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 kids programs; 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

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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

  • Judith Prior’s What’s New Pussycat | 28 May – 9 July 2022
  • Shrek The Musical | 9 July – 3 September 2022
  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | 16 July – 23 September 2022
  • Cinderella & the Seven Dwarves | 24 September – 3 December 2022

Brisbane Powerhouse

Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: 07 3358 8622

Once a power station in the 1920’s, 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. Click here to find out what’s on NOW for kids shows in Brisbane at the Brisbane Powerhouse for kids.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Brisbane Powerhouse

  • Edward the Emu | 29-30 June 2022
  • The Creation Stories | 5 July 2022

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Address: 2, 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.

La Boite Theatre

Address: 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Phone: 07 3007 8600

From humble beginnings 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.

Logan Entertainment Centre

Address: 170 Wembley Road, Logan Central, QLD 4114

Phone: 07 3412 5626

The Logan Entertainment Centre is a bright spacious venue presenting shows and activities all year round. There is heaps of free parking on-site and lots of open green space outside for kids to run and play before or after a show. The small kiosk serves hot and cold food and drinks and snacks. Click here to see What’s On.

Kids’ theatre shows on at Logan Entertainment Centre

  • Barbaroi | 9 June 2022
  • The Alphabet of Awesome Science | 8 July 2022
  • There’s a Sea in my Bedroom | 20-21 July 2022
  • Hijabi Girl: A Musical Puppet Show | 23-24 August 2022

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

QPAC for kids

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

Phone: 07 3840 7444

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 

  • Carnival of Animals | 29 June – 2 July 2022
  • Cinderella | 5-28 August 2022
  • Room on the Broom | 17-21 August 2022
  • Queensland Ballet The Nutcracker | 2-23 December 2022
  • Spirit of Christmas | 16-17 Dec 2022

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

  • The Gruffalo | 25-27 June 2022

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

  • Oliver! | 8-15 July 2022

Redland Performing Arts Centre

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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

  • Edward the Emu | 17 June 2022
  • The Alphabet of Awesome Science | 9 July 2022

SunPAC – Sunnybank Performing Arts Theatre

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

  • What a Wonderful World | 29 June 2022

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. 

Kids’ theatre shows on at Redcliffe Entertainment Centre

  • Oliver! | 8-15 July 2022

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 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. Find out what they are bringing to Brisbane soon – click here.

Fame Theatre Company

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

Known for it’s 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). The event will next be held in 2022. Find out more here.

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