The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 for Families

Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 35th year between Thursday 14 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 with lots of imaginative and creative children and family programming. Here are my Top 25 events of Melbourne Fringe Festival for kids, with events suitable for babies right up to teens. 1.Only A Year A delightful and poignant […]

HOT: The Story of Lamp, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Story of Lamp is a charming interactive adventure at Arts Centre Melbourne that is certain to ‘light’ up your day. You are invited to join Lamp on a journey around the Theatres Building, guided by a magical book that brings the theatre’s lamps to life. Once upon a time, Lamp lit the stage of […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Frozen, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Disney on Ice comes to Melbourne these school holidays with a blockbuster – Disney on Ice presents Frozen. I am invited to opening night and everyone,  young and old, is entranced by the Disney movie come to life on ice with world-class skaters and dazzling special effects. Even a cynic like T agrees that its a spectacular […]

The Wind in the Willows at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows‘ has been transformed into a new interactive one-man theatrical adaptation for families. It’s playing at Gasworks Arts Park, a vibrant arts precinct in Albert Park, for one date only – Tuesday 11 July. Written by award-winning writer, Maxine Mellor, the adaptation follows Shaka Cook (from Jasper […]

HOT: Aladdin, Her Majesty’s Theatre, 291 Exhibition St, Melbourne

The hit Broadway show Aladdin the Musical wheels a spangly, sparkling caravan of delights into Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne until October 2017. Everyone who’s familiar with the Disney animated film will know the story of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie. The stage show reimagines those beloved characters in a joyous, exuberant musical production while staying […]

Melbourne Comedy Festival for Kids – Giveaway!

The 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is taking over venues all over Melbourne Wednesday 29 March – Sunday 23 April  and this year’s Comedy Festival includes a range of events aimed at kids between 5 – 16 years old. Perfect for school holidays! Highlights include: Comedy Club For Kids, 1 – 16 April at The Famous Spielgeltent (ages […]

HOT: Mr Stink, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Mr Stink is the smelliest old soul that you could ever meet – but a new production of Mr Stink, now showing at the Arts Centre Melbourne, is anything but a stinker. The show is based on David Walliams’ 2009 children’s novel and tells the story of lonely schoolgirl Chloe and her friendship with Mr […]

Mr Stink at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…” Hold onto your nose for this touching, twisted and very smelly adaptation of David Walliams’ award-winning children’s book, live on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne. It all starts when lonely school girl Chloe makes […]

HOT: Cerita Anak by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Cerita Anak means ‘Child’s Story’ in Indonesian and it is a collaborative theatrical work for children 2-5 years old by Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Cerita Anak combines puppetry, shadow imagery, song and sound to weave a story about being adrift on a boat in the ocean. It’s inspired by the seafaring history of […]

HOT: Superhero Training Academy, School holidays at Gasworks Arts Park, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Gasworks Arts Park holds kids workshopevery school holidays and this summer we were invited to try out Superhero Training Academy! As the theatre is undergoing renovations this class is held in Port Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment we enter it is an extremely fun and energetic atmosphere. As well as the show the children learn how to dance and […]

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