Adelaide Fringe for Kids – Our Pick of the Best Fringe Shows for 2024

Adelaide Fringe for Kids – Our Pick of the Best Fringe Shows for 2024

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.
Join the Welcome Ceremony to acknowledge the ancestors and pay respect to the land and waters on which we gather. This event will be held at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens on the Sunday before Fringe commences, marking the beginning of the 2024 festival. Gather your fellow Fringe-goers for this free, family-friendly event!
Get all the details here.

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 kheshan@kidsinadelaide.com.au

Our Pick of The Best 2024 Adelaide Fringe Shows for Kids

Circus Wonderland presents Peter Pan - A Neverland Adventure

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

Click here to book.

Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Our family of 5 were captivated by the truly hilarious antics and astounding acts of this incredible cast. We were truly immersed in the magic of Neverland! Miss 5 and Miss 8 were all smiles as they watched in awe as these talented circus folk performed trick after trick, never missing a beat! And Mr 11 is now considering a career in comedy and flipping!”

Click here to read our full review. 

Mr Snotbottom vs The Zombie Boogers: The Science of Snot

Can fringe favourite Mr Snotbottom stop an army of barbaric boogies and monster mucus from suffocating the planet with foul phlegm?! What is mucus? Why do we sneeze? What happens when you eat your boogers? Explore the science of snot, excite in ewwwy, gooey experiments and giggle at grosstastic gags in this hilariously silly, slimy sci-fi perfect for kids ages 6 and up!

So come aboard a talking space craft and actually experience what it would be like to shrink down and journey into the nasal passage with some snotty special effects and stupendously slimy puppets in a highly interactive show where YOU get to be a part of the adventure.

Saturday and Sundays Feb 17- Mar 17 + Mon Mar 11th 3:30pm @ Umbrella Revolution in The Garden of Unearthly Delights

“multi-generational comedy for all!” Glam Adelaide. ***** Best Children’s Podcast Award Winner 2022. (Australian Podcast Awards) Best Performance Newcastle Fringe 2023

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Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Embark on an extraordinary journey aboard a chatty spacecraft, immersing yourself in the wonders of nasal passages with snotty special effects and wonderfully slimy puppets. The staging and props are fabulously funny, adding to the hilarity and ensuring that every audience member, young and old, is giggling throughout the show. This highly immersive experience allows audience members to step into the action, making it a must-see show for those seeking a hilarious, slimy, and utterly enjoyable sci-fi escapade.

Click here to read our full review.

You Are A Doughnut

From the creators of “The Alphabet of Awesome Science” comes a brand-new multi-award-winning family show…

You Are A Doughnut!

It’s true! YOU are a great big fleshy lump with a remarkable hole running all the way through your middle — your digestive system.

Join biology teachers Oesoph A. Gus and Dewey Dean as they embark upon an utterly brilliant all-singing, all-dancing (and all-clowning!) exploration of every twisting tube and remarkable organ — with sketches, songs, and sensational science. Along the way you’ll encounter a frenzy of enzyme-powered ping pong balls, sing along with a rainbow collection of poop puppets, and witness the weirdest poetry performance you’ve ever seen.

“You Are a Doughnut” is a ‘riot of fun’ (The Clothesline) and a ‘sure winner for the whole family’ (Glam Adelaide)

It’s a little bit gross — and a ‘hole’ lotta fun! (You might even learn something…).

★★★★★ Glam Adelaide
★★★★★ Kids in Adelaide
★★★★1/2 The Clothesline

SHOW DATES:

17 Feb — 17 Mar
Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Plus Mon 11 Mar at 3pm

www.thatsciencegang.com/youareadoughnut

Click here to book.

Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You Are A Doughnut has been a longtime Fringe favourite in the Kids In Adelaide team, so I was excited to check it out myself, finally! It’s high energy, funny, entertaining, even educational and did not disappoint.

Two teachers have been booked for a relief biology lesson – oh no! They decide to teach the lesson about the digestive system together, but soon discover they have VERY different teaching styles. (We believe the correct term these days is “pedagogies.”)

We were taken through a series of songs, games shows, and cooking demonstrations to learn how the digestive system works. This show is super fun and if your kids love hearing about farts, toilets, poo, bums and vomit – this is 100% the show for them!

The team from That Science Gang had our kids giggling, doing actions and calling out answers throughout the show – it was super engaging and interactive enough without the pain of seeing anyone’s precocious kids pulled up on stage (usually ours).

Plus, we all learnt something! This show is suited to anyone aged 2 up who wants a good laugh, a bit of a boogie, some toilet humour and a refresh in biology!”

Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience

The international smash-hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is returning to Adelaide from 16 February to 10 March at the Terrace Hotel Adelaide as part of the Adelaide Fringe. Come and see for yourself why this is labelled “Immersive theatre at its startling best” (Best of Theatre, London 2019)

Having recently chalked up 10 years on London’s West End, 15 years touring the UK and Europe, and 25 years touring Australia, this production is the longest running Fawlty Towers production of any kind worldwide.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. Expect the unexpected!

‘A full-on feast for the funny bone’ Australian Stage
‘Hilarious’ ★★★★★ The West Australian
‘Seriously funny. An absolute blast’ ★★★★★ The Advertiser
‘An often outrageous and unpredictable slice of malarkey sure to please’ ★★★★★ GlamAdelaide

Click here to book.

Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you ever enjoyed the show Fawlty Towers, run don’t walk to book seats at this incredible calibre dinner show.
Set in the light and leafy Botanical Room at The Terrace Hotel (on South Terrace) parking is ample and you’ll avoid all of the East End hustle PLUS enjoy a really lovely three course meal.
The cast played their parts to an absolute tee….. it was exactly like the show and the entire sold out room were transported to Fawlty Towers in Devon, England and I can tell you the 130ish guests in our dinner session roared with laughter from start to end.

While the content of this show would be fine for kids / families, it’s a couple of hours at a dinner table and we think this one is best for your date night or take your Basil loving parents!
Our tip, arrive half an hour early and buy a drink at the bar lounge prior to doors opening. (The show actually starts out there to welcome and seat you.) We opted for a bottle of wine to take in with us, as there is no real ‘break’ in the first hour and you do need to go out of the room to the bar for beverage service.
The meal (included with your ticket price) was delightful and dietary requirements can be catered for. If you are wanting to sit with friends in the same session and haven’t booked tickets together, you can also request that prior your show day.
This was such a high quality experience.
Manuel (Adrian Espulso) was an absolute crack up (and happens to be lowkey hot). Basil (Cameron Hurry) delivered 110% energy, he didn’t stop, and thank goodness for Sybil (Gemma Galley), keeping them all in line and having epic hair.

If you like Fawlty Towers – see the show, it won’t disappoint, it was SO true to the show and we give it five solid stars.

Seven Little Wonders

Winner of Arts SA’s Ruby Award for Outstanding Children’s Event in 2022, Seven Little Wonders is a joyous celebration of music, colour and light for 3-8 year olds and families.

 “When StarMan Sam miraculously arrives from over the rainbow, he brings with him a bagful of music, colour and light – and before you know it, he’s dancing up a storm of magic and wonder.  And when the fun is done, StarMan Sam needs to get home! BUT something is wrong. The way is blocked! The world is stuck! He needs your help!  

The seven colours of the rainbow, the seven notes of music along with Imogen and six star children from the audience help Starman Sam find his way home and in doing so, they discover parts of themselves they never knew existed.

Seven Little Wonders draws inspiration from Margaret Mahy’s beloved children’s book “The Man from the Land of Fandango”, David Bowie’s iconic songStarMan” and Sir Isaac Newton’s exploration of music, colour and light. It’s a non-verbal, immersive visual theatre performance experience which lures all-comers, young and old, into a spellbinding story celebrating the power of art and creation.

This intimate, interactive and beautiful work conceived by veteran children’s theatre-makers, Dave Brown and Bob Weatherly working with highly experienced professional artists, Sarah Brokensha and Gavin Clarke is “delightfully vibrant and joyous fun” Andy Ahrens Review.

Tickets still available for Saturday 24 February at 11.00am and Saturday 24 February at 1.00pm – but be quick! 

Click here to book.

Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Live music fills the air, interactive lighting weaves a mesmerizing dance, and immersive video projections transport you into a world of wonder and imagination. Seven Little Wonders is not only a show; it’s an immersive experience that captivates, delights, and inspires. This production shines brightly as a perfect first theatre experience for children aged 4 and up, offering a gateway to the magic of live performance that is sure to ignite their imaginations and create lasting memories.

Click here to read our full review

The Wizard Of Oz

We’re off the see the wizard in this much-loved story about a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home. The Wizard of Oz has entertained audiences for generations.

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man on this wonderful adventure for the whole family.

We are following the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation which features the iconic musical score from the MGM film and includes the songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”, “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” and “The Jitterbug”.

Adelaide Theatre Academy & Theatre Bugs is the largest performing arts school in South Australia. They perform their critically acclaimed and multiple award nominated Adelaide Fringe productions at the magnificent Norwood Concert Hall.  Past productions include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, & Oliver; often sold out to wildy cheering audiences. We recommend you book quickly!

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Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Onto the actors and every single performer committed 100% to their role and delivered with gusto. From the sweet singing voice of Dorothy, to the tapping talents of the Tinman, the pure sass of the Wicked Witch, right through to each ensemble member, every cast member up onstage was well rehearsed with evident solid training behind them.

Our kids were enthralled the entire time – they bounced along in their seats to the songs, loved watching the characters come out into the audience and cheered when (Ding Dong!) the Wicked Witch was DEAD!

