Windmill Theatre creates and presents unique and contemporary theatre inspired by the vibrancy, modern sophistication and inventiveness of young people. Since its inception in 2002, the company has won numerous awards for its distinctive style of theatre produced for all school ages. Attending high quality performance provides students with the opportunity to learn through experience and be able to respond to and evaluate performance.
Embedded in the company’s philosophy is the linking of theatre-making with learning. This is clearly demonstrated by the shared commitment of the Department for Education and Child Development and Windmill in developing partnerships between the education sector and the arts industry. Pre- and post-performance materials are available for teachers for each production. These are linked to the Australian Curriculum, SACE and Early Years Learning Framework. Behind the scenes workshops for teachers provide them access to the directors, performers and creators and illustrate the page to stage transformation of productions.