The 2024 Adelaide Fringe runs from Friday, February 16, 2024 – Sunday, March 17, 2024
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, we are talking about the 2024 Adelaide Fringe! Four weeks of fun across Adelaide including a BUNCH of family friendly shows. There is everything from kids dance shows, kids circus performances, music concerts for the whole family, live theatre with much loved kids stories, puppet shows that even Mum & Dad will enjoy and even discos for kids!
The Adelaide Fringe is such a brilliant family event for kids of all ages – there are shows for babies and little kids right through to tweens and teenagers that will leave the whole family wanting more. Because of the casual nature of most Adelaide Fringe shows, taking your kids to a performance is a great way to introduce them to the arts and start teaching them about theatre etiquette. The whole family might learn some new dance moves, a circus trick, a new song or even learn a valuable life lesson.
Most of the family friendly shows happen over the weekends of the Adelaide Fringe so have a look at our picks below or jump onto the Children section of the Adelaide Fringe website and start booking! Will you see a much loved children’s ballet? A classic kids performer you remember from your own childhood? (We’re looking at you Peter Coombe!) A bubble show? Or will you see something quirky or take a chance on a new artist? No matter what you see, your kids are sure to love it and coupled with some of the funky venues and delicious Fringe food options, it’s sure to be a fun family day out.
Not only are there shows in the main Adelaide Fringe hubs in the heart of the city, there are also performances across Adelaide suburbs at community centres and theatres as well as regional shows. So no matter where you live, there is sure to be something close by to enjoy with the whole family.
We’ll be updating this page frequently with all our favourite Adelaide Fringe shows for kids and families this year. Make sure you check back often, and also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for show reviews and other family friendly Fringe highlights. If you’re a performer or show and would like to enquire about advertising with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Pick of The Best 2023 Adelaide Fringe Shows for Kids
Are you ready to go back to Neverland with J.M Barrie’s classic story about Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Pirates, Mermaids and a ticking crocodile? Think your happy thoughts and get ready to take the second star to the right and head straight on till morning to ‘A Neverland Adventure’.
A fantasy wonderland of entertainment you will never forget! Starring an amazing world-class cast of characters with breathtaking flying acrobatics, astounding feats and hilarious antics to keep you enthralled and in wonder!
Tick Tock, a magical wonderland awaits.
Winner of Adelaide Fringe Festival BankSA Best Children’s and Family Show Award 2023.
“This show is perfect for the young ones who want to stay that way forever, and equally enjoyed by those who grew up a long time ago” – The Adelaide Advertiser
Robots and magic and slapstick… oh my!
Direct from sold-out New York and Edinburgh seasons and set to make his Australian premiere, Mario the Maker Magician leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise. Not “just a kids’ show”, this is an all-ages theatre experience… for adults, kids, families… everyone.
The contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario weaves through a world of vaudeville and magic, cardboard and robots, science, and innovation, to instil a positive message that will last in the minds and hearts of all who partake in the hour-long journey together.
Mario also has appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him “the best kids’ magician in the world!!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The List UK
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman
16 FEB – 17 Mar 2024
16-18, 23-25 Feb, 1-3, 8-11, 15-17 Mar at 5:15PM,
17-18, 24-25 Feb, 2-3 Mar at 2PM,
9-11, 16-17 Mar at 12:30PM
Venue: The Roundhouse, The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Fringe For Kids is the newest family friendly variety show, bringing the best acts for kids, performed by the most talented artists in town. Each show is different with a fresh new line up every day!
Promising fits of giggles and awe-inspiring stunts, reach into the lucky dip that is The Fringe for Kids Roadshow and be delighted by what you’ll find.
Enjoy a little bit of everything including circus, dance, drag, music, magic and comedy. Perfect for a family outing at the festival!
More Adelaide Fringe Shows for Kids in 2023
Ride or walk the Amy Gillett Bikeway and discover an array of music, art, food and entertainment all set against the backdrop of the spectacular rolling Adelaide Hills. The 15-kilometre trail winds through picturesque towns, past iconic hills businesses and thriving wineries, encompassing Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens.
It is open to all ages, you can ride all or part of it and, best of all, it’s free! We really hope our local community and everyone who loves the Hills will get involved to support our local businesses and celebrate our wonderful Adelaide Hills Community. We’re inviting families, friends and locals to get involved on Sunday 3 March 2024.
Sunday 3 March 2024
9:00am – 3:00pm
Amy Gillett Bikeway
Jon & Jero are embarking on an epic journey to find their missing STUFF – but they can’t do it alone!
With your help, these bumbling brothers will travel far and wide to get their STUFF back in this fast and fun choose-your-own-adventure!
STUFF! is a comedy experience for the whole family. Join Jon and Jero in a high-energy hour of silly proportions combining physical comedy, big characters, improvisation and most importantly, STUFF!
★★★★★ “An extremely fun hour of entertainment for all ages” – Lilithia Reviews
When: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th Feb, 2nd & 3rd of March, 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Gluttony (The Kingfisher)
Jon Walpole (The Big HOO-HAA, RAW Comedy State Finalist) & Jeromaia Detto (Multi Award Nominee, Ecole Philippe Gaulier) are two Melbourne-based comedians who specialise in improv and clown.
Utilising their backgrounds in performance and children’s education, as well as their unique physicality, Jon & Jero are sure to deliver an experience that is full of energy, big characters and playful imagination for kids and adults alike
Remember when cars had ashtrays and no air-con?
I Spy With My Little aaahhh! is an original interactive children’s show that tells the story of a family’s road trip from the furnace of February to the coolness of the Dandenong Ranges.
What could possibly go wrong?
Playing at the Summerhouse and in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, I Spy With My Little aaahhh! is an immersive storytelling experience aimed at 6-12 year olds.
2024 Adelaide Fringe Festival dates:
Sat 17 Feb: 10am, 12pm
Sun 18 Feb: 10am, 12pm
Sat 9 Mar: 10am, 12pm
2023 Adelaide Fringe Shows for Teens + Tweens
2023 Adelaide Fringe Show for us (adults)
Adelaide Fringe Venues
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