The Best Kids Shows in Sydney

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Sydney is a city full of theatrical performances - there's always something good showing! And seeing kid's shows in Sydney is a great way to keep kids entertained, give them a taste of culture, and get them giggling and dancing away to some fun performances!

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 summer - enjoy!

The Best Kids Shows in Sydney

1. Grug at Sydney Opera House

Grug
Get ready to dance along with Grug at Sydney Opera House!

 

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.

The show runs approximately for 45 minutes, with no interval.

Where:      In the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House
When:       8 to 21 December 2021
Cost:         Tickets from $29
Age:          Recommended for ages 2+

2. The Little Prince

The Little Prince
The colourful and exotic world of The Little Prince on stage. 


A contemporary adaptation of the classic French novella The Little Prince will take over Sydney Coliseum Theatre in January 2022.

Families will be completely immersed in The Little Prince’s cosmic and fantastic world with stunning sets, costumes, video mapping technology and all of the characters you know and love. An international cast brings this all-time favourite story to life through beautiful dance and aerial acrobatics to create a dreamlike universe. 

Where:   The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill
When:     1 January to 23 January 2022 
Cost:       From $89.00
Age:        Recommended for ages 5+

3. Magic Beach at Sydney Opera House

Magic Beach Sydney Opera House
This isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach! 


One of Australia’s favourite children’s books is now one of our favourite kid's shows. Magic Beach will be brought to life at the Sydney Opera House in a fantastic family fun show to delight literary fans both young and old. Find out what happens when an ordinary family goes on a beach holiday, but this isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different.

Magic Beach is inspired by the book by Australian literary treasure Alison Lester and has been adapted for the stage, bringing the magic to life. 

Where:      In the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House
When:       4 - 21 January 2022
Cost:         Tickets from $39
Age:          Recommended for ages 2+

4. Bluey's Big Play at Sydney Opera House

Bluey's Big Play The Stage Show
Bluey fans will delight in this brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children's TV series!
 

Back by popular demand to the Sydney Opera House, Bluey’s Big Play will bring to life the charming everyday world of Australia’s favourite TV family and all their usual shenanigans. This playful, touching show promises to be a delightful theatrical experience for children and adults alike. Don't miss out—book your tickets now! 

Where:      Sydney Opera House
When:       14 to 19 December 2021
Cost:         From $49 + Booking Fee
Age:          Recommended for ages 3+

5. Scaredy Cat at Sydney Opera House

Kids Shows in Sydney
Can you help scaredy-cat overcome her fears?

 

An adorable kids show all about facing your fears and overcoming your nerves. Meet Scaredy Cat, she comes from a long line of fierce hunters, hired for the biggest jobs, with the sneakiest rodents. When an urgent call comes in, it’s Scaredy’s turn to do the family proud. The only problem is, she’s terrified of mice!

The show runs approximately for 45 minutes, with no interval.

Where:      In the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House
When:       6 to 22 January 2022
Cost:         Tickets from $29
Age:          Recommended for ages 5+

6. Kids Puppet Shows at Puppeteria - November 2021 to January 2022

Puppeteria
Introducing the Puppeteria puppets. Image supplied.


From Pinnochio to Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, The Owl & the Pussycat and all sorts of dinosaur friends, there are loads of hilarious characters coming to Puppeteria this summer! Perfect for kids of all ages who love puppets, come along for laughter, music, theatrics, and, did we mention puppets!?

Where:     Puppeteria Theatre, 12H Denawen Ave, Castle Cove.
When:      3 November 2021 - 27 January 2022. All shows start at 10.30 am.
Cost:        Admission is $12 per child and $15 per adult.

Tickets for Puppeteria's shows can be booked on 02 9371 7328 or by visiting TryBooking

7. Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom Chatswood
Room on the Broom at The Concourse, Chatswood.


For a magical kids show in Sydney, don't miss Room on the Broom! This absolutely brilliant, award-winning picture book (another winner by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler!) follows this warm-hearted witch and her side-kick cat on their broomstick journey, finding friends and facing foes along the way. Take a trip and join this cast of creative characters as they share songs, laughs and scary fun.

Where:     The Concourse, Chatswood
When:      21 to 23 December 2021
Cost:        From $45

8. Guess How Much I Love You Live on Stage

Guess How Much I Love You Live on Stage
Guess How Much I Love You Live on Stage by CDP Kids. Image supplied.

 

"I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK." A brand-new stage adaptation by Richard Tulloch of Sam McBratney’s beloved book, Guess How Much I Love You will premiere at Sydney's Seymour Centre from 15 to 16 December 2021 before moving onto The Concourse in Chatswood from 15 to 20 January 2022. Audiences are invited to join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons.

Where:    Seymour Centre & The Concourse, Chatswood
When:     The Seymour Centre shows run from 15-16 December 2021. 
                The Chatswood shows run from 15 to 20 January 2022.
Cost:      Tickets are $39. Children under 12 months go FREE.

9. The Wind in the Willows at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Kids Shows in Sydney
One of the most popular kids shows is coming back to Sydney in 2022.


In January 2022, the amazing Mr Toad and his bonny, boisterous pals will be heading to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden for the 20th consecutive year to entertain littlies and biggies in Glenn Elston’s outdoor production of The Wind in the Willows.

When:   5 to 23 January 2022
Where:  Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney 
Cost:     Midweek $25 Single, Family $90; Friday/Saturday $30 Single, Family $110

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