Calling all teachers and educators looking for fun and enriching things to do in Gladstone with children!
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre is home to the Gladstone Region’s most exciting and engaging child-friendly entertainment and events.
Every year, our Schools Program is filled with a brilliantly diverse range of children’s theatre shows and events. With productions suitable for both primary and secondary school students, national touring acts provide performances that are highly engaging and relevant to the current national curriculum, many featuring workshops, education packs and teacher resources that are invaluable for consolidating learning.
Plan your school excursions to GECC!
Learning opportunities outside the classroom are extremely valuable for your students but we know that planning school excursions is not always easy. Our team aims to make your visit to GECC as streamlined and stress-free as possible so that students and teachers alike enjoy a great day out.
If your school requires assistance with transport to and from the GECC, we recommend applying for bus subsidies via Gladstone Regional Council’s Community Investment Program. These grants are open in rounds so planning well ahead is advised.
We know that time out of the classroom can be difficult to facilitate, particularly for secondary school students. We schedule some events outside of school hours so that your students can experience our live performances without missing critical classroom learning.
Fundraising incentives are available for schools who book tickets to our kids’ entertainment. Additionally, GECC is currently trialling a new fundraising option for schools on the School Holiday Program. To learn more, please get in touch.
The Box Show
Following four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk, with a language of gibberish and rhythm (Rhythmish), this show is accessible to any age and nationality. The contents of an abandoned kitchen become the greatest drum set in the world. Pipes from a plumber’s van produces eerie melodies, plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and wheelie bins suddenly get a whole new meaning…
Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten
Workshop available limited numbers, bookings essential
10am, Friday 19 August
Extra Adult: $16.50
Rolling on the Floor Laughing (ROFL)
A bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids. Jam packed with magically stupid stuff like a burpershop quartet and the kind of madness that only the award-winning maestros of kidault comedy can make. Be prepared, The Listies may just have you rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out!
2pm, Tuesday 20 September
Group 4+: $11pp
Group 6+: $10pp
Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.
This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and performed by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.
7pm, Wednesday, 26 October
Extra Adult: $16.50
Unique cultural experiences for every student
GECC enjoys a strong connection to local schools and those across the wider Gladstone Region, introducing students of every age to unique cultural experiences that are chosen for their alignment with the national curriculum.
The performing arts provide a safe and engaging medium to explore broad themes and deliver educational content in a way that is both entertaining and personal. Nothing enhances cross-curriculum priorities quite like the addition of drama, music and dancing! Our shows will leave a lasting impression on your students.