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4 Awesome Kids Shows these School Holidays

January 16, 2018

Central Coast families, get excited: we’ve picked out the best of the kids shows hitting the stage these school holidays. Get set for mischievous circus acts and ABC favourites.

If you love gifting experiences to your kids and grandies, be sure to check these out. All of these shows are located on the Central Coast or in Sydney and we recommend you snap tickets up quickly as some events are selling super fast.

So here, in no particular order, are our top kids shows to book for the remaining January school holidays.


1) Children are Stinky

Combine daredevil stunts, circus acrobatics, multiple hula hoops and mischievous fun and you have “Children are Stinky” – a laugh-out-loud performance for kids. They sold out at the Edinbugh Fringe and now this action-packed extravaganza is coming to Wyong to entertain you.

Workshop + Show Package! Want your kids to meet the cast and have a go at the tricks themselves? The cast are running workshops that’ll have kids hula hooping, tumbling and performing circus skills too.

Cost: Show only Adult $20; Child under 12 $15; Family $62 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children). Kids under 2 are free on your lap. Show and Workshop $30 per child (Parents can stay to watch the workshop).
Who: Show best suited to children 2+. Workshop for children 5+.
Where: The Art House, Wyong.
When: 2pm Monday 21 January WORKSHOP; 6pm Monday 21 January SHOW; 12pm Tuesday 22 January SHOW; 2pm Tuesday 22 January WORKSHOP (Show duration 55 mins; workshop duration 1 hr).
Contact: Click here to book tickets or call 43 351 485 (Mon-Fri 10​am-5​.30pm).


2) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Credit Sara Krulwich The New York Times

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Credit Sara Krulwich The New York Times

Roald Dahl’s fabulous tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has long captivated children. We loved the book. We loved the films (who was your favourite Wonka – Johnny Depp or the late Gene Wilder?) and we have no doubt we’re going to love the live show that is due to hit Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019.

The cast will sing songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination”, “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” as well as new Broadway scores. With its oompa-loompas, golden egg-laying geese, chocolate waterfall and shrinking machine, it’s sure to be an absolute gobstopper… or showstopper.

Cost: Tickets from $79.
Who: Best suited to children 6+.
Where: Sydney Capitol Theatre.
When: From Saturday 5 January to 9 May 2019. (Show duration 2 hrs 30 mins).
Contact: Click here to book tickets 


3) Escape from Trash Mountain

Want to see an epic tale of trashy proportions? Forget Oscar the Grouch in his tin can, this is puppetry for trash lovers. Little creatives with big imaginations will be transported into a new realm as they watch their puppet heroes fight off trash bats, outwit hideous monsters and escape landfill. This fun production combines messages of creativity and sustainability and is sure to get your little ones both performing and recycling.

Workshop + Show Package! Kids will create their own trash puppet in this hands-on 90-minute workshop that combines craft and learnings about sustainability. PS. don’t worry, it’s clean and safe too.

Cost: Show only Adult $20; Child under 12 $15; Family $62 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children). Kids under 2 are free on your lap. Show and Workshop $30 per child (Parents can stay to watch the workshop).
Who: Show best suited to children 3+. Workshop best suited to children 5+.
Where: The Art House, Wyong.
When: 10am Friday 18 January SHOW; 11.30am Friday 18 January WORKSHOP; 10am Saturday 19 January SHOW; 11.30am Saturday 19 January WORKSHOP. (Show duration 40 mins; workshop duration 90 mins).
Contact: Click here to book tickets or call 43 351 485 (Mon-Fri 10​am-5​.30pm).


4) The 91-Storey Treehouse

Andy and Terry – the well-loved nutty adventurers who live in an ever-expanding treehouse – are heading to Circular Quay this January. Get set for laughs and all out nonsense that kids will find utterly hilarious in this stage adaptation of the famous book series.

Cost: Tickets from $39 (plus $8.50 booking fee).
Who: Best suited to children aged 6+.
Where: Sydney Opera House.
When: From Thursday 3 January to Sunday 20 January (Show duration 45 mins).
Contact: Click here to book tickets.


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