Another fabulous offering from Theatre Bugs and the Adelaide Theatre Academy.”

Click here to read our full review. 

Squishy Taylor and The City Wide Ghost Plague (At Home Experience)

Are you searching for a thrilling and captivating activity that will keep your entire family on their toes? Look no further than Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague – an incredible adventure delivered straight to your doorstep!

With this at-home experience, you will receive a mysterious package in the post filled with cryptic clues and puzzles, all aimed at uncovering the truth behind the spooky apparitions that have been spotted around the city.

Based on the much-loved books by Ailsa Wild, Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague is undertaken from the comfort of your home at your convenience. Complete each puzzle, unlock the next chapter and get one step closer to solving the mystery.

★★★★★ “A truly engaging, utterly delightful experience that makes for unique family time everyone can get involved in.” The Age

“A super engaging, innovative self-navigating story that my six year old son is still raving about the next day. It was so exciting for him to receive a parcel in the post and with such clever and thoughtfully designed materials. It really captured imagination and the semaphore flags are a fixture in our house now it seems!’
Audience Member, Melbourne

What: Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague

When: 16 February to 17 March 2024

Where: Delivered in the post, experienced at home at your convenience

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Here’s a new way to experience the Adelaide Fringe this year. If you live in Regional S.A, it’s too far or too hard to get to a Fringe venue or you just want to try something different, this at home Fringe experience is for you.
A package will arrive in your letterbox that houses your at home Fringe experience! Simply ensure you have a phone/internet, scissors, tape and a pen. Think virtual escape room, but a mystery to solved instead. There’s ghosts everywhere and we join Squishy Taylor and her friends and family in helping solve the mystery.
Use either QR codes, or simply go old school and read the text from the book to work through a range of puzzles and interactive clues to figure why these ghosts are all across town. This one is for adults and kids to do together – we love that it opens communication channels, encourages problem solving and promotes time as a family!
Would recommend kids aged 7-10 approximately with their favourite adult. It would be great even for grandparents with some enthusiastic grand kids! Just a heads up, it does take a little time, so be sure to pick a time where kids are willing and able to focus and remain engaged for about 1 hour.

YOAH

At the 2024 Adelaide Fringe, don’t miss this Australian premiere: YOAH!
YOAH is the latest work by Japan’s most talked-about contemporary circus company, CIRQUEWORK. This new style of circus is a fusion of Japanese drums, electro sounds, digital effects and art forms never before seen in a circus show, following the theme of “tradition and innovation”.
CIRQUEWORK was created by a group of young circus artists active in Japan and abroad. By combining acrobatics, dance, music, lighting and visual effects, the company’s unique form of entertainment is full of originality. This show, YOAH, is a fresh and exciting choice for Fringegoers of all ages this season.
YOAH is rated G, and runs 16 February – 10 March at The Moa in Gluttony.

Duration: 60 min

Fri 16 Feb – Sun 18 Feb: 6:30pm
Tue 20 Feb – Sun 25 Feb: 6:30pm
Tue 27 Feb – Sun 03 Mar: 6:30pm
Tue 05 Mar – Sun 10 Mar: 6:30pm

The Moa at Gluttony – Rymill Park
Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, Kaurna Country

Age Suitability: PG
Family Friendly: Yes
Other Warnings: Smoke Effects, Strobe Lighting, Dark Lighting, Mild Scary Themes

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This captivating family-friendly show left us utterly mesmerized! The highly skilled performers showcased their incredible abilities, keeping us on the edge of our seats throughout.
The show’s diversity and creativity, blending acrobatics, dance, music, lighting, and visual effects, left a lasting impression, this is one of those Fringe shows you’ll want to see more than once
While the dramatic music, strobe lights, and masked performers might be more suitable for children over 5, the entire experience was a thrilling combination of entertainment elements.
Our favourite part? Too hard to pick just one, but the trapeze and balancing chair act was particularly impressive.
The show received a unanimous 5 star review from our whole family. Grandma, enthusiastic about the entire performance, even suggested giving it a generous 5 and a half stars, emphasizing this show being one of the top picks for the whole family this year.

Mario The Maker Magician

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!!”

Click here to see Mario on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The List UK
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ONE4REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman

Show Dates:
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

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What a way to kick off our 2024 Fringe experience!
An absolute ball of positive energy, Mario has most certainly brought his A-game down-under!! Robots, slapstick comedy and of course, magic, what more could a family with 3 kids ask for!? 
Click here to read our full review

Fringe For Kids

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!

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fringe For Kids is a great family friendly Fringe option this year. With so many different acts included in the one show it will appeal to kids of all ages. There’s aerial tricks, fire, bubbles, Hula Hoop, juggling, dancing and more – this show definitely did not disappoint. We were so impressed with all of the performers, in particular the youngest pair of dancers, being just 7 and 9 years old!
Each act is not too long which helped to keep our kids interested and the 45 minutes show length is the perfect length for kids.
The energy is vibrant and the magical tricks, lighting and good mix of music kept all of us in awe!

Josh Staley - Wacky Wizardry Goes Wrong

After years of highly acclaimed & sold-out shows, the whole family can now join multi-award-winning magician Josh Staley at this show for the FIRST TIME EVER at Adelaide Fringe.

Josh’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest wizard does not always go to plan. Join him in this mad and modern magic show that is funny, interactive & fast-paced, perfect for children & childish adults. The audience are the stars of the show in this can’t-miss experience. Many of the illusions use simple household items, which means you can continue on your wizarding way long after the curtains close.

You may even learn some tricks, so every little wizard goes home with a special magical gift!

Show dates:
2nd of March – 17th of March
2nd,3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th at 2:45pm
Venue:
The Lark at Gluttony – Rymill Park

Click here to book

Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a wonderfully wacky and marvelously magic Fringe show suitable for the whole family.  Josh is genuinely hilarious and this show is interactive and entertaining for every minute of the full hour. You know when your kids laugh so hard it makes you laugh…..this show is that.  This is a really interative show with lots of audience participation, a magic gift for every child which is part of the show and lots of kids invited up on stage. So our one tip, don’t be a “chicken” and make sure you volunteer to be a magicians helper, it’s such a Fringe highlight for kids. A must see show for kids this Adelaide Fringe but be quick, it’s almost sold out!

Signor Baffo

Interactive Theatre International (ITI) is proud to present the Australian Premiere of Signor Baffo at Adelaide Fringe Festival from 17th February to 17th March 2024.
Having toured the UK since 2013, this gorgeous interactive children’s comedy is making its Australian debut, lauded by kids everywhere: it’ll ‘blow your head off’ (Kai, aged 7). An interactive treat for children 3+ and their families.

There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo’s left in charge! All the answers to all the most important questions of the day are revealed in the charming culinary chaos of Signor Baffo’s kitchen: What’s the best way to mix meatballs with spaghetti? How do you make a chicken lay an egg? And how exactly does a sausage roll? In this supremely silly interactive children’s show, expect generous helpings of fun, mischief and adventure.

“A clever script, simple plot and superb clowning and slapstick ensure a young audience is enthralled” (Remote Goat)
“A must-see show” Child Friendly Brighton

Starring actor Joshua Burton (Holding The Man), who continues touring with ITI family following wildly successful Australian tour of Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers in which he starred.

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Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

You won’t find a funnier or more well produced show for your 3-8 year old than this 50 minutes. It’s a one man gig and our kids were fully invested in the tumultuous story of Signor Baffo fumbling his way through a check list to open his boss’s restaurant (with a lot of help from the audience) despite his evident lack of culinary skills.  You’ll laugh, clap, participate and laugh some more. Little seamless ‘pops’ of magic kept the kids even further engaged. The venue was cool on a hot day, and was only a short walk into Gluttony (perfect for little legs). Get to this one!

The Dark Room For Kids

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action videogame! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts?

An interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! This bit is for parents only: this show is recommended for 11+ but younger kids are welcome. There may be some mild language but it’s more like Roald Dahl than YouTube.

★★★★ “Irresistibly dangerous” Stage
★★★★ “Robertson had his young audience in raptures” ThreeWeeks

Winner of Best Kid’s Show, Leicester Comedy Festival & Winner of Chortle Award.

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The family-friendly show, recommended for children aged 11-14, unexpectedly entertained even younger kids who found joy in the humor. There were quite a few younger ones at our show and they all seemed to really enjoy it. The catchphrase, ‘you die, you die, you die,’ added a playful element with everyone soon joining in the chant. Take note there is some mild language. While adults appreciated jokes that flew over the kids’ heads, the interactive nature of the show, with audience participation and voting, engaged everyone. The energetic presenter showcased quick wit and connected well with the audience, making the experience enjoyable for all. Despite the challenges of a hot 32-degree day, the presence of fans inside the venue contributed to a more comfortable atmosphere. The host’s commitment to the show was evident, even enduring the heat in leather attire. Overall a fun show to see this Fringe.

Tahir - The World's Best Worst Magician

Tahir is one of Australia’s most decorated comedians, what he isn’t known for (yet!) is his amazing ability to perform absolutely terrible magic tricks. Luckily(?), this will soon be rectified, because at this year’s Fringe Festival, Tahir combines killer jokes and woeful tricks – with hilarious results.

We’ve all seen good magicians who are pretty ordinary comedians. Well, now it’s time to see an award-winning comedian who is a VERY ordinary magician!

Warning: There might even be a good trick or two!

