Spring is here which means there are plenty of family friendly concerts and kids shows to keep the kids entertained all season in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle. Check out some of our favourites here.

SYDNEY

Little Big Shots 8th-10th September
Sydney Opera House
If you’ve got a little Spielberg at home or your whole family loves films, this international kids film festival is perfect popcorn fodder!

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium 23rd September-8th October
Sydney Opera House
Adventure to the bottom of the sea and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries in this interactive experience from the creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo.

Carnival of the (Australian Animals) Sun 24th September
Sydney Opera House
Big and hairy, small and scary Australia’s animals will be brought to life by Richard Morecroft, in this exciting retelling of the Saint-Saens’ original classic.

Frank Woodley, Noodlenut 25th Sept-8th Oct
Sydney Opera House
Introduce your little noodles to the master of comedy in Frank Woodley’s first ever show for kids!

The Bush Concert: An SSO Family Concert Sun 5th November
Sydney Opera House
Based on the Australian picture book by Helga Visser your kids will experience the sounds of the Australian bush come alive with your SSO.

The Young King 11th-12th November
Sydney Opera House
Families will love this immersive tale of a lost prince and the challenging choices he must make as heir to the kingdom when untold treasures and privileges are laid at his feet.

Anatomy of the Piano (For Beginners) 25th November
Sydney Opera House
Anatomy of the Piano is the perfect way to introduce mini musicians to the sounds and styles of this magical instrument!

Seussical 1st-2nd September
Roslyn Packer Theatre
Inspired by the much-loved books of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have brought to life many favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird and Jojo – a little boy with a big imagination.

Grug and the Rainbow 7th-9th September
Monkey Baa Theatre
Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises.

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket 25th-30th September
Monkey Baa Theatre
Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket 13th-16th September
Riverside Parramatta
Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!

The Spot On Children’s Festival
Riverside Parramatta
Once a year, during the Spring school holidays, Riverside is visited by thousands of children and their families to catch a performance or movie during the Spot On Children’s Festival. Performance highlights include; Grug and the Rainbow,The Listies Ickypedia, Rumpelstiltskin, Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon, SplashDance Live – Let’s Bop! and many more. Catch a screening of Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, The Lego® Batman Movie or Wolf Children during the festival.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ 4th-7th October
Sydney Opera House
Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has bewitched the world.

Beauty and the Beast jnr 2nd-8th October
Riverside Parramatta
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.

The Bookbinder 26th Sept-8th October
Belvoir Street Theatre
A bookbinder is looking for a new apprentice. Maybe someone in the audience would like the job? But he must warn us first of what happened to the last child who worked for him: this boy needed to find a lost page from a particularly magical tome, and found himself on a strange and mystical adventure…

Room on the Broom 21st-24th September
Seymour Centre
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s beloved book ‘Room on the Broom’ comes to life on stage for 3-8 year olds as the acclaimed production returns!

Horrible Histories The Best of Barmy Britain 26th September
Seymour Centre
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories, and meet the most famous, infamous and dangerous characters in British history!

The Gruffalo 8th November
Seymour Centre
After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia in an all new production!

Lah Lah Having Fun 18th September
Evan Theatre Panthers
Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with the stars of ABC KIDS – Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band – around Australia in 2017.

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain 27th September
The Concourse Chatswood
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories, and meet the most famous, infamous and dangerous characters in British history!

horrible histories

Room on the Broom 26th-28th September
The Concourse Chastwood
The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

PRINCESSES & PRINCES 30th September
The Concourse Chatswood
Songs from all your favourite princes and princesses…
Come on a magical, musical journey! See all your favourite princesses and princes come to life on stage from your favourite movies and musicals: Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Trolls and more.

Lah-Lah Meets Sydney Youth Orchestra 30th September
Sydney Town Hall
Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band are sure to get the whole family up singing and dancing when they join forces with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in this very special concert just for the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Aladdin’s Tales 25th Sept-7th October
Marian Street Theatre
Come on this magic adventure into the Arabian night, into the cave of wonders where the most precious treasure is hidden inside an ordinary lamp. Out bursts a genie, ready to grant your wildest dreams. What will Aladdin, the poor street urchin, do with his three wishes?

The Gruffalo 9th & 10th November
The Concourse Chatswood
After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon Sat 21 Oct – Sun 22 Oct
Glen Street Theatre
Imagine what it’s like to stay up all night!
One night Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and instead of going to sleep, stays up very, very late to party with the Magnificent Moon.

