Promotional image of Othello Symposium for Seymour Centres Arts Education Program depicting a man in camouflage army uniform crouching and looking past the camera.
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present

Othello Symposium

5 - 7 Jun 2024

A new, must-see symposium for Year 11 students.

Damien Ryan has worked on Othello for nearly 30 years. Don't miss this opportunity to join him and a group of exceptional actors as they unlock the story, characters, dramatic structure, themes, and theatricality of this powerful Shakespearean tragedy through scene work and analysis live on stage at Seymour Centre.

Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

"The Othello Symposium was a brilliant event. Damian Ryan was able to explain elements of Othello in an engaging and seemingly effortless way."
Marita Tully, English Leader at Delany College
"An outstanding, comprehensive and highly engaging introduction to the text for our students. Highly recommended."
Michael Ramsden, Head Teacher English at Ulladulla High School

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offer students a powerful theatrical experience of major scenes and characters from key HSC texts and plays, coupled with analysis and curriculum-based insights into how they work.

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for the March Symposium is due by 9 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposiums is due by 24 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 11:
Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary
 Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary and HSC English Advanced Module A: Narratives That Shape Our World; and Module B: Close Study of Literature. 

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

York Theatre

Fri 22 Mar 11am
Wed 5 Jun 10am
Fri 7 Jun 10am

150 minutes (including 15 minute interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains haze smoke, physical violence, adult themes, and racial and gender violence. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

York Theatre

Fri 22 Mar 11am
Wed 5 Jun 10am
Fri 7 Jun 10am

150 minutes (including 15 minute interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains haze smoke, physical violence, adult themes, and racial and gender violence. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offer students a powerful theatrical experience of major scenes and characters from key HSC texts and plays, coupled with analysis and curriculum-based insights into how they work.

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for the March Symposium is due by 9 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposiums is due by 24 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 11:
Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary
 Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary and HSC English Advanced Module A: Narratives That Shape Our World; and Module B: Close Study of Literature. 

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

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