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Term 3, 2019
Wednesdays
10 weeks 17 JUL - 18 SEP

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Troupe 6pm - 7pm
Advanced Troupe 7pm - 8.30pm

Venue

The Uniting Baptist Church

Cost

Play Up $150


Act Up $150


Troupe $150


Advanced Troupe $220 (invitation only)
Booking via the Box Office on 9754 8723

CLASS TERMS:
new bookings open on JUL 20 10.30AM



Creative Movement and Drama Classes

Please note these classes are moving for term 3 to the Uniting Baptist Church in Upwey

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7 years
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 7 – 9 years
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.
 
TROUPE: Grade 5 – 8 or Ages 10 – 13 years
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

ADVANCED TROUPE: By invitation only
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills. It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement.

Further information:
Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years' experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants.

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-2:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date

FRI 19 JUL 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$40 Adult
$36 Concession
$34 Friends of Burrinja
$34ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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A Taste of Tamworth

Featuring Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham & The Weeping Willows

GiddyUPwey!

The Taste Of Tamworth show is a unique concert experience that brings a tasty sample of Australia’s biggest festival, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, right into your own backyard. Four multi- award winning acts, led by Golden Guitar winners Carter & Carter, team up to bring you the excitement and entertainment of a festival which has produced artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Keith Urban and many more. Each act performs a set of their own hits, before teaming up for a fun filled finale. Four award winning acts together in one big show – A Taste Of Tamworth you’ll never forget.

This years performers are:

Carter & Carter – Australia’s most successful independent country music act with a Golden Guitar, 12 National #1 hits and 12 Independent Country Music Awards

Lyn Bowtell – 6 time Golden Guitar Winner, Toyota Starmaker Winner and Finalist on The Voice in season 6

Jayne Denham – Winner Australian Independent CM Rising Star, five top 10 videos on the Country Music Channel and three national #1 hits on country radio.

The Weeping Willows – 5 X Golden Guitar Finalists, 4x Country Music Channel Finalists and APRA/AMCOS Australian Independent CM Single Of The Year

 



Date

SAT 20 JUL 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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I Hope It's Not Raining in London

Gripping. Challenging. Confronting. Enlivening.

Delve into fresh, new theatre devised by the award-winning youth company ‘Bearfoot’.

"Two people trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet." I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid- experimental work in its exploration of our perceived realities and the effects of trauma. A sophisticated short play that places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they currently exist and how they got there- and the newest to arrive has no memories whatsoever.

 

 

Dates

THUR 25 JULY 6.45PM
THUR 8 AUG 6.45PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$20 Adult
$10 Youth U16

 

Knoxbrooke Community present:

Permission to Shine

A choice of entertainment put together by the participants of Knoxbrooke Community. Permission to Shine consists of percussion's, solo and duet singing and choreographed dance. 


Run Time - 120 Minutes including 20min Interval 

 
Dates

WED 31 JUL 7.30PM
THU 1 AUG 7.30PM
FRI 2 AUG 7.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$27 Adult
$22 Concession
$15 Child U12



T
ickets on sale TUE 15 JUL 10.30AM

 

Wheelers Hill Secondary College present:

Singin' in the Rain Jnr

A stage musical adaption of ‘The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time’! Singin' in the Rain takes the Hollywood classic, snappy dialogue, high energy routines, hilarious situations and a whole lot of Broadway Rhythm and makes a fantastic show for everyone in the family! A partnership with the high school students and members of Wheelers Hill and Waverley Meadows Primary Schools make this event super special.

Production Design Internship Students have also worked alongside practicing artists to make the costumes, sets, props and make up design worthy of a flashy Hollywood affair!

Famous songs such as ‘Good Morning’, ‘Fit as a Fiddle’, ‘Broadway Melody’, ‘Moses Supposes’ and of course – ‘Singin in the Rain’ are brought to life in this stage adaption.

