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Macbeth: Creative Learning

Bell Shakespeare takes on the Scottish play in a thrilling 90-minute exploration of ambition, temptation and the supernatural.

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“Students will find this 400-year old play rich with inspiration and relevance to our modern world.”

Joanna Erskine, Head of Education, Bell Shakespeare

NSW Curriculum Links:

It will have blood: they say,
blood will have blood

Tempted by prophecy and his ambitious wife’s all-consuming desire to fulfil their destiny, Macbeth leaves a trail of destruction in his pursuit for the crown. Still reigning after more than 400 years as one of the most captivating plays in history, this dedicated schools production is an unmissable experience for secondary students. A dark prophecy, a political coup, lust for power and the fickleness of fate. All this and more is delivered in this accessible and electrifying production of Macbeth.

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail. 

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Bell Shakespeare

NSW Curriculum Links




Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities


Shakespeare Appreciating Analysis Drama Forms 




Preliminary Course 
P3.1, P3.2 


Critical and creative thinking 

Intercultural understanding 

Difference and diversity 

Personal and social capability 

Ethical Understanding 



Texts that are widely regarded as quality literature Shakespearean Drama 


EN4–7D EN4–8D 


EN5–7D EN5–8D 


Preliminary Course
1, 4, 5, 6 

Your Creative Learning Journey

This live performance program comes with a dedicated Creative Learning Journey, featuring recommended activities for your students and a teacher resource pack. Equipped with our Creative Learning Journey, you’ll embark on a program of experiences designed for deeper learning, including live-streamed classroom workshops and tailor made professional learning.

Download Creative Learning Journey

Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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