Promotional image of The Crucible Symposium for Seymour Centres Arts Education Program depicting a man in a loose fitting navy shirt look desperatley towards the top left hand corner.
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present

The Crucible Symposium

3 - 4 Jun 2024

The Crucible, Arthur Miller's parable of mass hysteria, is a portrait of the ordinary evils latent in any society, of mindless, hysterical persecution through ignorance, fear of 'otherness', and our capacity to serve ourselves above all others, making it one of the world's most transcendent and important stories, in any age.

Damien Ryan's intensive and detailed performance symposium on the play offers a rich opportunity for students to meet the characters, look beneath the play – at its language, characters, form, and theatricality – and discuss the big ideas with professional actors who have a long relationship with the play.

What does it mean to us now? Come and join the conversation. After all, we can stand back from these puritanical thinkers and feel safe from their ignorant, outdated superstitions and prejudices, but Miller's very successful point is that we just can't. The belief systems and modes of persecution might change, but the ignorance and willingness to hurt each other do not.

The Crucible illustrates these things at personal, familial, judicial, and political levels, and asks actors to give everything they have to tell it. 

Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

Writer Arthur Miller
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offers 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 8 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposium is due by 25 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 12:
Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary
 English and Drama.
Stage 6 HSC English Standard, Advanced and English Studies Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

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

Thu 21 Mar 11am
Mon 3 Jun 10:30am
Tue 4 Jun 10:30am

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 and adult themes. 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

Thu 21 Mar 11am
Mon 3 Jun 10:30am
Tue 4 Jun 10:30am

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 and adult themes. 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 Arthur Miller
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offers 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 8 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposium is due by 25 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 12:
Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary
 English and Drama.
Stage 6 HSC English Standard, Advanced and English Studies Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

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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