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Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival 2023

The Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival will take over the City of Stonnington from Tuesday 27 June to Friday 7 July 2023. This year’s festival features an array of performances, workshops, free events, and unique activities that will ignite the imaginations of children aged 12 and under. 

Chapel Off Chapel will be the vibrant hub of the festival, featuring four performances, 11 workshops and two free events. This year’s ‘Beyond the Chapel’ satellite activations include more than 10 well-known venues and arts institutions such as Fizz Kidz, The Space Dance Arts Centre, Duldig Studio, Hello Music Studio, Prahran Market, Stonnington libraries and more. 

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Festival highlights include:

Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival 2023
Image: The Snow Queen by Victorian State Ballet

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen by Victorian State Ballet is a magical ballet performance that will delight the whole family with the beauty and splendour of stunning sets, costumes, music and icy magic lighting. Based on the well-known classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, the Snow Queen is a beautiful ballet that portrays the heart-warming story of the young Gerda and her struggle against an evil and icy foe. The Snow Queen is full of magical imagery, intrigue, drama and suspense. This performance is suitable and enjoyable for all ages. 

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2023
Time: 10.30 am & 1 pm
Location: The Chapel – Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $18

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Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival 2023
Image: The Alphabet of Awesome Science by That Science Gang

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

The Alphabet of Awesome Science by That Science Gang is a tongue-twisting race from A to Z that’s equal parts explosive, messy, hilarious, fascinating and gross. Brace yourself for an hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos with Professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak). 

Date: Friday 20 June 2023
Time: 10 am & 12.30 pm
Location: The Chapel – Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $18

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Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival 2023
Image: A Bee Story by ARC Circus

A Bee Story by ARC Circus

A Bee Story by ARC Circus is a uniquely Australian physical theatre show for children and families that incorporates a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must join forces to rebuild their hive after being destroyed by a bushfire. But things never quite go to plan… 

Join the bees on their buzzy adventures and bee enchanted by their pollen-collecting skills, honey-making abilities and super-bee strength. 

Date: Wednesday 5 July 2023
Time: 10.30 am & 1 pm
Location: The Chapel – Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $18

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Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival 2023
Image: Polite Mammals by The Wholesome Hour

Polite Mammals

Polite Mammals by The Wholesome Hour is a brand-new and award-winning children’s comedy and cabaret show. It’s about animals of all kinds: stinky, sparkly, real and imaginary. There’s singing, dancing, puppets, and lots and lots of poo jokes. If you’d like to see a real-life Purrmaid, weightlifting Pengui-corns, or a Lemur cooking a chocolate cake, then this is the place to be. 

Date: Friday 7 July 2023
Time: 10 am & 1 pm 
Location: The Loft – Chapel Off Chapel
Price: $18

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The Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival takes place across the City of Stonnington: 27 June – 7 July 2023. For more information and tickets.

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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