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Four actors wearing Brainstorm productions t-shirts are standing together in front of a colourful mural with arms folded and laughing

Behind the scenes of our live theatre performances for schools

5 February 2024

Our 2024 Season has finally begun! This is a busy and exciting time of year for our educational theatre company, with the actors  hard at work learning shows for primary and high school audiences. What goes into preparing our actors?...

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Brainstorm actor Chelsea is standing in front of a brightly painted wall and holding a Safer Internet Day chatterbox

Promoting Cyber Safety for Students on Safer Internet Day 2024

2 February 2024

Join us on Tuesday 6 February for Safer Internet Day, a global initiative that brings together communities, families, schools, and organisations from more than 160 countries to help create safer online spaces. The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia,...

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Two actors performing a dramatic scene from the primary school incursion Zanna & the Lost Code

Use your Student Wellbeing Boost funding to book our wellbeing incursions for schools

8 December 2023

Have you used your Student Wellbeing Boost funding yet? The one-off grant has been allocated to every school in Australia, to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students. Student Wellbeing Boost funds will need to be spent or...

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A group of primary school students are sitting on the classroom floor and listening to a teacher.

How to support students with anxiety in the classroom

9 October 2023

There’s no doubt that anxiety is on the rise amongst Australian children and teachers are seeing the impact in the classroom. A recent national survey of over 2000 teachers identified poor mental health, including anxiety, depression and other mental health...

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A young boy in a school uniform is sitting on the floor at a school, looking thoughtful.

“How do I speak to my child about suicide?” Providing children with accurate, age-appropriate information about suicide in an open and safe environment

21 September 2023

Broaching the topic of suicide with your children is undeniably challenging. On average in Australia, nine people die by suicide each day. For young Australians, suicide remains the leading cause of death, and research shows that 1 in 13 young people...

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A still from an early version of the performance of the show 'Buddies' by Brainstorm Productions. Two actors are dressed in Commedia Dell'arte costume. They are both wearing masks and one is holding a block that says 'sorrow'.

Celebrating 40 years of innovative educational theatre

7 September 2023

In 1983, two educators set out to create a theatre company that would not only entertain and delight young audiences, but would also tackle some of the major social issues of the time, including bullying, violence, and physical and emotional...

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Two Brainstorm Productions actors are holding an R U OK? sign and leaning forward, smiling at the camera

“I’m Here to Hear”: How to Get Your School Involved in R U OK?Day 2023

15 August 2023

Each year we join Australian schools in celebrating R U OK?Day. Our programs encourage students to support each other in meaningful ways and stay connected with their communities, families, teachers, classmates and friends. On Thursday the 14th of September we’re...

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A promotional image for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 2023 (NDA) - two actors from Brainstorm Productions are holding an NDA poster that says 'Growing Connections'

‘Growing Connections’: The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 2023

20 July 2023

The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (the NDA) is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative for schools. This year the NDA will be held on the 18th of August and the theme is ‘Growing Connections’. The theme reflects...

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