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It’s Spot On Children’s Festival 10th Birthday and Riverside is getting ready to party! Book your spot in the celebrations TODAY!
Running over five jam-packed days in September and October, this year’s festival features a fun-filled line-up of theatre, musical performances, physical comedy and circus acts, all guaranteed to keep your children entertained throughout the school holidays.
To help us in the birthday celebrations, Riverside has invited our friends at Playgroup NSW, who will transform the Riverside Courtyard into the PlayYard for Playgroup workshops and other playful experiences designed to engage your children and help them explore possibilities through play!


Holiday Island

27 – 28 September
A clown yearns for a summer getaway, so she decides to create it herself at Riverside Theatres. With nine colourful suitcases in tow, she builds an imaginary world of play, relaxation and togetherness. Ages 3+.

More info here.

The Gruffalo

27 – 28 September

After sell-out seasons across the world, The Gruffalo returns! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book. Ages 3+.

More info here.

Urza and The Song in the Dark

29 September

Set in a subterranean wonderland of complex caves, underground lakes, fantastical creatures, and myths, Urza and The Song in the Dark brings together amazing puppetry, live songs and original music, and stunningly layered shadow visuals to take audiences on an epic journey they won’t soon forget. Ages 7+.

More info here.

A Big Animal Adventure

29 September

The Nannas and The Poppas first-ever tour, A Big Animal Adventure, invites the kids to join the cast as they go looking for their lost pet elephant – elephants can be very tricky to find. Along the way they fly like birds, roar like tigers, swing like monkeys, chomp like friendly alligators and they even learn how to super bunny hop! Ages 2-7.

More info here.

Rolling On The Floor Laughing

30 September – 1 October

A bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids. Jam packed with magically stupid stuff like toilet paper cannons, a real-life cowasaurus, and the kind of madness that only the award-winning maestros of kidault comedy can make. Be prepared, The Listies may just have you rolling on the floor laughing! Ages 4+.

More info here.

A Bee Story

27 – 28 September

A Bee Story is a unique physical theatre show for children and families incorporating a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must work together to rebuild their hive after being destroyed by a bushfire. But things never quite go to plan… Ages 3+.

More info here.