The Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018 is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals presenting unique international and Australian acts in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia. There are plenty of kid-friendly events with circus shows, installations, colourful trams and beautiful light field gardens.
A ceremony bringing together the five south-central Victorian aboriginal clans of the Kulin Nation. Storytelling through dance, song and music – this is an all-ages event.
From the creators of last year’s House of Mirrors, this immersive installation is a labyrinth of mysterious doors that will entertain the whole family.
The UK’s leading circus company present their acclaimed new show, Lexicon. A celebration of 250 years in the circus, this performance is guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
Legendary aboriginal actor Jimi Bani presents this family-centred performance offering a rare insight into a Mabuig Island tribe. Suitable for ages 10 yrs+ it is a heartwarming performance that was a favourite at the Sydney Festival earlier this year.
A festival highlight, seven new artist designs will hit the track alongside a recreation of the late David Larwill’s 1986 tram design from the earlier Transporting Art program. Ride your favourite.
2018 Melbourne Art Trams artists
Hayley Millar-Baker, David Larwill, Stephen Baker, Valerie Tang, Oli Ruskidd, Troy Innocent, Oslo Davis and Nick Howson.
DATE: 4 October 2018 to early 2019
An unmissable event for the whole family, see the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria awash with fire in a lanterned wonderland created by world-renowned fire installation artists, Compagnie Carabosse.
Adapted from Gabriella Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s novel, this is a gloriously exciting production from Perth based children’s theatre company, Barking Gecko. Suitable for 8yrs+
Celebrating the extraordinary range of cultures in Melbourne, this is an all-ages event perfect for small kids. Dance along to musical energies from Congolese, Oromo and Cuban cultures, with a lineup, include Gadda Band, Adrian Eagle and Sky Voltage.
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WIN 5 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO SEE ‘GHOST IN MY SUITCASE’
Head to our Facebook page for your chance to WIN 5 x General Admission Tickets to see ‘Ghost in My Suitcase’ – 7 pm Thursday 18 October at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Competition closes Sunday 7 October 2018. The performance is suitable for ages 8 years +