The Best Kids❜ Shows in Melbourne for 2024
- Mums & Bubs
Get ready for an enchanting ride into the world of entertainment as your favourite city plays host to a spectacular array of upcoming kids' shows in Melbourne. From whimsical tales to interactive adventures, the city is set to ignite imaginations.
As a cultural hub of Australia, Melbourne has curated a lineup of family-friendly performances that promise laughter, learning, and limitless fun. Embark on a journey where storytelling comes to life, bringing joy to both the young and the young at heart.
We've rounded up a diverse and exciting lineup of upcoming kids' shows in Melbourne in 2024 - curtain call!
The Best Kids' Shows in Melbourne for 2024
1. Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies
Join Tinkerbell and her newfound friends from A Midsummer Night's Dream – the playful Mustardseed, the fluttery Moth, the daring Cobweb, and the sweet Peaseblossom – as they set off on a magical quest in a world filled with song and dance.
Get ready to be part of the magic by dressing up as your favourite character – be it a fairy, an elf, a Jedi, a pirate, or even a superhero! Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies invite everyone to join in the fun and make unforgettable memories. Don't miss the chance to visit 'Bubble Land' and assist Tinkerbell and her fairy companions in finding her lost wings.
Where: Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick
When: Until 28 January 2024
Cost: OFF PEAK (Tues-Thurs): $25 - $90, PEAK (Fri-Sun): $30 - $110
2. Dogman The Musical
The Athenaeum Theatre is bringing Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters to life in an epic musical adventure full of hilarity and heart. DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL is one of the most highly anticipated kids' shows in Melbourne for 2024 and will delight kids aged 6+ and all the family.
Best buddies George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it's time to level up and write a musical based on their favourite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture, but while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from evil forces? And will George and Harold finish their musical before lunchtime?
Where: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
When: 17- 28 January 2024
Cost: $49.50 per ticket
3. Dinos Alive
Step into the thrilling world of Dinos Alive—a captivating dinosaur experience that transports you to the prehistoric era. Immerse yourself in a Jurassic-themed venue filled with life-size animatronic dinosaurs.
Dinos Alive Melbourne invites families to engage with over 80 historic dinosaur specimens through entertaining, interactive, and educational activities. Don't miss this golden opportunity to stroll beside the colossal creatures that once ruled our planet millions of years ago! It's a chance to make learning about dinosaurs a fun and unforgettable adventure for the whole family.
Where: 62 Dawson St, Brunswick
When: 3 January 2024 - 29 February 2024
Cost: $35.90 per person
4. Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Get ready for another one of the most highly-anticipated kids' shows in Melbourne for 2024! The enchanting live stage adaptation of the beloved children's classic, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, is set to make a triumphant return to Australia in 2024, gracing Melbourne exclusively for a summer tour.
This nostalgic journey promises a joyous and affordable experience for the whole family. The production boasts a full-scale set adorned with over 70 original props and costumes. Get ready for a whimsical adventure that has captured hearts and minds for generations!
Where: Various locations across Victoria
When: From 18 January 2024
Cost: Tickets from $27.50 per person
5. The Melbourne Magic Show
Prepare for an enchanting evening filled with jaw-dropping magic and mesmerising illusions, all unfolding just inches from your eyes at the Melbourne Magic Show.
Step into the captivating world of Impossible Occurrences, a live show presented by the master magician, Luke Hocking. Throughout the show, Luke not only performs flawless magic but also connects with the audience, effortlessly turning even the most sceptical spectators into true believers in the magic of the moment. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the impossible!
Where: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Lonsdale St, Melbourne
When: 26 January - 29 March 2024
Cost: Tickets from $35 to $40
6. Play School Live in Concert
Kids' shows in Melbourne don't get more interactive than Play School's Let's Play Together concert tour!
This lively event ensures a mix of catchy tunes to groove to and serene moments to simply watch and listen to.
Hosted by two Play School presenters and featuring everyone's favourite Play School toys, the familiarity of both the content and presenters creates an immersive experience, encouraging lively audience participation. Set in the playful world of the games room, the presenters and lovable toys uncover surprises hidden in colourful boxes.
Where: Multiple locations throughout Victoria
When: 9 - 24 March 2024
Cost: $27 per ticket
7. The Lion King in Concert
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are bringing Disney's original animated classic The Lion King to life with a live performance of its beloved soundtrack against a magical film screening.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, the MSO will premiere Disney’s The Lion King in Concert, as it performs the Oscar® winning songs by Elton John and Tim Rice and Oscar® winning score by Hans Zimmer, live on the big screen.
Where: The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 120/130 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
When: Saturday 3 February 2024 | Two sessions at 1 pm and 7.30 pm
Cost: Standard $89 - $139 | Concession/Child $84 - $134 | Transaction Fee per order $7
Get ready for the spectacular arrival of Broadway's mega-hit, WICKED at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in 2024!
