A little magic for the family

Go, Go, Go! Tim Rutty, Tarah Carey and Nina Robertson. (Picture: Aaron Walker)

With three of seven shows having already dazzled audiences from right across the region, the Geelong Arts Centre’s Love Central Geelong Family Magic 2021 program is unmissable.

Fun and fabulous theatre experiences await families, with an enticing variety of musical workshops, physical theatre and circus, literary favourites coming to life – and for the first time, an immersive performance specially designed for children with a broad range of access needs.

With four eclectic shows remaining between now and September, the program proudly showcases events supporting inclusion, and is designed to captivate, inspire and entertain children under 12, as well as their parents, siblings, grandparents and carers.

From June 11-12, delight in Jackie French’s much-loved book, Pete the Sheep, brought to life on stage by Monkey Baa Theatre Company.

Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect outing for the July school holidays? On July 7, in an epic tribute to stupid fun, Gravity Dolls bridge the gap between generations of classic games, from retro video games to school yard classics, and give them a circus twist in Go, Go, GO!

Come August 7, Patch Theatre’s non-verbal visual theatre show ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. Part music video, part dream, and about all sorts of perspective, tread the line between old-school whimsy and state-of-the-art technology with this show driven entirely by child logic.

Finally, on September 11, hop aboard your very own spaceship and get ready for blast off! Suitable for children with a broad range of access needs, including those with multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrum, Sensorium Theatre’s Whoosh! is an immersive and multi-sensory performance that puts children at the centre of the action in an intergalactic adventure.

For many children in our region, the Love Central Geelong Family Magic program provides their first theatrical experience and is remembered fondly well into adulthood.

Chief executive Joel McGuinness says: “Geelong Arts Centre takes great pride in helping families spark a love for the arts that introduces their little ones to a world of limitless possibilities.”

Love Central Geelong Family Magic 2021 program is proudly supported by principal partner, Creative Victoria, and valued program partner Love Central Geelong.

Secure your seats at geelongartscentre.org.au/family-magic-2021 or by contacting the Box Office on 1300 251 200, 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. Single tickets are $24; groups of 4 or more are $20.

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