Run Time - 110 Minutes including interval

 
Dates

TUE 6 AUG 7.30PM
WED 7 AUG 7.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Concession
$15 Friends of Burrinja
$10 Youth 16 & Under



T
ickets on sale THU 18 JUL 11AM

 

MACCLESFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL present:

Claire and the Bear

The story of a bear who has lost his care. His friend, Claire, takes him to the Care Cloud, where they witness many examples of caring.

Run Time - 90 Minutes | Suitable for All Ages

 
Dates

FRI 9 AUG 7.00PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

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Yarra Ranges Council Presents

Community Solutions in a Changing Climate

Do you want to learn more about how climate change might impact your community? 

Have you wondered how climate change will impact your local community?

Do you have concerns about what the challenges will be and ways of coping?

Our speakers at this event will be discussing these questions and practical responses that communities can take to become more resilient in a changing climate.

Join Dr. Susie Burke and Associate Professor Lauren Rickards at Burrinja as they discuss community responses to climate change.

more info

 
Dates

THU 15 AUG 7PM
FRI 16 AUG 7PM
SAT 17 AUG 1PM
SAT 17 AUG 6PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28 Adult 
$25 Concession
$25 Friends of Burrinja 
$ 25ea Group 6+ 
$22 Youth 16 & Under
$95 Family of 4 (Max 2 Adults)

 

 

The hills are alive at Belgrave Heights Christian School!

Students from Grade 3 to Year 12 are pleased to announce their 2019 production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC! This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the VonTrapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable score, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including; My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music.  It’s the perfect family treat!

We have double cast the 4 youngest Von Trapp children, so ensure you book tickets to the correct performance. Or better yet, come and see both casts!

Hammerstein Family - performing Opening night and Matinee

Rodgers Family - performing Friday and Saturday night

Please note the earlier evening performance time of 6pm for our final show. 

Run Time - 155 Minutes including 20min Interval 

 
Date

SUN 25 AUG 5PM 

FREE

Venue 

Two Floors Studio
1662 Burwood Highway, Belgrave (Enter via Blacksmiths Way)

Scratch it up @ Two Floors Studio

Join the performing artists of this year's hillsceneLIVE program in a playful presentation of short works including dance, circus, poetry, improvisation and storytelling. This free Sunday session is for those that like an adventure with their wine.

Book your place by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dates

WED 28 AUG 7.30PM
THU 29 AUG 7.30PM
FRI 30 AUG 7.30PM
SAT 31 AUG 2.00PM
SAT 31 AUG 6.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$35 Adult
$25 Concession
$25 Youth U16

Tickets on sale TUE 23 JUL 10.30AM

 

Mater Christi College and St Joseph’s College present:

A Chorus Line: High School Edition

A Chorus Line: High School Edition is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. It is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.

A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers -- those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are.


Run Time -90 Minutes

 
Dates

FRI 30 AUG 8PM

Venue

The Fat Goat, Upwey 

Cost

FREE

WAM (Where Artists Meet) at the FAT GOAT

Are you spending hours alone in the studio…?

Do you want to meet other artists? Discuss creative ideas? Develop new artistic networks?

Here’s your chance to get out, have some fun and talk shop with other local artists with Friday night drinks!

Burrinja invites you to our local Artist Social.

With the Dandenong Ranges rich and abundant cultural landscape Burrinja’s WAM events are a great opportunity to develop new creative networks, find out about potential opportunities and connect with your local arts community.

 

Artists of all art forms are invited

 

Dates

AUGUST WORKSHOP
SAT 31 AUG & SUN 1 SEP

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP
SAT 9 & SUN 10 NOV

Times

10am - 4pm each day

Where

Belgrave Library Workshop

Reynolds Lane, Belgrave VIC 3160

Prices

$260 (both days)
$150 (single day)

Weekend Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over a single weekend...
Beginners are welcome too (2 days recommended)!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery...).