This Broadway sensation provides a unique perspective on the Land of Oz, unfolding the untold story before Dorothy's arrival. Meet a young woman born with emerald-green skin who's brilliant, spirited, and uniquely gifted. When she crosses paths with a bubbly blonde who enjoys immense popularity, their initial rivalry transforms into the most unexpected of friendships. However, as the world labels one as "good" and the other as "wicked," the tale takes a captivating turn.
Don't miss the chance to experience this extraordinary journey filled with friendship, magic, and a different angle on the enchanting Land of Oz!
Where: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
When: From 3 March 2024
Cost: Tickets start from $79
9. Winni Wizard And Her Magical Smells
Winni Wizard returns with Winni Wizard and her Magical Smells—an all-new show tailor-made for five to 150-year-olds!
Packed with even more enchantment, laughter, and delightful mishaps, this high-energy interactive extravaganza is a must-see for kids' shows in Melbourne in 2024.
Join Winni on this whimsical journey where she faces a new set of tasks, and this time, she'll need your help. Get ready for a magical experience filled with giggles and surprises!
Where: Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St, Yarraville
When: 2-14 April 2024
Cost: $20 per ticket
10. The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon's lavish production, The Australian Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, invites audiences to rediscover the enchantment down the rabbit hole.
Expertly crafted from Lewis Carroll's beloved book, Wheeldon brilliantly captures the humour and eccentricities of the original tale, bringing it to life on the ballet stage in a fantastical performance perfect for the entire family. Witness the Queen of Hearts ruling her court with flair, the White Rabbit dancing with a shimmy of his tail, and the Caterpillar dazzling in 16 crystal-covered pointe shoes. It's a magical spectacle that promises laughter and delight for all!
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
When: 15-26 March 2024
Cost: Tickets from $40 each
11. Monster Truck Mania
For adrenaline-fuelled kids' shows in Melbourne, the toughest trucks on the planet go back indoors for MONSTER TRUCK MANIA!
Enjoy full-on family entertainment with these stomping, car-crushing wheel standers in the floodlit, all-weather comfort of Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena! Buckle up for Australia’s all-time favourite Monster Trucks, 'Raptor’s Rampage', the always entertaining 'Wicked', kids' favourite 'Buddy', and 'Miss Mayhem'.
The action never stops with a flame-throwing Jet Car, eye-popping Laser Show, crazy back-flippin' Freestyle Motocross, and great family-friendly support acts!
Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park
When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2024
Cost: Tickets from $45
12. The Wiggles Groove Tour
Get ready for one of the most highly anticipated kids' shows in Melbourne!
The Wiggles, the world's most popular children's entertainment group, are back in 2024 with their Wiggles Groove Tour, which is set to be their biggest and brightest show yet!
Put on your dancing shoes, gather the little ones, and join The Wiggles for the biggest event of the year in a Wiggles Groove Tour like no other!
Where: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
When: 6 and 7 July 2024
Cost: $39.82 each
13. 360 ALLSTARS
Get ready for an extraordinary display of physical prowess with 360 ALLSTARS – a phenomenal performance that seamlessly blends street culture with elite talent to create a high-energy urban circus.
Featuring a stellar cast of world champions and record-holding artists and athletes, this show is a spectacular fusion of the incredible artistry that arises from street culture and a must-see kids' show in Melbourne.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
When: 17-19 May 2024
Cost: Tickets from $28 each
14. Beauty and the Beast the Musical
Premiering at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre in June, Beauty and the Beast is one of the most timeless kids' shows in Melbourne that has been reimagined on stage like never before, bringing together members of the original creative team for a breathtaking experience.
Immerse yourself in the magic of the enchanting musical, featuring all the spellbinding songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.
Beauty and the Beast, a cherished classic, is set to captivate the hearts of a new generation. Don't miss the opportunity to 'Be Our Guest' for a magical evening filled with wonder and joy!
Where: Her Majestys Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
When: From June 2024
Cost: Tickets from $70 each
15. Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher, the sensational Broadway hit that clinched five Tony Awards, is making its Australian debut in Melbourne in 2024.
Reimagined by the innovative Dead Puppet Society, known for its visually stunning creations, this eagerly anticipated rendition of Peter and the Starcatcher blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy. It takes you on a journey across oceans with mystical mermaids and lands filled with curious creatures.
Indulge in the delight of this theatrical spectacle, featuring over 100 unforgettable characters, puppetry, live music, and technical wizardry. Jump aboard this epic pre-Pan voyage and uncover the untold story of Neverland.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
When: From 8 November 2024
Cost: Tickets from $59.90 each
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