Blue Roo performances and activities assist the performers through an action learning process to learn performing arts skills. The performers learn acting techniques, stagecraft, chorus work, voice, singing, movement, dance, and different performance styles: melodrama, devised, audience participation, narrative, comedy, physical, visual and digital theatre.

The performers learn to understand their relationship with other actors on the stage, with the audience and how these relationships fit the story to enrich performance. They engage in processes that support their ability to undertake improvisation and ensemble work.

Through gaining knowledge and understanding of these performance skills and feedback provided in each drama session, the performers achieve the required ability to present themselves in public performances in high-profile theatres and other spaces.

We measure our work through Culture Counts evaluations, organisational evaluations and feedback from our stakeholders, peers and the performers themselves.

Current Projects


Performance season in November 2023

The full company performance for 2023 is Bridges. Bridges is a unique, thought-provoking, theatre experience devised and performed by the Blue Roo Theatre Company ensemble with original storytelling and music.

Bridges follows the mystery of Frank Bridges, a time traveller, searching for answers to explain his life in his post-apocalyptic world. His journey examines a series of critical attitudinal interactions through time, examining the themes of perceptions, misconceptions, empathy, self-awareness and consequences.   

Bridges is performed in Brisbane at Lavalla Hall, Paddington in November.

Chased by Rainbows

Performances in May, June and July tour 2023

The small ensemble performance for 2023 is Chased by Rainbows. Chased by Rainbows is rollicking good fun, devised and performed by the Blue Roo Theatre Company’s ensemble. A whacky race to save the world from impending darkness forever!  

Chased by Rainbows is performed in Brisbane at the Anywhere Festival (May), Lavalla Hall, Paddington (June) and will tour regionally to Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay schools and surrounding communities (July). 

Past Productions

The Full Performance

Once a year Blue Roo has a main house performance in Brisbane. Being a community engagement activity, practice is long-term. We recognise the learning abilities of the performers and structure a process that supports this learning.

For more information go to the Full Performance page

Melodrama Ensemble

Melodrama is a style of theatre that was prominent in the Victorian era. It uses exaggeration and stereotyped characters to appeal to the audience’s emotions

For more information go to the Melodrama Ensemble page.

Digital Productions & Visual Podcasts

2019 with the health and performance disruptions of COVID, Blue Roo pivoted to a hybrid model of live and digital productions.   Our productions are now devised to move between the stage and the digital world.

For more information go to the Digital Productions and Visual Podcasts Page.

Commedia Dell’Arte

In the wonderful tradition of Commedia dell’Arte, Blue Roo Theatre Company brings the theatre offering steeped in the classical Italian comic style

For more information go to Previous Activities


A six-month, Artist in Residency programme, which engages with students, teachers and support staff to deliver a tailored cross-curriculum programme focussed on broad-range skills development and culminating in public performances.

For more information go to Previous Activities