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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Shows for Kids

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival will bring laughter and giggles to kids all over Melbourne from 29 March – 23 April 2023.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals in the world, and this year the kid’s program is jammed packed with fun circus acts, slapstick comedy routines, kids’ cabaret, live music, fart jokes and of course tons of comedy.

Highlights for this year’s program include:

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows for kids
Image: Circus Oz

Circus Oz is back at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with an exciting new show. Expect to see a fun-filled extravaganza with comedy, acrobatics, skipping, bows and arrows, beauty, muscles, music, flying trapeze, juggling, slapstick, crazy antics and daredevilry by the hand of an eclectic ensemble spanning six decades. It will leave you breathless, laughing, and wanting to cartwheel home.

Please note: this show contains: Haze, Strobe lighting, and Sudden loud noises.

Date: 7 – 23 April 2023
Location: Forum Melbourne – Downstairs, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne
Price: $27 – $90

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows for kids
Image: Bubble Show With MiniMilkshake

Bubble Show With MiniMilkshake (ROU)

Dr Bubble and Milkshake return with their most popular Bubble Show in a fantastic story of friendship. See shadow and light bubbles, square and smoke bubbles, spinning carousels, track bubbles, vortexes, puppets, giant bubble tubes and a million-bubble finale. 

Date: 7 – 23 April 2023
Location: Spiegel Zelt – Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Price: $20 – $24

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows for kids
Image: Head First Acrobats All Star Circus

Head First Acrobats All Star Circus

All Star Circus has something for everyone, with plenty of laughs for young and old, showcasing a variety of circus disciplines by Head First Acrobats. The show features world-class circus talent performing extraordinary feats before your very eyes! Backflips, one-arm handstands, incredible human pyramids, spinning giant wheels and more.

Date: 7 – 16 April 2023
Location: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Price: $25 – $29

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Kids 2022
Image: Showmen Productions – CIRCUS

Circus – The Show

CIRCUS – The Show is the latest trailblazer in children’s entertainment – featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, breathtaking and elegant aerialists, an endearing clown with his gigantic six-foot balloon and enough side-splitting comedy to send any grown man running for the toilet!

Date: 7 – 16 April 2023
Location: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Price: $23 – $99

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows for kids
Image: Mr Snotbottom

Mr Snotbottom – Comedian For Kids

He’s the Willy Wonka of Weird, the Prince of Putrid, the King of Kids Comedy – it’s the disgustingly distasteful Mr Snotbottom! Returning by popular demand, Mr Snotbottom is back with his slimiest of songs, gross-tactic of gags and just-wrong routines!

Like a cross between Mr Bean and Shrek, expect an ooey, gooey, yucky barrage of tasteless tunes and slimy skits in a roller-coaster of randomness perfect for weird kids five and up and their even weirder parents!

Date: 21 – 23 April 2023
Location: Melbourne Museum – Theatre, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Price: $25 – $28

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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