Best Kids Theatre Shows For Winter In Sydney

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When the temperature starts to drop and the weather is more scarfs and jackets than swimmers and sandals, it is the perfect time to pursue some indoor activities with the kids. Before you break out the arts and crafts, why not consider an activity that won't have you cleaning poster paint off your kitchen cabinets for the whole weekend? Musicals, pantos and theatre performances are a great way to spend an afternoon or evening as a family (and the perfect alternative if you are trying to limit everyone's screen time), so we have rounded up some of the best family-friendly shows in Sydney for you to enjoy this winter.

Disney on Ice

With tickets from just $25, Disney on Ice is definitely a show to add to your bucket list. Featuring all the Disney favourites including Mickey Mouse, the Disney Princesses, and characters from Finding Nemo, Moana, Frozen, Toy Story and more. Enjoy music, amazing skating and an outstanding performance in this world-famous touring show.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

When: 18 – 23 July, 2019

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Beep

With gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little. For ages 2+ this makes the perfect introduction to theatre for little ones! 

Where: Sydney Opera House 

When: 16-20 July, 2019

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Just Romeo And Juliet

Bell Shakespeare and Australian children’s book author Andy Griffiths are back with the very silly Just Romeo & Juliet! When Andy, Danny and Lisa find themselves in a school production of the greatest love story ever told, the star-crossed lovers’ journey is derailed in hilarious fashion. It's the perfect family-friendly performance that combines classic tragedy with side-splitting comedy in this entertaining introduction to Shakespeare for young people.

Where: Riverside Theatre Parramatta

When: 11 July 2019, 2pm

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Pantomimes are the ultimate family show, packed full of comedy, music and audience participation. The classic Jack and the Beanstalk story is always a crowd pleaser and this show, featuring a celeb cast including Richard Reid, Lucy Durack, Peter Rowsthorn & Jimmy "Giggle" Rees, is sure to be no different. Tickets from $49.

Where: State Theatre, Sydney

When: 12 – 21 July, 2019

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The Twits

This July see a brand new adaption of The Twits live on stage. It is Roald Dahl in his purest form – unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun. Expect a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre when Mr and Mrs Twit, the most horrible people ever grace the stage. Suitable for kids aged 4+. Tickets from $24.

Where: Monkey Baa Theatre

When: July 18-20, 2019

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Zirk Circus

See an exhilarating circus (without the animal cruelty) when this Russian circus rolls into town. Witness the jaw-dropping ‘Double, Double Giant Wheel’; marvel at the agility and precision of the ‘Fast Track’ Russian acrobats; gasp at the death-defying aerialists; awe at the ‘Globe of Death’; wonder, even squirm, at the incredible contortionist; and be gobsmacked at the dexterity of the jugglers, the symmetry of the trampoline masters, and a whole lot more! 

Where: Moore Park Entertainment Quarter

When: July 3-21, 2019

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Robot Song

Tickets for this family-friendly show start from just $23 and kids under two go free. If you live north of the city, you won’t want to miss this musical comedy which follows the story of Juniper, a young girl who discovers a singing robot. On at the Glen Street Theatre in Belrose, with shows over two days during the July school holidays.

Where: Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

When: 9 – 10 July, 2019

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Mimi's Symphony

A little magpie is blown from her nest. She lands on the edge of a suburban oval. All she can remember is something she heard, something big and beautiful. Join writer and narrator Justine Clarke and composer and conductor George Ellis as they take you on a journey with Mimi the magpie.

Where: City Recital Hall

When: Saturday 20 July 2019; 11am & 1pm

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Puppeteria's Puppet Shows

Puppeteria have a few different shows running this winter. June sees the master puppeteers performing The Magic Toyroom, and July’s show is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Children from $12 and adults from $15.

Where: 12H Denawen Ave, Castle Cove

When: 10 June – 7 July, 2019

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Revolting Rhymes

Kids five and up will enjoy this adaptation of classic fairytales combined with Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts. Packed full of laughs, tickets for this show in the Sydney Opera House are from $35.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Sydney

When: 12 – 21 July, 2019

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