack for As You Like It includes Q&A’s with the cast and creative team. Additional resources include a virtual tour of the set design and interactive script notes.

MTC Education’s suite of on-demand digital resources are updated regularly. On the MTC website, you can walk through the Southbank Theatre, MTC’s production workshops and rehearsal rooms in 3D virtual tours. Learn more about the design processes behind the Company’s mainstage productions and explore interactive images about the production lifecycle, whilst linking to key points of the VCE Drama and Theatre Studies curriculum.

Upcoming events in 2022 include livestreams and webinars for schools to deep-dive into MTC productions and processes. A livestream of the MTC Education production SLAP. BANG. KISS. by Dan Giovannoni will be exclusively available for regional schools who cannot access live performances across the Southbank Theatre season and regional tour.

An opportunity to step into the MTC rehearsal room will also be available with MTC’s Actors at Work livestream workshop. Students are encouraged to prepare questions and offer direction to cast and creatives of an MTC show in this virtual event which will take place on 18 August. 

Revision webinars offer another opportunity to engage with MTC artists whilst preparing for exams. Sessions will be available for the VCE playlisted productions SLAP. BANG. KISS. and Fun Home.

MTC Digital Education is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

For more resources for schools, click here for our FREE online 2022 School Performing Arts Resource Kit.