Help the performing arts recover

Our team have hand-picked their favourite family friendly experiences to enjoy at home.

Created by artists from Australia and afar, these activities and theatre performances are sure to bring a bit of brightness into your day.

We’ll release a new top picks for families every fortnight. Keep an eye out for more inspiration.


Edition 12 Top 5 Picks for Families - Toddler Jams

Edition 12

Jam online with Footscray Community Arts Centre, hear stories from budding writers, explore the great outdoors with Abbotsford Convent and more.


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Edition 11 Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 11

Get up and dancing with Move it Mob Style, listen to inclusive tunes from KLP and Matt Okine, or log off and take the whole family on a Feather Quest.


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Edition 10 Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 10

As school holidays approach, dive into activities from some of our favourite arts organisations. Watch a special performance of There’s a Sea in My Bedroom from Sydney Opera House and Australian Chamber Orchestra, listen to a reading of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, blast off into outer space with the MSO and more.


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Edition 9 Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 9

Have Friday fun with The Listies, go on a musical journey around the world with the Sydney Youth Orchestras, or dive into colouring activities inspired by Koorie culture.


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Edition 8

Spend afternoons at home getting creative with these imagination sparking activities! Dive into artistic play, hop on zoom and dance with the Rawcus Ensemble and read stories where you’re the main character.


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Edition 7 Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 7

Sing along with Victorian Opera, learn tricks from talented acrobats and go on a DIY scavenger hunt with these at-home activities from some of our favourite artists.


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Edition 6: Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 6

Watch heart-warming production Ruby’s Wish, dive into creative play with WOW Festival and Patch Theatre or hit the lounge room dancefloor to make up your own signature moves!


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Edition 5: Top 5 Picks for Families

Edition 5

Dive into creative activities with your family these school holidays. From trying your hand at juggling, to learning the art of book making, stay creative this winter!


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Edition 4: Top picks for Families

Edition 4

This week we’re making puppets, watching the tale of Anansi the Spider, listening to Kinderling radio’s guided meditation and performing our very own theatre shows at home!


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Edition 3

In our latest picks kids become the artists! Make music with the MSO, give poetry a try, learn African drumming, dive into an international art project or watch award-winning children’s theatre.


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Edition 2: Top 5 Picks for Families - Grug and the Rainbow

Edition 2

David Walliams talk about imagination, enjoy story time with Grug, create a world of shadow puppets and snuggle up on the couch to watch children’s theatre.

Photo: Shane Reid

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Edition 1: Top 5 Picks for Families - The Teenie Tiny Stevies

Edition 1

Run away with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, get crafty with Polyglot Theatre, laugh with The Listies, see what the Teeny Tiny Stevies have been up to and be immersed in an audio story adventure.

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