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 cosy, indoor activities with the kids. Before you break out the arts and crafts, consider something that won't have you cleaning poster paint off your kitchen cabinets for the whole weekend!

Live musicals and theatre performances are a great way to spend an afternoon or evening as a family, so we have rounded up some of the best family-friendly shows in Sydney for you to enjoy this winter.

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and The Pussycat
Little theatre lovers will be enthralled by The Owl and The Pussycat's eccentric cast of characters!

A live adaptation of the classic children's poem The Owl and the Pussycat will transport you on a romantic, musical journey from the stage of the Glen Street Theatre this winter. With beautiful vocals, clever puppetry and a troupe of musical puffins, the interactive production will follow the beloved characters as they set sail aboard their pea-green boat for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. With a cast of colourful new friends brought to life on deck, you'll be swept away by this delightful kid's show. Plus, if you use your Discover Vouchers, tickets for this magical show are a silly $3!

Where:   Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
When:    14 - 17 July 2021 | 10:30am & 1pm
Cost:      $28 pp | Family of 4 $100 | Member $25 | Under 2s FREE (seated on the lap of paying adult)


ZOOOM tells the enchanting tale of a sleepless girl and a lost star.

The enchantment of a fairytale and state-of-the-art technology come together in this whimsical Sydney Opera House production. Inspired by the iconic children’s book Harold and The Purple Crayon, ZOOOM retells the story of a child alone in her bedroom, who is unable to sleep so she befriends a lost star. The immersive journey, full of original music, vivid lasers, and spectacular projections, explores the extraordinary way children make sense of their world through art.

Where:      Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:       29 June - 10 July 2021 | 10:45am & 12:45pm
Cost:         Standard tickets from $29

Puppeteria's Puppet Shows

Kids Puppet Shows at Puppeteria
A kids puppet show at Puppeteria is the perfect winter warmer!

The Jeral Puppets continue their long-held tradition of presenting classic puppet shows at the delightful Puppeteria Theatre. There are regular performances throughout winter with the master puppeteers performing a line-up of family favourites including The Magic Toyroom, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Peter Pan and Santa’s Xmas in July Show.

Where:     Puppeteria Theatre, 12H Denawen Ave, Castle Cove
When:      27 April - 11 July 2021 | 10.30am
Cost:       $12 per child | $15 per adult

Mr. Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show

Mr Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show
Mr Snot Bottom's crazy antics will delight wonderfully weird kids and their weird parents!

Returning by popular demand, Mr. Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show is back for a side-splitting two days of weird and wonderful kids theatre. The king of kids comedy himself, Mr. Snot Bottom, will bring his own unique spin to the stage with a putrid performance full of grosstastic gags, horrible harmonies and wrong routines. Expect a horrendous hour of appalling acting, stupid scripts, dumb dialogue and horrid humour. You will absolutely, utterly… adore every minute!

Where:    Lennox Theatre, Riverside, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
When:     28 Jun - 29 Jun 2021
Cost:       Adult $30 | Concession $26 | 30 & Under $24 | 18 & Under $21. Discount for members. Booking fees apply.


Riverside Theatres Wicked
Riverside Theatres will be defying gravity with their production of Wicked this winter.

Dubbed "the defining musical of the decade” by the prestigious The New York Times, the mesmerising musical Wicked will be defying gravity at Riverside Theatre this winter. Follow the timeless tale of the popular enchantress Glinda and her green-skinned counterpart Elphaba in the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz - before Dorothy dropped in! Their extraordinary adventures test their friendship to the limit and ultimately see them changed for good as they fulfill their destinies as The Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. This is an enthralling show, but at two hours long it is best suited to tweens and teens!

Where:    Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
When:     23 July - 7 August 2021
Cost:       Friday, Saturday and Sunday $49.75 - $64.75 | Wednesday & Thursday $47 - $62 | Preview $30-$49. Discount for members. Booking fees apply.

Potted Potter

Potted Potter Sydney
Potted Potter is a rollicking good show for ages six to Dumbledore!

Back for a fifth Sydney season following sold-out shows across the globe, the award-winning and unauthorised Harry Potter experience, Potted Potter is returning to the Seymour Centre stage. The sensational live production tackles the ultimate challenge: condensing all seven Harry Potter books into seventy hilarious minutes. Full of clever parody, uproarious laughs,  all your favourite characters and a real-life game of Quidditch, this spellbinding show will have you entranced by its wizardry and magic.

Where:   Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland St and City Rd, Chippendale
When:    22 June - 4 July 2020
Cost:      First night $59.90 | A Reserve $79.90 | B Reserve $69.90| A Reserve 4 pack $69.90

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute on The Concourse
Don't miss this multicultural adaptation of Mozart's classic opera, The Magic Flute.

Mozart’s timeless classic opera, The Magic Flute, is coming to Chatswood for a family-friendly performance that celebrates the vibrant diversity of the area. With the beautiful voices of young artists from Pacific Opera against the melodic sounds of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, join the mesmerising adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina who is lost in a foreign land. It's a perfect opportunity to lose yourself in one of the greatest operas of all time. 

Where:    The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 
When:      Saturday 3 July | 2pm & 7pm
Cost:        Adult $59 | Pensioner/Student $54 | Under 16 $35 | Family of Four $150.

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