WIN: Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Kids

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival will bring laughter and giggles to kids all over Melbourne from 25 March–19 April 2020.

** Event has been cancelled due to COVID-19**

See below for your chance to WIN a Family Pass to see Circus Oz Bubblegum Cabaret at The Melba Spiegeltent.

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, pantomimes, live music, fart jokes and of course tons of comedy.

Highlights for this years program:

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Comedy Club for kids

Comedy Club For Kids

This year’s Comedy for Kids features a variety of shows including stand-up and sketch comedy, musical comedy and circus acts. Suitable for kids aged 6–12 years.

Hosted by cheeky Grandma (28 & 29 March, 4 & 5 April), King of the kids Josh Earl (31 March–3 April) and the fabulous La Dolce Flamingo from USA (7–12 April). Featuring, Alex the Magician, Scout the Clown, The Travelling Sisters, Hayley Hoopla, Clara Cupcakes, Xavier Michelides, Patrick Collins, Andy Saunders and more.

Date & time:
Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 12.30pm
Tuesday 31 March–Sunday 5 April 12.30pm
Tuesday 7 April–Sunday 12 April 12.30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne, 101A St Kilda Road
Price: $22, groups 4+ $18
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

The Trash Test Dummies return from a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their family-friendly, circus comedy will be full of surprises and plenty of giggles. Their comedy routine will take the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of laughter. 

Date & time
Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 12.10pm
Tuesday 31 March–Sunday 5 April 12.10pm
Tuesday 7 April–Sunday 12 April 12.10pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Melbourne Town Hall, Lower Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street
Price: Adults $25, Conc $20, Kids $20, Tightarse Tuesday $20, Group 6+ $22, Family ticket $21.50
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – The Listies Hamlet

The Listies Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

The Listies return to this year’s festival with a brand-new show Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark. Kids can enjoy turbo-charged storytelling and silliness Listies style, there will be ninjas, ghosts, swords, dinosaurs and zombies. Rated S for Stupid and strictly not educational 

Date & time
Saturday 28 March 11am & 2pm
Sunday 29 March 2pm
Tuesday 31 March & Wednesday 1 April 11am
Thursday 2 April & Friday 3 April 11am & 2pm
Saturday 4 April & Sunday 5 April 2pm
Tuesday 7 April & Wednesday 8 April 11am
Thursday 9 April & Friday 10 April 11am & 2pm
Saturday 11 April & Sunday 12 April 2pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: The Malthouse – Merlyn Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Price: $28, Preview $25, Group 10+ $25.00, Family of 4 Ticket $100
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Mark Butler Farty Pants & Farty Bum (UK)
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Wonderland Theatre Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Wonderland Theatre will bring the classic storybook Goldilocks and the Three Bears to life with their fun-filled pantomime.

Date: Wednesday 1 April–Monday 6 April
Time: 10.30am & 1.30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Phoenix Theatre, 101 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood
Price: $22.50
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Mark Butler Farty Pants & Farty Bum

Mark Butler Farty Pants & Farty Bum (UK)

This is a show about two cavemen who lose their ability to fart. They live in a wind-powered home, so when farts run out, they have to find new sources of wind. There’s an environmental message, but it’s mainly fart jokes for kids (and sophisticated fart jokes for grown-ups).

Date & time
Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 1pm
Saturday 4 April & Sunday 5 April 1pm
Saturday 11 April & Sunday 12 April 1pm
Saturday 18 April & Sunday 19 April 1pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Kicks, Level 1, 450 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Price: $20.50
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Circus Oz Bubblegum Cabaret

Circus Oz Bubblegum Cabaret

Bubblegum Cabaret is Circus Oz’s smash-hit hilarious kid’s cabaret show ­– chock-a-block full of dazzling dancing, sensational singing and awe-inspiring acrobatics. Colourful, energetic and highly interactive, the talented Circus Oz performers of Bubblegum Cabaret will have your kids gasping with glee.

Saturday 28 March: 3.30pm;
Tuesday 31 March–Saturday 4 April 3.30pm
Tuesday 7 April & Wednesday 8 April 3.30pm
Friday 10 April & Saturday 11 April 3.30pm
Tuesday 14 April–Friday 17 April 11am
Saturday 18 April 3.30pm
Duration: 55 minutes
Location: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Price: $22, Group 6+ $18, Kids 2 and under free.
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Circus Oz Bubblegum Cabaret
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Brass Monkeys

Brass Monkeys

Brass Monkeys is bursting with high-skilled circus tricks, amazing acrobatics, live music and tons of comedy. There is plenty of audience participation and laugh out loud moments. Suitable for kids aged 3–10 years old. Brass Monkeys Review.

Date & time
Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 1.30pm
Tuesday 31 March–Sunday 5 April 1.30pm
Tuesday 7 April–Sunday 12 April 1.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Melbourne Town Hall – Lower Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street
Price: Adult $24, Conc $22, Group 4+ $20, Preview $20, Tightarse Tuesday $20
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival – The Greatest Magic Show

The Greatest Magic Show

If you love mind-bending magic and insane circus stunts you’ll love The Greatest Magic Show. The multi-award-winning and sell-out show of 2018 and 2019, is now bigger and better than ever before. Every child who comes will receive a free magic wand on entry.

Date & time
Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 3.15pm
Tuesday 31 March–Sunday 5 April 3.15pm
Tuesday 7 April–Sunday 12 April 3.15pm
Location: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne, 101A St Kilda Road
Price: Adult $25, Conc $23, Group 4+ $20, Preview $20, Tightarse Tuesday $18
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Kiddiehood

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

GIVEAWAY

This is your chance to WIN a family pass (2 adults and 2 kids) to see Circus Oz Bubblegum Cabaret at The Melba Spiegeltent on Saturday 28 March at 3.30pm.

To enter simply;

– ‘Like’ the WIN: Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Kids Kiddiehood Facebook post

– Tell us what makes you laugh

– Follow Kiddiehood on Facebook

by midnight Sunday 15 March 2020.

Terms & Conditions.
The winner will be notified by messenger and must claim their prize within 48 hours. Any prizes that are not claimed within 48 hours may be reallocated to another winner. Open to Australian Residents only. This competition is being run by Kiddiehood. You must be aged 18 years or over to enter. Those who Like the WIN: Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Kids competition post on Facebook, write what makes them laugh on the post comment area and follows Kiddiehood on Facebook by midnight Sunday 15 March 2020 will be entered into the competition; the winner will be randomly selected. There is one family pass (4 tickets – 2 adults and 2 kids) to see Bubblegum Cabaret at The Melba Spiegeltent on Saturday 28 March at 3.30pm to be won. Tickets are non-transferable. Kiddiehood accepts no responsibility for changes in competition dates, times or prize value. In the event that Kiddiehood postpones or varies the competition prize, Kiddiehood will not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of entering the competition. While Kiddiehood takes care to ensure all information relating to the Competition is correct, it does not warrant the accuracy of all information provided and will not be liable for any inaccuracy or error. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Kiddiehood and not to Facebook.

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