Environmental & social impact


Roundabout Theatre produces imaginative theatre and has worked nationally with government agencies, local councils, schools, NGOS and the not-for-profit sector to deliver creative projects and shows on issues such as: Littering and water pollution, Water conservation, Waste Education, Young driver Safety, and Youth Drug and Alcohol Awareness.

Commissioned by: The Premier’s Department, NSW Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), North East Waste Forum (NEWF), Community Drug Action Team ( CDAT), The Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation Limited, Byron Bay Y.A.C, RRISK – Young drive safety, Byron Shire Council Biyabutt Campaign, Natural Resource Eyre Peninsular.

We begin with a consultation process, to gain an understanding on the specific issue or campaign as well as the target audience and most effective delivery method for the show. This is followed by extensive research into the theme and best practise working with the target audience. We then gather highly experienced performers, writers and designers to create the work and finally we collaborate with clients on delivery and presentation of the show, which will often happen as an incursion into a school, at a festival, market or street.


Young Driver Safety

A 30 minute multimedia physical theatre piece produced for RRISK seminars.

Drive was commissioned by the RRISK organising committee and funded by NRMA Insurance and Transport for NSW. More than 50 schools across the NSW North and Mid-North Coast, attended the seminars and shows in 2012 and 2013.


3000 year 11 and 12 students experienced the shows.

Pic of teachers notes booklet.


Water-wise campaign

The eccentric, absurd and lovable Clouds were created in 2003 in response to a nationwide drought. Their aim was to raise local water awareness and educate on water restrictions and water saving techniques. The project was funded by the Byron Shire Council and performed at community markets over a period of 3 months.


Littering and water pollution education

The SEA creatures came out of a commission by The Stormwater Education Assessment (SEA) Project, funded by the NSW Government’s Stormwater Trust and six Council contributions – Ballina, Richmond Valley, Lismore, Byron, Tweed & Kyogle shires.  Through interactive street theatre, the SEA creatures educated people on the links between littering and water pollution and were aligned with the Don’t be a Tosser, BinyaButts and Save Our Seas Campaigns. 

The Seas Creatures was also developed into an interactive school show for Natural Resources Eyre Peninsular Education Program and was toured to 5 primary schools on the Eyre Peninsular, SA ( 2015).

Newspaper articles + testimonials. 


Youth alcohol education

On the Grass was a youth street theatre project funded by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation Ltd. and run at the Byron Bay Youth Activity Centre.  Thirty young people, ranging in age from 14-25 years old, participated in the project over a period of five months. From a series of workshops the participants created a 20-minute show, which explored drug and alcohol issues in a humorous and theatrical way through movement, storytelling, circus and sound-scape. The show was performed outdoors in Byron Bay over two weekends.


Waste Education

Commissioned by The North East Waste Forum ( NEWF ) and it’s member Councils -Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council, Clarence Valley Council and Richmond Valley Council in 2005.

The Greenhouse is an interactive waste education show presented in an fold out trailer set made from reused and recycled materials. Since its inception in 2005 The Greenhouse has travelled extensively to schools, events and markets across the North Coast region. A link to the current video by NEWF   https://youtu.be/d4U8bSbskNY


Drug and alcohol abuse education

The Family show was a twenty-minute street theatre show using dance, physical theatre, voice, tableaux and comedy. The show explored the wide range of social problems drug and alcohol abuse can cause.

This project was funded by the C.D.A.T’s of Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina and The NSW Premiers Department and was performed at local markets, community celebrations, on the streets, agricultural shows, music festivals and in shopping malls.