The 13 Storey Treehouse 21st & 22nd November
The Concourse Chatswood
Adapted from the multi-award winning book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Andy Griffiths’ & Terry Denton’s best-selling book comes to life on stage for children 6-12 and their adults! Catch them before they leave the country!

Monster Jam 21st October
ANZ Stadium
The most intense family entertainment experience on the planet, Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks – RETURNS! These Monster Jam superstars plan to deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, and more action! PLUS for the very first time ever in Australia witness the ultimate showdown where motorsport royalty go head-to-head in a unique Race of Champions competition to see who really is the fastest of them all.

MELBOURNE

Three Monks 2nd September
Arts Centre Melbourne
On top of the mountain, in a small temple, live an old monk master and his three students. They live together in peace, but things haven’t always been so easy…
As each of the monks reflect on the how they came together, they will take the audience on a heart-warming journey of laughter, anger and everything in between.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© 12th-30th September
The State Theatre
Fall down the rabbit hole. Follow Alice through the looking glass into a world of colour, fun and fantasy in this dazzling international extravaganza.
Witness as Christopher Wheeldon translates the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story into dance, with extravagant sets and costumes and an extraordinary score. Wonderland is brought to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes.

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood 16th September
Hamer Hall
Comedian Josh Thomas joins the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to team up with critically acclaimed New York production company, Giants Are Small, to present Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, the untold prequel to Prokofiev’s classic tale.

JUNK 22nd & 23rd September
Arts Centre Melbourne
Meet the play-loving kids who live behind a junkyard in this exhilarating new show from Australia’s world-famous national youth circus.  You’re invited to journey back in time to 1940’s rural Australia, before children had access to televisions, computers and expensive toys.

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain 23rd September
Clocktower Centre Moonee Ponds
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories, and meet the most famous, infamous and dangerous characters in British history!

Horrible Harriet 23rd September
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful!
Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain 24th September
Frankston Arts Centre
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories, and meet the most famous, infamous and dangerous characters in British history!

Horrible Harriet 26th September
Frankston Arts Centre
Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful!
Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

Horrible Harriet 27th-30th September
Arts Centre Melbourne
Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful!
Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework.
Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

Grug and the Rainbow 21st October
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior. Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises.

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories 27th & 28th October
Arts Centre Melbourne
This is the story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.
Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons, in the hope that they will find a home.

The Gruffalo 15th-26th November
Arts Centre Melbourne
Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, when it returns to Australia this November after sell-out seasons across the world.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in concert 16th & 18th November
MSO
CineConcerts and the MSO present Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ – In Concert. Experience your favourite wizard all over again with the music of a live symphony orchestra and the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert 17th & 18th November
Plenary
CineConcerts and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invite you to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter™ in the latest instalment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Projected in high-definition, your favourite moments from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ are accompanied by a live symphonic orchestra performing John Williams’ poignant score. Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they encounter harrowing pixies, giant snakes and Polyjuice potions in this concert event. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Monster Jam 14th October
AAMI Park
The most intense family entertainment experience on the planet, Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks – RETURNS! These Monster Jam superstars plan to deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, and more action! PLUS for the very first time ever in Australia witness the ultimate showdown where motorsport royalty go head-to-head in a unique Race of Champions competition to see who really is the fastest of them all.

BRISBANE

The Little Mermaid 9th September-14th October
Brisbane Arts Theatre
Adapted from Disney’s 2009 Broadway production and featuring all of your favourite songs!

Grug and the Rainbow 22nd-23rd Sept
QPAC
Based on the much-loved picture book character created by Australian author Ted Prior, Grug is back by popular demand! Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Fascinated by the world around him and full of determination, Grug embarks on an epic journey to reach the rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp. Will our grassy little friend find what he’s looking for? And what fun and adventure will he have along the way?

Kaleidoscope 26th-30th Sept
QPAC
Come and step into Ethan’s world and experience the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light – a dazzling kaleidoscope. Ethan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was four. Because of this syndrome, he perceives everything around him differently and wonderfully. Ethan understands the world through touch, sensing his surroundings with the pads of his fingers and the tips of his toes. Kaleidoscope allows Ethan to express himself through a physical form he loves – circus.

