Children’s Theatre 2019 | Brisbane Arts Theatre

Brisbane Arts Theatre Children's season 2019, the jungle book, the snow queen, James and the giant peach


This year looks to be a big one for children at the Brisbane Arts Theatre.  Jam packed with adaptions,  world premieres and re-tellings of some of the all-time favourites your family are so spoilt for choice on shows to see you may just want to see them all!  With offerings like Andy Griffith’s The Day my Bum Went Psycho, Roald Dahl’s BFG or the Dreamworks family favourite, Madagascar, be sure to get in quick so that you don’t miss out.

Children’s Theatre 2019

The Day My Bum When Psycho, Andy Griffiths, bum and fart cloud

The Day My Bum Went Psycho

When: 19 January – 9 March

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

The Day My Bum Went Psycho is a must see production for any child that loves the Andy Griffith’s book series of the same name!  An adaption of the original book by David Lowe, the show tells the story of a boy, his runaway bum and some of the most dangerous bums in the world. With the aid of some bum-hunters, Zack tracks down his missing bum to the heart of an explosive bumcano.

The show is a world exclusive and guaranteed to provide lots of laughs as the whole audience is taken on the ultimate kid adventure.

For more information click here 

The BFG Brisbane Arts Theatre, Sophie in bed

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

When: 16 March – 1 June

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

Brisbane Arts Theatre are bringing Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-foot-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie to life on stage.Whether you have already delighted in the books of one of our greatest storytellers of all time yet or not, The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant), adapted from Roald Dahl’s classic story of the same name, is one that you will not want to miss!  In one of Dahl’s most crazy stories, the BFG and Sophie must team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, ably assisted by the Queen of England and the heads of the army and air force. With all the fabulous imaginative characters and adventures you’d expect from a Roald Dahl tale, this captivating, family-friendly adventure is sure to excite even the oldest of your clan.

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Madagascar Jr A musical adventure, Alex the Lion, Mary the zebra, melman the giraffe, gloria the hippo, penguins

Dreamworks Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR

When: 8 June – 13 July

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

Based on the original much-loved Dreamworks animated film, Madagascar, Madagascar the Musical features all new songs and all the beloved characters you know from the movie.  It’s a laugh-a-minute adventure that includes Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo who embark on a  journey out of the zoo and on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Of course, the hilarious, plotting penguins, will be there too!

Much like the movie itself, there are plenty of entertaining highlights and laughs, designed to entertain the entire family (yes, there are varying levels of humour that can be taken away from this musical).

This  production delivers a magical crackalackin’ night out for the whole family, in a not-to-be-missed, side-splitting adventure of Madagascan proportions.

For more information click here 

James and the giant peach Brisbane Arts theatre, Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach

When: 20 July – 5 October

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

James and the Giant Peach is back in Roald Dahl’s classic tale, a favourite for young and old, and a great introduction to live theatre.

One day James meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen….those familiar with the story will know what to expect and those who have not yet read the book will be in for a surprise!

For more information click here 

The Snow Queen Brisbane Arts theatre,

The Snow Queen

When: 12 October – 7 December

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

Some believe that The Snow Queen is the inspiration for Frozen, so bring your Brisbane Kids along to experience the Hans Christian Anderson fable live on stage that started a phenomenon!

As exciting as an adventure story, far more than a fairy tale, The Snow Queen is a magical musical perfect for the whole family. The stage show will recap the story that begins once upon a time, a beautiful fairy, the Snow Queen, lived on the highest, most solitary peak of the Alps. The Snow Queen is an enduring tale of strength and good vs. evil that will entertain the whole family.

For more information click here 

Jungle book the musical Brisbane arts theatre

The Jungle Book

When: 14 – 21 December

Where: Brisbane Arts Theatre

Tickets: starting from $20 ($16 for subscribers)

If you think you know what to expect from a stage production of The Jungle Book think again! The Brisbane Arts Theatre production of The Jungle Book The Musical is a rock, pop and funky adaptation of the collected stories of Rudyard Kipling, returning by popular demand after a sell-out 2016 season.

This unique production sees the classic tale brought to life through all new songs and memorable characters, allowing the whole family to rediscover the fable of the abandoned “man cub”, raised by wolves in the jungle.

For more information click here 

Subscription / Season Deals

The Brisbane Arts Theatre not only offers an amazing program for families with children, it also offers some pretty great discounts and deals as well.

One of the best deals at the moment for families who want to see a few of the shows offered in the 2019 Children’s Theatre program is the Children’s Theatre Subscription which allows twelve tickets to any of the 2019 season children’s shows.  This is a saving of 20% !

For a list of  shows and concerts now showing or coming soon to Brisbane that your Brisbane Kids will absolutely love, take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter. Plus you can always check out the Brisbane Kids event calendar to check out all the coolest kid friendly events happening in Brisbane. 

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