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tahir, known as “The World’s Best Worst Magician,” delivers a captivating and entertaining performance that delights audiences of all ages. Nestled in the cosy confines of The Factory at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Tahir’s show is a testament to his years of experience in stand-up comedy and acting, now brilliantly fused with his talent for magic. His witty style and infectious energy make him a funny guy who can pull off some pretty awesome tricks, keeping the crowd impressed for the entire 70-minute production.

From the moment Tahir steps onto the stage, his infectious energy grabs hold of the audience’s attention. He dives headfirst into a whirlwind of 10 magic tricks in just a few minutes, unleashing a cascade of comic chaos that leaves everyone (including our 6 & 4 year old) giggling for more. While his tricks may not be the most elaborate, what truly sets him apart is his laid-back demeanour, sharp sense of humour, and uncanny knack for connecting with the crowd. Despite the playful jab at his magical prowess in the show’s title, Tahir’s performance exceeds all expectations. He had us all eating out of the palm of his hands.

It’s magic meets mayhem in the most delightful way possible!


Ten Thousand Hours

The local legends behind Fringe hit, A Simple Space, are back with a new creation celebrating the countless hours and dedication required to become a world class acrobat.

Eight elite acrobats investigate physical skill; how we obtain it, how we perfect it, and how it can transform our lives. Through highlighting the nuance of high level acrobatics, audiences experience a heightened appreciation of the countless hours required to master the skills they are witnessing. Ten Thousand Hours is a revelry of the distinct physical language that defines GOM and a celebration of the pursuit of mastery.

The work captures and champions GOM’s guiding values, spotlighting genuine human connection and acrobatic virtuosity. Following in the footsteps of A Simple Space, the company’s most cherished and prolific work to date, this new creation will invite audiences to witness acrobatics at a level they have never seen before. The premiere season features a cast of elite acrobats, all internationally renowned masters of their artform. Through honest, cheeky and daring physical storytelling, their superhuman skills become relatable ensuring audiences of all ages are glued to the edge of their seats.

Ten Thousand Hours is destined to take over the global stage, so don’t miss your chance to be one of the first in the world to see GOM’s latest, trailblazing creation.

Click here to book.

Kids In Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ten Thousand Hours is a simply stunning piece of work by GOM Circus, delving into the work, time and dedication it takes to master a skill. We were truly mesmerised throughout the whole experience.
This is not a clowning, juggling, pie in the face kind of circus work. Ten Thousand Hours is athletes at work, taking on acrobatic feats that we had never seen before using a perfect blend of strength, team work and pure joy. Honestly, it was obvious how much the artists were enjoying themselves. They tumbled, they climbed, they balanced, they jumped and I wish I could paint a picture that depicts how clever, stunning and amazing their skills are. The GOM Circus artists were in perfect sync with each other and while our hearts were in our throats for the first few minutes, you soon realise that these are pros at work and relax into true appreciation for the performance.
Did it all go perfectly, every single time? Nope, but that is the whole point of the show. Mastering a skill such as acrobatics means doing the same thing over and over again, messing up, trying it differently and sometimes having something go wrong even when you think you have it right. We especially loved their clever take on the ‘water bottle challenge’ which perfectly proves this point.
What ages is Ten Thousand Hours suitable for? We took our 8 year old who loves her own acro classes so she was mesmerised the entire time. As long as your kids can sit still and concentrate for an hour, they should be fine.
I would give this 10 stars if I could. An absolutely mind blowing show from this home grown Adelaide company.

The Family Friendly Stand Up Show

British comic sensation and international freestyle RAP king Chris Turner is making his much-anticipated return to Adelaide Fringe stages with The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show.

The award-winning US based comedian who was the first comic to ever perform a Las Vegas residency with Cirque Du Soleil and receive a standing ovation on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert will deliver an hour of stand-up suitable for all ages. He’s brought along his catchiest songs, best dance moves, and funniest friends to help out. With 10 sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe under his belt, Chris’ silly raps and stupid jokes will have the whole family cracking up.

As one of the world’s biggest improv comedy stars, this show will mark Chris’s first South Australian performances in eight years and is a rare opportunity to see the global comedy star at the top of his game. Chris is understandably excited to be getting back to Adelaide for Adelaide Fringe 2024.

“I love the vibe of the Adelaide festival season and I remember the energy of the audiences fondly. I can’t wait to bring the laughs for the premiere of this special show that I’ve been working on especially for the good people of Adelaide”, Chris says.

The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show will be performed at The Kingfisher in Gluttony from 9-17 March.

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Kids in Adelaide review 
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An hour of stand up comedy for the whole family, all ages. Chris the comedian takes his inspiration from the audience at the time. The kids enjoyed the freestyle rapping and were amazed at how he was able to rap with any given topic! Just incredible how he is able to think so fast on the spot! Classic gags and good old fashioned comedy without smut and bad language. Very refreshing and hilarious at the same time.
Suitable for all ages. We loved this show.

AFRIQUE EN CIRQUE

New to Adelaide Fringe: The incredible Afrique en Cirque is a show by Yamoussa Bangoura, inspired by daily life in Guinea. This performance shares the beauty, youth and artistry of African culture through a colourful show that will make any space vibrate with energy. It represents strength, agility and life’s joys of young Africans. The audience will see acrobats execute gravity defying moves and human pyramids, all to the contemporary sounds of Afro-Jazz, percussion, and Kora.

Yamoussa Bangoura is a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin, who created the company Kalabanté Productions in 2007. Yamoussa always had a dream of founding a circus school and having his own company in African arts. As a young man, he studied the circus performers he saw on European TV and practised on the beach by his home. Eventually he joined Circus Baobab, Guinea’s original circus, and in the early 2000s he was recruited to perform in Canada.

Living in Montreal for several years, the hub of circus in Canada, Yamoussa began to develop his own shows, which over the past several years have been increasingly gathering attention and recognition in the worldwide circus arts community. Don’t miss this amazing production, Afrique en Cirque, as it makes its South Australian premiere at Gluttony this Adelaide Fringe! Its run is limited to the first ten days of the festival only.

 Duration: 60 min

Thu 15 Feb: 8:30pm
Fri 16 Feb – Sat 17 Feb: 8:10pm
Sun 18 Feb: 4:30pm, 8:10pm
Tue 20 Feb – Sat 24 Feb: 8:10pm
Sun 25 Feb: 4:30pm, 8:10pm

The Flamingo at Gluttony – Rymill Park
Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, Kaurna Country

Age Suitability: G
Family Friendly: Yes

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Set in the impressive Flamingo (Gluttony) this show will immerse you into a high vibration of African culture. Expert drumming and sensational music under pin an hour of incredible acts of strength, flexibility, dance and varied disciplines of physical performance. Wow. We knew it would be brilliant, we didn’t realise it would feel so powerful or that we would find it a truly moving and beautiful experience.

This troupe bring the high energy and talent that will keep you and your kids alike completely mesmerised.

Meg in the Magic Toyshop

It’s early in the morning at the Magic Toyshop and Meg the Doll can’t find her glove! Join in the chaotic hunt as Meg and her best friend Penny the Toy Soldier enlist your help to unlock the enchanted toy boxes, reveal their hidden surprises and find the missing glove before the Toyshop opens! Using immersive stories, dances and timeless children’s songs, this show combines the warm, cosy feeling of childhood days gone by with whimsical fun for today – fabulous entertainment for children and adults alike.

A perfect show for all ages… but especially for those aged 2-6. This imaginative pre-school show was made for young people to learn and enjoy. It includes colour play, group songs and dances, Makaton signing, magic, costumes, interaction and storytelling. The relaxed group setting at the Warehouse Theatre enhances the show’s themes of friendship, perseverance and sharing.

And kids… bring your Adults, Families and Playgroups! This is a perfect first Fringe experience that will be remembered for years to come.

“An educational 40 minutes that ignited the imagination and engaged even the toughest critics below the age of 5 – a lovely interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children.” (The Serenade Files)

“Flawless performance – Perfect for preschoolers” (Audience Member)

“A fun, engaging and even educational experience for all the family to enjoy, hosted by two incredibly talented artists who have great flair in performing for young children” – (WAF Young Reviewer Initiative, Wandsworth Arts Fringe)

‘Meg in the Magic Toyshop’ runs weekends from March 1st until March 17th at The Warehouse Theatre (Atrium)
Fridays 4:30pm, Saturdays 10am and 11:30am, Sundays 11:15am

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Kids in Adelaide Review
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Meg in the Magic Toyshop is a bright, lively and highly engaging family fringe fringe show perfect for the youngest Fringe fans in your family (we recommend 1-6 years is ideal).
Full of songs the youngest family members are bound to love Meg encourages audience participation and the kids loved getting up and involved all the way through.
With family favourite songs and stories that the youngest family members know and love, Meg in the Magic Toyshop has lots to keep the audience engaged with bright colours, toys, and music, dancing and more.
The Warehouse venue is a gorgeous intimate space, fully air conditioned for a lovely cool experience at The Warehouse Theatre in Unley just off Greenhill Rd
As an added bonus the performers include Auslan signing for many of the songs and stories, so signing families will love this even more.

Justin's BIG Balloon Show

Prepare to be swept off your feet as the masterminds behind the Fringe Family favourites – “CIRCUS • The Show” & “The Greatest Magic Show” – present an extraordinary stage show like no other! Led by the incredible Justin, WINNER of TV show ‘Blow Up!’, this show is bursting with grand illusions, thrilling circus stunts and, of course, Justin’s signature BIG balloon creations that have to be seen to be believed!

For the first time ever in Adelaide, this show appeals to every single audience member – regardless of age! Come discover just what is possible when a master of magic, circus and balloons combines these artforms in an enthralling 60 minute spectacular!

