Celebrating Ten Years!

Poetry in Action is a theatre company dedicated to bringing poetry to life through performance. The enthusiastic reaction to our performances and the support of our donors has enabled us to become one of Australia’s most widely travelled and innovative theatre companies, having performed in hundreds of communities to hundreds of thousands of young people.

2016 sees us entering our tenth year of operations and travelling even more widely than ever before. Please look below at the shows we have on offer this year or, if you’re interested in finding how you can help Poetry in Action continue its good work, please visit our support us page.

Kids Inspired by PIA since 2006


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Our Shows

Announcing our 2017 School Shows!

We are thrilled to launch our 2017 School shows! Read more about what’s on offer for your students...
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The Paper Tiger (years 7 & 8)

Based on a selection of humorous poetry from around the world, this show brings the joy and silliness of language to life. A zombie apocalypse (masterminded by the fiendish Paper Tiger) has left freedom fighter Maya drained of all her inspiration and poetic knowledge....
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The Citizenship Test (years 8, 9 & 10)

Equally whacky and endearing, this show engages young people with a diverse range of Australian poetry from the Dreaming to today. Far from a collection of dusty bush ballads, this show explores a range of viewpoints including indigenous, feminist and migrant...
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Words that Changed the World (years 9, 10 & 11)

We ask you to step up to the mic with the world’s great speakers! From William Shakespeare to Kate Tempest, Winston Churchill and Malala Yousafzai, their words continue to inspire, moving us to compassion, anger, acts of bravery and even revolution. Drawing on an...
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Words of War (years 10, 11 & 12 or any students studying war poetry)

A perennial PIA favourite, Words of War is back once again to bring to life the world and works of Wilfred Owen. Written by Matt Edgerton, Words of War, follows the life of World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen and the influences that lead him to become one of the most...
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