Macbeth, with NSW Public Schools Drama Company

Date/Time: 15 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

NIDA is proud to partner with The Department of Education's The Arts Unit and Sport for Jove to present the 2019 NSW Public Schools Drama Company performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. NIDA will run workshops to accompany the production allowing students to continue their experiential learning within a workshop context.

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

A brutal and phenomenal soldier receives a prophecy from a group of witches that he will one day become the King of Scotland... but at what cost?
Macbeth is the story of the lethal combination of power, ambition and consequence.
This exciting take on one of Shakespeare's most popular plays sets the story in a terrifying climate where the country is in a constant state of war and children have been recruited as professional soldiers.
What happens when young people are forced to deal with situations and consequences that experienced soldiers struggle to cope with?

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Student Workshops

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7:30pm
Thursday 16 May 2019, 11am Q&A and 7:30pm
Friday 17 May 2019, 11am Q&A and 7:30pm

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 4:30pm – 6:30pm 
Thursday 16 May 2019, 2pm – 3:30pm
Friday 17 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm

The content and delivery of these workshops will be tailored to the specific age range of participants. Other times and durations are by negotiation.

Devising Theatre – The Supernatural in Macbeth

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday 16 May 2019, 2pm – 3:30pm
Friday 17 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm

Investigate techniques for devising physical and visual theatre using the theme of the supernatural as a provocation. Working collaboratively, participants will explore non-naturalistic performance modes, improvisational techniques and ensemble skills to create their own pieces of theatre.

The Auteur – Individual Performance

Friday 17 May 2019, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Thursday 16 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm

Students work individually with text to create a re-imagined Macbeth. Weaving the text with a context of their choosing, participants will create works that are relevant to their own lives. Learn how to create dynamic transitions, detailed characters and explore a variety of performance styles to create an imaginative narrative to share with other participants in a reading at the close of the workshop.

The Written Word – Shakespearean Language

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 4:30pm – 6:30pm 
Thursday 16 May 2019, 2pm – 3:30pm

Work with an industry professional to engage with the demands of heightened language, bold physicality and challenging stagecraft. Gain an insight into the importance of rhythm and imagery through exercises in text analysis and learn how to apply it in performance.

We can also customise workshops to suit your specific needs. If you have another workshop you would like us to deliver and would like to discuss your individual requirements please fill out the booking form.


90-minute workshops: 1-10 students ($18.40 per student), 11-20 students ($15.90 per student), 21-25 students ($14.40 per student).

2-hour pre-performance: 1-10 students ($22.60 per student), 11-20 students ($20.10 per student), 21-25 students ($18.60per student).

Terms and Conditions
  • NIDA requires full payment for your production or workshop tickets one week prior to the production or workshop date. Tickets that are not paid for in this time frame may be released to other schools on the waiting list or released for general sale.
  • Changes to your booking may be made up to one week (7 days) prior to the performance or workshop date by emailing No additional changes can be made after this time.
  • If you cancel your workshop or ticket booking, NIDA will issue a credit note for the full value to be used within 12 months. A cancellation fee may apply.
  • NIDA cannot refund the ticket or workshop fees unless the event is cancelled by NIDA.
  • Photographs may not be taken at any time during the production performance.
  • Schools may photograph and record students from their own school participating in NIDA workshops and document any work these students create in the workshop.
  • NIDA workshops cannot be recorded (video or audio) in their entirety.
  • Schools may not record the work of a NIDA tutor (video or audio) without first receiving written permission from the Schools Program Manager.