National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

Live, from your school, Capital E presents Story Studio LIVE!

Capital E is working alongside young writers from across Aotearoa to create stories based around cultural encounters to mark the Tuia 250 commemorations. These tales are being brought to life in school halls as a live-performance radio theatre show!

Following the success of 2018’s Story Studio LIVE, this innovative show is again touring schools across the country, featuring original voices and perspectives from new student writers. Equal parts comedy, drama, adventure, and intrigue, this show will stimulate your student’s visual imagination through hearing the narratives and sound effects of stories from their peers. This engaging experience has strong links to literacy and the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English as well as obvious tie-ins with the Tuia Encounters- 250 programme.

Tauira will experience, consider, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, actively engaging with the performance via interactive live-sound fun! They will see how sound, action and words are combined for a range of purposes, recognising connections between oral and visual language.

Story Studio Live showcases the voices of young people, inspiring the next generation of writers, actors, and creative thinkers. This unique touring show of professional actors and technicians is an opportunity to show your students just how far their imagination can go!

We’re committed to making theatre as accessible as possible. This show is performed in your own school hall and thanks to funding from the Tuia 250 programme, it is completely free* for schools Deciles 1-6. Schools Decile 7-10 are heavily subsidised thanks to funding from Creative NZ.

Decile 1-6: One performance free of charge*

Decile 7-10:
• 51-100 students – $400 per performance
• 101-200 students – $600 per performance
• 201+ students – $750 per performance

*minimum audience number of 100 students. Subject to availability. Supported by Lottery Tuia – Encounters 250.

National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

Live, from your school, Capital E presents Story Studio LIVE!

Capital E is working alongside young writers from across Aotearoa to create stories based around cultural encounters to mark the Tuia 250 commemorations. These tales are being brought to life in school halls as a live-performance radio theatre show!

Following the success of 2018’s Story Studio LIVE, this innovative show is again touring schools across the country, featuring original voices and perspectives from new student writers. Equal parts comedy, drama, adventure, and intrigue, this show will stimulate your student’s visual imagination through hearing the narratives and sound effects of stories from their peers. This engaging experience has strong links to literacy and the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English as well as obvious tie-ins with the Tuia Encounters- 250 programme.

Tauira will experience, consider, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, actively engaging with the performance via interactive live-sound fun! They will see how sound, action and words are combined for a range of purposes, recognising connections between oral and visual language.

Story Studio Live showcases the voices of young people, inspiring the next generation of writers, actors, and creative thinkers. This unique touring show of professional actors and technicians is an opportunity to show your students just how far their imagination can go!

We’re committed to making theatre as accessible as possible. This show is performed in your own school hall and thanks to funding from the Tuia 250 programme, it is completely free* for schools Deciles 1-6. Schools Decile 7-10 are heavily subsidised thanks to funding from Creative NZ.

Decile 1-6: One performance free of charge*

Decile 7-10:
• 51-100 students – $400 per performance
• 101-200 students – $600 per performance
• 201+ students – $750 per performance

*minimum audience number of 100 students. Subject to availability. Supported by Lottery Tuia – Encounters 250.

  • Ages:8-12

What you get

  • A 60-minute professional performance experience at your school that showcases stories written by young people!
  • An immersive, interactive performance created by children and young people, presented by professional actors and musicians.
  • An activity booklet for you to use in the classroom to ignite the creative process in writing their radio play.
  • Process your booking and leave everything to us. We’ll bring this fantastic experience right to your school door! Easy!
  • An experience that links to the NZ Curriculum in English and The Arts.
    • General – The Arts

      In the arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

    • The Arts  – level 1-3

    • As they perform, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper appreciation of their rich cultural heritage and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours, and values.
    • Understanding Drama in Context
      Investigate the functions and purposes of drama in cultural and historical contexts.
    • Developing Practical Knowledge
      Use techniques and relevant technologies to explore drama elements and conventions.
    • Developing Ideas
      Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.
    • Communicating and Interpreting
      Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies combine to create meaning in their own and others’ work.
    • English
      Making meaning of ideas or information they receive – Listening, Reading, and Viewing
    • Processes and Strategies
      Recognises connections between oral, written, and visual language
    • Purposes and Audiences
      Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations
    • Language Features
      Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects

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