Come From Away

The remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Come From Away
Comedy Theatre

Theatre Address

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Study Guide

Welcome to the Come From Away Education Resource

COME FROM AWAY is a sophisticated musical theatre performance that incorporates aspects of ethno-drama and verbatim theatre. Set against the backdrop of the September 11 attacks, the musical explores the true events that transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. Drawing on interviews, documentaries, and letters as a stimulus, the writers have developed a groundbreaking piece of theatre that examines the human spirit and our capacity to show empathy in times of great adversity.

The following activities and resources have been developed to inspire a deeper insight, understanding and appreciation of the performance. Teachers may choose from these activities according to what is appropriate for their students and teaching circumstances. Teachers can decide to facilitate the activities in this resource prior to seeing the performance or as follow up activities.


Teachers Resources

Download the full Education Kit here.


Individual Education Kit Resources.

Introduction to this Resource
Connections to Victorian Curriculum
English Activities
Drama Activities
Music Activities
Visual Arts Activities
History Activities