Roola Boola Children❜s Art Festival

  • Tue Jun 28 - Fri Jul 08 2022
  • Toddlers
    Preschoolers
    Kids
  • From: $16.00

Stonnington presents the Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival; one of Melbourne’s most successful children’s arts festivals, held annually throughout the mid-year school holidays for children under the age of 12.

Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival takes its name from an Irish phrase meaning ‘boisterous fun’ and with 30 events across the Festival - it certainly delivers on the fun! 

The Festival, held from Tuesday 28 June to Friday 8 July, presents an interactive and dynamic program featuring performance and workshops in magic, puppetry, circus, dance, music, theatre and craft.

Discover the many ways you can ignite your child's imagination!

Performances

Victorian State Ballet - Beauty and the Beast

The world's most loved fairy tale classic is retold through a superb production featuring classical ballet skill and choreography, honouring this magical work's spirit. See your favourite Beauty and the Beast characters come to life, including Belle and the Beast in their happily ever after final scene! This 60 minute show is for children aged 4+ years.

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Friday 29 June 2022, 10.30am and 1pm. 
Cost:      $16

Circus Trick Tease - Brass Monkeys

An all new 50 minute, action-packed, super exciting circus spectacular! 'Brass Monkeys' celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum.

Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids aged 3+ and grown ups who like a big brass belly laugh!

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Friday 1 July 2022, 10.30am and 1pm. 
Cost:      $16

Hoopla Clique - Chores

Chores is a 60minute action-packed comedy circus performance that tells the story of two brothers who don't want to do their chores and tidy their room.

A storyline we can all relate to, this performance is jam-packed full of silly jokes, cool stunts, acrobatic flips, unicycles, juggling, and the infamous toilet paper gun! 

For children aged 4+

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Wednesday 6 July 2022, 10am and 12.30pm. 
Cost:      $16

The Listies and Critical Stages Touring - ROFL

A bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids 4+ years.

Jam-packed 60 minute show with magically stupid stuff like toilet paper cannons, a real-life cowasaurus, and the kind of madness that only the award-winning maestros of kidault comedy can make.

Be prepared, The Listies may just have you rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out.

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Friday 8 July 2022, 10am and 1pm. 
Cost:      $16

Workshops

See Make Play - Sensory Play & Story Time

Parents and children will enjoy storytime and then make two sensory-based toys using different crafty items - a felt board and a toc drum! This workshop is 60 minutes and for children aged 2-4 years.

Where:   The Mezz, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 28 June 2022,10am
Cost:      $16

SOLD OUT - Magic School Of Confidence - School Of Wizadry

Let your child’s imagination dive into the world of magic whilst improving their creativity, confidence and concentration. Your little magician will have a fun magic packed day and leave with lots of new and exciting tricks up their sleeve. Magician Anthony De Masi will host this 60 minute workshop. This workshop is for children aged 4-6 years.

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 28 June 2022,10.30am
Cost:      $16

Rebel Stepz Arts - Discover Pop Art

Children can have fun creating their very own pop art in the style of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Haring in this exciting 60-minute workshop. This workshop is for children aged 6-12 years.

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 28 June 2022,12.30am
Cost:      $16

SOLD OUT - Gumnut Music - Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm takes off on a musical storytelling adventure packed with farmyard friends, singing, sound exploration, sensory resources, instruments and dancing. This 45 minute interactive workshop involves live music and hands-on play, so get ready to gallop with the horses, vocalise like animals, dance under an apple tree, and so much more! This workshop is for children aged 0-5 years.

Where:   The Mezz, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 30 June 2022,10am
Cost:      $16

100 Story Building - Choose Your Own Adventure

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a character in a book went through a different door? Or jumped out of the window? Or just turned around and walked away? Using ‘branching’ storylines that video games rely on, children can plan a choose-your-own-adventure story with one beginning, two middles, and four endings! This workshop run for 60 minutes and it for ages 8-12 years.

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 30 June 2022,10.30am
Cost:      $16

SOLD OUT - Melbourne School Of Magical Arts - Magic Workshop with Lee Cohen

Be amazed and inspired by master magician ‘Lee Cohen’ for a fun filled magic class designed especially for budding young magicians. Children will take their magicians’ oath and learn to make magic all of their own. This workshop run for 60 minutes and it for ages 7-10 years.

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 30 June 2022,12.30pm
Cost:      $16

National Institute of Circus Arts - NICA Circus Workshops (2-4 years SOLD OUT)

Run away with the Circus!! The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) knows how to deliver a fun, interactive and memorable 60 minute workshop. Children can try their hand at juggling scarfs and balls, plate spinning, diablo, devil sticks, hula hoops and rainbow ribbons. They can go crazy spinning and twirling while under the watchful eyes of the amazing NICA trainers! This workshop is for children aged 

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Tuesday 5 July 2022, Ages: 2–4 years, 10am Ages: 5–8 years, 11.30am
Cost:      $16

Fizz Kidz - Silly Scientist (SOLD OUT) & Roaring Rainbows (TICKETS AVAILABLE)

Fizz Kidz are offering two special workshops running for 90minutes for children aged between 4-10years. Roaring Rainbows where children can dive into a colour wonderland and get crafty making Rainbow Bath-Bombs, Glitter Rainbow Slime and Personalised Tote Bags. Silly Scientist where children will make their own Galaxy Slime, Fidget Poppers & Bubbling Volcanoes!

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10.15am, (Silly Scientist) 12.45pm (Roaring Rainbows)
Cost:      $16

Amos Roach - Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers

Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers (Dance of Life, Djab Wurrung language) perform and teach some local Traditional Kulin Nations Dances. Dynamic. Fun. Educational. Interactive! Watch as the Dancers transform into the Bumble Bee and collect honey or become a kangaroo. Learn the songs and dances and join in with the Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers as they strut out some funky old-time moves. This workshop runs for 60 minutes and is for ages 6-12 years.

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Tuesday 5 July 2022, 2pm
Cost:      $16

The Space Dance & Arts Centre - Hip Hop Workshops

These 60 minutes workshops are presented and facilitated by a professional Hip Hop Dancer and teacher from The Space Dance & Arts Centre. This workshop aims to teach children new skills, give children a platform to express themselves through movement freely, and encourage exploration of dance and creativity through this popular style.

Where:   The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 7 July 2022, Ages: 5–7 years, 10am Ages: 8–10 years, 12pm
Cost:      $16

St Martins Youth Arts - Paper People World

Led by expert artists from St Martins Youth Arts Centre, this 90 minute active drama workshop will be full of fun games and imaginative exercises. Children can create their own characters and then create perfect costumes for them (completely out of paper) before they enter the world of Paper People!

Where:   The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
When:    Thursday 7 July 2022, Ages: 5–8 years, 10.30am Ages: 9–12 years, 1pm
Cost:      $16

For more information and to book, visit the City of Stonnington.

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