We Invite You To Share With Us The Aboriginal Story

For 25 years, Yirra Yaakin has presented a vital and strong education program suitable for young people. We have created more than 20 original youth-focused productions, undertaking residencies and workshops across the state. We tour locally and regionally every year, providing unique cultural experiences to some of the most remote communities in the world.

With a focus on West Australian Cross-Curriculum priorities Yirra Yaakin is developing and expanding its education program to meet the needs of schools, families and the wider community.

“The Arts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures enrich understanding of the diversity of arts practices in Australia. Exploration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures provides a rich opportunity to build a greater understanding of Australian history as well as fostering mutual understanding and respect between cultures”. (School Curriculum and Standards Authority, Government of Western Australia)”

With this in mind from 2013 we joined with our new Community Cultural partner, The Western Australian Museum, to grow and develop opportunities to present contemporary Aboriginal performing arts experiences.

At Yirra Yaakin teachers and AIEO’s are our partners in promoting the value of young people’s involvement in arts and culture. The company enjoys strong relationships with schools throughout Perth, and in regional and remote communities of WA.

Our productions and programs are about bringing educators and students opportunities designed to make students think, question their preconceptions and expand their knowledge of theatre as well as contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture.

Our schools program is supported by quality comprehensive educational materials, and is designed to develop theatre/audience skills, social/personal attributes and to promote a uniquely Aboriginal cultural learning experience.

Our current program sees Yirra Yaakin offering a diverse range of presentations, including incursion/ excursion performances, one-off events, and specialised workshops (eg: see Culture 2.0 Workshop Program, Noongar Shakesperare Project). These are directly linked to the current Curriculum Framework, with a range of offerings suitable for students of all ages

To find out more please contact our Education Officer at

Download the 2018 Education Brochure





Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company strives to deliver a diverse and high quality education program of performances and activities that promote respect, pride and cultural strength to all students across Western Australia. We believe cultural empowerment is the basis of a healthy, sustainable community and provides the building blocks on which other key messages can be delivered to the community. Thanks to generous donors we were able to offer subsidised workshops to a limited number of metro and regional students in 2017 including:

Education Kits and Resources

Yirra Yaakin’s Education Kits are developed by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s Education Officer in consultation with Noongar Elders, local community and educators within Western Australia. They are available free, as an additional resource, to teachers/lecturers who make a group student booking to the performance.

The Education Kits are a useful reference for teachers, lecturers and students and contain social, cultural and historical details, production information such as interviews with members of the creative team and a variety of activities linked with learning areas and outcomes from the West Australian Curriculum Framework.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company Education Kits are available to purchase for $30.00 (incl GST) each after the production run has closed.

To purchase these Kits or for more information please contact Jess Gatt – Education Officer | (08) 9380 3049

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Everything you need to know to help prepare for your school visit to Yirra Yaakin’s performances.

Getting to Subiaco Arts Centre

Certificate of Currency

Risk Assessment Guidance for Schools

Theatre Etiquette


Kits Currently available to purchase

Next Step Program

A training initiative supported by
Development Partner Woodside.

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Yirra Yaakin’s touring program is made possible by generous donations. If you would also like to support the accessibility of theatrical experienced to young West Australians, please contact our Partnerships Manager. Fleur Allen, on (08) 9380 3043 or via email on

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    Noongar Sonnets Project Partner
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    Education and Commmunity Engagement Partner
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    Community Cultural Partner
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    Company Partner
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    Digital Education Partner
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