Geelong Arts Centre’s Family Magic program is returning this year with a diverse range of fantastic family-friendly productions.
Made up of six dynamic, engaging, accessible performances, the Family Magic program is designed to captivate, inspire and entertain kids under 12, as well as their parents, siblings, grandparents and carers.
Beginning on Saturday March 19 and running until Tuesday August 23, the program is proudly supported by principal partner Creative Victoria and major artistic partner Deakin University.
For many children in the G21 region, the Family Magic program provides their first theatrical experiences. The Centre takes great pride in helping families spark a love for the arts, introducing young people to a world of limitless possibilities.
“Geelong Arts Centre takes immense pride in providing young people with a window into the world of the arts and making world-class arts experiences accessible to the many diverse families across our region,” says Joel McGuiness, Geelong Arts Centre CEO and Creative Director.
The enticing 2022 program consists of a variety of musical and theatrical experiences, literary favourites coming to life, and for the very first time, an immersive performance specially designed for children with a broad range of access needs.
“We are delighted to welcome children and families of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to engage with, and be inspired by, creativity across so many artforms,” says Kelly Clifford, Geelong Arts Centre Senior Producer – Families, Youth and Creative Learning.
“The Family Magic program offers immersive, imaginative and creative experiences that blur the boundaries between actor and audience while creating magical moments that spark joy and laughter.”
Specialised Relaxed Performances welcome audiences with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities or dementia, as well as those with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.
The atmosphere of these performances is non-judgemental and noisy enthusiasm is embraced. Audience members are also welcome to bring headphones to reduce noise if they wish. With dimmed lights, open auditorium doors and moderated technical elements such as sound effects and strong lighting,
Ticket prices for shows to the Geelong Arts Centre’s Family Magic program are $32 for adults, $22 for children and $25 for groups of six or more.
For full program details and to make a booking, visit www.geelongartscentre.org.au/family-magic-2022 or phone 1300 251 200 between 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.