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23–28 October 2017

This year the eighth annual COME ALIVE! Festival of Museum Theatre will be presented by Canberra Theatre Centre in association with Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT Legislative Assembly and Elections ACT.

Students from across the ACT will delve into the rich collections of Canberra’s political and cultural history, housed in Civic Square, choosing an object, character or event of local significance and creating an original piece of theatre, film or dance inspired by one or more items from the collections.

Canberra Students. Canberra Stories. From the Heart of Canberra.

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Canberra Theatre Centre

Special Event/Other

75 minutes, no interval.

This show is suitable for children.

Courtyard Studio

Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Events & Dates

Monday October 23, 1pm & 6pm

St. Edmund’s College:
presents two works inspired by the statue of Thespis and the theatre’s first Follow Spot

Orana Steiner School:
presents The Cardinal’s Tea Set inspired by Robert Foster’s exhibit in CMAG

Tuesday October 24, 1pm & 6pm

Brindabella Christian College:
presents The Fifth Doll inspired by the De Salis dress in CMAG

Orana Steiner School:
presents The Cardinal’s Tea Set

Gungahlin College:
presents Party! Party! Party! Inspired by the D’Hondt Ballot Paper of 1988

Wednesday October 25, 1pm & 6pm

Canberra College Dance:
presents a dance piece, ETHOS inspired by the statue of Ethos in front of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Radford College:
presents In The Heat of the Moment and The Canberra Phoenix inspired by the 20013 Canberra Fires exhibit at CMAG

Thursday October 26, 1pm & 6pm 

Telopea School
presents The O’Brians inspired by the O’Brians Hairdresser and Sports Store exhibit at CMAG

Marist College:
presents two works inspired by the Canberra Hospital Implosion and the 2003 Canberra Bushfires in the CMAG Collection

Drama Stars Academy
Presents Sooty Saturday inspired by the Canberra Bushfires exhibit at CMAG and based on athe kids’ interview with firefighter Robbie Thomson.

Friday October 27, 1pm & 6pm

Bateman’s Bay High School
Present WINGS inspired by the Aviary exhibit at CMAG and the Ethos Statue at the ACT Legislative Assembly

St. Francis Xavier College
Presents The Kelly Series inspired by the Sidney Nolan works at CMAG

Saturday October 28, 11am & 2pm
Orana Steiner School reprises The Cardinal’s Tea Set



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