Best Autumn Shows For Kids In Sydney

  • Preschoolers
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As the weather takes a turn for the colder and the beaches become quieter and quieter with every passing week, you might be wondering what you can do to entertain the kids during autumn. If you’re after an indoor activity, why not try a theatre show? 

Catching a show at one of Sydney’s iconic locations is the perfect way to immerse your kids in all-things dramatic, so we’ve rounded up the best shows for kids in Sydney this autumn—from the big to the small—and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Secret Sounds Of Space

City Recital Hall Presents Secret Sounds Of Space

Join award-winning astrophysicist, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, for a very special school holiday event. Secret Sounds Of Space is a fascinating, family-friendly journey exploring out of this world phenomena from black holes and pulsars to solar flares and starquakes. Borrowing from her two books When Galaxies Collide and Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime, Professor Harvey-Smith will captivate audiences of all ages with her fascinating tales of our magical universe.

Where:     City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
When:      Tuesday 21 April 2020, 12:30 (duration 1 hour, no interval)
Cost:        FREE

Zeeko - The Whale and the Curlew

City Recital Hall Presents Zeeko – The Whale and the Curlew

This exciting show created and performed by Zeeko is a delightful instalment in the A Little Lunch Music series. The Whale and the Curlew is a special family concert inspired by the natural world. The electric rock trio create original and evocative music to capture your imagination and take you on a journey across the earth’s ecosystem. Zeeko sing songs and tell stories of courage, co-operation and ingenuity in the face of a changing climate.

Where:     City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
When:      Thursday 16 April 2020, 12:30 (duration 1 hour, no interval)
Cost:        $17 (no booking fees)



The Jeral Puppets will be presenting four exciting shows these school holidays at their Puppeteria Theatre in Castle Cove. Little Red Riding Hood, Hooray For The Easter Bunny, The Princess And The Frog plus The Ugly Duckling and Treasure Island plus Dot and the Kangaroo are all on the program! These classic puppet shows are a fun and affordable way to expose little ones to some exciting live theatre this season.

Please note: Puppeteria will still go ahead but will limit capacity to 30 tickets per show.

Where:     Puppeteria Theatre, 12H Denawen Ave, Castle Cove
When:      3rd - 24th April 2020
Cost:        Children $12; Adults $15 

Potted Potter - Postponed

Potted Potter

The international smash hit Potted Potter is back by popular demand for a fifth Sydney season! This hilarious, unauthorised Harry Potter parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into eighty uproarious minutes. It features all your favourite characters and a generous helping of Hogwart’s magic and, even if you don’t know what a Horcrux is or what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into, you will be spellbound by this unmissable show.

Where:   Seymour Centre, Cleveland Street, Chippendale
When:    Tuesday 19th May to Sunday 7th June 2020
Cost:      From $59.90 

AURORA: Circus Oz - Cancelled

AURORA: Oz Circus at the Riverside Theatre
Photography: Rob Blackburn

Venture to a stunning wintry wonderland full of jaw-dropping acrobatics and creative visual effects in Aurora, the latest creation by Circus Oz. Follow a troupe of loveable penguins as they ice-slide and fly high through the air and journey with Polar Bear as she sings, foot-juggles and climbs her way to impossible heights. With a cast of loveable arctic characters performing spectacular acrobatic feats, and accompanied by original live music, Aurora will have you dancing with delight for the full 70 minutes of this hilarious physical comedy.

Where:     Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church Street and Market Street, Parramatta 
When:      Friday 17 April  7.30pm, Saturday 18 April 2pm & 7:30pm
Cost:        Children from $38; Adults from $59 

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