The Best Kids Shows For Summer In Sydney 2020-2021

  • Preschoolers

With six big weeks of school holidays to fill, give the kids a fun cultural fix (and yourself some respite) with a summer stage show. As the weather heats up, there’s plenty to see and do in Sydney’s burgeoning cultural calendar. Catching a show at one of Sydney’s iconic locations is the best way to escape the sun and immerse your kids in vibrant adaptations of some of their favourite books, characters and movies. We’ve rounded up the best shows for kids in Sydney this summer.

1. Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

Hamlet Prince of Skidmark Best Shows For Summer In Sydney
Hilarity awaits at this side-splitting show for kids!


Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark is a side-splitting extravaganza that shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with turbo-charged story-telling and silliness. Featuring ninjas, ghosts, swords, dinosaurs, zombies and supersonic gags, this is a very cheeky, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet created especially for kids. Oh, and spoiler alert: everyone dies at the end – including the audience!

Where:    Sydney Opera House
When:     4 - 22 January 2021
Cost:       Standard tickets from $39.00.*
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2. The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child
Gruffalo fans will love this sequel to the much-loved show!

If you love The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel which returns following previous sellout Australian tours. Join The Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the best selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Where:    Sydney Opera House
When:     2 - 19 January 2021
Cost:       Standard tickets from $39.00.*
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3. Pippin

Pippin the musical
Full of extraordinary acrobatics, magical feats and rousing songs, Pippin is an unmissable experience for the summer!


On now and only until the 31st January 2021, the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Pippin is playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star. The show is bursting with magic, singing and plenty of jaw-dropping acrobatics that will have kids utterly entranced!

Where:       Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star
When:        From November 2020 until 31st January 2021.
Cost:          Standard ticket from $89.90
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4. Frozen

Frozen the musical
Let it go, let it go!


The ever-popular Disney hit, the beloved story of Frozen has been transformed into an all-new, unforgettable theatrical experience complete with all of the songs your little Arna's and Elsa's know and love from the original theme, plus lots of new numbers! This unforgettable show is a must-see this summer in Sydney.

Where:       Capitol Theatre
When:        From December 16th until May 2nd 2021.
Cost:          Standard ticket from $105.00
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5. The Magic Beach

The Magic Beach
This isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real.


One of Australia’s favourite children’s books - Magic Beach will be brought to life on The Concourse and Seymour Centre stages in a fantastic family fun show to delight literary fans both young and old, these school holidays.

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

Where:    The Concourse and Seymour Centre:
When:     7-10 Jan (The Concourse) and 21-24 Jan ( Seymour Centre)
Age:        3 years +
Cost:       $36 - $45.
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6. Mini Maestros—Mimi's Symphony

Mini Maestros Mimi's Symphony
Join children’s entertainer Justine Clarke and conductor George Ellis for this beautiful children’s concert.  

Mimi’s Symphony is a new orchestral story for Australian children. Join writer and narrator Justine Clarke and composer and conductor George Ellis as they take you on a journey with Mimi the magpie. She’ll encounter different animal gangs, learn how to survive in the suburbs and ultimately bring everyone in the park together. Through this engaging and lively story, kids will meet the sections of the orchestra as they come together in a joyous symphony!

Where:     The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 
When:       20 January 2021 10am - 11am and 1pm - 2pm
Cost:         $26
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7. The Box Show

The Box Show Junkyard Beats
This timeless show is sure to delight young and old alike!


The Box Show is perfect viewing to ignite the imagination of children and adults alike. The production showcases four people doing their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

Where:     Monkey Baa Theatre, ARA Darling Quarter Theatre 
When:       14th - 16th January 2021
Cost:         From $29
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8. Room On The Broom

Room On The Broom
Don't miss this iteration of the much-loved picture book at The Seymour Centre!


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 Seymour Centre
When:       18th - 20th January 2021
Cost:         From $45
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