This year's Festival is a little different.

We have introduced a Day Pass that gives schools access to all the Out of the Box Festival in-theatre experiences, workshops, activities and exhibitions you would like to include in your excursion day! A Day Pass is the only way to experience Out of the Box Festival in 2018.

Make a School Booking

Plan Your Day

Day Pass Pricing

Each adult and child aged 4 months and over requires a Day Pass to enter the Festival.

School Groups

  • Must Buy 10+ Day Passes
  • Discounted Price
  • An Entire Day of Discovery
  • Personalised Day Plan
  • Creative Learning Resources
  • Dedicated Festival Buddy
  • 1 teacher free of charge per 10 students
  • Additional teachers/adults - $20 each
Make a School Booking

Here's how it works:


Once you know the number of Day Passes you require, please complete the school booking request form.

Make sure you fill in all fields including your preferred experiences.

Tip: For some guidance or inspiration, take a look at our sample day plans curated specifically with particular aged children in mind.


Once you're happy with your form, hit 'Submit'. It'll be sent direct to our group sales team.


Our group sales team will then send your booking confirmation via email.  

Sample Day Plans

The Out of the Box Festival has been curated to provide interconnected arts-rich learning experiences that are age suitable.

Our sample day plans suggest a day of connected experiences according to age suitability, leaving enough time to wander around the Festival in between.


Entire Festival Day Plan

Not sure which in-theatre experience to see, which activity to attend, or which workshop to do? View the entire Festival day plan here.


Payments and Procedures
  • School group bookings are processed on a first-come-first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book as early as possible. Bookings are now open.
  • When working with the groups sales team to put together your day plan please consider the times and routes required to move between venues across the Festival site. To make sure you're properly prepared for your day, visit the Tips to Plan You Day page now.
Getting to the Festival
  • Getting to the Festival is easy and there are many transport options. We encourage school groups to take public transport to the Festival.
  • Translink offers free train travel for school groups on the day of their booking. One adult per two children are permitted to travel for free. Find out how to book your free train travel with Translink here.
  • Due to the volume of people attending QPAC during Out of the Box Festival, coach parking is not available at QPAC. You will need to make alternative parking or transport arrangements. Visit our Getting Here page for guidance.
Individual Needs and Assistance
  • Please identify all mobility and other individual needs requirements when you make your booking. The Festival site is wheelchair accessible with access to lifts. However, if you require wheelchair seating in the theatre, let us know when booking.
  • Before booking, check age suitability ratings on the relevant event pages on the Out of the Box website.

Festival Buddies

If you've never attended the Out of the Box Festival before and are not sure what to expect, don't worry – our Festival Buddies are here to help.

For no additional cost, school groups can request a buddy to help them navigate the Festival site and ensure you arrive on time for performances and workshops. Our buddies are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and will make contact with you prior to your visit to confirm final arrangements.

At the Festival Buddies section in the school booking request form, simply choose 'Yes'

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