The Best Kids❜ Shows in Melbourne for 2024

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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. WICKED

The best kids shows in Melbourne 2024
WICKED


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 to 25 August 2024
Cost:       Tickets start from $79

2. Melbourne Magic Show

The best kids shows in Melbourne 2024
Melbourne Magic Show


Get set for a magical adventure at the Melbourne Magic Show!

Ideal for budding magicians or those just keen to real magic and illusion unfold right before their eyes, the Melbourne Magic Show will transport you to a mind-blowing world of magic and illusion performed inches from your eyes. Master magician Luke Hocking showcases his live show, Impossible Occurrences.

Your host for the evening is Luke Hocking, Melbourne's own contemporary magician. Luke specialises in a mesmerising blend of illusion and mind reading, crafting a theatrical magic experience that's truly unique. Throughout the performance, he engages directly with the audience, weaving connections that transform even the most skeptical guests into true believers with his impeccable magic tricks. Get ready for a night where the impossible comes to life right before your eyes.

Suitable for ages 10+.

Where:     Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Lonsdale St
When:      3 May to 28 June 2024
Cost:       Tickets start from $35

3. Beauty and the Beast the Musical

Beauty and the Beast the Musical
Beauty and the Beast

 

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:   27 June to 27 October 2024
Cost:     Tickets from $70 each

4. The Wiggles Groove Tour

The Wiggles Groove Tour
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:         4-7 July 2024
Cost:           $39.82 each

5. Disney On Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures

The best kids shows in Melbourne
Disney On Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures in Melbourne.


Disney fans, get ready for an incredible adventure as your favourite Disney characters glide onto the ice for the magical Disney On Ice!

Disney On Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures takes you on an unforgettable journey with beloved Disney characters skating their way to iconic destinations.

From the tropical vibes of Moana's Motunui to the majestic Pride Lands with Simba, prepare for a spellbinding experience filled with magic, laughter, and awe-inspiring performances.

Where:    Rod Laver Arena
When:     4-8 July 2024
Cost:       From $28.50

6. Dance Along With Grug

Dance Along With Grug
Dance Along With Grug


Get ready to groove with the delightful Grug! Make your way to Bunjil Place for a whimsical journey with one of Australia's most cherished characters, brought to life from the imagination of Ted Prior.

Grug, the tiny hero born from a fallen Burrawang tree, is ready to captivate families with his charming antics. With his unique haystack appearance and endless curiosity, Grug approaches life's everyday challenges with creativity and humour.

From inventing his own dance moves to cleverly outsmarting garden snails, Grug's adventures are as heartwarming as they are entertaining. Now, he's set to bring his infectious energy to you with Dance Along With Grug!

Where:    Bunjil Place
When:     9-10 July 2024
Cost:       From $8

7. RATBURGER at The National Melbourne

RATBURGER at The National Melbourne
RATBURGER at The National Melbourne


Is anyone hungry for a Burt's Burger?!

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of David Walliams as his wildly popular book, RATBURGER, takes the stage at The National Melbourne this July.

Perfect for young theatre enthusiasts aged 6 and up, RATBURGER promises a 60-minute spectacle filled with humour and excitement. Follow the adventures of a young girl named Zoe as she outwits a sinister burger man intent on capturing her beloved pet rat.

Where:    The National Melbourne, 20 Carlisle St, St. Kilda,
When:     11-13 July 2024
Cost:       Premium $48 | A Reserve $39 | B Reserve $31 

8. Emma Memma - The Boop and Twirl Tour

Emma Memma - The Boop and Twirl Tour


Melbourne, get ready to dance and sing along! Emma Memma is coming to town with her fantastic Boop and Twirl Tour!

Get set for an ARIA award-winning show as Emma Memma and her vibrant crew cruise around in their colourful Butterfly Bus, bringing joy and music across Australia.

The Emma Memma Boop and Twirl Tour is the ultimate event for Aussie families eager to join in the fun with Emma Memma, Elvin Melvin, BB Butterfly, Waffles the Wombat, and all the beloved Memma Mates. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to sing, dance, and sign with your favourite characters!

Where:      Multiple locations across Victoria (see below)
When:       7 July 2024 - Riverlinks Eastbank
                  14 July 2024 - Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool
                  1 October 2024 - Civic Hall, Ballarat
                  2 October 2024 - Connect Church, Bendigo
                  4 October 2024 - Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
                  5 October 2024 - The Playhouse, Geelong
                  6 October 2024 - Drum Theatre, Dandenong
                  7 October 2024, Frankston Arts Centre
Cost:         TBA

9. Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

The best kids shows in Melbourne
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™


This August, Melbourne is set to shine as the first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™️ Glow Party™️ roars into town, promising an electrifying experience!

Prepare to be amazed as Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and the all-new HW 5-Alarm™—the very first fire monster truck hero—tear up the arena with jaw-dropping stunts and fierce competition.

And that's not all. Each show amps up the excitement with an energetic dance party, dazzling laser light displays, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Plus, making its grand debut, get ready for ARCTICGON—the fire and frost-breathing, car-crunching dragon joining the action-packed lineup.

Where:    Rod Laver Arena
When:     11-12 August
Cost:       From $45.85

10. Sister Act The Musical

Sister Act The Musical
Sister Act The Musical

 

Get ready to lift your spirits as Sister Act The Musical makes its highly anticipated Australian debut in 2024! Produced by John Frost for Crossroads Live, this hit musical comedy sensation from Broadway and the UK is set to light up Sydney's Capitol Theatre in August 2024, followed by a season at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in November 2024.

Perfect for a family outing, Sister Act The Musical delivers joy and laughter for audiences of all ages. The musical follows the uproarious and heartwarming journey of disco diva Deloris, whose life takes a wild turn after witnessing a crime.

Taking refuge in a convent, Deloris helps the nuns find their voices while rediscovering her own. With original music by Alan Menken, inspired by Motown, soul, and disco, and brought to life by a talented creative team, this show is a vibrant celebration of music, laughter, and the indomitable human spirit.

Where:    Melbourne: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
When:     3 November to 15 December 2024
Cost:      Tickets range from $69.90 - $225.85

11. Peter and the Starcatcher

The best kids shows in Melbourne 2024
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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