★★★★★ ‘Engaging, amusing and entertaining!’ The Blurb
‘I cannot believe this is possible with balloons!’ Samantha Jade

All our balloons used are made of Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) – harvested by tapping the Rubber Tree in a way that does not harm the tree. NRL is organic – not plastic – and is biodegradable. Balloons are recycled through TerraCycle after each season.

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Kids in Adelaide Review
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Justin’s Big Balloon Show was truly incredible. Rated “1 hundred and 59 trillion” thumbs up from my 5 year old son. The show included dangerous, clever, funny, jaw-dropping, and heart-felt acts.
Justin showed us just how creative balloon art can be, constantly wowing the audience with his creations. We were told the acts were going to be dangerous and stupid. Well, we were stupidly impressed and were left wanting more. The crowd interaction was great, Justin made us all feel like we were part of the show itself. He left us constantly questioning how the magic happened. If you’re looking for a great show to watch with your family, this is it.
The show is full of colour and laughter, it truly is a feel good show for all members of the family.

Little Red In The Hood - by A.J Bailey

A fun-filled fractured fairy tale with recycling messages!

Little Red loves her Granny and her neighbourhood!
She’s like a Superhero in a hoodie- always on the lookout for litterbugs and people who don’t know how to Recycle.
Her mottos are ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’ and ‘Be a Recycle Superhero’
Everyone thinks Red is pretty amazing!
Of course, every story has a troublemaker, and this one has Walter – The Big Bad Wolf.
He’s not really that big or bad …more like medium-sized and cheeky, with no clue about Recycling!
Walter can smell the awesome chocolate cake Granny’s got cooking and he’s on a mission to get the first bite.
Oh no…watch out Granny!

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Kids in Adelaide Review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A different and really fun interpretation of the classic children’s tale, Little Red Riding Hood. The audience goes adventure with Walter the Wolf (aka The Big Bad Wolf) as he tries to get first taste of Grannie’s delicious Chocolate Cake.  Little Red, our stories recycling hero, isn’t having a bar of that though and she proceeds to save Granny, the cake and give Walter a lesson on how to not be so big and bad and to choose friendship instead.  Lots of music, dancing, laughs, lessons (and fart jokes) in this show and with EIGHT performance locations throughout S. A it’s the perfect Fringe experience for primary aged children.

JUNKLANDIA

JUNKLANDIA is an engaging & interactive spectacle of drumming, dance, circus and comedy guaranteed to excite & inspire KIDS & families! Don’t miss our Adelaide Fringe debut after receiving a “Judge’s Pick” nomination at Melbourne Fringe 2023.

Two brothers from the faraway planet ‘JUNKLANDIA’ embark on an EPIC mission to Earth to teach the Junklandian ways of music & creative recycling! With a hilarious language of gibberish & rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality.

The show ends with an incredible ‘JUNK Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band!

You won’t look at recycled materials the same way after watching this show!

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We had a feeling this show would be one of our favourites for Fringe 2024 and we weren’t wrong. JUNKLANDIA is a big funky five stars from us!
If you love a kids Fringe show that’s full of big colours, big sounds, big laughs, music and crowd participation on an epic scale this one is for you. These guys had the entire audience, kids and adults alike laughing and bopping in the aisles to the sound of instruments made from recycled “junk”. Kids of all ages will love this show, with primary aged kids also taking home an important lesson about recycling and the environment.

Bunktopia - A Shadow Puppet Show

Meet the man who makes shadow puppets in a whole new way! The award winning odd-ball creator of ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’, ‘Swamp Juice’, ‘Slapdash Galaxy’ and ‘Bunkasaurus’, Jeff Achtem (Bunk Puppets) returns to Adelaide Fringe to show off some of his favorite shadow puppetry characters and clown adventures . Giant trolls, dancing snails and a popcorn avelanche! Put down your screen, grab some kids and come jump-start your imagination! Bunktopia is an uplifting, and imaginative puppetry showcase for all ages.

Past reviews for Bunk Puppets:
★★★★★ “Something really exceptional” Advertiser.
“He reminds you what your imagination is for” The Skinny.
“Innovative, memorable. Fun” The Times UK.
“An absolute master of the worlds he creates” FringeReview UK.
★★★★★ “It’s hard to imagine a more entertaining, generous of inspirational show.” FringeReview Adelaide.
“A hilarious, ingenious show” Adelaide Theatre Guide.
“Pure theater magic, filling the room with joy and wonder” NY Theater Now.
“Unmissable pleasure” Broadway World.

When: 24 – 25 Feb, 2 – 3 Mar, 9 -10 & 11 Mar (11 am start all dates)
Where: The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, Kaurna Country
Who: Ideal for families, ages 6 yrs plus

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets has done it again! His clown adventures and puppet mastery had our family of five laughing, cheering and clapping along, as he creates interactive theatre magic. An imaginative and comedic puppet show, Bunktopia shines for the young at heart.
Jeff manages to create a myriad of worlds and stories with his puppet creations, from giant trolls to silly snails, crazy scientists and so much more! If you love slapstick comedy of the ‘Mr Bean’ variety, you will love Bunktopia. For something a little different to your typical circus and magic shows, this hilariously creative show is one not to be missed on your Fringe schedule.
For that truly authentic Fringe feel, the show is held in the Garden of Unearthly Delights! We are off to bunnings to buy some cardboard and gloves to make to some crazy shadow puppets!
Recommended Ages 4-99

More Adelaide Fringe Shows for Kids in 2024

Discover, Play, Bikeway!

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

Click here for more info.

Maho Magic Bar

Returning by popular demand, Japan’s ‘Maho Magic Bar‘ will transport you and your family to glittering Tokyo! Japan’s close-up magic masters are ready to astound audiences afresh in 2024 with fresh tricks and Maho Magic Bar’s signature charm. Maho Magic Bar features incredible magic, lots of laughter and delicious cocktails and mocktails! You’ll see these masters at work at point blank range, putting a wild contemporary spin on Japan’s magic traditions.

Maho Magic Bar has special family-friendly performances* before 4pm on weekend afternoons. Experience world-class magic up-close at your table, while sipping on delicious Japanese-inspired drinks. Bring the whole family for a magical afternoon, book a unique birthday party or book an adults-only date night for one of the evening sessions.

“Spend the next 60 minutes with a huge smile on your face, your jaw on the ground as you try and work out “how did they just do THAT!?!!” – Kids in Adelaide on the 2023 season.

Alongside single tickets, you can also book an exclusive table for up to 14 guests or even book the entire show/venue for an exclusive party to remember.

Location: The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Dates: February 16 – March 17
Price: $62-$82
Tickets: https://bit.ly/3NfYiZK 

*recommended for ages 6+ with parental guidance, see website for details and content warnings

Kids In Adelaide Review
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“We saw card tricks, sleight of hand, coin teleportation and more – every single trick left us gobsmacked and in absolute awe of their talent. These magicians are the real deal!”
Click here for our full review.

KABOOM!

The maddest of mad scientists, Magnus Danger Magnus,heads to Adelaide Fringe for the very first time with a brand new, all ages electromagnetic extravaganza in KABOOM! He’s exploded his way across the country, lighting fires on stage and setting kids’ curiosity ablaze; now he’s built a fascinating new set of gizmos and gadgets guaranteed to electrify!

3 x WINNER – Best Children’s Event, FRINGE WORLD 2019-2022

Chaotic mayhem abounds in this stunningly stylish S.T.E.M. show with 10 times the spectacle and 20,000 times the voltage of the science classes at school! This is an absolutely feast for the senses, and educational entertainment at its absolute best!

★★★★½ “Electrifying!” The West Australian

★★★★★ “Everything a science show should be, AND MORE!” Seesaw Mag

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Kids In Adelaide Review
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KABOOM! is a kids Fringe show that goes off with a BANG! If your kids aren’t interested in the singing, dancing, drama shows, then this is the show for them! They will get to see some cool science experiments, learn some facts and have a laugh at the comedic talents of Magnus Danger Magnus.

The show started with Magnus talking about how science is everywhere- setting the scene for this fun, educational show.

Expect to see experiments such as The Vortex, liquid and gases creating some very cool effects, lots of fire, bubbles, nitrogen and steam and the finale of “Elephant’s Toothpaste”.

Kids were encouraged to yell out ‘The Science Cheer’ and a few lucky kids got to go up onstage as helpers to Magnus.

Reminder that will stick with your kids: “Always wear your goggles and gloves!”.

We’d recommend this show for 6-12 year olds, although our four year old loved it!

CIRCUS The Show

Roll up! Roll up! Prepare to enter a world of whimsy, wonder and amazement where your imagination will soar like never before, in this completely re-imagined family circus spectacular!

WINNER – Best Children’s Event, Adelaide Fringe Weeklies 2021, 2023

After a complete SELL-OUT season in 2023, CIRCUS is officially heading back to Adelaide with a family spectacle that is truly not to be missed! Featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, breath-taking and elegant aerialists, an endearing clown with his GIGANTIC 6ft balloon, and enough side-splitting comedy to send any grown man running for the toilet!

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Kids in Adelaide Review
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Roll up! roll up! Roll up! We went to circus the show this afternoon and what can we say…….we had the best time watching the illusions, the acrobatics, magician, juggler, the clown and by gosh you bet we laughed until our sides hurt! This show is ah-mazing and we were in awe of the ariel stunts wondering just how they do what they do without falling on their heads whilst also hoping that our crazy kids do not try any of the acrobatic stunts at home! (Fairly sure our curtain poles and light fixtures are not equipped to deal with our mischievous circus acrobats)This show is a must see for family entertainment and will keep even the most fidgety 4 year old sitting still on the edge of their seat in amazement!

