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5 Live Melbourne Shows to Treat the Kids to this Summer

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Live theatre brings families and friends together. There's something magical about going to the theatre, and one that should be shared and enjoyed with your children.

When Christmas festivities are nothing more than a memory for another year, school holidays really start to kick in. Why not treat your kids to a live show in January, and book tickets to the theatre.

Here are 5 live Melbourne shows to treat the kids to this summer:

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Three Little Pigs at Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne presents the well known classic fairy tale of the The Three Little Pigs. The curly tale has been adapted to appear live on stage, which premiered at Palace Theatre in the West End in August 2015.

Three Little Pigs


The colourful and light-hearted show arrives at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse on Saturday 2 January running until Sunday 17 January 2016.

Tickets from $26. Suitable for kids age 3 plus.
Book HERE

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CATS The Musical at Regent Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's family-friendly stage show is back in Melbourne, playing at the Regent Theatre. The world-famous theatre performance brings the old feline favourites back to the stage, only this time CATS has acquired a sleek new revival (with character Rum Tum Tugger in a new rapping role). The actor playing the role of ‘Grizabella’ is played by Delta Goodrem. CATS opened on 18 December and will run until 24 January 2016.

CATS The Musical


Ticket prices: From $74.90 (plus booking fees)
When: 18 December 2015 - 24 January 2016
Book: Call ticketmaster 136 100 or buy tickets HERE

Woody's World Good Morning Kids at Melbourne Recital Centre

Woody's World is a three-generation family band, who collaboratively inject folk and easy listening instrumental songs to children across Australia. Woody co-wrote tracks on the band's first album with his three children, who also support him on stage. Hear Good Morning Kids song extracts here.

Woody's World Good Morning Kids


Woody's World Good Morning Kids will perform in an interactive live musical show at the Melbourne Recital Centre for three shows on 16 January 2016.

"Woody’s World: a world where alley-cats sing and dance, mice invite you in for a cup of tea and farm animals gather for a bushdance."

See Woody's World - The Good Morning Kids Show at Melbourne Recital Centre at 9.30am, 11.15am & 1pm (45 minutes, no interval)
Ticket prices: $18 all tickets
Book HERE

Alice and Peter Pan in Never Neverland at Rippon Lea

The Australian Shakespeare Company present a theatre production within gardens of Rippon Lea. Not a traditional theatre setting, but a live theatrical show nonetheless. Alice and Peter Pan in Never Neverland follows Alice, who this time falls through the rabbit hole and meets Peter, the boy who never grew up.

Alice and Peter Pan in Never Neverland


The interactive live performance will open on 5 January and run until 22 January 2016. Show times are 10:30am and 6pm. Running time is 75 minutes.

Tickets prices: $25 single tickets, $90 for a family of four.
Book HERE

Space Symphony at Melbourne Recital Centre

Space Symphony adds to the Melbourne Recital Centre's Music Play Children's Festival 2016 (along with Woody's World listed above).

Space Symphony


The performance takes you on an intergalactic musical experience. The musical journey through space includes iconic compositions such as Richard Strauss’ ’2001: A Space Odyssey’, John Williams’ ‘Star Wars’ and Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite ‘The Planets’.

Ticket prices: $25 each (under 2 free)
Book HERE
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