Our Community Engagement programming supports the participation of young people in creative self-expression activities, storytelling/theatre experiences, and social young peer-to-peer and intergenerational connections and understanding.

We aim to increase access to the arts by providing subsidized tickets to some of our Annual Season programmed shows, and work in collaboration with local social service-based organisations to co-design the program and engage its participants.

Image by Sophie Minissale


Current Engagements

During 2023, a group of up to twenty young people from underrepresented communities will connect with each other and experience a behind the scenes look at the process and final performance/matinee pf three of The Blue Room Theatre productions during July to October 2023.

Each engagement will include two sessions:

  • A meet and greet with each other, a venue tour of TBRT and attendance at an open rehearsal of a production, including a meeting with the artists.
  • Attendance at an evening performance or matinee of the production plus a second meeting with the artists post-performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

An open rehearsal is a live rehearsal of a performance which allows an audience to get a glimpse into the process behind the show. Witness the working of theatre-making where actors, directors and designers are practicing and workshopping the performance.

You’ll join a behind the scenes tour of The Blue Room Theatre, meet a group of young people that also like the arts, watch rehearsals in process, and participate in interactive workshops led by our artists where you can ask the artists questions about the show and their work. We provide yummy snacks based on your dietary requirements, and you’ll also get free show tickets for you and a plus one!

Alex and Evie and the Forever Falling Rain

Evie just moved to a place where it’s always raining. It’s rained every minute of every day of every year, forever. But this year, before her 10th birthday, Evie decides she’s going to stop the rain. And then Alex arrives at her door.

Salted Pretzels

You know the rules. Boy meets girl. They go on a date. Fall in love. Hit a slight speed bump. Work it out. And then live happily ever after. Everything moving easily into place. Turns out, real life isn’t a rom-com and love isn’t always enough to keep things on the straight and narrow.


Upcoming Engagements

Applications open Oct 2023

A cohort of young people will experience immersion in TBRT’s Summer Nights (January to February 2024), our three-week festival of theatre and performance.

During the festival, our young makers will have the opportunity to experiment in creative self-expression, formulate their thoughts and opinions about the work they see, and be inspired by our performing arts industry.

Over a four-week period, they will engage with the themes of our different programmed shows, attend post-show discussions, talks with the artists, a venue tour, engage in workshops to develop a creative idea, and have reflective conversations on how they would like to further engage with the arts. They will not only be immersed in these opportunities, but through their experience develop social connections with each other that will last beyond the length of their engagement with TBRT and Summer Nights.

Join us for a fascinating look inside our theatre’s front and back-of-house areas, including our performance spaces, and dressing rooms, and even the chance to step out onto the stage and take in the view from the performers’ point of view. Follow the artists’ path from original ideas to public performance and learn about the history of our building, current programmes, and Equity & Justice work. All tours are free during 2023 and go from 45 minutes to an hour depending on group size and venue availability.

Booking Requirements

In order to make a private tour booking, we require a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 people as part of the group. All booking requests are subject to the availability of rehearsal rooms, performance spaces and staff on the day. Please allow a few business days for your request to be processed.

Get in Touch!

Interested in experiencing our tours with a group of friends or family, your community group, or social/sports clubs? Register your interest by sending an email to lata@blueroom.org.au or calling (08) 9227 7005 Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.