Bringing your school or vacation care group to Glen Street Theatre is easy. Find out about transport, our facilities, risk assessment, theatre etiquette and more.
Glen Street Theatre
Cnr Glen Street & Blackbutts Road
Belrose NSW 2085
PO Box 124
Box Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 4.00pm and 1 hour prior to all performances. Contact our Box Office on 02 9975 1455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is school bus drop off and pick up point located on Glen Street in front of the library, only a 1 minute walk from the venue.
Numerous public bus routes run directly past Glen Street Theatre:
141 – Manly via Frenchs Forest and Seaforth
271 – City QVB to Belrose
274 – City QVB to Davidson via Frenchs Forest
282 – Chatswood to Davidson & Belrose
283 – Chatswood to Belrose
Some of our performances will include exclusive Q&A sessions after the show where your students can ask questions and learn about what happens behind the scenes in creating and producing professional theatre. Please check the show details in our brochure or online for Q&A information.
Our toilets are fully accessible and accessible seating is available in the theatre. Accessible parking and a drop off point is also available in the car park in front of the venue. Please contact our Box Office on 02 9975 1455 or email email@example.com prior to your excursion to notify staff of your seating requirements.
Our Theatre Bar may be open for some performances and Glenrose Shopping Village across the road from the venue has a wide variety of food and drink options available.
Foyer and Grounds
Glen Street Theatre is surrounded by some lovely grassed areas, perfect for eating lunch or relaxing before entering the theatre. Our large foyer is available on wet weather days.
School bags are not permitted inside the auditorium. There are often other school groups attending, and the foyer space does tend to fill up quickly. We do request that, wherever possible, students do not bring school bags with them to performances.
For many students, this trip to Glen Street Theatre may be their first theatre experience. It may be helpful to discuss what they can expect or to have other students relay their own experiences about theatre productions they have seen before visiting. Another important point to review is the difference between live theatre and watching a movie or television.
Visiting the theatre should be an entertaining activity but it is also one that requires consideration for fellow audience members as well as the actors onstage.
Remember, the actors on stage can hear you. Unnecessary noise disturbs everyone. Knowing what is expected as a member of the audience can make the theatre experience more enjoyable for all involved. If the performance makes your students have a genuine response to what is occurring on stage that should be encouraged as a part of a live theatre experience. The performers may be distracted by an audience that is being rude or talking too loudly, but they will feed off an audience that is genuinely responding to what they are doing on stage.
Please ensure that you observe the following:
- Plan your trip to ensure you arrive on time. Latecomers may only be allowed in at certain intervals. Missing the start of a performance will diminish your enjoyment and/or understanding of the piece. It will also disrupt the show for the actors and other audience members.
- Turn off mobile phones. The frequencies from the devices disrupt our sound equipment and this will also prevent them from ringing or vibrating loudly, which interrupts the performance. As well, a sneaky check of a text message will illuminate an audience member, which distracts all audience around them, as well as the actors performing on stage.
- Visit the bathroom prior to the commencement of the performance. It is difficult to leave during the show to use the bathroom and you may not be readmitted to the theatre.
- School bags are not permitted inside the auditorium. There is a limited amount of space for them to be left in the foyer, however, ideally they should be left at school. There are often other school groups attending, and the foyer space does tend to fill up quickly.
During the performance, please observe the following:
- No photography or recording the performance
- No talking and keep discussion for after the performance
- No eating or drinking
- No climbing or jumping on foyer or auditorium chairs will be permitted
We hope this information will help your school to enjoy their next performance and look forward to welcoming your school to Glen Street Theatre soon.
To assist teachers in preparing their own risk assessments we have prepared a Glen Street Theatre Venue & Safety Information Sheet. This document answers all questions required by the Department of Education and Training.