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Tour the Lavish State Theatre & Wizen Up on Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush as King Berenger in Exit The King, 2009 Photograph by Hugh Hartshorne
Babies and toddlers are more than welcome to accompany you on a specially scheduled tour of Melbourne's iconic State Theatre, followed by 'The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush' exhibition. The tour has been arranged by Culture Mamas in conjunction with Arts Centre Melbourne.
Check out the Gorgeous Curtain in the State Theatre
The tour will be held on Friday 16th August, from 11am until midday, and will include stories about some of the State Theatre's most famous performances and performers.
Following the tour, participants will have access to Arts Centre Melbourne's current exhibition dedicated to one of Australia's most admired actors, Geoffrey Rush, whose contribution to stage and screen has global recognition.
Mel Gibson (Estragon) and Geoffrey Rush (Vladimir) in Waiting for Godot, Jane Street Theatre, Sydney, 1979 Photograph by Branco Gaica.
The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush' exhibition celebrates this actor's many achievements, his capacity for physical theatre and characterisation, using costumes, photographs, moving images and personal items.
Rush's contribution is celebrated for its diversity, and highlight include Exit the King, The Diary of a Madman, The Importance of Being Earnest, and movies such as Shine, Quills, Pirates of the Caribbean and The King's Speech.
Geoffrey Rush as Simple Simon in Puss in Boots, Queensland Theatre Company, 1972 Photograph by Pierce Studios. Pierce Studio Collection, QPAC Museum.
At the conclusion of the hour long tour, a complimentary glass of Australian sparkling wine, or alternative light refreshment will be provided.
The cost of the tour is $20 per person, with children under 5 free-of-charge. This event is suitable for young babies or toddlers in prams, and for older toddlers and children who can walk with their adult companion.Further information about this once-off tour can be directed to Culture Mamas. Bookings are essential and can be made here.
The Arts Centre is walking distance from Flinders Street station with direct access to trams on St Kilda Road. Paid car parking is available under the Arts Centre (access via Sturt and Kavanagh Streets, just off Southbank Boulevard).