Inclusive Theatre Practice

At St Martins we believe that connecting with different cultures, abilities, ages and ways of being enriches us all.

We focus on inclusion, participation and access across everything we do. Barriers to the arts exist for many children and young people. These may come from disability, learning challenges, cultural and linguistic difference or economic difficulty. Through our work we strive to dissolve these barriers.

Our workshop program features our unique integrative inclusion method for young people. Our diverse teaching staff have training in using Auslan, Visual mapping, tactile exercises, understanding neuro diversity, working with challenging behaviours and we will work with you to ensure our workshop artists are best matched to your child’s needs.

We offer inclusion scholarships for our weekly Northcote and South Yarra programs. These scholarships support young people with disabilities, learning challenges, from culturally diverse backgrounds, or who face economic difficulties.

Our Inclusion Coordinator works with our Inclusion Support Artists to ensure all children have the best possible experience. They work with our workshop artists to adapt and develop workshop content for children with a wide range of needs.

They provide individual support for students in workshops, write individual inclusion plans, develop effective engagement techniques for our workshop artists, run professional development, and maintain a focus within St Martins on inclusive practice.

We also work across a number of locations to give a broad range of children and teens access to the arts. We offer free weekly workshops in St Albans, the Horace Petty Housing Estate (Prahran), and Dandenong.

We also advocate for diversity among our peers by hosting practical sessions and conversations for artists, teachers, parents and anyone who wants to engage with art in a genuinely inclusive way.

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28 Aug 2019
St Martins invites you to join us for BALIT LIWURRUK: STRONG GIRL - https://t.co/G2DhRf...
08 Aug 2019
Our special #EscapeVelocity preview screening is ready to take-off! Be prepared for the...
07 Aug 2019
Keep your finger on the pulse... Escape Velocity is ready to launch in a matter of days...
30 Jul 2019
💪🏻💪🏻 Yes! 💪🏻💪🏻 More awesome hero-work from semester 1! 🎭
26 Jul 2019
Some more creations by our young artists coming out of Semester 1's examination of hero...
25 Jul 2019
Some awesome creations from our 5-8s!! Do you know about our prompts and provocations? ...
11 Jul 2019
School's back next week, and with it, our Term Programs! Don't forget to enrol https://...
01 Jul 2019
#EscapeVelocity launching soon 🤩🤩 Keep your eyes peeled for details, we can't wait to s...
30 Jun 2019
Some more #BTS from #EscapeVelocity to get you excited! Launching very soon. Watch this...
30 Jun 2019
Today marks the end of #Pride Month 2019 - but not the end of celebrating #PRIDE every ...
19 Jun 2019
Check out all these young heroes on the mic with @sugarbowldonniris "Yung Philly" at #T...
17 Jun 2019
Meet some of the young heroes from #ThePlaygroundProject's "Heroes Live Here" productio...
13 Jun 2019
Check out some of #ThePlaygroundProject team getting ready for 'Heroes Live Here', a pe...
31 May 2019
Meet some of the amazing #EscapeVelocity stars! 😍 we've loved working with @minus18yout...
30 May 2019
The whole crew working hard on our #EscapeVelocity shoot 😍😍 Look at all these hard-work...
29 May 2019
On set for our first #EscapeVelocity shoot. We're so excited to be in the production ph...
27 May 2019
We had so much fun at #RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival last year! Check out these a...
16 Apr 2019
With just a few days left of school holidays, we've got our minds on Term 2. How about ...