School Group Bookings

Combine learning with fun and experience the world of cinema with Palace Nova

We are always happy to welcome students of all ages. Our committed team will create an event that caters to your needs.

Perfect for: 

  • School Excursions
  • Vacation Care
  • Supporting Learning Areas
  • Social Group Activities
  • Language Students
  • Media Studies
  • Arts Students

We believe that film can be a powerful educational tool for all ages - as well as being a valuable cultural experience in itself, watching a film can expand our experiences and understanding and help us to explore concepts and ideas that are new or challenging to us.

The Palace Nova team work closely with teachers, film festivals and partner organisations to deliver a diverse and exciting year-round program. We welcome over 40,000 people each year to our screenings and events, especially curated for Pre-School, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. 

Film and cineliteracy have an increasingly important role to play within the National Curriculum, aiding pupils’ learning and development throughout their formal education. 

From documentaries that inform students and illuminate a subject, to dramas that help them make an emotional connection to and empathize with people with different life experiences than their own, learning by viewing, discussing, and critically engaging with film is an empowering skill and one that is increasingly important for young people.

Where possible, supporting teaching resources, introductions and/or post-film discussions are also provided.

Here's some helpful information on how these screenings work.

Films

We have a wide range of films available for schools to book for a private screening. If you're in need of a bit of inspiration, have a look Now Showing or Coming Soon sections. 

Timings

We are able to arrange screenings for school and community groups starting from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri (subject to availability). 

Prices

We are very pleased to be able to offer schools and community groups discounted ticket prices for private screenings. Groups of 10 or more from $8 per student with 1 teacher free per 20 students or from $13 per student with a small drink and popcorn included. Alternative content, film festival films and special screening documentary films will incur additional costs. Please contact our Event team for further details.  

Food & Drink

If you would like to purchase drinks and snacks, this will need to be ordered in advance and we will then simply add the cost to your invoice when you are finalising your booking. We regret that no outside food or drink is permitted in the cinema. 

 The Booking Process

Simply click here to fill our our Online Booking Request Form or call Bel on 8125 9319. We require a minimum of 10 working days to arrange a private schools' screening.  After you have requested a booking, our team will respond to your request and get back to you within 24 hours.

 Making Payment

When you are ready to confirm your booking, we will email you an invoice along with basic information about your visit and payment details  - this will serve as your booking confirmation. Once an invoice has been raised your booking is final and cannot be amended. Payment must be made in advance by electronic transfer or credit-card. If you will have any problems paying in advance, please notify us as soon as possible and we can arrange for payment to be made on the day.

 Cancellations

If you cancel a minimum of 10 working days before the event your invoice will be waived and, if appropriate, a refund will be made. If you cancel fewer than 10 working days before the event you will be subject to the full invoiced amount as per your invoice.