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Kids’ Shows in Brisbane for the Whole Family

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Looking for some kids’ shows in Brisbane that will suit the whole family?

There are plenty of Brisbane performing arts centres and local venues which host kids’ shows in Brisbane. Some have great programs for kids; others have whole festivals dedicated to children. For more information about any of the listed theatres below, please click on the heading of each location. Or if you are looking for shows that are on over the school holidays as well as other things to do with kids in Brisbane these school holidays click here and scroll down to the bottom.

Theatres with kids’ shows in Brisbane

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Brisbane Arts Theatre Addams Family - kids shows in Brisbane

Address: 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000

Phone: 07 3369 2344

The Brisbane Arts Theatre is a non-for-profit organisation which has been running since 1936. It’s considered to be Brisbane’s home for performing arts. The Brisbane Arts Theatre is well known for its children’s theatre and has a whole calendar on its website dedicated to showing off its children’s theatre schedule. The children’s theatre programs always run on school holidays and weekends, making it easily accessible to families. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the Brisbane Arts Theatre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Brisbane Arts Theatre

  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader | 22 July – 30 September 2023
  • Hansel & Gretel | 7 October – 25 November 2023
  • Peter and the Wolf | 02 December 2023- 19 January 2024

Brisbane Powerhouse

Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: 07 3358 8622

Once a power station in the 1920s, the Brisbane Powerhouse is now one of Brisbane’s largest contemporary performing arts centres. Featuring two theatres, it produces some of Queensland’s largest cultural events each year, including the World Theatre Festival and the Brisbane Comedy Festival.

The Brisbane Powerhouse hosts a huge range of kid’s performances a year, from ballet to musicals. Here is what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the Brisbane Powerhouse for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Brisbane Powerhouse

  • The Magic Toy Shop | 30 September – 1 October 2023
  • Pevan & Sarah in Concert | 1 November 2023
  • Christmas Stories with R.A Spratt – 09 December 2023

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Address: 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Phone: 07 3872 9000

The Judith Wright Centre is located right in the middle of the creative district of Fortitude Valley. As such, it is well known for its focus on performing arts, circus, cabaret and dance.

The Judith Wright Centre usually hosts several performances a year which feature exhilarating performances for all ages. Its shows are big favourites with kids who prefer acrobatics and stunts over dialogue and story. Click here to find out more about the Judith Wright Centre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

  • More events coming soon!

La Boite Theatre

Address: 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Phone: 07 3007 8600

From humble beginnings in the 1920s, La Boite is well known now for its diversity in its shows and who it represents in its theatre performances.

La Boite holds a range of children’s shows all year round. It also hosts school holiday workshops for kids who love to perform. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the La Boite Theatre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at La Boite Theatre

  • School Holiday Drama Program | 25-27 September 2023 & 11-13 December 2023

Logan Entertainment Centre

Address: 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central QLD 4114

Phone: (07) 3412 5626

With a year-round program of live performances LEC is one of Logan’s top choices for great entertainment – night or day.  A place where wonderful experiences are shared. Enjoy musical theatre, drama, dance, music concerts, and comedy. Access plenty of free parking and a great onsite canteen packed with family friendly snacks. Discover what’s on

Kids’ theatre shows on at Logan Entertainment Centre

  • More events coming soon!

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct

Address: 270 Jacaranda Ave, Kingston QLD 4114

Phone: (07) 2803 4701

Logan City Council has transformed the city’s historic butter factory site into Logan’s landmark cultural precinct offering a year-round program of art, culture and entertainment in the heart of Logan. With major festivals, concerts and live performances, it’s a place where the city’s rich cultural heritage and diversity is celebrated. What’s On.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct:

  • World of Cultures | Saturday 12 August
  • Mr Snotbottom | Friday 22 & Saturday 23 September 2023

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

QPAC for kids

Address: Corner Melbourne Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Phone: 136 246

QPAC is Queensland’s most well-known performing arts centres. In the heart of South Brisbane, it holds the majority of the performances that occur in Brisbane in its four separate theatres.

