University & College Students

UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE STUDENTS

At HOTA, students experience the arts in through immersive and exciting learning experiences where their ideas are encouraged and valued. Our inquiry-based approach provokes curiosity, inspires the imagination, and opens doors to new ways of thinking about the world.

Programs are supported by experienced educators and are tailored to specific year levels and aligned with key curriculum frameworks and subject areas.

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Contact the Educations Producer via email at education@hota.com.au

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PROGRAM LIST

Mother

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Feb

ART form: Theatre

A remarkable award-winning one-woman show written for Noni Hazlehurst, Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive.
Students experience an Australian icon unpacking social issues and complicated themes at the height of her career.

Event Times
Thu 27 Feb, 11am
Fri 28 Feb, 11am & 7.30pm
Sat 29 Feb, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Student Group (6+) $21 ea.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar

ART form: Theatre/Musical

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Students engage in the New York and London smash hit in their own backyard Now comes a production that re-defines the word ‘epic’.

Event Times
Thu 5 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 6 Mar, 11am & 7.30pm
Sat 7 Mar, 1pm & 7.30pm

Cost
Student $42
Student Groups (6+) $38 ea.

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The Gospel According to Paul

Wed 6 May

ART form: Theatre

One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating, the man that – as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

Event Times
Wed 6 May, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Adult $48

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Echoes of the Jazz Age

Sat 28 Mar

ART form: Music

Famous essay on the roaring twenties, and with sizzling one-liners from Mae West, Groucho Marx, Sam Goldwyn and Dorothy Parker, as well as poetry by T.S Eliot, the performance features the piano music of Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin and songs by Noel Coward and Cole Porter. A musical buffet for up and coming musicians!

Event Times
Sat 28 Mar, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $32
Student Group (6+) $27 ea.

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Backbone by Gravity & Other Myths

Sun 20 – Wed 23 Sept

ART form: Circus

A high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, Backbone tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is an internationally renowned circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus.

Event Times
Thu 2 Apr, 11am & 7.30pm
Fri 3 Apr, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $22.50
Student Groups (6+) $12.50 ea.

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Best of Beethoven

Fri 22 May

ART form: Music

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of popular works from Australia’s favourite composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in celebration of his 250th birthday. Leading the Orchestra will be conductor and violinist Guy Braunstein, former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Event Times
Fri 22 May, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $32
Student Group (6+) $27 ea.

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Bonachela / Lane

Sat 11 Jul

ART form: Dance

In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime with an electrifying double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation Impermanence and Melanie Lane’s critically acclaimed WOOF.

Event Times
Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Student Groups (6+) $21 ea.

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Man with the Iron Neck

Thu 23 – Fri 24 Jul

ART form: Theatre

A powerful new work from one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies about a small-town Australian family, finding hope and embracing life after trauma. Students begin unpacking complex and current socio-political views.

Event Times
Thu 23 Jul, 7.30pm
Fri 24 Jul, 11am & 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Student Group (6+) $21 ea.

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Wake in Fright

Thu 30 Jul – Fri 31 Jul

ART form: Theatre

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through?
It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.
John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

Event Times
Fri 21 Aug, 11am & 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Students (6+) $21 ea.

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Blue Bones

Tue 21 Jul

ART form: Theatre

A powerful new work from one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies about a small-town Australian family, finding hope and embracing life after trauma. Students begin unpacking complex and current socio-political views.

Event Times
Fri 21 Aug, 11am & 7.30pm

Cost
Students $17
Student Groups (6+) $15

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Tosca

Fri 28 – Sat 29 Aug

ART form: Music/Theatre

Often described as the greatest opera of them all, Tosca embraces the grand themes of the human spirit brought to life by the Italian master, Giacomo Puccini. Set in 1970s Italy, step back to a world of iconic style and lush glamour at a time of dramatic political and social change. Students step back in time and experience the opera in all of it’s majesty.

Event Times
Fri 28 Aug, 7.30pm
Sat 29 Aug, 7.30pm

Cost
Student $42
Student Groups (6+) $38 ea.

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Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors

Wed 2 – Thu 3 Sept

ART form: Theatre

Director Imara Savage takes us on a wild ride as she updates one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies into the red-light district of Kings Cross from dusk till dawn. Laden with cheeky nods to popular culture, The Comedy of Errors will have you in stitches!

Event Times
Wed 2 Sept, 7.30pm
Thu 3 Sept, 10.30am & 7.30pm

Cost
Student $32
Student Groups (6+) $27 ea.

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Viral

Tue 8 Sept

ART form: Theatre

As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do we define our social responsibilities? With close curriculum links, Viral unpacks relevant and emerging issues with our growing technology.

Event Times
Tue 8 Sept, 11am & 7.30pm

Cost
Student $26
Student Groups (6+) $21 ea.

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