The historic Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale transforms into The Creative Lounge over each school holiday break. Each season brings old favourites as well as new hosts, who teach children and teens arts, crafts, drama, dancing, mechanics, and even circus and magic.
The Creative Lounge Kids Autumn program series includes:
Tech Camp: Warrior Challenge
Working in pairs, your kids will work on a LEGO mindstorm robot, to battle it out in the Arena. The knock-out event means only one winner will be crowned Bayside Robo Warrior
Let your kid's imagination run wild in a fun morning of story telling. The session includes fun games and opportunities to hear other short stories for inspiration.
When: Wednesday 30 March, 10am - 12:30pm Age: 7 to 10 years Cost: $45
Let's Make a Play (TEENS)
A two-day drama camp led by award winning playwright Kieran Carroll. Over two days, children and teens will together in a energetic exercise. Suitable for those with an interest in storytelling, writing and stage performance.
When: Thursday 31 March 1.30 - 5.30pm
Friday 1 April 1.30 - 5.30pm
TWO DAY ACTIVITY
Cost: $60 for two days
Age: 12-17 years
Australian School of Magic
Release your inner magicians in the Australian School of Magic workshop program. The magical morning is broken down as follows:
Magic Wand Making 10 - 11am $15
Age: 5 - 12 years
Pre-school of Magic 11 - 12pm $25
Age: 5 - 7 years
Magic Class 12:15 - 1:15pm $25
Age: 8 - 12 years
Australian School of Magic
When: Thursday 31 March
Cost: as detailed, otherwise combined price of $35 for the magic class and wand making.
Stardust Fairies: The Hippety Hop Show (PRE-SCHOOLERS)
One for the little folk to enjoy, The Hippety Hop Show is an interactive 50 minute Easter Bunny Surprise show, with story play, dance and lots hopping!
Hippety Hop Show
When: Friday 1 April, 10am
Cost: $20 (Under 2 and adults FREE)
Age: 2 - 7 years
Journalism for Kids
Introduce your child to journalism, in a fun workshop designed for primary school kids. Bring along an iPad or smart phone and make a mini documentary to take home.
When: Friday 1 April, 10am - 12:30pm
Age: 9 - 12 years
Asking for Trouble: Run Away with the Circus
Circus performers Christy Flaws and Luke O'Connor teach their multi-talents to your primary school aged kids. Each 1.5 hour workshop is jam packed with creative games, physical warm up, object balance, hula hooping and acro-balance. No experience necessary, lots of fun guaranteed.
All workshopped out? Well then it's time to sit back and enjoy a movie. This Autumn sees the screening of old favourite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Willy Wonka Flix Fix
For $20, enjoy the classic movie with your children and enjoy a scrumdiddlyumptious set of sweets and treats included in the price (did someone say chocolate fountain?) and a golden ticket door prize. Dress-ups encouraged, arrive early for themed activities and prizes. Book HERE