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A lifesized elephant puppet

ARC by Erth

Digital performance

Explore the natural world of our feathered, furry, and smooth-skinned friends that co-habit our beautiful planet. 

Book a session from 5 - 19 December

Term 3, 2023
Click here to book this event. Watch the premiere on Tuesday, 5 December or watch on-demand until 19 Dec (end of Term 4).

This digital program is available on demand from Tuesday, 5 December - Tuesday, 19 December. Watch at any time, from the comfort of your classroom.

Suitable for Stages 1-3

This program is recommended for Years 2-6

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via Youtube or our website. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

This program runs for approximately 55 mins

Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session to test camera and microphone. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Curriculum links

  • Learn about family relationships,
  • Puppetry
  • Loss and grief
  • Storytelling
  • Climate action and biological species in Science, Drama, English and Geography

Intimate, magic encounters with rare species

An intimate tale about our love of the natural world, ARC invites young people to get up close and personal with snow leopards, hammerhead sharks, microbats, elephants, and more, supporting young voices to speak up on matters that affect their world. Explore the natural world of our feathered, furry, and smooth-skinned friends that co-habit our beautiful planet.

Feel inspired to embrace caring for and nurturing our incredible wildlife on our shared planet earth. This latest world premiere by Erth presents intimate, magical encounters with rare and vulnerable species, raising important questions about our relationship with the changing natural world. Explore these rare and exotic animals, as they look unblinkingly to the future, find a place in your heart, and transform the stage before your very eyes! Renowned as innovators of physical and visual theatre for the past three decades, Erth return for their fifth presentation at Sydney Opera House with this bold new work, following successful seasons of Prehistoric World (2021), Dinosaur Zoo (2019), Prehistoric Aquarium (2017) and Dinosaur Zoo (2015).

Presented by Sydney Opera House 

About our Digital Creative Learning program...

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Frequently Asked Questions - Non-interactive Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

The viewing link will be emailed to you in advance of the event. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.


How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.


What if I can't book in for the session I want?

Our on-demand program, including performances, workshops and talks, are available for a minimum of 10 days after the premiere. This gives you greater flexibility to watch at a time and date that’s convenient to your class.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

You don’t need to do anything! If you can no longer attend our on-demand program of events, book in for another on-demand event at a time that suits you better.

If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on and we will try our best to accommodate you

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. 

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs. We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

For the Digital Talks Program, your students can record their questions for the speaker and send them to us in advance of the talk. The details of how to do this will be emailed to you by our Creative Learning Team. 

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated!

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