Readers Theatre, an interactive dramatic play workshop at the Australian Museum
Readers Theatre, an interactive dramatic play workshop at the Australian Museum. Image: Phynart Studio
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Years Time
9-12 years Thursday 18 January 2024 | 10am – 11.30am*
13-16 years Thursday 18 January 2024 | 1pm – 2.30pm*

Ages: 9-12 years and 13-16 years

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Ramses the Great with our interactive dramatic play workshop. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ramses and Ancient Egypt, expanding your knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

This workshop is a perfect opportunity to strengthen teamwork skills as you collaborate with others to read, select props, and plan your performance. Taking on different character’s roles takes you back to the time of Ramses, and right in the middle of the action!

In this intimate setting, feel free to let loose and have a little fun while learning. Enhance your communication skills by using voice, facial expressions, and hand gestures to breathe life into your characters.

Bring stories to life through reading and performance, and boost your confidence as a reader. And the best part? You'll have the chance to showcase your theatrical talents to family and friends at the end of the workshop, adding an exciting, creative dimension to your learning experience.

* Final performance for visitors to watch will take place in the Theatre 20mins before the workshop ends (11.10am and 2.10pm).

If using a Creative Kids Voucher, please choose your course carefully as once your voucher has been redeemed the value cannot be recovered if your child, for any reason, does not participate in the course. Please refer to the Service NSW website for the terms and conditions for Creative Kids Vouchers.

Creative Kids vouchers must be redeemed by 15 December 2023.

Please refer to the AM's refund policy here. Discounted Members tickets will be verified with Members registered for Family Membership benefits. Members Benefits are for registered Members only (kids and /or adults).

Martha Johnson

Dinosaur Festival 2022 (April School Holidays)
Dinosaur Festival 2022 (Sunday 10 April 2022) Time/Date: 10am-5pm, Saturday 9 - Thursday 14 April 2022 Location: Museum-wide Description: Travel back 200 million years this Autumn school holidays as Sydney’s “Dinosaur Museum” is taken over by a roaring free program featuring live experiments, performances, roaming dinosaurs, pop-up interactive activities and a closing night Dino Rave. Don’t miss this super special event all about Earth’s ancient reptilian beasts and the world they inhabited. Program included: Live science: Extinction detectives (Hintze Hall) Galinbalganbalgang by the Wagana Dancers (Wild Planet) The dinosaurs of Erth (Museum-wide) Life science: T. rex Autopsy (Dinosaurs) Photographer: James Horan Image: James Horan
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Martha is a creative producer at the Australian Museum. She is passionate about making learning experiences fun, engaging and meaningful for children, while also finding creative ways to include adults in learning.

Martha has over a decade of experience educating children in various roles and is committed to working collaboratively across disciplines to share knowledge and provide learning experiences that are based on best practice and research.

Martha also dabbles in performance through circus work and storytelling. She gives new meaning to the phrase ‘any excuse for a dress up’. In that, she doesn’t need one.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

Experience one of the greatest collections of its kind in this Australian-first exhibition, Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs. Discover over 180 ancient Egyptian treasures and be transported back 3,300 years to Ancient Egypt ruled by the country's most celebrated pharaoh.

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