The vast experience of the artists has inspired many teachers to make drastic changes to their programs to accomodate students with complex needs.
Teacher, Malibu School
Sensory Theatre School Residencies
Our Sensory Theatre School Residency Program is our flagship offering for schools. We have delivered our shows to more than 40 Western Australian schools and centres from across the government, catholic and independent school systems. The program involves the set up of one of our specially designed immersive sensory environments within the school (or a neary hub) and the delivery of digital and workshop-based preparatory material. We create a magical forest for The Jub Jub Tree, an underwater wonderland for Oddysea and a spaceship and mystery planet for Whoosh! and then invite students to touch, taste, smell, hear and see the story unfold around them.
Giving advance access to our pioneering digital resources app and providing up to four preparatory workshops for students, we embed the characters and themes of the show and facilitate understanding before the final performance. We can schedule professional learning for school staff as part of a residency and parents are welcome to watch a performance with students and staff at the end. School residency period varies from one to two weeks, depending on the number of workshops and shows booked.
Our school residency program is subsidised by the generous support of philanthropic foundations. We aim to tour one of our shows to metropolitan schools in Western Australia annually.
Check Our Shows page to see what we are currently offering.
Custom Installations and Residencies
Sensorium Theatre is available for commissions and consultancies - designing imaginative wonderlands in your school or undertaking exploratory residencies on particular themes.
Sensory Storytelling Incursion
We have developed a Sensory Storytelling program suitable for school early childhood and Pre-primary to Year 3 classes. The program comprises Sensory Rhymetime for 0 - 4 year olds and Sensory Storytime for 3 - 8 year olds, and brings a play-based approach to early literacy goal attainment, linking strongly with the Early Years Learning Framework.
Sensory Storytelling is delivered by two artists and is simpler to set up than our theatre residencies. We can provide single stand-alone sessions or a 5-week program. Generally we deliver Sensory Storytelling as an incursion program but the program can also be delivered as an excursion, through partnership with your school's local library. Further details are available on the Sensory Storytelling page.
Professional Learning & Exchange
Sensorium Theatre can deliver stimulating professional learning to your staff as stand-alone sessions. Further details about these are available on the Professional Learning page.
Sensorium Theatre values the expertise of schools in communicating effectively with our audience. We actively try to build partnerships with schools to stimulate mutual learning. We are always interested to up-skill ourselves in understanding and communicating more effectively with children with disabilities. Please let us know if there are any professional learning opportunities that you can offer us!
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the possibility of hosting a residency at your school or venue.