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Live Shows for Families in 2024

Live Shows 2024

Get ready to step into the enchanting world of family entertainment in 2024. It’s here you will activate your senses, inspire imaginations, and escape to new worlds.

In this curated guide of children’s entertainment, sporting spectacles, and performing arts, we delve into the mesmerizing realm of live shows designed to release endorphins, inspire discovery, generate energy, and foster creativity while spending quality time and collecting memories with loved ones.

State by state you’ll discover the best of the best across all live shows from ballet to theatre and family entertainment to delight young audiences.

QUEENSLAND

James and the Giant Peach – 30 to 7 April

Roald Dahl’s James and The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage in Shake & Stir’s most delicious adventure yet. Bursting with magic, mischief, and mayhem at every turn, James discovers that the best friendships arise from the most unexpected encounters and a little courage can take you a long way.

You’ve read the book and seen the movie – now it’s time to experience this Dahlicious tale – from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller – live on stage.

Ages: 5yrs+ Price: $59 Theatre: QPAC
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Wiggle GROOVE – 5, 6 & 7 April

The Wiggle Groove Tour promises to be an extravaganza of music, laughter, and learning, featuring all the beloved Wiggles including Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy, Simon, John, Lucia, Caterina & Evie. Of course it wouldn’t be a Wiggles show with our wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus & Captain Feathersword!

Ages: Kindy (3-5yr) Tickets: $39.82 Theatre: The Fortitude Hall
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Monster Truck Mania – 18 & 19 May

Buckle up and get ready for a spectacular afternoon of FAMILY FUN! Featuring Australia’s all-time favourite Monster Trucks, ‘Raptor’s Rampage,’ the always entertaining ‘Wicked,’ kids’ favourite ‘Buddy,’ ‘Miss Mayhem’ and many more of the biggest Monster Trucks in Australia!

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $45 Theatre: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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CINDERELLA – 20 to 29 June

Love triumphs with a sprinkling of fairy magic in this dreamy and luminous My First Ballet, Cinderella. Adapted from one of the most exquisite fairytales of all time, this story ballet will delight even the littlest of theatregoers.  Parents and grandparents this will be performed at the home of Queensland Ballet which reopened a few years ago after a $100-million mega makeover!

Ages: 3yrs+  Tickets: from $38  Theatre: Thomas Dixon Centre
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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Glow Party – 27 & 28 July

The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ brings audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys in the DARK Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and the brand new HW 5-Alarm™, the fire truck hero of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks will light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles.

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $48.45 Theatre: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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The Nutcracker – 13 to 21 December

As the festive party winds down and the clock strikes 12, join young Clara on a magical adventure as toys awaken, and soldiers and mice frolic and play! Travel through a delectable dreamscape of the Lemonade Sea and Kingdom of Sweets, as Clara encounters the beautiful Snow Queen, Prince, and whimsical Sugar Plum Fairy, plus all the enchanting inhabitants of their kingdom. This midnight rendezvous takes place in a dazzling world where nothing is as it seems.

This hugely popular ballet has been captivating audiences across the globe for more than a century and continues to bring joy to families each Christmas here in the company’s home city.   With charming characters, glittering costumes, beautiful music and plenty of magic, The Nutcracker is the perfect festive tradition for families of all ages.

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $65 Theatre: QPAC
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Cirque Du Soleil Luzia – 25 September to 27 October

Cirque Du Soleil are returning to Australia celebrating their 25th anniversary! You are invited to celebrate with them on this journey behind the scenes and into the world of Luzia, a walking dream of Mexico.

Witness all the enthralling classics you’ve come to know and love from the incredible talents of the touring troup. Plus get set for some awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping highlights such as the powerful aerialist who defys the law of gravity at the centre of a cenote (natural sinkholde), a  juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football freestylers deftly mixing street dance with unbelievable ball manipulation.

Ages: 6yrs+ Tickets: From $124pp for family 4 Theatre: Under the Big Top, next to Royal Qld Golf Club
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NEW SOUTH WALES

Luna Park Dream Circus 2024

Luna Park Dream Circus 2024

Luna Park DREAM Circus – 2024

Embark on an immersive adventure through cutting-edge, captivating technologies that will blow your mind. It’s like a VR experience without the headset; prepare to be thrilled from the comfort of your seat! Dream Circus Experience is like no other- for all ages.

