Monkey Baa Theatre Company is an award-winning theatre company for young peopled based in the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre.
The theatre curates an annual season of theatre for young people in schools holidays and term time and are most famous for adapting award-winning Australian literature to the stage, including The Peasant Prince (the children’s version of Mao’s Last Dancer), Pete the Sheep (the beloved Jackie French and Bruce Whatley picture book) and in 2017, the iconic picture book, Diary of a Wombat to name a few.
Based on the belief that Australian stages should be filled with stories that represent all the extraordinary cultures living in this land, it is important for the theatre to create work that offers young people a truly multifaceted reflection of the world we all inhabit.
Monkey Baa doesn’t charge bookings fees and holds relaxed performances for families of children with additional needs.
Calendar of Events for 2017:
17 – 21 January Swamp Juice
3 – 5 February Monkey Tales
18 – 24 April Diary of a Wombat
6 May Oddysea
4 – 8 July Thai-riffic!
19 – 24 July Neighbourhood Watch
7 – 9 September Grug and the Rainbow
25 – 30 September The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket
The Surrounding Area:
There is lots to do in the area pre and post-show, including the awesome kids’ playground/waterpark directly opposite the theatre, a large array of cafes and restaurants to eat in and the expansive Tumbalong Park to run around in.
How to get here:
Located directly opposite the children’s playground in Darling Quarter (a precinct of Darling Harbour that lies between the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the old IMAX theatre).
Car: Wilson Parking Darling Quarter, accessed via Harbour Street.
Bus: Bus drop-off point for groups is behind the Chinese Garden of Friendship on Harbour Street.
Train: Town Hall Station – exit south onto Bathurst Street. Walk to the bottom of Bathurst, turning left into Day Street. Cross the lights at Harbour Street and you’re in Darling Quarter.
Available in Wilson Parking Darling Quarter (Monkey Baa will validate your ticket – $13 for 3 hours)