Let's Batik (Indonesian Batik Workshop)

Let’s create a beautiful printed tapestry or apron that you’ll be proud to showcase. You’ll use brush painting & Tjanting to create the resist art with hot beeswax.
Indonesian batik pieces are highly priced due to their intricacy. You’ll be guided by Rehana to finish your very own batik tapestry.

Rehana is the only batik artist in SA teaching at various councils, schools and WEA. She has spent several months learning at the National Batik Museum of Jakarta. In 2009, Indonesian Batik was titled to be the masterpiece of intangible human heritage by UNESCO.

The class price has been discounted to let more people try this amazing art. Gift this class to someone you love, come solo or drag your bestie. Come excited or reluctant and leave accomplished with a wow!

A beginner friendly session for 15+ years. Relax, create & try some Pakistani street food for a gold coin.

Let’s Batik was rated ★★★★★ in the previous Fringe.

“I had been looking forward to participating in this Indonesian Batik Printing workshop ever since I signed up for it,
and I loved it!” Hush & Pandemonium on Three D Radio 93.7FM

Enfield Community Centre
Wed 28th Feb: 5.20 pm
Sun 10th March: 11.30 am
Sun 17th March: 9.40 am

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I'm A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here!

DID YOU KNOW there has NEVER been MORE or LESS WATER on EARTH? What has it seen? Where has it been? Join Raindrops Reef, Rocio and Millie on a silly sketch comedy adventure through time. Escape from the Scientaurous Rex, get slurped up by a prehistoric caveman, and hurtle towards the 21st century. But be warned! The climate is changing; can you help the trio to spread an ever-important message?

“Outstanding and innovative” Broden Kelly, Aunty Donna

“Fantastic show and brought up some very important conversations afterwards.” Parent

★★★★★ “I LOVED the dinosaurs!” Ollie, 7

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐1/2
This is a really cute show with a serious message about climate change! We went on an adventure back in time to discover dinosaurs, prehistoric cave men, acid rain and politicians.Thought provoking show with an important message. Kids enjoyed it.

Brilliant Bubbles

Dr Hubble is Australia’s favorite bubble man, he has mesmerised audiences in over 30 countries throughout his nearly 30-year career. With a captivating ability to manipulate simple soap bubbles, Dr. Hubble crafts extraordinary moments of wonder, featuring unique creations like square and octagon bubbles, chimneys, and explode-a-bubbles. This show, offering a mix of fun, humor, and a subtle sustainability message, is a true spectacle that must be seen to be believed. From creating bubbles children and adults have never seen before to enclosing one lucky child inside a massive bubble, Dr. Hubble’s performances are a delightful and educational journey into the enchanting world of bubbles.

“Children and adults were left in awe” Weekend Notes

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Kids in Adelaide Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A show for anyone who enjoys light hearted, incredible scientific fun!

Hana Fiesta's Disco Fiasco

Half circus show, half interactive dance party for kids and families.

Hana Fiesta invites you to join the disco… but the lights and sound are broken! With a unique blend of high energy DIY that includes circus skills, slapstick and utter silliness, Hana Fiesta needs to unravel this fiasco and fix the disco equipment in time to throw a mega fun dance party.

Watch her tackle the challenge, then join the interactive dance party to celebrate. With Hana Fiesta DJ-ing contemporary to nostalgic tunes, the disco is perfect for the whole family to put on their dancing shoes and show off their moves.

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The Pinky Pie Party

The Pinky Pie Party is back!
The only show in the Fringe by kids for kids, (with assistance from the producers of Blanc de Blanc, Limbo and the Kids Comedy Gala.)

DJ Alba Lorca is a year older and is ready to prove that seven-year-olds actually throw the BEST parties.

You can expect special effects, balloons, craft, face paint, the Paw Patrol theme song, and to feel so good you’ll be doing confetti angels on the floor.

Four shows only, don’t miss out!

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Kids in Adelaide Review
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The Pinky Pie Party is back again this Adelaide Fringe with a disco party just for kids!
DJ Alba Lorca put together a set of bangers including the macarena, YMCA and the Paw Patrol theme song that had everyone dancing and the special effects including confetti, beach balls and laser lights kept the crowd in the palms of her 7 year old hands for the full 50 minutes. Throw in photo opps and face painting this has to be close to the best fun for kids 8 and under at the Fringe.

STUFF!

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

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BYPASS

BYPASS takes you on an evocative journey through the complexities of human nature and the intrinsic need to participate in a collective. Prepare to be mesmerized by a thought-provoking spectacle of acrobatic humans that challenges you to question why, despite the benefits of the group, so many individuals yearn to be different. As you step into the world of BYPASS, be prepared to question, reflect, and marvel at the intricacies of the human experience, navigating a profound internal struggle to find belonging. This show raises questions about the balance between the safety and security of conformity and the desire for individual expression. 

Adelaide Fringe Award Winners 2023 (Best Circus) 

★★★★★ “Exciting, thrilling and unmissable.” – The Barefoot Review

Photos by Deco Photography

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SA Children's Ballet Company - Cinderella, The Untold Story

Embark on a magical journey through a narrated dance extravaganza designed to captivate young imaginations. This delightful dance performance whisks families away to a world brimming with fantastical and quirky characters straight out of fairy tales.

Join Cinderella as she navigates her challenging life alongside her two hilariously mischievous stepsisters. When Prince Charming announces a spectacular Ball, Cinderella dreams of attending, and with the help of Seven Rats and her Fairy Godmother, her wish comes true.

The Ball becomes a colourful spectacle as familiar fairy tale favourites like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Snow White, Little Bo Peep her Sheep, Jack and Jill and even the Three Little Pigs all dance to impress Prince Charming. However when Cinderella arrives, the ball takes an unexpected turn.Will this story lead to a magical ‘happily ever after’ ending? Come along to find out.

Suitable for all ages – narrated
Meet the cast at the end of each 4pm performance

Runtime:
50 minutes

When:
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2024
2pm and 4pm

Where:
Star Theatre One
145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton

Reviews:
“5 stars, that’s as good as it gets”
– Little Miss 6

“Grand, colourful and great for kids, fabulous job of bringing to stage a very fun, quirky and different take on the Cinderella story”
– Clayton Werner The Clothesline

“A fabulous performance that any budding dancers, lovers of princesses or fairytales will enjoy”
– Kids in Adelaide

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Kids In Adelaide Review

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Everytime we see one of the South Australian Children’s Ballet (SACBC) performances we are blown away by the emerging talent that Adelaide offers. Their shows get better and better each year and we thoroughly enjoyed ‘Cinderella, The Untold Story’.

This is the second time in the last few years that SACBC have staged ‘Cinderella, The Untold Story’ and to their credit – we noticed that dancers that we saw in minor roles a few years ago have improved and moved into lead roles, which is testament to the company and the training that it offers.

For those who are new to this particular version of Cinderella, it’s not the story you are probably used to! Be prepared to meet lots of familiar fairytale characters as they join Cinderella at the Ball and watch her quest to find true love – will it be with Prince Charming? You’ll have to go along to find out!

Speaking of Prince Charming, this role (played by Bundjalung Coker) was a stand out for us, along with Brady Leong, playing the dual roles of The Big Bad Wolf and Russ The Candlestick Maker. In both dancers, their technique was a delight to watch, particularly in Coker’s fouettes and Leong’s leaps.

The technique and performance was tight throughout in all performers – it was lovely to watch our two little eight year old ballerinas watching the dancers onstage in awe and admiration.

The show was a tight 50 minutes, started on time and had a quick meet and greet with the dancers afterwards. I’d recommend this for ages 4 and up, or possibly even younger if your child can sit still for nearly an hour.

Kunba - the Family

A folklore of Makrani fishermen. Your children will love this adventure – thriller.

‘Kunba – the Family’ is a shadow puppetry performance for kids & family by young artists.

This show aims to revive the art of shadow puppetry with a focus on family bonding and a reminder to save the oceans.

Join young Ali on his dangerous mission to find his father who was on a fishing trip. The unpredictable weather slammed their boat.

Only one person was rescued. The fisherman said he died. But Ali’s heart says his father is still alive. The sea is mighty but Ali must face his fears for the survival of his family.

Keep your eyes peeled and hold your breath- On the Dark Island of Death!

Sun 25th Feb: 11.40 am, 1.30 pm at Woodville Townhall
Sat 9th March: 2.00pm, 4.15 pm at Lithuanian House.
2 shows each day. Duration: 45 minutes.

Mild Warning: Haze Effect & Strobe Lighting

(You’ll also see Kunba in the coming school holidays. Contact Studio Rags to be a part of the shadow puppetry workshops in the next school holidays.)

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The Revolting Children of Tomorrow

“The Revolting Children of Tomorrow” returns to the Adelaide Fringe after its sell out season in 2018 and is ready to delight a new generation of children in 2024!
Starring a talented cast of young performers aged 10 to 17, “The Revolting Children of Tomorrow” is an all-singing, all-dancing, musical adventure through the streets of New York City.

The story begins when little orphan Annabelle (played by Kimora Njoroge) teams up with Tildie, an unhappy school girl (Played by Zoe Burns from “Gymnastics Academy – A Second Chance”) and together they form an unlikely friendship based on their mutual dream of becoming Broadway Stars! With the guidance of their Fairy ‘Stage’ Mother (played by Laurie Rea), the girls experience the ups and downs of show-biz and find out if they’ve got what it takes to be stars!