Ages: All  Tickets: From $39.53 Theatre: Luna Park
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Emma Memma Tickets Lil’ Twilight – 3 February

Twilight at Taronga LOVES the littlies and don’t want the children to miss out on all the fun because Twilight at Taronga happens at their bed time…so especially for the children we have morning shows called ‘Lil’ Twilight’! Doors for these shows open at 9am, with the concert running from 10am-12pm.

These family friendly shows feature the best in children’s music at the same stunning Twilight at Taronga location.

Ages: 2yrs+ Tickets: From $36.50 Theatre: Taronga Zoo Amphitheatre
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Wiggle GROOVE – Penrith 9 & 10 March, Sydney 13 & 14 April

The Wiggle Groove Tour promises to be an extravaganza of music, laughter, and learning, featuring all the beloved Wiggles including Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy, Simon, John, Lucia, Caterina & Evie. Of course it wouldn’t be a Wiggles show with our wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus & Captain Feathersword!

Ages: Kindy (3-5yr) Tickets: $39.82 Theatre: Darling Harbour Theatre
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Ratburger – 17 to 28 April

Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage.

Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by spitting on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it?

Ages: 6yrs+ Tickets: from $29 Theatre: Sydney Opera House
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Monster Truck Mania – 4 & 5 May

Buckle up and get ready for a spectacular afternoon of FAMILY FUN! Featuring Australia’s all-time favourite Monster Trucks, ‘Raptor’s Rampage,’ the always entertaining ‘Wicked,’ kids’ favourite ‘Buddy,’ ‘Miss Mayhem’ and many more of the biggest Monster Trucks in Australia!

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $45.95 Theatre: Sydney Olympic Park
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James & The Giant Peach – 5 to 21 July

Roald Dahl’s James and The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage in Shake & Stir’s most delicious adventure yet. Bursting with magic, mischief, and mayhem at every turn, James discovers that the best friendships arise from the most unexpected encounters and a little courage can take you a long way.

You’ve read the book and seen the movie – now it’s time to experience this Dahlicious tale – from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller – live on stage.

Ages: 5yrs+ Tickets: From $39 Theatre: Sydney Opera House
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A Forest in the City – 16 to 19 July

This interactive performance uses full scale colourful projections, digital technology and dance, and comes direct to Sydney Opera House from Italy. Children are invited join two dancers onstage and step inside a magical green city and help to create an exciting new world, where insects appear, the seasons change, and the city gets bigger, busier, and more complex.

Ages: 4yrs+ Tickets: From $35  Theatre: Sydney Opera House
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Edward the Emu – 27 September to 6 October

Parents you may recall the vivid illustrations of Edward the Emu, beautifully created by Bruce Whatley known for several 90s early books. Well, this is the famous story from your childhood brought to life on stage in a performance that will activate the hearts and minds of our youngest.

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has him feeling glum and thinking perhaps the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Is life more fun for the seals or the lions or the snakes? Join Edward on his grand adventure of self-discovery as he explores the world outside of his enclosure and makes a very special friend along the way, Edwina the Emu.

Ages: 4yrs+  Tickets: From $29 Theatre: Sydney Opera House
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Josephine Wants to Dance – September

A tale of dreams and determination. Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Touted by Broadway World ‘a must see for anyone with a sense of wonder’.

Ages: 3-9yrs 
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Cirque Du Soleil Luzia – 24 November to 12 January

Cirque Du Soleil are returning to Australia celebrating their 25th anniversary! You are invited to celebrate with them on this journey behind the scenes and into the world of Luzia, a walking dream of Mexico.

Witness all the enthralling classics you’ve come to know and love from the incredible talents of the touring troup. Plus get set for some awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping highlights such as the powerful aerialist who defys the law of gravity at the centre of a cenote (natural sinkholde), a  juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football freestylers deftly mixing street dance with unbelievable ball manipulation.

Ages: Primary (6yrs+) Tickets: From $124pp for family 4 Theatre: Under the Big Top, Entertainment Quarter
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VICTORIA

Wicked – From 6 March

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from March!

