Best Autumn Shows For Kids In Sydney

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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Experience the wonders of Wonka when Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has opened its factory doors in Sydney until the middle of April 2019. 

Featuring iconic songs from the original film including  Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket,  plus Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes, colourful sets and more, you and the kids will be treated to an everlasting showstopper at Capitol Theatre this autumn! 

Where: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
When: Now until 14th April 2019

More information here.


The Jeral Puppets presents four exciting programs during the April School holidays at their Puppeteria Theatre in Castle Cove. The program includes Little Red Riding Hood, Hooray For The Easter Bunny, The Princess And The Frog plus Dudu Duck’s Adventures, and Jack And The Beanstalk plus Aladdin’s Lamp. At just $12 per child and $15 per adult, it’s a super affordable way to expose your child to some exciting theatre this season!

Where: Puppeteria Theatre, 12 Denawen Ave, Castle Cove
When: Tuesday 9 April - Sunday  28 April 2019

More information here.

Billionaire Boy

Want to enjoy a show brimming with belly-clutching laughs? David Walliams’ hilarious novel about love and the things money can’t buy, Billionaire Boy, will be brought to life on stage at Riverside Theatres on 9th March, The Concourse in Chatswood from 12th to 14th March and the Seymour Centre from 15th to 17th March this year. 

Boasting a super-talented cast, Billionaire Boy explores important social issues such as bullying, relationships and self-esteem through comedy, songs, loveable characters and lots of laughs.The show runs for 60 minutes and is suitable for children aged 6 and over. 

Where: Seymour Centre, Cleveland Street, Chippendale
When: 15th - 17th March 2019

More information here.

Possum Magic at The Joan

Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas Adapted for the stage, Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia through the story.

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years.

Where: The Joan, 597 High Street, Penrith
When: 9 - 10 April 2019, 10 am - 12 pm

More information here.

Potted Potter

This hilarious, unauthorised Harry Potter experience is a parody that takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into eighty hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know what a horcrux is or what Hogwarts house you’d be most likely to be sorted into, this show will have you clutching your belly with laughter. 

Featuring all your favourite characters, a special appearance from the fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwart’s magic, this unmissable show is perfect for Potter fanatics and novices alike.

Where: Seymour Centre, Cleveland Street, Chippendale
When: 27th - 31st March 2019

More information here.

Jane Goodall: Rewind The Future

Perfect for older kids who are fascinated by all things wildlife and science, this event comprises both a lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a conversation between her and the event host.

It was Dr Jane Goodall who uncovered the complexity of social and familial life within groups of wild chimpanzees, highlighting the connection between humans and our closest living relatives. 

Where: Darling Harbour Theatre at ICC Sydney
When: Wednesday 8th May, 7 pm

More information here.

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