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories 11th-15th October
QPAC
This is the story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons, in the hope that they will find a home.

Monster Jam Sat 7th October
Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre
The most intense family moto-tainment experience on the planet, Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks – RETURNS! These Monster Jam superstars plan to deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, and more action! PLUS for the very first time ever in Australia witness the ultimate showdown where motorsport royalty go head-to-head in a unique Race Of Champions “ROC Factor” competition on the Monster Jam dirt track to determine who really is the fastest of them all. With a Pit Pass, all the access and fun begins with the world famous Monster Jam Party in the Pits where fans can get up close to the superstars of the show, take pictures with the Monster Jam Trucks, get autographs with the drivers & more!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert Sat 7th October
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 7 October with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score, while the film plays in high-definition on a large screen.

Laser Beak Man 9th-30th September
La Boite – Roundhouse Theatre
Power City was once the most beautiful city in the world – clean, pure, perfect – and local hero Laser Beak Man worked hard to keep it that way.

Oliver Up A Tree 10th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Cultural Forecourt Southbank
After the success of My Family Is Weirder Than Your Family, Josh Earl (Spicks and Specks) delivers a brand new show about a small town, a big problem, and the creativity of a kind boy who brings everyone together.

Justine Clarke- Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook 16th & 17th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Cultural Forecourt SOUTH BANK
Based on her best-selling and award-winning book The Gobbledygook Is Eating A Book and The Gobbledygook And The Scribbledynoodle (both written with Arthur Baysting and illustrated by Tom Jellett), Justine Clarke brings her brand new show Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook to Brisbane Festival.

Driftwood 19th-24th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Brisbane’s world-beating Casus Circus present their dazzling new work. In this colourful and turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, Casus Circus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact.

The I Hate Children’s Show 26th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Your little monsters will be the stars of the show as every child over the age of eight is invited on stage to help magician and world-class child-hater Paul Dabek with all sorts of magic tricks.

The Mudcakes in Concert 27th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
With songs all about the wild and wonderful ups and downs of family life in styles ranging from Hawaiian to reggae and garage rock, their highly interactive music show will have monkeys big and small up singing and dancing. (You might even find yourself onstage being a puppeteer, a cheerleader, banging a drum, or tooting a kazoo!).

The Chipolatas – Gentlemen of the Road 28th-29th September
The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
In The Chipolatas – Gentlemen of the Road, an entertainer, an acrobat, an artist, a musician, a poet, and a clown produce inspired moments of theatrical stillness and high-octane physicality through rhythmic squeezebox, breakouts and ballads, spoken word and samples.

ADELAIDE

Big Bad Wolf 11th-21st October
Adelaide Festival Centre
He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him.

The Ongals 7th-8th October
Adelaide Festival Centre
A smash hit on the international comedy circuit and a favourite for families, this ingenious new comedy performance for children mashes together mime, magic, clowning and music.
Laugh along with The Ongals as they transform seemingly predictable every-day objects into a topsy-turvy beat-box of babbling hilarity.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneTM – in Concert Sat 4th November
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Fifteen years ago Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ enchanted our screens and now it’s returning, for the first time ever, with the music of a live symphony orchestra. Momentous scenes from the film play on a giant screen in high-definition while John Williams’ unforgettable score is performed by (insert symphony orchestra here). Experience the magic with the first installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series.

Seussical the Musical jnr 15th-17th September
Norwood Concert Hall
The story centres around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge–not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognises “his kind and his powerful heart.” Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.

The Little Mermaid 22nd & 23rd September
South Australian Children’s Ballet Company
In September the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company will perform Paul Boyd’s version of the classic fairytale, The Little Mermaid. You’re invited to a fun afternoon where the stunning and clever choreography, married with the fabulous costumes and music will bring this wonderful underworld story to life.

DanTDM On Tour Sat 30th Sept
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
DanTDM, one of the world’s biggest YouTubers is on tour…..again! Featuring fun for all the family, however old, join Dan and his friends as they embark on an Australian national tour!

Beauty and the Beast jnr 22nd-24th September
The Parks Community Theatre 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park
Let TB ARTS take you and your whole family on a magical journey filled with fun, music and laughter.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST features all your favourite characters including Belle, The Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Pott and Chip, as well as the memorable songs you know and love, including ‘Be My Guest’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and many more.