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Ages: 6yrs+  Tickets: From $180   Theatre: Regent
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Wiggle GROOVE – 6 to 7 July

The Wiggle Groove Tour promises to be an extravaganza of music, laughter, and learning, featuring all the beloved Wiggles including Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy, Simon, John, Lucia, Caterina & Evie. Of course it wouldn’t be a Wiggles show with our wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus & Captain Feathersword!

Ages: Kindy (3-5yrs) Tickets: From $37.71 Theatre: Palais
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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Glow Party – 10 & 11 August

The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ brings audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys in the DARK Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and the brand new HW 5-Alarm™, the fire truck hero of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks will light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles.

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $48.45  Theatre: Rod Laver Arena
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LUZIA – 24 March to 19 May

Cirque Du Soleil are returning to Australia celebrating their 25th anniversary! You are invited to celebrate with them on this journey behind the scenes and into the world of Luzia, a walking dream of Mexico.

Witness all the enthralling classics you’ve come to know and love from the incredible talents of the touring troup. Plus get set for some awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping highlights such as the powerful aerialist who defys the law of gravity at the centre of a cenote (natural sinkholde), a  juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football freestylers deftly mixing street dance with unbelievable ball manipulation.

Ages:  Primary (6rs+) Tickets: From $124pp for Family 4  Theatre: The Big Top, Flemington Racecourse
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom – 17 to 21 April

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: $38 Theatre: Dunstan Playhouse
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Wiggle GROOVE – 20 & 21 April

The Wiggle Groove Tour promises to be an extravaganza of music, laughter, and learning, featuring all the beloved Wiggles including Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy, Simon, John, Lucia, Caterina & Evie. Of course it wouldn’t be a Wiggles show with our wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus & Captain Feathersword!

Ages: Kindy (3-5yrs)  Tickets: $39.35 Theatre: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
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Creation Creation – 4, 10 & 11 May

Based on interviews with members of the South Australian community aged between 8-102, Creation Creation is a comedy about life’s biggest mysteries.

Witness two fearless creators attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe using whatever tools they have at their disposal. Cardboard boxes become battleships and ping pong balls become planets in this hilarious explosion of art, sculpture and puppetry. A daring and audacious journey to the very edge of the universe that promises to answer your most burning questions… sort of.

Ages: 10yrs+ Tickets: From $30 Theatre: Space Theatre
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Hot Wheels Glow PartyHot Wheels Monster Trucks Glow Party – 20 & 21 July

This party will bring out the real-life Hot Wheels monster truck toys in the DARK Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and the brand new HW 5-Alarm™, the fire truck hero of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks will light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles.

Ages: 3yrs+ Tickets: From $45.85 Theatre: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
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Moss Piglet – 11 to 20 October

Taking audiences from the jelly-filled petri dishes of scientific labs to dark Japanese carparks, bustling suburban garden beds and icy Arctic glaciers, Moss Piglet is an explosive portrait of the world’s most resilient and curious critters.

Playful and thrilling Moss Piglet is an epic new work about how even the tiniest of things can be the strongest and how tardigrades are kind of like the original action movie heroes… a bit like Bruce Willis in Die Hard, or Sylvester Stallone in… well, anything.

Ages: Kindy to Tween (4-10yrs) Tickets: From $18 Theatre: Space Theatre
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Annie The Musical – 6 to 14 April

Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s the Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow, ANNIE is one of the most awarded and loved musicals of all time.

Ages: 6yrs+ Tickets: From $63 Theatre: Regal Theatre
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Luzia – 25 to 18 August

Cirque Du Soleil are returning to Australia celebrating their 25th anniversary! You are invited to celebrate with them on this journey behind the scenes and into the world of Luzia, a walking dream of Mexico.

Witness all the enthralling classics you’ve come to know and love from the incredible talents of the touring troup. Plus get set for some awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping highlights such as the powerful aerialist who defys the law of gravity at the centre of a cenote (natural sinkholde), a  juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football freestylers deftly mixing street dance with unbelievable ball manipulation.

Ages: 6yrs+ Tickets: From $124pp for Family of 4 Theatre:

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