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Circus Wonderland - La Petite Theatre Grand

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The coolest place to be this winter
Canberra's city centre is hotting up! There is already a winter wonderland set up in Garema Place, with an outdoor ice skating rink (with kangaroo helpers for the littlies!), a snow slide, igloos and many more fun activities in the Skating At winter school holiday area. Starting from Friday, 6th July there will also be a Ferris Wheel, inflatable's, music, fire shows and the much-anticipated La Petite Theatre Grand will be set up further down City Walk, just opposite the carousel. The first opening show will be on Saturday, 7th July.

There will be three shows to enjoy inside the small, but intimate La Petite Theatre Grand - Circus Wonderland (between 7th - 22nd July), Dr Hubble's Bubble Show (11th - 12th July) and Papillion Unplugged (12th - 21st July). Although all of them sound like an entertaining time inside the theatre, many families won't be able to resist the Circus Wonderland, with over 24 convenient show times to choose from. Why not gather some friends and make a day of it in the city centre - the kids are sure to be love every minute!

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Image: Original images from Skating At website

The Tent...

La Petite Theatre Grande is a mini "spiegelesque" tent, which harks back to yesteryear with inspiring 1920's Art Deco features and mirrors on the outside. It is made out of canvas with a wood fašade and has four rows of tiered seating inside and seats up to 120 people. It may be small, but it is big on character! This small and unique circus experience means you get close to the action and feel part of the show.

When you say the word "circus" to children of today, they expect to see acrobatics and dare-devil stunts in a large and spacious big top. The La Petite Theatre Grand will be a completely different experience - and a little bit quirky - which is sure to put smiles on their faces when they see the cute size.

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Walk inside for an intimate circus experience. Image: Encore Promotions

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Four rows of tiered seating inside the tent. Image: Encore Promotions

The Show...

The Circus Wonderland show inside the tent is designed for kids who are aged 3 and over - and of course the young at heart! The show is a good length for the littlies at 45 minutes long and it packs in a lot of amazing acrobatics, circus stunts and stacks of silliness to make kids giggle. This high energy circus show has been performed to massive crowds all over the country and continues to thrill both the young and the young at heart. These are some of the reviews from other locations it has been to around Australia:

"If you really want to know if it hit the mark, just ask a child, right? My two-year-old demanded "more" at the end of each act, my nine-year-old couldn't hold back her exclamations of enjoyment and rated it ten out of ten." - GlamAdelaide:

"The entertainment factor is set to wow the whole way through... The kids in the audience (young and old) loved the eye-popping, heart-stopping acrobatics..." - RIP IT UP.

Circus Wonderland will be performed every day of the ACT school holidays (except on Mondays) and costs $22 for children / concession and $27.50 for adults. See here for dates, times and bookings.

What to do afterwards...

If you're wondering what to do afterwards, then check out the huge range of school holiday activities that will be happening right outside the tent, organised by the City Renewal Authority and Skating At. These fun activities are designed to get locals and visitors out and about in Canberra, enjoying the school holidays and making the most of the winter weather. These events certainly make the winter school holidays a whole lot easier - it will definitely be the coolest place to be in Canberra!

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Walk through a winter wonderland...

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...get out on the ice...

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..and have a whole lot of fun these school holidays!

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Why? Go to the circus (inside the cutest theatre tent!) these school holidays!
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Where: Petrie Plaza/ City Walk, Canberra, ACT
Cost: Children $22, Concession $22, Adult $27.50.
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