Ticketmaster’s school holidays event guide – NSW, TAS & WA

It is that time again… the kids are almost on school holidays and you are panicking about how to keep them entertained.

Well, calm down. Ticketmaster has you covered. We have put together a school holidays event guide to take all the stress and strain out of planning activities for the little ones over the two-week school break.

Whether your kids love music, sport, performing arts or anything in between, the Ticketmaster school holidays event guide has you sorted.


Play Along With Sam

The littlest kids will be in seventh heaven when they join children’s entertainer Sam Moran for Play Along with Sam at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre. The Nickelodeon star will entertain your kids with his all-singing, all-dancing interactive kids show. Don’t miss out, tickets for Play Along with Sam will be snapped up quickly.

Riverside Theatres – September 29
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 A-League: Newcastle Jets v Adelaide FC

The A-League season is back! The Newcastle Jets will kick off their 2016/17 campaign against last season’s Grand Final winner, Adelaide United. If you love your football, it is time to turn Hunter Stadium into a cauldron to give the boys from Adelaide with a big Newcastle welcome!

Hunter Stadium – October 9
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My Fair Lady

One of the most loved musicals, My Fair Lady, has returned to the Sydney stage with the iconic Dame Julie Andrews at the helm. If your kids love musical theatre, a trip to see Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins will really make their school holidays one to remember. My Fair Lady is an iconic musical and features spectacular costumes, sets and songs. This is one show you don’t want to miss. Tickets are very limited so get in now to avoid disappointment.

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre – now until November 11
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Aladdin the Musical

Good news… one of your three wishes has just been granted! Aladdin the Musical is now showing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre and you can see it during the NSW school holidays. Disney’s Broadway smash hit features all your favourite characters from the iconic movie including Aladdin, Genie, Princess Jasmine, Abu and the villain Jafar.

Capitol Theatre – now showing
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Shaolin Warriors

The legendary Shaolin Warriors will have your kids mesmerised during the school holidays. Direct from China, the kung-fu spectacular features incredible performers who punch, kick and tumble in a display of phenomenal power and precision. The Shaolin Warriors are an international phenomenon, but they will be calling Sydney’s State Theatre home throughout the school holidays. Don’t miss your chance to see them!

State Theatre, Sydney – September 24-25
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The Listies 6D

The Listies 6D are giving kids the chance to be part of a live podcast recording during the school holidays. The hilarious duo will premiere Earworms at Riverside Theatres on September 27 and 28 and you are invited. Bring your ears!

Riverside Theatres – September 27-28
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Cirque du Soleil KOOZA

Cirque du Soleil needs no introduction. The international touring powerhouse has revolutionised circus and live performance and they are back with a fantastic new show, Kooza. The incredible spectacular features all you would expect from a traditional circus – clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers and high wire walkers – as well as music, slapstick and mind-blowing acts and stunts that you have to see to believe.

Under the Grand Chapiteau (Moore Park, Sydney) – now showing
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Erth Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur lovers will jump at the chance to get up close and personal to prehistoric creatures as part of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo. Most kids are fascinated by dinosaurs and the Erth team make the Dinosaur Zoo fun and educational ensuring kids are not only entertained, but learning at the same time. The Dinosaur Zoo will be at the Seymour Centre from September 27 until October 1.

Seymour Centre – September 27-October 1
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You’ll be hard pressed to find a child who isn’t totally in love with Spot – or an adult who doesn’t have very fond memories of the lift-the-flap books. The timeless classic was first published in 1980 and has been entertaining generations of children ever since. Written and drawn by Eric Hill, Spot was very innovative for its time. The life-the-flap concept caught on in a big way and the Spot series of books has been much-loved ever since. And if you love Spot on the pages of the books, you will be thrilled to see the puppy come to life on stage at the Seymour Centre. In the performance, Spot and his friends are off on a grand adventure to find all the animals that are missing off the farm. It promises to be a whole lot of fun so get in quickly to get your tickets for the whole family now.

Seymour Centre, Everest Theatre – September 27-October 2
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Loritz Circus

Roll up, roll up! The circus is in town. Loritz Circus will be entertaining the whole family with jugglers, clowns, cage riders, acrobats and many more amazing performers. The school holidays have never been so fun! Get your tickets for Loritz Circus at the Derwent Entertainment Centre now.

Derwent Entertainment Centre – September 28-October 9
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WAFL Grand Final

The very best football talent of the WA state league will be on display at Domain Stadium on September 25 when two teams compete for supremacy in the McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final. The premiership will be contested for the 132nd time between two as yet undecided teams. The WAFL has a long and proud history in WA and the 2016 Grand Final promises to be another glowing chapter in that history.

Domain Stadium – September 25
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Perth Glory v CCM

Be there to cheer on the local side as Perth Glory kicks off its quest for success in the 2016/17 A-League season. The Glory campaign will kick off against the Central Coast Mariners at nib Stadium on October 8. Having played in the finals series last season, Perth Glory will be looking to improve again and begin the season with a solid performance in their first home game of the season.

nib Stadium – October 8
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The Sound of Music

How do you solve a problem like… entertaining the kids during the school holidays!? Well that is simple, take them along to see Maria, Captain von Trapp and the seven von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. The magical show is full of fun and the classic songs of the film version.

Crown Theatre Perth – now showing
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Perth Fashion Festival

Little fashionistas will not want to miss all the glitz and glamour of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. The six-day festival features many different runway shows and events. There really is something for everyone regardless of style and fashion taste.

Various venues – September 20-25
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Perth Royal Show

The Spring school holidays in Western Australia can only mean one thing… it is Perth Royal Show time! The iconic event returns for another year and it will feature everything we know and love from the Perth Royal Show including rides, activities, demonstrations, animals, showbags, competitions, exhibitions and loads more!

Claremont Showground – September 24-October 1
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