Shrek the Musical jnr 6th & 7th October
Hopgood Theatre Noarlunga
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Grug and the Rainbow 10th November
Hopgood Theatre Noarlunga
More stories based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior
Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand.
Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises.

Aladdin a Pantomime 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th November
The Arts Centre – Port Noarlunga
Wicked Abanazar (with the help of The Genie of the Ring) has travelled the world searching for a magic lamp with untold powers!
Aladdin, a poor laundry boy is convinced by him to retrieve the lamp but the Wicked Uncle has his own plans.

Lah Lah Having Fun Tour 21st & 22nd Oct
Norwood Concert Hall & Golden Grove Arts Centre
Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with the stars of ABC KIDS – Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band – around Australia in 2017.

The Wiggles Wiggly Christmas Big Show 26th November
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
There’s no business like snow business! The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage!

PERTH

Lah-Lah and Buzz meet WASO 5th November
Perth Concert Hall
The popular stars of ABC KIDS are coming to visit WASO with an educational and fun musical show. Sing, dance and meet some new instrument friends as Buzz and Lah-Lah introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass to the fascinating families of the orchestra in a fun and engaging concert.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert 10th & 11th November
Riverside Theatre PCEC
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

DanTDM on Tour 23rd September
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
DanTDM, one of the world’s biggest YouTubers is on tour…..again! Featuring fun for all the family, however old, join Dan and his friends as they embark on an Australian national tour!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 10th-11th November
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

The Wiggles Wiggly Christmas Big Show 19th November
Perth Arena
There’s no business like snow business! The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage!

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous Wed 20 Sep 2017 – Sun 28 Jan 2018
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Prepare for a close encounter with the most extraordinary creatures to ever walk the earth. Featuring more than 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago), Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous is like nothing you’ve ever experienced!

PLAY SCHOOL LIVE IN CONCERT – PRINCE OF BEARS 2017 7th September-17th September
Various locations
The story for this years show: “Prince of Bears”
Prince Big Ted has a royal crown, he has a royal cloak but doesn’t have a royal castle. He sets off to find one, and is joined by his friends Humpty, Jemima, Little Ted and the Play School toys as he travels through a fun filled world of nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Get ready to sing, dance and jump for joy, with a live show that will delight and captivate all Play School fans.

Babies Proms with the WA Youth Orchestra Sunday 8 October 2017
Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Babies Proms offer children aged 2 – 8 the wonderful opportunity to experience live music in an up-close and personal setting. With a full 70-piece symphony orchestra, learn about the instruments, be invited to conduct the orchestra and join the musicians on stage for the finale!

Lah-Lah and Buzz Meet WASO 5th November 2017
Perth Concert Hall
The popular stars of ABC KIDS are coming to visit WASO with an educational and fun musical show.
Sing, dance and meet some new instrument friends as Buzz and Lah-Lah introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass to the fascinating families of the orchestra in a fun and engaging concert. Lola is a bit of a shy double bass, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up to her brothers and sisters in the string family, who then help her join the party with the woodwind, brass and percussion families for some seriously noisy musical fun!

Jazz for Juniors 26th & 29th Sept
His Majesty’s Theatre
On the first Tuesday of the April, July and September school holidays, a special program of music performed by a small WAYJO ensemble will introduce children to jazz instruments and fun tunes designed to get them moving.
Integrating music with stories and interaction, children will have the chance to meet the musicians and try out some instruments of their own.

NEWCASTLE

Getting to know Cinderella 25th Sept-28th Oct
YPT
Young People’s Theatre Newcastle is bringing you the timeless story of Cinderella with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. This version of Cinderella was originally produced for television in 1957, with Julie Andrews in the title role. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Lah Lah Having Fun Tour 20th September
Wests Newcastle
If you see one family concert this year make it ‘Having Fun’ with Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band!
Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with the stars of ABC KIDS – Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band – around Australia in 2017.

Play School Prince of Bears Concerts 6th & 7th October
Wests Newcastle
The story for this years show: “Prince of Bears”
Prince Big Ted has a royal crown, he has a royal cloak but doesn’t have a royal castle. He sets off to find one, and is joined by his friends Humpty, Jemima, Little Ted and the Play School toys as he travels through a fun filled world of nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Get ready to sing, dance and jump for joy, with a live show that will delight and captivate all Play School fans.

Room on the Broom 3rd October
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?
After a sellout 2013 season, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups…