Wonder takes centre stage at Geelong Arts Centre

Bangarra will present Waru - Journey of the Small Turtle. Picture: Daniel Boud

Geelong Arts Centre’s Wonder Children’s Festival is designed to captivate the hearts and minds of all young, avid arts adventurers.

From 16 to 21 October, immerse your little ones in the magical world of the arts and prepare for an extraordinary journey filled with wonderment, joy, and boundless curiosity, as children aged up to 12 years are invited to experience the transformative power of the arts like never before.

The lineup of free and ticketed events includes dazzling headline performances from Indigenous dance powerhouse, Bangarra; a concert extraordinaire from pioneering local children’s entertainers, The Mik Maks; First Nations dance workshops; a Tweens disco night; and even the opportunity to create music using real life plants with Playable Streets.

Taking place right across Geelong Arts Centre’s freshly transformed venues, watch young eyes light up as they witness high-quality performances that transport them to enchanting worlds and leave them in awe of the talent on stage.

Plus, unleash their creativity with interactive workshops and installations where they can dance, sing, play music, and explore their own artistic expression.

Geelong Arts Centre’s Wonder Children’s Festival is more than just a spectator event – it’s an opportunity for young people to become active participants in the magic.

Let their imaginations run wild as they step into the spotlight and get involved in the artistic process.

Give the young people in your life the opportunity to discover, create, and connect with the world of performing arts in a way that will leave a lasting impact.

Be sure to book your tickets now to be a part of a truly Wonder-ful experience that will ignite their passion for the arts and create treasured memories for years to come.


It’s never been more important to make sure you are signed up to the Geelong Arts Centre fortnightly e-newsletter via geelongartscentre.org.au.

Ensure you are the first to know when exciting announcements drop!


Geelong Arts Centre is passionate about providing every single child the opportunity that the wonderful world of creative arts gives.

For details regarding AUSLAN Interpreted shows and relaxed performances, please seek the details of each individual show via the Geelong Arts Centre website.  

To sign up and secure your ticket to the abundance of arts experiences coming up, head to the Geelong Arts Centre website.

Tickets to Geelong Arts Centre’s Wonder Children’s Festival are on sale now at geelongartscentre.org.au/wonder-childrens-festival or contact the Geelong Arts Centre Box Office on 1300 251 200 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.