Kids Shows in Brisbane for the Whole Family
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
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
- Garfield | Until 11 Sept
- The Witches | 11 Sept – 30 Oct
Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: 61 733 588 622
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.
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 1920’s, 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.
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
- Boy Swallows Universe | Until 3 Oct
- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory | Until 3 Oct
- The Gruffalo | From 12-16 Oct, 2021
- Spirit of Christmas | From 17-18 Dec, 2021
- Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker | From 16-13 Dec, 2021
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.
Redcliffe Musical Theatre
Address: 55 Miller Street, Kippa-Ring QLD 4021
Phone: 61 488 103 759
The Redcliffe Musical Theatre 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. Click here to find out what’s on NOW at the Redcliffe Musical Theatre for kids.
Redland Performing Arts 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 RPAC
- Hover, Trolleys and Hip Hop Dance with Shaun Parker & Company | 23-24 Sept
- Wilbur the Optical Whale | Thurs 14 Oct
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 | Mar – Nov, 2021
- Magical World of Crazy Science | 28 & 29 Sep, 2021
Production companies with kids shows in Brisbane
Based in Brisbane, these production companies offer up a variety of children’s programmes all year round.
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.
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 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 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.