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The Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival will take over the City of Stonnington from 2 – 12 July 2024. This year’s festival features performances, workshops, free events, and unique activities that will ignite the imaginations of children aged 12 and under. 

Program on sale Monday 20May 2024. 

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Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival Highlights include:

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Image: The Little Mermaid, Victorian State Ballet

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid ballet production by the Victorian State Ballet is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale, which follows a young mermaid’s dream of life beyond the sea. Enjoy classical ballet skills and choreography that honour the story’s spirit. Ages 4+. Duration 60 minutes.

Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024
Time: 10.30 am & 1 pm 
Location: The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $22

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Image: A Little bit of Blue, Little Wing Puppets

A little bit of Blue

A Little Bit of Blue is an engaging detective show for families, featuring puppetry. As the story unfolds, audiences are invited to unravel the mystery while learning about the unique habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird and its fascination with the colour blue. Ages 3 – 10. Duration 40 minutes.

Date: Friday 5 July 2024
Time: 10.30 am
Location: The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $18

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Image: Make some noise!, The Listies

Make Some Noise!

For more than a decade, the acclaimed Listies have entertained audiences worldwide, delighting countless “kidults” (that’s kids and their adults). Now, it’s your chance to join the fun! Make Some Noise! is an uproarious comedy concert suitable for humans aged 4 to 400. Join the hilarious duo, Rich and Matt, as they unleash a medley of side-splitting songs with the laughter dial turned up. Ages 4+. Duration 60 minutes.

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2024
Time: 10.30 am
Location: The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $22

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Image: Garden Party. ARC Circus

Garden Party

Queen Bee and Worker Bee present a new circus and physical theatre show for families, brimming with acrobatics, dance, magic, and live music. Follow the bees as they navigate a sticky situation, aided by new friends and clever tricks. Join their magical adventure featuring super strength, glow-in-the-dark escapades, acrobatics, dance, and encounters with giant companions. Ages 5+. Duration 45 minutes

Date: Friday 12 July 2024
Time: 10.30 am
Location: The Chapel, Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $20

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Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival Melbourne
Image: Oasis, The Indirect Object

Oasis

Step into Oasis, an intriguing world crafted from recycled plastic bottles. Each intricate formation, made with over 100 PET bottles, creates a tactile and luminous landscape. Kids will enjoy exploring this enchanting space, filled with delicate petals and glowing stems that seem to hover in shifting light.

Dates & times:
Tuesday 2 July 2024, 10:30 am
Wednesday 3 July 2024, 10:30 am
Thursday 4 July 2024, 10:30 am
Friday 5 July 2024, 10:30 am
Location: The Loft – Chapel Off Chapel
Price: FREE

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