“The Revolting Children of Tomorrow” is hilarious, heartwarming and full of musical theatre favourites that will have you dancing in your seats. If you are looking for a kids Fringe show that the whole family will love, this is it!

See “The Revolting Children of Tomorrow” at the Peacock Tent at Gluttony at 4.15pm on Sunday the 18th of February, Sunday the 25th February, Sunday the 3rd of March, Sunday the 10th of March and Sunday the 17th of March

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Kids in Adelaide Review
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Star Academy shine in this all singing, all dancing musical mash up staring Tildie and Annabelle. Two young hopefuls dreaming of singing and dancing life away by fulfilling their show biz dreams. Their Fairy stage mother brings the laughs and fart humour while trying to make their dreams come true and “take us to broadway!” On the journey we meet the “cats” of New York and a hard hitting hip hop crew for some much needed dance tips. Next we’re off to a diner for some high energy Grease inspired flips and tricks.The quest to get their “name in lights” continues with a serious makeover. Determined to succeed and be “Popular” Annie and Tildie’s transformation is close to complete! But not before the full cast returns for a “Frozen” spectacular complete with everyone’s tapping snowman friend! Most importantly Annie and Tilde realise they aren’t the best singers or dancers but Passion and determination makes stars! Take your dancers, entertainers, singers and stage want to be’s of all ages.

Diary Of A Magician

Step into the world of the magician, where fragments of life unveil through a mysterious diary. Join a mesmerizing adventure through mountains, seas, and the cosmos in search of creative sparks. Experience classical Chinese poetry fused with modern magic, witnessing centuries-old verses collide with contemporary art. ‘Diary of a Magician’ blends classic magic and sensational stunts for a spellbinding performance.

Magician Mu-Syuan Chang and his production team hail from the NTNU’s Graduate Institute of Performing Arts.
His recent accolades include:

– YGAT Guangdong Magic Convention
• Best Creative Act Award

– 808 International Magic Convention
• Stage Contest Grand Prix

Witness his award-winning magic and creativity in action!

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This show was a big hit, not just with our family but the entire crowd. Adults and kids alike lapped up the exceptionally rounded talents of Mu-Syuan Chang who shared not only his magic skills with us, but also his artistic story telling, and beautiful movement. His diary with snippets in time over the last 12 months is shared on the screen, with text in both Chinese and English, and set to a beautiful musical soundtrack which helps set the mood and tell the story. Not a word is spoken throughout, nor does it need to be – people were captivated throughout. He used a range of different magic, from cards to balls, smoke, rings and other items too. The audience was brought into the show with interaction at their seats, my 8yo was thrilled to have a coin plucked from behind her ear. Mu-Syuan Chang was at the door after the show and happy to meet with the grateful audience who were offering many congratulations on what was a well rounded show that showcased the many talents of this young man! A great show, we would definitely recommend it! The kids who are nearly 9 and nearly 12 were all thrilled to have attended. It was more than just magic, it was art.

The Boy With The Golden Fox

Join Ewing and the mythical Golden Fox on their heartfelt journey home as they flee the Wommolly’s ruin through the magical woods. Complete with original musical numbers and a sweeping orchestral score, this adventure of unlikely friendships will not only delight but leave you hopeful for what might come next.

Sold out in 2023!

‘The Boy with the Golden Fox’ was first performed in 2022 at the Parks Theatre and was the first public season for The Flying Elephant Company. The show had a second season in 2023 to sold out audiences. This Fringe will be the first of four seasons of new musicals for 2024, which will also proudly tour South Australian, Victorian and Western Australian primary schools.

“This is a wonderful local product with wider significance and appeal. Its intended audience of 3- to 12-year-olds were enchanted.” TASA.
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I Spy With My Little aaahhh!

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.

6 people
6 cylinders
0 aircon
45 degrees
747 KMS…

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

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Kids In Adelaide Review
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“If the noisy, busy Fringe hubs or crazy, overstimulating shows aren’t for your kids, then ‘I Spy With My Little Ahhhh’ is possibly the perfect show for your family. Set in the Botanic Gardens, it is calm, relaxing and you will leave feeling transported and fulfilled after an hour of story telling with the master, Helen Lawry.
‘I Spy With My Little Ahhhh’ tells the story of a road trip – a road trip on a hot summer day in a car with no air conditioning, back in the day before iPads and possibly when seatbelts were optional. As usual, Helen had the kids eating out of the palm of her hand, in her calm, engaging story telling style.”
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The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

The Monkey Show is now 20 YEARS OLD!!! And still going stronger than ever.  Widely touted as Australia’s favourite little kids’ puppet show, the monkeys are back in the Garden of Unearthly Delights for another fabulous fringe season

SOLD OUT in 2023, this is a “must see” for families with toddlers and young children.  The whole family will be laughing, dancing and drumming together!  It’s a fantastic show.

The show is a unique combination of puppetry, live music, comedy, and heart-warming themes.  It’s a funny and engaging show for the whole family. “★★★★★ Our Favourite Concert” (Rolling Music – Shanghai China). 

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Circus Of Facts

Step into a fantastical world filled with frivolity, feats, and fun in our ‘CIRCUS OF F[ACT]S’. Be prepared for fearlessly fabulous acrobats and freakishly funny fools in a fusion of fantasy and reality, where the fabulous unfolds before your eyes. Get ready to be flabbergasted, for this is a once-in-a-lifetime festival of ‘F’ that you won’t want to miss!

Cirqular Entertainment presents a cast of internationally performing and home-grown artists showcasing a diverse range of talents including quick-change acts, breathtaking aerial acrobatics, cube juggling, mesmerising cyr wheel performances and much more! A must-see circus show for the young and young at heart!

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The Circus of Facts presents an array of incredible circus acts, including mesmerizing aerial silks and hula hoop displays by acrobats with charming and humorous names such as Frank Fancy Pants, Olive Foil, Pop Fry, Fanny Floop, Forky Fig, and Fluffy. This five-star show weaves an exciting storyline that engages the audience in a thrilling mystery surrounding the stolen diamond, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. It’s a perfect blend of interactive storytelling and jaw-dropping circus acts, creating a delightful experience for all.

the Boy & the Ball

A story about making a friend and how one friend can become many.

In a world of cylinders, of all shapes and sizes, we meet a very shy boy and witness how, with the assistance of his ball, he makes a friend and how that single friend becomes many. Navigating the world of friendship is a “rite of passage” experience for most 4 year old’s. This nonverbal performance is a wondrous tale of reassurance, joy and connection… with a little magic.

the Boy & the Ball has toured to children’s festivals in Serbia, Italy and Malta.

“A masterpiece in exploring the subtle niceties, insecurities and joys of play, making friends and sheer magic” The Barefoot Review

“Never before have we seen a show that is so engaging for a young audience.” Teacher – Gowrie South Australia

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As someone who gives it a resounding five stars, I can confidently say that “The Boy and the Ball” is a performance that will stay with me for a very long time, its message resonating deeply within my heart. I urge anyone seeking a truly unforgettable experience to go and see this masterpiece. Don’t miss your chance to be swept away on this theatrical journey of friendship and wonder – it’s a performance that deserves to be cherished and celebrated by all!

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Trash Test Dummies Circus

Winners of the best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.” Edinburgh Festival For Kids ★★★★★, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. This “delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining” (Herald Sun) family adventure takes the humble household wheelie bin to new heights.

Everyone put your bins out, tonight’s bin night and the Trash Test Dummies are on duty. With side-splitting slapstick comedy, daring acrobatics and dexterous juggling these Dummies are on adventure that is anything but garbage. With ballet and balloons thrown in for good measure, this fast-paced hour of “adept unadulterated mischief” (The Times) delivers a dump truck full of hilarity!

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“Trash Test Dummies is a perfect introduction to circus for kids – they’ll get to see some acrobatics, juggling, silly dancing and clever choreography, all mixed together with some humour and excellent prop use.”
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The Giant Balloon Show

Having toured Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, Dizzy O’Dare is finally coming to Australia!

The Giant Balloon Show will have you in stitches and awe – expect balloons, a banging ’80s soundtrack, audience participation and the all-important GIANT BALLOON! This is non-stop fun for the whole family.
Dizzy is an award-winning performer and has been delighting audiences around the globe since 2009. Producing shows from the weird to the wonderful, the silly to the sublime.
“Everyone knows when Dizzy is playing as you hear the cheers right across the site.” Brighton Spiegeltent Producer 2023
“That was a master class in entertainment!” Craig Byrne, artists 2020
“Never laughed so much, my jaws are still aching!” Audience, Festival of Fools, 2018

Winner of The International Festival of Fools

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If you’re looking for a Fringe show where you don’t have to worry about it being age appropriate, too long or not suitable for the whole family The Giant Balloon Show is a great one to add to your must see list.
This show is the perfect combination of gags, tricks, great music and audience participation. Dizzy O’Dare is a wonderful entertainer who really knows how to keep the whole audience engaged. Who knew you could find enough balloon material to fill a 45 minute show?! The giant balloon finale was especially hilarious.
It’s good ol fashioned silly Fringe fun that will have your whole family lol-ing!

PreHysterical

Cirque Du Soleil meets the Flinstones!

A hilarious circus show for children and parents of all ages following three foolish Neanderthals as they struggle to survive the harsh natural world.

Avoiding predators, navigating harsh environments and learning to work together are all explored with marvellous circus skills and hilarious slapstick comedy. With truly incredible circus and tongue-in-cheek humour for the adults, PreHysterical is something everyone will enjoy.

