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I wonder …

…how a season is curated?

…what a dramaturg does?

…how to find the narrative to tell my story?

…if there is a career for me in the theatre?

Curiosity is at the heart of creativity and learning. At Black Swan we nurture Western Australian audiences and artists by creating a deeper understanding and love of the art for all.

We have an exciting and innovative creative learning program for life-long learners, for teachers and for school students.

Programs for Life Long Learners

Black Swan now offers two new community engagement programs for life-long learners: Creative Ground Intensive Workshops and Heart of the Art Club.

Creative Ground Intensive Workshops

Creative Ground workshops are open to the creatively curious covering theatre performance, writing and design.

The 3-hour workshops (valued at $90 each) are led by highly skilled, passionate and practising theatre artists, are a supportive environment for participants to explore creative processes and meaningful self-expression.

Find out more.

Heart of the Art Club

Like a book club, but for theatre lovers (only you don’t have to read the plays). Heart of the Art Club are a series of intimate social gatherings allow access to Black Swan artists to chat, inquire and gain insights ahead of the productions included in our 2021 season.

Find out more.


    Theatre Practitioner Learning – explore the methods of Lecoq, Bogart, Robert Wilson and Lepage to support teaching the curriculum

    Lighting, Design and Stage Management Intensives – weekend workshops to hone your production skills

    Cygnet Creative Learning Resources – complimentary online resources available on our website


    Student Ambassadors – talk to your teacher about applying to become part of our inner circle

    Work Experience Intensives – collaborate with like-minded peers and industry professionals in our 2-day theatre bootcamp

    Working with Text – extend skills through monologues, scene work or directing workshops

    The Actor’s Instrument – refine performances skills through vocal and physical training

    Devising – learn improvisation and physical theatre techniques

    Original Solo Performance – hone skills in writing and performing solo performances, ideal preparation for ATAR/WACE student’s exam preparation


    To pay homage to Black Swan’s 30 year history, and the inaugural production of Twelfth Night at The Octagon Theatre at UWA in 1991, we are offering a year-long program of engagement and activations for the community, including live panel discussions involving leaders in the field locally, nationally and internationally, as well as digital engagement opportunities. You will even be given the chance to vote for the Shakespeare play is performed onstage in November 2021. Read more on the official event page here.


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