The Best Kids❜ Shows in Sydney
- All Ages
Sydney is a city full of fun theatrical performances for kids - there's always something good on show - and checking out a kids' show in Sydney is a great way to keep kids entertained, give them a taste of culture, and get them giggling and dancing away.
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 kids' shows in Sydney to catch this year - enjoy!
The Best Kids' Shows in Sydney
1. Kids' Puppet Shows at Puppeteria
From Pinnochio to Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, The Owl & the Pussycat and plenty more, Puppeteria is the home of the best kids' puppet shows in Sydney!
Perfect for kids of all ages who love puppets, come along for laughter, music, theatrics, and, did we mention puppets!?
Tickets for Puppeteria's shows can be booked on 02 9371 7328 or by visiting TryBooking.
Where: Puppeteria Theatre, 12H Denawen Ave, Castle Cove.
When: 1 May - 18 July 2022. All shows start at 10.30 am.
Cost: Admission is $12 per child and $15 per adult.
2. Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
The circus is in town - the Sesame Street Circus that is!
Fans of Sesame Street (both young and old!) will get to see all their favourite Sesame Street characters in the flesh at the incredible Sesame Street Circus Spectacular. The extravaganza even includes circus performances from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia!
The 90-minute circus spectacular will feature all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, the Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird. But wait, there's more! The Cookie Monster will meet and greet fans after the show!
Where: St Ives Showground
When: 1-17 July 2022
Cost: Visit the website.
3. Mary Poppins the Musical
Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and 'bout to begin! What's coming is Disney's Mary Poppins to Sydney's Lyric Theatre - supercalifragilistic news!
Disney's Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical is flying into Sydney in May 2022 and we cannot wait to sing along to our favourite Mary Poppins tunes along with a spoonful of sugar!
Mary Poppins the Musical has been co-created and produced with Cameron Mackintosh plus a powerhouse musical crew including Olivier Award-winning George Stiles and Anthony Drewe all the way from the UK. Casting for the world's favourite singing and dancing Nanny is in full swing and we can't wait to see who's going to steal the show and our hearts in 2022.
Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre
When: Sunday 15 May - Sunday 3 July 2022
Cost: Tickets from $59.90 pp
4. Creation Creation
From Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre Company (the team behind Bluey’s Big Play) comes a playful new theatre performance exploring life’s biggest mysteries. Part documentary, part comedy, Creation Creation is a wild theatrical experiment that will take you on a daring and audacious journey to the very edge of the universe and back!
Follow two fearless creators as they attempt to tackle some big burning questions (gathered from interviews with real people) live on stage, using whatever tools are at their disposal. Cardboard boxes become battleships and ping pong balls become planets in a hilarious explosion of art, sculpture and puppetry.
Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When: 1 - 7 July 2022
Cost: Tickets from $29 pp
5. The Twits at Sydney Opera House
Calling all fans of Roald Dahl to the Sydney Opera House this July! A stage adaptation of The Twits, the beloved author's classic story of the two nastiest people on earth, will be brought to life by the multi-award-winning Shake and Stir Theatre Co in a visually-spectacular, delightfully-disgusting, revoltingly-funny spectacle for the whole family.
Packed with the mischief, hilarious mayhem and humongous belly laughs that Roald Dahl is celebrated for, The Twits is an unmissable theatre production full of trickery and wickedly-funny pranks, so book now for a fun-filled theatre experience from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller.
Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When: 2 - 17 July 2022
Cost: Tickets from $29 pp
6. Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
Come along and celebrate the brilliant mind of Roald Dahl and his incredible stories at Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers.
Playing at Riverside Theatre from 4-7 July, this mischievous and inventive theatrical show is made especially for ages six and up and will wow audiences with immersive and interactive performances, games and imaginative play.
Where: Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
When: 4 - 7 July 2022
Cost: Priced per ticket - visit the website.
What happens when a highly distinguished musician has arrived to conduct a beautiful symphony but his orchestra is nowhere to be found? You call the Flying Fruit Fly Circus!
Tempo is a musical variety show by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, one of the world’s premier youth performing arts companies, comprising an ensemble of incredible teenage performers who will flip, juggle, balance, and dive their way into your heart. Witness the awe-inspiring talent of these young acrobats as they come to the rescue with their playful antics.
Where: The Studio, Sydney Opera House
When: 10 - 16 July 2022
Cost: Tickets from $39 pp
8. The Owl & The Pussycat
Ahoy! Come set sail in a pea-green boat with the Owl and Pussycat for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay.
Be swept away in this all-new The Owl & The Pussycat opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical puffins.
Where: Riverside Theatre
When: 15 - 16 July 2022
9. Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream
Your favourite Disney characters are returning to the ice in 2022 but only for a limited show! For four days only this July, Sydney families will get to see all their Disney favourites take to the ice in the magical extravaganza that is Disney on Ice.
Discovering your inner hero is the theme of this year's show, as audiences are invited to discover what’s possible as six Disney heroes spark the courage inside all of us.
Where: Qudos Bank Arena
When: 15 - 19 July 2022
10. The Spice Girls Show Australia
Get ready to spice up your life! The Spice Girls Show is coming to Australia in August 2022 for all diehard Spice Girls fans!
Experience Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh together on stage for a night where you can Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh. Bring your moves, bring your outfits and bring your GIRL POWER!
After opening in 2017 to rave reviews, WANNABE The Live Stage Show has toured the UK, and Europe and headlined the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Having played to over 100,000 Spice Girls fans, WANNABE is now the longest-running Spice Girls stage show in the World.
Where: The Enmore Theatre
When: 20 August 2022
11. ZOOOM At Sydney Opera House
Can you help a friend home? Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep who befriends a lost star.
Inspired by the iconic children’s book Harold and The Purple Crayon, ZOOOM channels the same philosophy; a child who makes sense of their world through art.
Where: In the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House
When: 24 September - 5 October 2022
Cost: Tickets from $29
12. Cinderella The Musical
The Broadway smash musical is coming to the Capitol Theatre and it's the first time the award-winning musical has hit the Australian stage!
Featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella the Musical will include all the moments you love from the original 1950s classic - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists and turns produced especially for the Capitol Theatre's run.
Where: Capitol Theatre
When: October 2022
Cost: Tickets from $89 each plus a booking fee.
13. The Nutcracker
See your favourite characters from The Nutcracker in this enchanting ballet from the Victorian State Ballet.
Choreographed by Martin and Michelle Sierra, The Nutcracker will take you on a journey through Clara's Christmas party as she ventures into her Nutcracker prince's magical land.
Where: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
When: 14 - 15 October 2022
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
One of the cutest kids' shows in Sydney is coming to The Sydney Opera House in December with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.
A childhood classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller and features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.
Where: The Playhouse at The Sydney Opera House
When: 13 - 23 December 2022
Cost: Tickets from $29.
Book your tickets online at The Sydney Opera House.
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