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Kids in Adelaide Review
Prehysterical is a big 5 out of 5 stars for us! The actors are absolutely brilliant, and so convincing in their characters of cave people. The physical theatre is laugh-out-loud funny, with the three characters impressively in unison the entire time. 

Circus Spectacular

This vibrant, cutting edge all-ages event is an exhilarating, action-packed 60 minute production.

Audiences will be amazed as they witness the famous death-defying wheel of steel, world-class acrobatics and stunning aerial routines. These thrilling acts have been choreographed with the accompaniment of dynamic dance routines and showcase incredible live vocals which will leave you entranced the entire way through.

With this show’s inception being brought to life by the creative minds of the renowned Ashton Family, this large-scale, age-appropriate show is the perfect event for the entire family.

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Hysterically funny mixed in with death defying stunts, the talented team behind ‘Infamous’ bring a family friendly version showcasing their skills. 

An Utterly Rubbish Adventure

There’s a world inside your bin! After falling into a mysterious trashcan, Jim is thrown into a wild and wonderfully silly tale of adventure, invention and some very odd characters. Combining high-energy physical theatre with rubbish puppets and recycled props – and featuring catchy original songs – you’ll never look at your garbage the same way again.

Winner: FRINGE WORLD Weekly Children’s Event Award 2022 & Adelaide Fringe Tour Ready Award 2023.

★★★★½ “an utterly brilliant show” Fourth Wall, 2023.

★★★★ “a quirky and enthralling tale in which inventiveness, creativity, and farts save the day” Fringefeed, 2023.

★★★★ “a humorous approach to our problem with rubbish” Seesaw, 2022.

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Who would have thought dumpster diving or falling in a bin could lead to such a crazy adventure!
A man called Jim falls into a bin then goes on an adventure with all the rubbish contained within. There is recycling, puppet making and silly songs! Then there are the fart gags…..what kid doesn’t love a joke featuring bottom burps, toots and fluffs! Huge laughs from the whole audience. This show is great entertainment for primary aged kids.

2024 Adelaide Fringe Shows for Teens + Tweens

Girl Talk

‘Girl Talk’ is an extraordinary performance that defies stereotypes and celebrates the strength of female voices. This show blends the physicality of circus with the authenticity of documentary style theatre. It challenges the dismissive connotations of the phrase “Girl Talk” by providing a powerful platform for women’s stories.

From the constraints of societal expectations to the rules set predominantly by men, ‘Girl Talk’ delves into the challenges women face every day. It’s a mission to amplify the female voice, and it does so by drawing from personal experiences, using text, physical language, and circus apparatus, providing a platform for women to find their voice.

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Sleep's Hill Tunnel

Sleep’s Hill Tunnel is shaping up to be one of the most unique and must-see events at the Fringe in 2024. This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is set to captivate audiences by bringing to life a forgotten piece of Adelaide’s history. Located in Panorama, this exclusive event offers a rare opportunity to explore the abandoned Sleep’s Hill Tunnel, a hidden gem on the old Adelaide-to-Melbourne rail line that is now a heritage site.

Sleep’s Hill Tunnel promises an unforgettable journey through time. Visitors will be guided through the historic rail tunnel to discover a 350-metre long journey of light projections that chronicle the tunnel’s transformation from a steam train passageway to a mushroom farm. This exploration is enriched with unique time-lapse footage and phenomenal projection installations by various artists.

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Maho Magic Bar

Returning by popular demand, Japan’s ‘Maho Magic Bar’ will transport you and your family to glittering Tokyo! Japan’s close-up magic masters are ready to astound audiences afresh in 2024 with fresh tricks and Maho Magic Bar’s signature charm. Maho Magic Bar features incredible magic, lots of laughter and delicious cocktails and mocktails! You’ll see these masters at work at point blank range, putting a wild contemporary spin on Japan’s magic traditions.

Maho Magic Bar has special family-friendly performances* before 4pm on weekend afternoons. Experience world-class magic up-close at your table, while sipping on delicious Japanese-inspired drinks. Bring the whole family for a magical afternoon, book a unique birthday party or book an adults-only date night for one of the evening sessions. When booking before the end of the year, Kids in Adelaide readers can use code FAMILYMAGIC at checkout for 30% off tickets for any session!

“Spend the next 60 minutes with a huge smile on your face, your jaw on the ground as you try and work out “how did they just do THAT!?!!” – Kids in Adelaide on the 2023 season.

Alongside single tickets, you can also book an exclusive table for up to 14 guests or even book the entire show/venue for an exclusive party to remember.

Location: The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Dates: February 16 – March 17
Price: $62 – $82
Tickets: https://bit.ly/3NfYiZK
More info: https://www.mahomagicbar.com/
*recommended for ages 6+ with parental guidance, see website for details and content warnings

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Natural Wonders

Embark on an extraordinary journey through a series of projected and immersive artworks of diverse natural ecosystems and storytelling, transforming the Botanic Garden into an outdoor art gallery under the stars. Enter upon sunset to explore a magical trail of stories, light and music for all ages with unique works by award-winning artists.

Featuring:

“ArchiBio” by Andrej Boleslavsky
“Borealis” by Dan Acher
“Passage” by light and installation duo, Harsh Realities
“Project Earth” by Liam Somerville and Michael Ellingford
“Time on Country” by Alex Frayne and Katrina Penning
“The Spirit Lives On” by Ngarrindjeri woman, Nicole Gollan in partnership with Same River Studio

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The Adelaide Botanic Gardens have once again been transformed into a captivating tapestry of light, sound, and smoke with Natural Wonders.This immersive outdoor art experience features six mesmerising installations that that bring their location to life. Highlights include the ethereal laser journey of “Borealis” by Dan Archer and the playful reflections of “Passage” by Harsh Realities. We had fun chasing the lights and playing in the mirror reflections.

Before adding Natural Wonders to your family’s Adelaide Fringe experience, consider….:
It’s a late night: Shows begin at 8pm, so it’s best suited for children who can handle staying up past bedtime.
Sensory considerations: The event takes place after dark, and some sections feature loud sounds and potentially spooky visuals and sounds, which might not be ideal for very young children.
Age recommendation: For older children (aged 8 and up), Natural Wonders is an enjoyable and immersive experience. Teenagers, in particular, will appreciate the numerous Instagram-worthy photo opps

Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience

The international smash-hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is returning to Adelaide from 16 February to 10 March at the Terrace Hotel Adelaide as part of the Adelaide Fringe. Come and see for yourself why this is labelled “Immersive theatre at its startling best” (Best of Theatre, London 2019)

Having recently chalked up 10 years on London’s West End, 15 years touring the UK and Europe, and 25 years touring Australia, this production is the longest running Fawlty Towers production of any kind worldwide.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem. Expect the unexpected!

‘A full-on feast for the funny bone’ Australian Stage
‘Hilarious’ ★★★★★ The West Australian
‘Seriously funny. An absolute blast’ ★★★★★ The Advertiser
‘An often outrageous and unpredictable slice of malarkey sure to please’ ★★★★★ GlamAdelaide

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Matt Hale: Top Fun! 80's Spectacular Remix

Joyful. Crazy. Fun. Remixed for 2024 inc new routines! The unmissable smash hit comedy hypnosis show with 80s party vibes. Fresh from multiple sellout run at Edinburgh Fringe & a global viral 50million+ views TikTok sensation.
Laugh along, sing along, even star in the show – you choose! All ages friendly, grab tickets now.

“Stomach grabbing humour. Not to be missed!” The Advertiser
“Spectacular silliness! Absolute feelgood must-see show” Xpress
★★★★★ “fun filled show!” Review Edinburgh
★★★★★ “laugh until your sides hurt!” Weekend Notes
★★★★★ “Side-splittingly funny” Fringefeed
★★★★★ “laugh uncontrollably, gasp, sing along” Perth Happenings
Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale is a multi award winner, regularly sells out & seen on Best Shows/Top 10/Pick of the Fringe. We’re gonna party like it’s 1985!

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2024 Adelaide Fringe Show for us (adults)

Confetti and Chaos

Interactive Theatre International (ITI) is proud to present the return Adelaide Fringe season of their brand-new comedy experience Confetti & Chaos from 5th – 10th March 2024. Brought to you by the people behind the global smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, Confetti and Chaos is a totally immersive and highly improvised theatrical experience that invites audiences to become guests at a very surprise, not-so-civilised wedding reception.

It was meant to be a surprise party to celebrate Will and Stacey’s wedding, but it’s turned into pandemonium – with secrets spilling out as uninvited and misbehaving family members bust in, bust up and bust a move. This fabulous 5-star experience has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress, with entirely original comedy that pulls out all the stops – including quick-fire character changes and quick-fire laughs.

From arrival through to seating, eating, and dancing, audiences will become part of a classic wedding reception gone wildly wrong. Crammed with comedy and chaos, this confetti-filled show features four performers playing nine characters in a whirlwind of laughter, love and tears, and a 3-course meal.

It might just be the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to – and you’re all invited!

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Wow! We unexpectantly spent the evening at one of the most chaotic weddings that one hopes never to encounter in real life! Brought to you by the people behind the smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, we absolutely enjoyed 2 hours of comedy theatrics and three courses of delicious food.Let’s face it – there is always at least one thing that turns pear-shaped at your own wedding, but generally only you as a bride or groom can tell, right!? But this was not the case at Confetti and Chaos! And it certainly puts your own wedding into perspective!An evening of absolute pandemonium, we watched as family members bust in and out of the room, brawl, joke, sing, make-out and groove. The hilarious antics of the best man, the drunken Mother of the Groom, the influencer aunty and the horny wait staff made for an interactive and improvised calamity of comedy that brought tears to our eyes. ,One thing that was not a catastrophe, was the food! The food was delicious, well presented and flavoursome! This is one wedding you do not want to miss! Jump on board, buy a ticket, sit back, relax and feel much better about your own disastrous wedding, as this one takes the cake! It’ll make you reminisce and want to get married all over again! Suited age range 18+ – One for the parents and grandparents

Let's Batik (Indonesian Batik Workshop)

Let’s create a beautiful printed tapestry or apron that you’ll be proud to showcase. You’ll use brush painting & Tjanting to create the resist art with hot beeswax.
Indonesian batik pieces are highly priced due to their intricacy. You’ll be guided by Rehana to finish your very own batik tapestry.

