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“Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun". ★★★★ ½

- The Age


Arts Centre Melbourne and The Listies’ present presents


World Premiere

Kids comedy as you’ve never seen before!

Australia’s favourite kids comedians, The Listies, bring their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the stage in a brand new show!

It is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s unimportant questions, like: how do you take a smellfie? What does pooetry sound like? How does one avoid a fartquake?

Anarchic, spontaneous and astoundingly funny, Ickypedia delights audiences of all ages.

“PERFECT FAMILY AMUSEMENT" ★★★★1/2 – Sydney Morning Herald

“If the Wiggles are the Eagles then The Listies are the Sex Pistols." – Sydney Morning Herald

“If your kids have never been to the theatre before, do them a favour and make this their first experience. It’s something they will never forget.” – The Scotsman

“Their strength is that they don't treat children like dummies.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“… It would almost be a waste for this gloriously anarchic show to be seen only by children!” – Chortle, UK

Double Trouble Package

Buy tickets to two amazingly silly school holiday shows (Ickypedia in July and Horrible Harriet in September) and save 15%!  For Double Trouble Packages click here.



Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly are acclaimed kidult comedy duo The Listies. Forming in 2008 their first kids show ‘More fun than a wii’ went on to be the first kids show ever to be nominated for the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival best show award (the Barry). Since then their tours have taken them from the Sydney Opera House to South Korea, from England to Malaysia, from Scotland to New Zealand, and back to Australia. They have won awards, including the Sydney Critics Award For Best Children's Production in 2013. The Listies book ‘Ickypedia’ was published by penguin in 2015 (they’re releasing a sequel in late 2017). Recent live work includes ‘Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark’ (STC, directed by Declan Greene), ‘The Listies Ruin Xmas’ (Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre) and ‘6D: Twice As Good as 3D’.


11 – 15 July

11am & 2pm

Relaxed Performance
Saturday 15 July, 11am

Duration: 55 minutes (no interval)


Fairfax Studio


Price range


Buy tickets to two amazingly silly school holiday shows (Ickypedia in July and Horrible Harriet in September) and save 15%!  
For Double Trouble Packages click here.

Ticket Delivery

A delivery fee may apply depending on your chosen delivery method:
Venue Collection or Regular Mail: FREE
Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order

Service Charge

A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

Payment Processing Charge

Where indicated during the booking process, a per ticket charge applies of 1.05% of the advertised ticket price when:

  • paying by card or gift voucher online, which are the only payment methods available
  • paying by card in person, by phone or mail

Optional Express Ticket Delivery

A $5.50 per order charge applies if you wish to have tickets sent by Express or Registered Post.

All prices include GST.

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Warnings: Haze/smoke, occasional loud music, fart jokes.

Recommended for ages 4+

WheelchairAssistive Hearing

RPRelaxed performance
15 July, 11am
In a Relaxed Performance, changes are made to levels of sound and lighting in order to eliminate surprise and lessens their impacts. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the performance, with doors open and a designated quiet area available. A social story can be downloaded before your visit to help you familiarise audience members with the story-line, characters and venue.