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Spot on Children's Festival at Riverside Theatres

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These September school holidays, children are invited to delve into magical worlds through live theatre, sensational storytelling, marvellous music and far-out films at the fifth annual Spot On Children's Festival.

Proudly presented by Riverside Theatres from 27th September to 2nd October, Spot On features a sensational program of award-winning shows, relaxed performances, free activities, Sydney premieres and even a Helpmann-nominated production!

Highlights of this year's stellar program include the award-winning comedy duo, The Listies, with their new show all about the movies, 6D. Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, vomiting puppets and fully automatic toilet-paper guns!

The internationally acclaimed Slingsby Theatre Company present their beautiful production of Oscar Wilde's The Young King. Nominated for a Helpmann Award this year, the incredible show takes audiences on a journey to far away lands where a nave boy, raised by goatherds, discovers he is heir to a kingdom.

Little Wings Puppets bring their incredible creations to the Spot On stage in the interactive show The Owl's Apprentice. Set in the Australian bush, The Owl's Apprentice combines shadow and hand puppetry with physical comedy to tell the story of a young owl who is learning to become wise.

Audiences can also step into the story in the exciting new adventure game, In A Deep Dark Forest by The Inhabitors. Set within a magical pop-up forest and played in the dark, participants are guided by the storyteller as they undertake a series of fun challenges to complete the quest and bring to life a classic storytelling adventure.

Curious Jac is also back by popular demand! Curious Jac is a delightful musical story led by bilingual storyteller Lilli Pang. With insatiable curiosity, Jac embarks on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the answers to all her questions.

Former Yellow Wiggle and ARIA Award winner, Sam Moran, adds a dash of star power with his show, Play Along with Sam. The show includes singing, dancing and hilarity for the whole family to enjoy.

The Riverside Theatre's cinema will screen two popular Australian films, Maya the Bee Movie and Blinky Bill the Movie, plus a stunning remastered version of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition and the new film Kubo and the Two Strings, featuring Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey.

The Spot On program also features Projection, created by Australian developer Shadowplay Studios. Through manipulation of light, Projection explores the world of shadow puppet theatre from different cultures including Javanese, Chinese, Turkish and 19th Century Europe.

Rounding out the bumper Spot On program is a variety of fun free activities including balloon twisters, face-painting, craft activities, a play gym, book tent and more.

The 2016 Spot On Children's Festival program is now available via the Riverside Theatres website at

Tickest are now on sale through the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or

Riverside Theatres is located on the Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

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When: 27 September to 2 October 2016
Where: Riverside Theatres Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Cost: Free to $20. From the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or
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It's great to see the kiddies exposed to live theatre particularly interactive theatre. Too many of today's activities play out on screens with little opportunity for socialisation.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7956) 1411 days ago
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