Upcoming Live Kids Shows in Sydney

19 Sept - 22 Dec

The best kids entertainment happening in Sydney this spring and summer.

One of the best things about living in Sydney is how many live theatre shows and concerts there are during the school holidays. We’re spoiled for choice, so we’ve put together a guide to the best kids entertainment happening in Sydney this spring and summer.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Potter Experience

Where: Seymour Centre
When: 19th-23rd September 2018
Age Group: Older kids, ages 8 and up

This show promises to condense “all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into eighty hilarious minutes”. If you have a junior Harry Potter fan at home, or are one yourself, it’s definitely a show that adults will enjoy as much as kids.

Beauty & The Beast

Where: Glen St Theatre, Belrose
When: 21st - 29th September
Age Group: 3 years

This production is adapted from the Disney movie, so it’s suitable for children in preschool right through to older children. Another great reason to go is that all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Justine Clarke Silly Songs Tour

Where: Sydney Opera House
When: September 22nd
Age Group: Toddlers and preschoolers

Justine’s show is being held in the concert hall at the Opera House, and will be very child-friendly. Justine has said she plans to release some videos before the show so kids can learn the words and the moves to her songs, and sing along on the day. You won’t need to worry about the kids being too noisy at this show!

PJ Masks Live!

Where: ICC Darling Harbour
When: 1st and 2nd October
Age Group: Toddlers and preschoolers

Watch Owlette, Cat Boy and Gecko do all of the cool acrobatics from the cartoon in the live show, while taking on all three of the villains who are constantly out to get them - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. Expect to see lots of leaping, somersaults and dancing, and kids bopping along in the audience. If you purchase VIP tickets there is a meet and greet with the characters included after the show.

Play School - Once Upon A Time Concert

Where: Venues all across Sydney (including Hornsby RSL, Blacktown Workers Club, North Sydney Leagues Club and Castle Hill RSL)
When: 1st October - 23rd October
Age Group: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

It’s hard to find a child who doesn’t like Play School, and these shows are short and sweet, running for only 40 minutes, so they’re ideal for fidgety toddlers. Depending on which day you go, the presenters could be Teo, Rachael, Emma, Abi or Alex. Most importantly, Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and Humpty will all be there too.

Giggle & Hoot’s Hootastic Concert

Where: Venues all across Sydney (including Club Menai, North Sydney Leagues Club, Revesby Workers Club and Castle Hill RSL)
When: 10th October - 15th October
Age Group: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are going on a pirate adventure to find Mini Hoot in this show, which is the first one since 2016. The last Giggle & Hoot tour sold out in some cities (possibly because lots of mums think Jimmy Giggle is quite cute, especially now he is a dad) so be prepared for it to be busy no matter which venue you go to. Kids will spend the whole hour on their feet dancing and singing to Gigglemobile, Go Giggleosaurus, Birdbath Boogie, The Giggle Galaxy and Hoot’s Lullaby.

Lah Lah’s 10th Birthday Party

Where: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith and Riverside Theatre at Parramatta
When: October 12th and 13th
Age Group: Ages 2 - 7

You’ve probably heard their (very catchy) songs on the ABC Kids channel, and now kids can see Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band at one of their shows during the Sydney spring school holidays. Kids can also meet the band and have their photo taken with them after the show, free of charge.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where: Seymour Centre
When: 13th and 14th October
Age Group: Toddlers and preschoolers.

This story has stood the test of time since it was published in 1969, and now kids can see the stage show. Eric Carle’s illustrations have been recreated as 75 different puppets, with characters from some of his other books starring alongside the caterpillar.

Shrek The Musical

Where: The Concourse, Chatswood
When: 13th - 28th October
Age Group: Ages 2 and up

The first Shrek movie was released 17 years ago, and this production is a great way to introduce it to your little ones if they haven’t seen it. There are a few matinee sessions for younger kids to attend, as well as evening shows.

The Gruffalo’s Child - Live

Where: Venues across Sydney
When: 17th - 20th October (Glen St Theatre in Belrose), 23rd - 27th October (Riverside Theatre in Parramatta), 2nd - 3rd November (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith), 5th - 7th November (Seymour Centre) and 12th - 13th November (The Concourse in Chatswood).
Age Group: Ages 3

This show is a production of the sequel to The Gruffalo, by the same theatre company that made Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouse shows. It runs for just 55 minutes.

Paw Patrol Live

Where: Sydney Irish Festival at Olympic Stadium and Dunningham Park in Cronulla
When: November 10 (Olympic Park) and November 18 (Cronulla)
Age Group: 0 - 6 years

Paw Patrol is all the rage among the preschool set right now, with a new movie coming out on October 4th (right in the middle of the NSW school holidays). Lots of Sydney kids will be eager to see them at one of the two free shows being held this November, and watch Ryder, Chase and Marshall help Mayor Goodway save the Adventure Bay Talent Show.

Because the shows are free they’ll be crowded, so make sure you arrive early to be near the stage. If you can’t make it to these shows, there is also a meet and greet event with Chase, Marshall and Skye at Southgate Shopping Centre in Sylvania on November 3rd.

The 91 Storey Treehouse

Where: The Concourse, Chatswood and Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith
When: 29th - 30th November (Chatswood) and 5th - 6th December (Penrith)
Age Group: 6 - 12 years

Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 stories and is in danger of being destroyed, in the latest stage show based on the book series. If your kids have seen the earlier shows and had fun, they’ll want to see this one too.

Cinderella by The Australian Ballet

Where: Sydney Opera House
When: 30th November - 19th December
Age Group: Age 8 and up

Not all ballets are suitable for kids, but this one is! Tickets are a little more expensive than they are for other shows, but if you have any budding ballerinas, they’ll be really excited to see the amazing costumes and watch the dancers en pointe. There’s also a Premier State Ballet Youth performance of Cinderella being held at the Riverside Theatre on the 29th and 30th September, that is slightly shorter and more suitable for younger children.

The Wiggles - Wiggle Pop

Where: ICC at Darling Harbour and Qudos Bank Arena, Olympic Park
When: December 8th (Darling Harbour) and December 22nd (Olympic Park)
Age Group: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Seeing The Wiggles is always worth the crowds, especially now that Emma is back peforming after her illness. The shows being so close to Christmas means Santa Claus and his dancing reindeers will be there, too. Babies are free to attend when they sit on your lap.

No matter what age your kids are, there’s something to please everyone. Good luck deciding which one to go to!

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