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Midsumma Festival program for kids & families

Midsumma Festival will kick start 2023 with a fun and diverse program for kids & families. The festival program is packed with a rainbow of events that highlight emerging and mainstream LGBTQIA+ arts and culture.

With over 10 events for kids & families to enjoy there will be plenty to keep the little ones occupied.

Highlights from the kids & families events program include:

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Midsumma Festival program for kids & families
Image: Polite Mammals, photo: Theresa Harrison

Polite Mammals

Polite Mammals is a new sketch comedy show by the award-winning kid’s comedy group The Wholesome Hour. Aimed at families and co-created with kids, it’s all about animals: stinky, sparky, real and imaginary. There’s singing, dancing, puppets and lots and lots of poo jokes.

Recommended for kids aged 5 – 10 years.

Date: 21 – 22 January 2023 & 27 – 29 January 2023
Location: Artplay, Melbourne
Price: $10 – $15

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Midsumma Festival program for kids & families
Image: Introducing Teddy, image illustrated by Dougal MacPherson

Musical Storytime: Introducing Teddy

Musical Storytime: Introducing Teddy is written by Jessica Walton and composed by Christine Pan. Introducing Teddy is a gentle story about gender, being true to yourself and being a good friend. Presented in an interactive concert format with pre-performance activities, this is a perfect first live event for young people. 

Date: 24 January 2023
Location: Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Price: $26

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Image: The Rainbow Tree, photo: Sarah Walker

The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree is musical storytelling with moving images. Written with children from Rainbows families, it shares personal and imagined stories around the idea of family, identity and community. Performed by two queer super Aunties, Aunty Bear and ZaZa from Fat Fruit with singing and live music, played on instruments and
objects you could find around the house.

Date: 24 – 25 January 2023, 27 – 28 January 2023
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne
Price: $25

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Date: 11 February 2023
Location: The Engine Room, Bendigo
Price: $16

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Midsumma Festival program for kids & families
Image: Mini Beast Disco, Photo: Mathew Lynn

Mini Beast Disco

Part-performance, part-workshop, Mini Beast Disco questions the idea of ‘us’ and ‘community’ – by worming, squirming, undulating and expanding to welcome the biosphere in our identity. Proud and Queer artists Betty Grumble and Dandrogyny are here to challenge the idea of anthropocentric domination. Encouraging a deep empathy, understanding and an expansive view of the natural environment – this is a celebration of awe and aliveness for the world around us.

Recommended for kids aged 3 – 9 years.

Date: 3 – 4 February 2023
Location: Abbotsford Convent, Rotunda, Heritage Garden
Price: $5

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Midsumma Festival program for kids & families
Image: Night at the Museum: Minus18 Youth Party

Night at the Museum: Minus18 Youth Party

Night at the Museum: Minus18 Youth Party is returning in 2023. Expect LGBTQIA+ performers, competitions, snacks, pride vibes and exclusive access to view the immigration Museum’s Becoming You exhibition after dark.

Date: 28 January 2023
Location: Immigration Museum
Price: FREE (bookings required)

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Midsumma event days:

Midsumma Carnival
22 January 2023
Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
Midsumma Pride March
5 February 2023
Fitzroy Street and Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Victoria’s Pride
12 February 2023
Smith St and Gertrude Street, Fitzroy/Collingwood

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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