Check out our top picks for keeping the whole family entertained during the winter school holidays.
Join The Listies in the Seagulltent as they present a live podcast recorded every day in front of your very ears (and eyes). Programming includes some pretty outrageous radio sketches, the world’s first dad parade, heaps of gadgets, an alien attack and everyone laughing so hard you’ll need a lie-down.
Get your skates on and take a spin around River Rink at Fed Square this school holidays. Skating in front of a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra River and the Melbourne city skyline speaks for itself, not to mention the tasty food stalls and electric beats that come together to create a feel-good family vibe.
Dialogue In The Dark
Now open for the first time ever in Australia, Dialogue In The Dark will introduce you to a world of total darkness. Explore a series of popular Melbourne landmarks as if you were blind and experience what it’s really like to live in total darkness. Children must be 9 years and up.
Justine Clarke’s Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook
Justine Clarke brings her theatrical magic to the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House for a brand new show based on her best-selling and award-winning book, The Gobbledygook Is Eating A Book (written with Arthur Baysting and illustrated by Tom Jellett) and their latest collaboration The Gobbledygook And The Scribbledynoodle. Thankfully there’s no pronunciation tests!
My Fair Lady
Directed by Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady tells the endearing story of Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle; played by Andrews in the 1956 musical. Widely regarded as one of the most charming, warm and vivid productions on stage today, the production features songs like Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.
The award-winning musical has become one of the most heart-warming, fun and thought-provoking shows in modern theatre, having bagged just about every major international award for Best Musical. It’s the perfect show to bring family and friends together.
Silvers Circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques. Catch Silver Circus in all its wonder at Yarrawonga Showgrounds, Victoria this school holidays.
Glamour, humour, disco and dance provide the beating heart of this fast-paced stage show. Performing now at The Palms, Crown Melbourne, and complete with dazzling acrobatics, disco divas and miraculous muscle men. There’s a few heart-pounding moments that makes this better suited to teens and above.
Lights by DreamWorks
Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive walk-through experience for all ages where over 100 of DreamWorks’ most iconic characters will be brought to life like never before. Modelled on the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, the exhibition features huge illuminated figures familiar to the fans of the Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar movies. Open at Perth Cown Pyramid this school holidays.
The Adventures of Peter Pan & TinkerBell
Australia’s biggest family musical panto producers will have crowds in stitches at Sydney’s State Theatre. The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell is full of fun, glitter, dance, fantasy and plenty of audience participation.