ABOUT US

Meerkat Productions specialize in adapting children’s literature for the stage; creating fresh and vibrant productions which prompt discussion and debate with students.

We are an Australian owned, Melbourne based, nationally touring theatre company, owned and operated by qualified teachers. We perform at private functions, schools, libraries and public events across VIC, NSW, ACT, SA, QLD & TAS. Many of the company’s creative team and performers have teaching degrees or are teachers and a great diversity of experience to bring to each show.  All of our performers are young, trained professionals.

 

 

In rehearsal

In rehearsal

Why we do it

Our role (and our passion) is to empower children by entertaining them with theatre.  We choose to tackle the issues that are difficult for teachers to raise in the classroom.  Our shows enable students and teachers to engage in the conversations they must have and our teacher resources enable them to handle the discussion effectively.

In our opinion, exposing young people to live performance from a young age is critical. Our children are part of a technology based culture, and we are in danger of losing the wonder of storytelling, the magic of seeing real actors unravel a story before your eyes, and the sheer delight of seeing a live performance. Theatre has the ability to create life long memories for children and adults alike.

 

Making props

Making props

Why Choose Us

  • Literacy driven
  • Free Teachers resources
  • Curriculum-based
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Seen by 50,000 students yearly
  • All actors have Working With Children Checks
  • Actors trained in WH&S
  • Detailed Risk Assessments
  • Young professional actors