See an amazing theatre show

AWESOME will present some of the most amazing theatre shows for children and families from Australia and around the world! 

Ann-Droid by Bandart Productions will take audiences age 4 and up on a spectacular journey with Ann the robot girl. Ruby’s Wish by Holly Austin, Adriano Cappalletta and Jo Turner will tug on the heartstrings and teach audiences aged 7 and up that an over-active imagination, might just save your life! Ann-Droid and Ruby’s Wish are presented by Wesfarmers Arts

Ann-Droid by Bandart Productions

4 to 6 October
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Ages: 4 and up
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Ruby’s Wish by Holly Austin, Adriano Cappelletta and Jo Turner (NSW)

1 to 12 October
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Ages: 7 and up
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Experience a stunning, international contemporary dance performance

Four Go Wild in Wellies by inclusive dance company Indepen-dance will travel from Scotland to present a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, tents that have a life of their own and of course, lots of fun in wellies. This beautiful show will delight young audiences ages 3 – 5 and their grown-ups.

Ever wondered what a video game would look like as a contemporary dance? Game Theory begins with a game of hopscotch, with two male dancers dancing in unison, repeating sequences with nerdy precision. It then transforms into a kaleidoscopic journey, incorporating body percussion and ending in hyperactive havoc! Don’t miss this free performance for all ages, all the way from Switzerland.

Four Go Wild in Wellies by Indepen-dance (Scotland)

3 to 6 October
PICA Performance Space
Ages: 3 to 5
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Game Theory by Joshua Monten (Switzerland)

2 to 7 October
Perth Cultural Centre
All ages
FREE, no bookings required

Get hands-on and ignite your imagination

Join tinkerer and quirkologist Jens Altheimer to create a wacky, funny and unique chain-reaction machine and explore and celebrate the principle of Cause and Effect. Participate in a hands-on workshop, experiment and tinker in the AWESOME Tinker Tent or watch the performance at the end of each day.

Cause and Effect by Jens Altheimer (Germany)

30 September to 7 October
Museum Plaza, Perth Cultural Centre
Ages: 7 and up
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Bond with your littlest ones with creative and engaging experiences

Artist Kate Page will explore  ‘Spring at the Farm’ through Creative Bubs workshops and include opportunities for little ones aged 1 – 4 to discover and participate in visual arts, movement, music, sensory play and storytelling activities, which can be easily replicated at home.

McNirt Hates Dirt is a highly interactive and accessible theatre experience for 3 – 5 year olds, encouraging them to explore a tender and funny story full of wonder and worms, music and mud. This sweet story is great for little ones who might have an aversion to dirt, or even those who can’t get enough of it.

Creative Bubs with Kate Page

1 to 5 October
The Blue Room Theatre
Ages: 1 – 4
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McNirt Hates Dirt by the McNirt Collective (SA)

1 to 6 October
The Seagull Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
Ages: 3 – 5
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Explore a book in a new way

Audioplay: The Turners by WA’s Sidepony Productions allows bright young things to step into the centre of an immersive audio experience, based on Mick Elliot’s book series The Turners, and physically play as the characters in an action packed adventure.

From concept to picture book, Festival goers of all ages can join Steve the gorilla on his adventure through Rio’s Carnival and explore how this story came to be through the exquisite artworks and insights in the Steve Goes to Carnival Exhibition. The exhibition presents the artworks from the book by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells and is sure to become a family favourite.

Audioplay: The Turners by Sidepony Productions WA

2 to 7 October
State Library of Western Australia
Ages: 7 – 12
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Steve Goes to Carnival Exhibition (WA)

28 September to 20 January 2019
State Library of Western Australia
All ages