The Art House has announced its summer children’s program for January 2023 with an array of shows and workshops to keep kids entertained during the holidays.
A puppet detective story, a splish-splashing riot of acrobatics, and an imaginative island adventure offer a diversity of theatre experiences suitable for a wide range of ages from 3 through to 12. Each also has a workshop package available to provide a skills-based extension of the show run by the performers.
The Art House is dedicated to bringing the opportunity to attend live performance to the kids of the coast and providing hands-on activities through which they can learn skills in dance, theatre, acrobatics, crafts, and critical thinking.
A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive detective show for families, told with puppetry. Kids will help solve the case as little things mysteriously go missing from Mavis Hooley’s home. They will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue. This is accompanied by a craft workshop in which kids will get to make their own paper puppets.
The Splash Test Dummies will wow audiences with dazzling acrobatics, juggling and slapstick comedy. This is an exciting hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. The performers will run both a circus skills and physical theatre workshop for budding young acrobats and actors.
In Holiday Island, a clown yearns for a summer getaway, so she builds an imaginary world of play. Performed like a silent film to a nostalgic soundtrack, kids and their families will go on an uplifting and perfectly silly beach adventure. A clowning workshop completes the experience teaching kids how to use humour and movement to tell a story.
Summer at The Art House also includes performances for the adults including stand-up comedian Sam Simmons, and the successful Cabaret On Stage series featuring Andrew Worboys and The Isolationists.
The Art House presents
Summer at The Art House
A Little Bit of Blue – Jan 11-13
Splash Test Dummies – Jan 18-20
Holiday Island – Jan 23-25
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Workshop + Show Package $22, Family of 4 $50, Vacation Care $10
From www.thearthousewyong.com.au / 02 4335 1485