The Best Kids❜ Shows in Sydney for 2024

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Sydney is a city full of fun theatrical performances for kids - there is 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 for 2024

1. RATBURGER at the Sydney Opera House

The best kids shows in Sydney 2024
RATBURGER at the Sydney Opera House.

See David Walliams' best-selling novel come to life on stage with RATBURGER at the Sydney Opera House.

This April, follow the tale of Zoe, who lives with her lazy stepmother and gets bullied by the school bully Tina Trotts, and the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it?

Where:    Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:     17 - 28 April 2024
Cost:       Standard tickets from $29 | $8.95 booking fee applies per transaction.

2. Polar Bear & Penguin at the Sydney Opera House

Polar Bear & Penguin at Sydney Opera House
Polar Bear & Penguin at Sydney Opera House.

Looking for fun kids' shows in Sydney these school holidays? Polar Bear & Penguin is just the show where humour, friendship, and fish (!) collide this April in Sydney.

Audiences aged five and up are invited to share a journey with a Polar Bear and a Penguin as they too meet for the first time and bond over friendship and learning how to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet, or should we say paws and flippers...

Where:    Studio, Sydney Opera House
When:     20-24 April 2024
Cost:       Premium $45 | A Reserve $35 | $8.95 booking fee per transaction

3. I Wish... at the Sydney Opera House

I Wish... at Sydney Opera House
I Wish... at Sydney Opera House.

With gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning visuals, and playful humour, I Wish... explores and celebrates our differences to reveal the magic of individuality and all the things we could be.

Bursting with imagination, wonder and discovery, I Wish… is designed for kids aged 4 - 8. The 45-minute show is an inspiring and unforgettable live acrobatic experience on for a limited time during the April school holidays. 

Where:    Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:     12 - 14 April 2024
Cost:        Premium $39 | A Reserve $29 | B Reserve $25 | $8.95 booking fee per transaction

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4. Obang at the Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity

Obang at the Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity
Obang at the Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity.

An immersive multicultural theatre show with puppetry, storytelling and free play, Obang is a multi-sensory installation space designed for babies and their caregivers. You are invited to step inside a Korean grandparent's home, where together, you and your bub will experience a day in their life that includes cooking, washing, bathing and sleeping.

Where:     Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity
When:      14 – 19 March 2024
Cost:        Standard tickets $45 + $8.95 booking fee for one participating child and accompanying carer.

5. Game Theory at the Sydney Opera House

Game Theory at Sydney Opera House
Game Theory at Sydney Opera House.

In Australia for the first time after delighting audiences across Europe, Joshua Monten Dance Company presents an introduction to contemporary dance for theatre lovers aged 8+. 

Direct from Switzerland to Sydney, Game Theory is a fast-paced, funny and vibrant celebration of play, sport and big emotions, presented through the clever and captivating medium of dance. Exploring the highs and lows of playing games, this season will encourage you to look at dance from a whole new perspective.

Where:    Studio, Sydney Opera House
When:     17 - 18 May 2024
Cost:       Standard $39 pp | Family Package (4+ tickets) $30 pp | $8.95 booking fee per transaction

6. Kids' Music Café

Kids' Music Cafe at Sydney Opera House
Kids Music Café is a beautiful kids' show and introduction to live music and instruments for the littlest audience members. 

Recommended for ages 0-2, the toddler-friendly Kids' Music Café is the perfect way to get your little ones involved in music at an early age.

Ignite a love of music in your little ones, with child-friendly classics from the fantastic musicians from Sydney Youth Orchestras. Each adult ticket includes coffee and a slice of cake, so you can relax and meet other parents in a casual atmosphere. Sounds like our kinda' show! 

Where:  Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer, Sydney Opera House
When:   9 February - 17 March 2024
Cost:     Adults $29 | Child $25 + $8.50 booking fee

7. James and the Giant Peach at the Sydney Opera House

The best kids shows in Sydney 2024
James and the Giant Peach at the Sydney Opera House.

This July, climb aboard the world’s juiciest fruit as Roald Dahl’s James & The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage for one of the best kids' shows in Sydney for 2024.

A bold new theatrical adaption of one of the most loved children’s classic books will be delighting audiences in 2024 as you can see all your favourite James and the Giant Peach characters come to life on stage with this Shake & Stir Theatre Co and QPAC co-production that's not to be missed.

Where:    Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:     5-21 July 2024
Cost:       Standard tickets from $39 | $8.95 booking fee applies per transaction.

8. Kids' Puppet Shows at Puppeteria

Introducing the Puppeteria puppets. Image supplied.

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:      All year round | All shows start at 10:30 am
Cost:        Admission is $13 per child and $15 per adult

9. Wiggles Groove Tour

The best kids shows in Sydney 2024
The Wiggles Groove Tour

Get ready for one of the most highly anticipated kids' shows in Sydney! 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:    Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, Campbelltown Cube, Chatswood Concourse, and Darling Harbour Theatre
When:     Penrith Panthers Leagues Club from 9-10 March 2024
                Campbelltown Cube from 16-17 March 2024
                Chatswood Concourse from 23-24 March 2024
                Darling Harbour Theatre from 13-14 April 2024
Cost:       TBA

10. Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live Sydney
Marvel Universe Live

Calling all Marvel fans to the ultimate live-action show for 2024!

Marvel Universe Live will take over Qudos Bank Arena in April where all of your favourite villains and superheroes will be jumping, swinging, racing, and battling it out live in front of your eyes.

Book your tickets now to see Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and more in the flesh!

Where:   Qudos Bank Arena
When:   19-22 April 2024 
Cost:     Tickets from $29.50

11. 360 ALLSTARS


For kids who love their hip-hop and breakdancing, the world-record-holding dancers from 360 ALLSTARS are back in 2024!

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of dance and rotation, 360 ALLSTARS is an urban circus that has to be seen to be believed. 

Where:    Glen Street Theatre
When:     17-18 April 2024
Cost:       From $47.50

12. Monster Truck Mania

Monster Truck Mania Sydney
Monster Truck Mania 2024

The biggest monster trucks in the world are revving into Qudos Bank Arena in 2024!

After sell-out shows around the world, Monster Truck Mania will impress the socks off of kids and adults this May. Buckle up for Australia’s all-time favourite Monster Trucks, 'Raptor’s Rampage', 'Wicked', ‘Buddy', 'Miss Mayhem' and more as they hit the arena for speedy jumps, turns, stunts, and more. 

Where:  Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
When:   4-5 May 2024
Cost:     Tickets from $45

13. The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo Live on Stage
Catch The Gruffalo at Glen Street Theatre.

After sell-out shows across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia in 2024!

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning children's book of the same name, The Gruffalo live on stage at Glen Street Theatre invites guests to take a stroll through the deep dark wood with their old pal, Mouse. 

Adults and kids aged three and up can enjoy 55 minutes of tales, songs, laughs, and scary fun.

Where:    Glen Street Theatre, Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Rd, Belrose
When:     16-19 October 2024
Cost:       Tickets from $40

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