Become enchanted with Geelong Arts Centre’s 2022 Family Magic program
Proudly supported by Major Artistic Partner, Deakin University, Geelong Arts Centre’s Family Magic program returns in 2022 with a diverse range of fantastic family-friendly productions.
For many children in the G21 region, the Family Magic program provides their first theatrical experience, and Geelong Arts Centre takes great pride in helping families spark a love for the arts that introduces their little ones to a world of limitless possibilities.
Running from March through to August, the enticing 2022 programs consists of a variety of musical and theatrical experiences, literary favourites coming to life, and for the very first time, an immersive performance specially designed for children with a broad range of access needs.
Consisting of six brilliantly dynamic, engaging and accessible performances, the program is designed to captivate, inspire and entertain children under 12, as well as their parents, siblings, grandparents and carers.
Kicking off the program in March, celebrated music educator, presenter, author and composer/arranger Karen Kyriacou hits Geelong Arts Centre to present Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Jam for Juniors – Swan Lake. Suited to children aged five years and below, explore, play and join in at this popular 30-minute musical workshop.
Then in April, never underestimate the determination of a child! In Slingsby’s Emil and the Detectives, young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city and something valuable is stolen. But can this bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?
Come May, join CDP Kids for the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.
In June, created by pioneering theatre makers Sensorium Theatre and suitable for children with a broad range of access needs, including those with multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrum, Whoosh! is an immersive and multi-sensory performance that puts children at the centre of the action. Kids board a stunning custom-built spaceship to work as a team and co-pilot an intergalactic adventure.
July will see young readers delight in witnessing Sheena Knowles and Rod Clements’ much-loved picture book Edward The Emu be brought to life on stage by Monkey Baa Theatre Company.
Finally, in Geelong Arts Centre inaugural collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, There’s A Sea In My Bedroom weaves together captivating storytelling with an exquisite score. Adapted from the picture book by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Jane Tanner, this immersive performance captures the magic of a child’s fantasy world and provides the perfect introduction to live classical music.
Mark the dates in your diary and set aside some time for some fun and lively entertainment for all.
Capacity is limited, so make sure to get in quick.
For full program details and to book, visit geelongartscentre.org.au or phone the Box Office on 1300 251 200 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.