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4ARTS performing arts

education festival

State Theatre Centre of WA | Thursday 14 & Friday 15 June (Term 2, Week 8) 

Western Australia’s four state flagship companies, West Australian Opera, Black Swan State Theatre Company, West Australian Ballet and West Australian Symphony Orchestra are coming together to perform in one location for the first time. The 4Arts Performing Arts Education Festival will take place from 14-15 June 2012 at the State Theatre Centre of WA, featuring free student performances from each company as well as an extensive performance workshop program and a performing arts exhibition.

In its inaugural year, the 4Arts Festival will feature a workshop by West Australian Opera at 10am on Friday 15 June as well as the performance Discover Your Voice! at 1pm:

Discover Your Voice!
Discover the most amazing and portable musical instrument – your voice! Join West Australian Opera’s rising stars for a playful performance of operatic works featuring beautiful melodies, arias, duets and trios. We may even ask you to sing along with us!

To download the 4Arts Festival Postcard click here.


14 June 2012
10:00am Looming The Memory by Thomas Papathanassiou Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company
10:00am Workshop West Australian Ballet
1:00pm Let’s Dance! Presented by West Australian Ballet
11:45am & 1pm Workshop with Thomas Papathanassiou Black Swan State Theatre Company

15 June 2012
10:00am WASO On The Road Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra
10:00am Workshop West Australian Opera
1:00pm Discover Your Voice! Presented by West Australian Opera
1:00pm Workshop West Australian Symphony Orchestra


Teachers can reserve their desired performance(s) easily through the BOCS Ticketing Group Sales on (08) 9321 6831. The performance tickets are free (BOCS booking fee may apply), but capped at 50 tickets per school per performance.


Teachers can book workshops directly with the respective company, by contacting the respective Education Managers:

West Australian Opera:
Terasa Letizia,
Black Swan State Theatre Company: Alena Tompkins,
West Australian Ballet: Deborah Robertson,
West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Prue Ashurst, 
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