Workshop Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)


Please note that a No Refund ticketing policy applies to late cancellations (within 7 days of the scheduled workshop).
Ideal ages 18+

IMPORTANT: Due our remodelling Jessie's Workshops are being held a Belgrave Library,Reynolds Lane, Belgrave VIC 3160.  

Date

SAT 14 SEP 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 Adult
$32 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja
$ 28ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

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Date

WED 5 JUN 7.30PM

Venue & Tickets

THE MEMO
HEALESVILLE

 

The Sapphires

The most intimate telling of this now much-loved story yet.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams. The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is lighting up the stages of the Memo & Burrinja for Culture Tracks 2019.

 

 

 



Date

SAT 21 SEP 6.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$14ea Group 4+

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Picasso and His Dog

A captivating story for the whole family – sure to delight audiences of all ages.

For anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.
Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).

 

 

Date

THU 26 SEP 2PM 

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$14ea Group 4+

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FoRT

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

A show for cubby creators and den dwellers!

Rollicking fun with spectacular acrobatics, clowning and poetic visuals, celebrating imagination and adventure.
Have you ever built a… FoRT? … The wonderful crew at Asking for Trouble delve into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects. Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. A couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents - places to explore. Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.

 

 



Date

SAT 5 OCT 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22 Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

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Date

FRI 13 SEP  2PM 

 

My Brilliant Divorce


My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron is the radiantly witty and warm personal account of Angela. Dumped by her husband for a younger model, we follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through the days and the dating scene, rediscovering herself and hoping to find the love of her life! A smash hit for Dawn French on the West End, Mandi Lodge will star in HIT’s 2019 Australian production of this irresistibly funny “stand up tragedy!” 

 



Date

SAT 12 OCT 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

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39 Forever

An enthralling comedy about ageing in an image obsessed world

Satire with sting and songs with cringe… it must be Fringe Fun Follies time!
Do you still feel like you’re 25 even though your birthdate stubbornly insists you’re not? Are you enquiring about Botox ‘for a friend’? This hilarious cabaret from Amity Dry (author of the musical ‘Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life’) was a sell-out success at last year’s Adelaide Fringe and is sure to be a great girls night out. From her childhood home perm to the eve of her 40th birthday Amity explores the pressure women face to maintain the beauty ideal and how social media, Botox and the Kardashians have forever altered the quest for eternal youth. She pokes fun at her '80s childhood and '90s teen exploits, and questions whether 40 is the new 30 or just something you say to make you feel better.

 

 



Date

SUN 13 OCT 2PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$ 22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


Sherlock Holmes and a Woman's Wit

Grip the edge of your seat as Lux Radio Theatre brings these wonderful ‘whodunit’ stories to life.

Before television, the entertainment highlight of the week was the Sunday night radio play. The Lux Radio Theatre recreates those days with distinguished actors playing multiple roles, creating the live sound effects and the vintage soap commercials. Let your imagination run free as you watch two intriguing Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Paul David Goddard leads the cast as Sherlock Holmes and the woman he admires is played by Lucy Gransbury.

 

 

 



Dates


Open Studios Weekend
APRIL 2020
dates to be announced
 
Group Exhibition
APRIL 2020 
BURRINJA GALLERY
dates to be announced

 

2020 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Come and explore the secrets of the Dandenong Range’s with this creative and inspiring cultural experience. The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios takes you down the fern lined lanes of the hills to discover a selection of the most intriguing studios. Explore and connect with artists, ignite your creative imagination and step into the hidden gems, curious constructions and awe inspiring spaces of the artists’ creative environments.

Visit the exhibition at the Burrinja Gallery and select the studios that most intrigue or inspire you. You will have the unique opportunity to purchase artwork and hand crafted items directly from the artists, informed by new insight into their creative world.

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is the biggest creative 'Open Door' of the region.

 

OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND 
APRIL 2020 
dates to be announced

Visit studios between 10am and 5pm during the Open Weekend.

 



Date

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Venue

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