QPAC produces a variety of high quality children friendly shows each year, especially around the school holidays. Every two years it also hosts Out of the Box, Queensland’s largest children’s festival. Along with free games and activities, Out of the Box always features family-friendly shows made just for children of all ages. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the QPAC for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at QPAC 

  • Hide the Dog | 21-23 September 2023
  • Disney Princess – The Concert | 1 October 2023
  • Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show | 30 December 2023 – 20 January 2024
  • Metaverse of Magic | 4-11 January 2024

QUT Gardens Theatre

Address: Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Phone: 07 3138 4455

QUT Garden’s Theatre is located on the QUT Garden’s Point Campus. Known for its focus on culture and literature, the theatre is the perfect place to go for more obscure productions.

QUT Garden’s Theatre usually hosts a couple of children’s programs during the school holidays. These are usually based on famous children’s books. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids shows in Brisbane at the QUT Gardens Theatre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at QUT Gardens Theatre

Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

Address: Downs Street, Redcliffe Qld 4020

Phone: 07 3480 6280

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is a bright, modern venue showcasing the performing arts, plus movies, comedy nights and conferences. There is a range of musicals, shows and touring events on for families throughout the year. 

Kids’ theatre shows on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

  • More dates coming soon!

Redland Performing Arts Centre

The Gruffalo at Redlands Performing Art Centre
The Gruffalo at Redlands Performing Art Centre

Address: 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

Phone: 07 3289 8131

RPAC is a theatre space specially created for the Redlands Area. Featuring a range of cultural and artistic performances, it showcases the artistic community of the Redlands.

Being the Redlands’ main theatre, the Redlands Theatre always hosts several child-friendly performances a year, especially around the school holidays. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the Redlands Performing Arts Theatre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Redland Performing Arts Centre

SunPAC – Sunnybank Performing Arts Theatre

SunPAC Sunnybank
SunPAC Sunnybank

Address: 470 McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD 4109

Phone: (07) 3323 9650

SunPAC Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre is the newest addition to the theatre scene in Brisbane, located in Sunnybank, and opened in October 2016, it has a lot in store for Brisbane families! It is a joint project between the Brisbane City Council and the Sunnybank Community and Sports Club, to deliver the Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre project (SunPAC), a new multicultural performing arts centre.

Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids’ shows in Brisbane at the SunPAC Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at SunPAC

  • SunKIDZ | February – December 2023

Ron Hurley Theatre

Address: 28 Tallowwood St, Seven Hills QLD 4170

Phone: (07) 3403 6934

Kids’ theatre shows on at Ron Hurley Theatre

  • More events coming soon!

Production companies with kids’ shows in Brisbane

Based in Brisbane, these production companies offer up a variety of children’s programmes all year round.

Redcliffe Musical Theatre

The Redcliffe Musical Theatre group was founded in 2009 to provide entertainment to the Moreton Region. It focuses on helping young people to get started in the theatre industry.

Redcliffe Musical Theatre tends to run mostly family-friendly shows. Its repertoire includes The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz. 

Lifelike Touring

Performing at various venues in Brisbane from QUT Garden’s Point to Brisbane Powerhouse.

Lifelike Touring offers productions all over Australia and beyond. They’re well known for their children’s shows.

Lifelike Touring is famous for its branded family lives shows. These include children’s favourites such as Peppa Pig, Octonauts, Barney and Dora the Explorer.

Kids Promotions

They most often perform at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and Riverstage Brisbane.

Kids Promotions is well known to be a live children’s entertainment company. They focus on small suburban venues and have performed over 2500 shows.

Featuring a huge range of live shows including Spot the Dog, Bob the Builder, Play School and Bananas in Pajamas, Kids Promotions shows are perfect for the youngest members of the family.

Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment performs all over Australia, including in Brisbane.

Feld Entertainment performs in over 75 different countries in the hopes of providing live entertainment for the whole family.

Feld Entertainment is well known for productions such as Disney on Ice and Disney Live. 

Fame Theatre Company

Performing at the Schonell Theatre they have been a family favourite for many years.

Known for its student productions, Fame is a theatre company where many young actors start their careers.

Along with student-based productions, the Fame Theatre Company also does a range of school holiday shows. These are often based on fairy tales.

Shake and Stir Theatre Company

Shake and Stir Theatre Company most often perform their shows at QPAC, La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.

The Shake and Stir Theatre Company are known for their humorous takes on literature from the likes of Shakespeare and George Orwell.

Shake and Stir have also done productions of Roald Dahl classics such as Revolting Rhymes and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

For more fun school holiday activities for the kids, visit our comprehensive round-up of school holiday ideas here.

Theatre festivals for kids in Brisbane

Out of the Box is a biennial festival for children eight years and under, held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Find out more here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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