Sydney Fringe Festival will present a vibrant lineup of shows across three spaces for Fringe Kids this September, including two weeks of school holiday programming at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, in partnership with the Monkey Baa Theatre. Plus, the brand new Spiegeltent Festival Gardens at the Entertainment Quarter and the Hello Darling Tent at Darling Quarter are bringing high-energy entertainment in the daytime tailored for families and kids. Tickets are on sale for the full program of events, with highlights spanning immersive theatre experiences, circus performances, dance, music and storytelling.
FRINGE KIDS HIGHLIGHTS
ARA Darling Quarter Theatre:
Wilbur the Optical Whale (29 - 30 September) will see audiences transported to an underwater world full of stunning circus tricks, digital imagery, lively music, and interactive play. Based on the book by Karen Lee Roberts, Wilbur the Optical Whale is an enchanting story where children are taken on an immersive journey to engage with the environment around them.
101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents and Other Really Old People (23 - 29 September) sees multi award-winning kids comedian Matty Grey bring his hilarious new show to Sydney.
A Wonderfully Wacky Wizard (24 - 25 September) is a hilarious high-energy show full of songs, dances and comedy. Let Winni Wizard take you on a journey as she tries to remember the true meaning of magic and prove that she’s still Wizard worthy.
Hello Darling Tent, Darling Quarter:
CaBox (24 September) is a free, sustainable and hands-on family event, encouraging creative recycling. Participants craft unique creations using cardboard, which they bring to the Boxwars battlefield. In a spirited frenzy, these creations are gleefully destroyed, resulting in a cardboard chaos that highlights the impermanence of their work.
Piccolo Ponies (23 - 24 September) will see Fairy Erin and Unicorn Piccolo sing and dance their way through Fairyland. Unicorn Piccolo, a real miniature pony, will showcase his tricks as the magical team discover how imagination can create endless possibilities of fun.
KABOOM! (23 September - 1 October) is a 60 minute science spectacular full of explosions, experiments and hilarity, brought to you by mad scientist Magnus Danger Magnus.
A Pocket Sized Circus (16 - 30 September) is a hilarious choose-your-own-adventure show featuring multi-award-winning showman Morgan James.
CIRCUS The Show (28 September - 1 October) is the latest trailblazer in children’s entertainment featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, breath-taking and elegant aerialists, and an endearing clown with his gigantic 6ft balloon.
Spiegeltent Festival Gardens, Entertainment Quarter:
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Hall (9 September - 1 October) is a multi award-nominated high-energy dance session for under-fives. Join DJ Monski Mouse and her dancers as she plays retro hits and remixed nursery rhymes.
PreHysterical (2 September - 8 October) is a hilarious show for all ages following three foolish Neanderthals as they struggle to survive in a harsh world, featuring incredible circus tricks and tongue-in-cheek humour.
Dinosaur Time Machine (23 September - 1 October) is a unique theatrical production incorporating circus, puppetry and imaginative play for kids aged 3 - 9. Get up close and personal with a life-sized T-Rex and learn up-to-date science and fun dinosaur facts.
KABOOM! (3 - 8 October)
A Pocket Sized Circus (9 - 10 September)
CIRCUS The Show (3 - 8 October)
Metro Movie Night (23 September) is a free outdoor movie night for the whole family at Marrickville Metro. Head to Smidmore Street in the late afternoon for live tunes, giant birds and mystical insects. Then pick up dinner from one of the many Metro eateries, and settle in as the sun goes down.
Kaleidoscope Show (23 - 24 September) is an interactive children’s show featuring live music and a fully scripted story of shapes and colours, telling a story that highlights the importance of inclusivity and kindness.
Tickets are on sale for Fringe Kids at https://sydneyfringe.com/fringe-kids/