Top Kids Events at Arts Centre Melbourne in January
Get ready for what's on deck this January at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Hosting various shows and spectacles throughout the year, Arts Centre Melbourne is to become a school holiday Mecca for children and adults alike with a good range of shows suitable for children. Whether you're looking to treat the kids, for Christmas presents, or to have a kids day out, I'm sure there's something here to suit everyone. What's even better, is that adults will definitely enjoy the shows too.
So turn your summer holiday experience into an ultimate one. I've compiled a list of some of the fabulous shows on offer. Contemplate getting a group to go together as some performances offer group discounts. All details about what's on, times, dates, venue and booking information can be found on the Arts Centre Melbourne website.
In the meantime, read the following pages for a taste of what's on.
Dr Seuss's The Cat In The Hat
A purr-fect show for the kids!
Originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain, this production of Dr. Seuss's, The Cat In The Hat stars an all Australian Cast and promises to delight Melbourne audiences from Thursday 2 to Thursday 9 January 2014.
Based on the book of the same title, this all-time favourite has been transformed into a witty play guaranteed to be enthralling for the young and the young at heart. Watch with amusement as the Cat attempts to bust his boredom one rainy afternoon by introducing his new friends to all kinds of craziness. Your wide-eyed children will be captivated by the Cat's acrobatic tricks around the house creating utter chaos.
With sidesplitting stories and riotous rhymes, you will love this production of The Cat In The Hat. So get ready to be transported into a magical world you've always imagined.
All tickets are $39.90 each. For times, dates, venue and booking information, please visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.
The impossible becomes possible.
Guaranteed to be intriguing, mesmerising, jaw-dropping and spellbinding, The Illusionists is coming to Melbourne from Thursday 16 to Wednesday 22 January in 2014 bringing you extraordinary spectacles of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and underwater escapes. Having performed sold out shows in Asia, South America and Europe, it's no wonder they have won the hearts of so many fans around the world.
Seven internationally well-known illusionists will deliver a show filled with the most mind-boggling and unbelievable acts featuring professional, contemporary sets, a steam punk dance troupe in addition to a live performance by Z, an LA-based band.
Tickets range between $49 and $119, which may be a little more expensive, but they do offer discounted prices for families for Matinee performances. To redeem a family discount, a minimum of four tickets must be purchased containing one adult. Of course, you can always get a group of six or more together and take advantage of their group prices.
Another type of thrilling show at the Arts Centre Melbourne, is Horrible Histories from Thursday 16 to Wednesday 22 January 2014
This show will transport you back in time as historical figures and events appear and happen right before your eyes. When history is presented live on stage with actors and revolutionary 3D special effects, it is not only educational, but also totally and utterly awesome.
Watch as the awful Egyptians are brought to life including fascinating pharaohs, mean mummies, and Ramesses the Great; discover the powerful pyramids; learn about the foul facts of death and decay; and go through the gates of the Afterlife and see what's there.
This is an excellent experience for all children as it is entertaining, captivating and wholly accessible. I'm pretty sure learning about history doesn't get better than this. Now, if only my high school history lessons were like this, I may not have fallen asleep so many times.
Tickets range between $49 and $69. However, if you have a group of 10 or more, you can get A-Reserve tickets for just $49 (normally $59). For times, dates, venue and booking information, please visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.
Like Horrible Histories, Dinosaur Zoo is offering you to jump on board and go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth from Tuesday 7 to Sunday 19 January 2014. But, don't worry, it won't be terrifying and the dinosaurs won't try and chase you down like in Jurassic Park.
Youngsters will meet and greet Erth's dinosaur family including the carnivorous Australovenator found in Australia, the massive long-necked Titanosaur and Leaellynasauras. Watch as your wide-eyed children become awestruck with these dinosaurs.
This is a fantastic interactive theatrical experience where little dinosaur lovers learn through these monster dinosaur puppets. Are you brave enough to feed the dinosaurs?
All tickets are $24 and can be purchase from the Arts Centre Melbourne website where times, dates and booking information are also available.
Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical
For an energising performance, come and watch everybody's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, as she pirouettes and leaps across the stage from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 January 2014 for Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical.
Direct from London's West End, comes a show packed with singing and dancing guaranteed to keep the little ones happy. Watch with glee as Angelina Ballerina leads her group of friends in preparation for their debut in 'Dancing With Mice', a television programme. Experience the magic with Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most marvellous mousical, oops I mean musical of the year!
What's more, Angelina Ballerina's biggest fans have the opportunity to upgrade their experience to an ultimate experience with a Mini Mouse buffet, their very own Angelina Ballerina The Mousical program, and meet a very special guest. Just select 'Ultimate Stalls' upon booking. Remember, places are extremely limited so book now for your place in these exclusive parties.
Tickets range from $35 to $45 which can be purchased from the Arts Centre Melbourne website where times, dates and booking information are also available.