National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

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

Capital E is working with talented young writers in creating worlds and characters from their imagination, and now these tales are being brought to life as a live-action radio play!

This fresh-twist performance on the golden age of radio is touring schools across the country. Equal parts comedy, drama, adventure, and intrigue your tauira will be enchanted by the stories of their peers and inspired to write their own. This experience has strong links to literacy and the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English.

Tauira will experience, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, joining in on the noise-making with interactive Foley fun! They will see how texts are constructed 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 is an opportunity to show your students just how far their imagination can go!

Talk to the Capital E team if you would like to book more than one performance in your school.

  • 50 students or less – $250 per performance
  • 51-100 – $400 per performance
  • 101-200 – $600 per performance
  • 201+ – $750 per performance

National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

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

Capital E is working with talented young writers in creating worlds and characters from their imagination, and now these tales are being brought to life as a live-action radio play!

This fresh-twist performance on the golden age of radio is touring schools across the country. Equal parts comedy, drama, adventure, and intrigue your tauira will be enchanted by the stories of their peers and inspired to write their own. This experience has strong links to literacy and the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English.

Tauira will experience, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, joining in on the noise-making with interactive Foley fun! They will see how texts are constructed 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 is an opportunity to show your students just how far their imagination can go!

Talk to the Capital E team if you would like to book more than one performance in your school.

  • 50 students or less – $250 per performance
  • 51-100 – $400 per performance
  • 101-200 – $600 per performance
  • 201+ – $750 per performance
  • 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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