ON CONCERT DAY
Concert Date: Saturday 22nd June
Venue: Smith Auditorium, Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney
Matinee Performance: 1:00 pm
Evening Performance: 5:00 pm
Students should arrive one hour before the performance to get into their costume and have their hair & makeup finalised.
Most students only appear in one performance. Please check the Which Performance page if you're not sure.
There is limited parking underneath the Theatre. Access is from William Street. Please follow the directions given by Shore students who act as carpark attendants. Unfortunately, the Union Street carpark will not be available for our use.
If the auditorium carpark is full, mobility challenged audience members can be dropped in the driveway on William Street leading to the carpark underneath the auditorium. There is a lift to provide access to the auditorium. Ask the carpark attendants for directions. If the carpark is full, turning around inside the carpark is difficult, so please don't drive in, just drop on or near the driveway.
Apart from street parking, there is also a Wilson car park at Greenwood Plaza, 90 Pacific Highway (about a 10 minute walk).
You can avoid parking issues by taking the train, but please note that due to trackwork, buses will replace trains on the North Shore line on concert day.
The dressing rooms at Shore are underneath the stage area. Each dressing room will contain a sign indicating which classes should be in that room. Inside each room, there will be a "Costume Sign" for each group. Costumes for that group will be left beneath the sign. Each costume will be in a bag labelled with the student's name on it.
Students should not eat or drink (except water) while in costume. As they have to be ready one hours before the performance, it's a good idea to have an early lunch or afternoon tea before arriving so they don't get too hungry.
After performing, the student should place their costume back into the labelled bag. The bag should be left under the "Costume Sign" for each group.
REALLY IMPORTANT - Costumes must never be taken home at any time.
Please ensure that costumes are not worn outside the theatre. Costumes are fragile & easily damaged. It is a condition of hire that you pay to repair any damage caused to your costume.
The theatre takes a while to fill up. So you don't miss the start of the concert & can get to your seats while the house lights are still on, the hall can be entered up to 15 minutes before each show. Seating is numbered, so please take care to sit in the correct seats.
The performance duration is expected to be 2 hours. This includes a 20 minute interval. Please don't take food or drink into the theatre. This is a rule set down by Shore.
Prams & Strollers
Due to OH&S requirements; prams, strollers & baby capsules cannot be taken into the theatre. The ushers will be happy to arrange their storage during the show.
Photography & Video
Please don't take video or photographs at the concert. Professional photos & videos are available. In the dark of the theatre, the glare from video viewfinders & mobile phone screens wrecks the view of the audience members sitting behind. Audience members who disregard this rule & compromise the enjoyment of their fellow audience members will be asked to leave.
Attending Both Performances?
Students performing in both concerts will need to bring provisions or venture out into the North Sydney shops. Families might like to visit the cafes in Blues Point Road or local pubs such as the Greenwood Plaza or the Commodore.
During The Show - Dance Max Students
Students dancing in the show will not require a ticket. They will remain with their group in the dressing room for the duration of the concert. Similarly, class coordinators will remain with their group for the duration of the show.
During The Show - Tippy Toes Students
Tippy Toes students will perform in the first half of the program (ie before Interval). They will remain backstage with their class coordinator until Interval. At Interval, Tippy Toes students should be collected by their parents from the dressing rooms underneath the theatre. Should the Tippy Toes coordinator or students wish to watch the remainder of the show with their family in the audience, they should purchase tickets. If your Tippy Toes student can fit comfortably on your lap without impacting the view of those seated behind, you do not need to purchase a child ticket for them.
In the unlikely event that a fire alarm sounds during the performance, please evacuate the theatre when instructed by a fire warden. Please make your way outside as directed and await the all-clear. Once the all-clear is given, the performance will resume.