Rehana is the only batik artist in SA teaching at various councils, schools and WEA. She has spent several months learning at the National Batik Museum of Jakarta. In 2009, Indonesian Batik was titled to be the masterpiece of intangible human heritage by UNESCO.

The class price has been discounted to let more people try this amazing art. Gift this class to someone you love, come solo or drag your bestie. Come excited or reluctant and leave accomplished with a wow!

A beginner friendly session for 15+ years. Relax, create & try some Pakistani street food for a gold coin.

Let’s Batik was rated ★★★★★ in the previous Fringe.

“I had been looking forward to participating in this Indonesian Batik Printing workshop ever since I signed up for it,
and I loved it!” Hush & Pandemonium on Three D Radio 93.7FM

Enfield Community Centre
Wed 28th Feb: 5.20 pm
Sun 10th March: 11.30 am
Sun 17th March: 9.40 am

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SO FRESH! Hits of the 2000s

THE CAST, one of Adelaide’s leading events band, is bringing back their spark after the roaring success of 80’S LADIES. Enter their spin off show SO FRESH: HITS OF THE 2000s.

Led by Chloe Castledine, and featuring Winston Howard and THE CAST band, this will be one epic celebration of some of the biggest hits that made the So Fresh compilation list in the noughties… let’s not pretend we don’t have a few of these.

Castledine leads a 10-piece ensemble, including the Impact Entertainment dancers. This cast creatively bring to life all the top noughties bangers in a most spectacular, hair raising way! This is not a pub gig, this is one big colourful immersive production! It’ll be a Y2K party all over again. With endless iconic tunes birthed out of the early 2000’s, this show will jam pack in as many as it possibly can. THE CAST will re-imagine songs from teen pop sensations like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake through to rock bands Good Charlotte and JET…and not forgetting all the other genres in between.

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Chloe Castledine & The Cast have done it again! After premiering this show at the Gluttony Winter Arts Festival in July 2023, SO FRESH: The Hits of the 2000’s is part of the Adelaide Fringe program in 2024 and we could not be happier.

If you’re like us and owned any of the So Fresh! CD compilations as a teen then this show will be a trip down memory lane and leave you reliving your nights on the dance floor at The Grand, Shenanigans and The Vic.

SO FRESH: The Hits of the 2000’s is banger after banger, hit after hit and as with most of Chloe Castledine’s shows, it wasn’t long before the crowd were on their feet dancing away. Not that anyone in the crowd could outdo the dancers onstage – they were slick, talented and full of energy.

The singing was incredible with Chloe and her performers tackling everything from RnB, classic noughties pop, a bit of grunge and everything else from the 2000’s. The show is also a visual feast with impressive costume changes – is there vinyl outfits and butterfly clips? Yes, yes there is!

For us the highlights were the Eminem, 50 Cent and Britney Spears songs – in fact the Britney impersonation is something close to scarily accurate! We also loved Numb (Linkin Park) and Drop It Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dog) – who are we kidding, we loved it all!

This show is the PERFECT show for a girls night out relieving your youth – grab your Mum friends, your high school buddies or anyone else who loved a vodka sunsrise back in the day and go and see how much fun you can have in an hour!

Infamous

For the first time at Fringe, ‘Infamous The Show’ delights its devotees with captivating adult cirque in its purpose-built Spiegel Big Top. Internationally acclaimed, ‘Infamous’ promises an immersive adventure that’s as intimate as it is breathtakingly grand.

We bring the excitement of circus to life with sensual numbers, live singing, world-class specialty acts, naughty comedy, and jaw-dropping stunts. From the thrilling Wheel of Death to the mesmerizing flying trapeze and a talented array of aerial acts, our show is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

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We love a kid free night at the Fringe and LOVED this one even more with its hassle free onsite parking at the big top on West Terrace (Ellis Park). Talk about a big opening act, woot! You had our attention right away. Sexy as hell, unreal music and lets call it ‘the pendulum of death’. I don’t know what it’s actually called but 1. it was trickery I have never seen before (WIN) and 2. it legitimately felt like there was a chance of seeing some one fall (good acting or actual risk, I’m still not sure, and it was brilliant!) The distraction between acts were dancey and scantly clad and yeah, talented. Fringe brings out a lot of g stings and hot AF bodies doesn’t it? The music was a vibe. Give me a bouncing man inside a giant balloon any circus of the week – but here you’ll find him both nude and with a massive wang – so funny. We enjoyed filling our cups with adult drinks over a quick intermission and the show moved into a raunchy second half including glow in the dark paint, shadow work, some incredible aerial acts and a surprise rubber dildo. I think it was the unexpected things in this show that really won our hearts, and made us roar with laughter. At this point I can also tell you that I will never hold my scarf up at the start of a Port Adelaide footy game to ‘never tear us apart’ again, with out a quiet smirk. The show finished strong with some unfathomable trapeze work and a cop that was giving Magic Mike vibes. In conclusion, truer words have never been spoken – “this show is not for children” however the 11am weekend time slot is family friendly and we look forward to catching it with our innocent little people. Oh yeah, one last thing #jessiesdick 

Adults Only Magic Show

Prepare for a wild and raunchy, adults-only night of magic and comedy with Sam, Justin, and Magnus ‘Danger’ Magnus. They’ll unleash uproarious humor and mind-bending illusions from their worldwide stage experience, spiced with a dash of cheeky nudity!

WINNER – Best Magic Show, Adelaide Fringe Weeklies 2021, 2023

★★★★★ ‘Nowhere Better to go this Fringe!’ – The Wee Review

★★★★★ ‘If I could give it more than 5 stars, I definitely would!’ – One4ReviewUK

★★★★★ ‘Simply the BEST, most entertaining magic I’ve ever seen in real life, on TV, or anywhere’ – Lisa in the Theatre

Join us for an unforgettable evening of pure entertainment, featuring two of the best magicians in the business in a fringe-favourite that will not soon be forgotten!

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Best Of The Best

Get ready for the extravaganza of a lifetime with this showcase of the hottest acts, handpicked from some of the most sensational shows across the Fringe!

Hosted by the dazzling MC superstar, Tash York, and featuring a selection of the very best circus, magic and cabaret acts, plus a different headlining act each night, this is your chance to catch the ultimate sneak peek of this year’s festival!
It’s a unique opportunity to experience the essence of this iconic festival distilled into one unforgettable showcase! Whether you’re an avid Fringe enthusiast, or new to the scene, ‘Best of the Best Variety’ promises an exhilarating hour of entertainment start to finish which will give you an ideal taste of what this festival is all about!

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Matador

A fast paced, deliciously dangerous & tantalising fusion of dance, circus and burlesque… with so much heart!

Featuring the iconic MATADOR moments, crowd favourite songs & signature story telling, MATADOR explores the themes of love, friendship, infidelity, heartbreak, passion & sex through thematic vignettes with reimagined dance & burlesque numbers, an updated soundtrack and some heart stopping new circus acts. This high intensity, 60 minute fiery affair will leave you breathless and wanting more!

★★★★★ “An unforgettable show” Lilithia Reviews

★★★★★ “Five stars from the second it starts!” The Advertiser

★★★★★ “A spectacular parade of bodies, music & talent” Glam Adelaide

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Kids In Adelaide Review

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This show is a love letter to life, love and loving youself, just as you are. Boundaries are broken and stereotypes are smashed as the performers dance their way through the show.

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Fafi D'Alour Uncut

Compelling. Provocative. A wild Cabaret spectacle of exceptional vocals, breathtaking movement, saucy acrobatics & sensual titillation.

Madame Fafi D’Alour leads a talented cast of cheeky delinquents in a celebration of sexuality and showcase of female empowerment that is guaranteed to keep you enthralled.

Join us in the UNCUT edition of Fafi D’Alour & The Delinquents for an evening of bedazzlement and fiery femininity as we plunge into the dreamscape of your utmost desires & set your senses ablaze!

Presented by AWARD-WINNING production company Delinquent Creatives.

★★★★★ WEEKEND NOTES “Empowering, dazzling, alluring, highly entertaining”

★★★★ THE ADVERTISER

★★★★ HIFIWAY

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80's LADIES

THE CAST, Adelaide’s premier events band, is bringing their spark to Adelaide Fringe with the return of theirhit show – 80’S LADIES. Starring Chloe Castledine and featuring THE CAST band, this will be one lavishcelebration of some of the biggest hits from the most fabulous 80’s ladies.

Chloe Castledine leads a 15 piece ensemble, including a full team of dancers (IMPACT Entertainment) –bringing to life all our fave 80’s bangers in a most spectacular, hair raising way! THE CAST will re-imaginesongs by some of the most influential female artists of the 1980’s: Whitney, Madonna, Kylie, Dolly, Cyndi…you’ll leave this show completely obsessed with these pop stars all over again.80’S LADIES celebrates the brave musical women who broke out and rose to fame in the 1980’s, whopushed the boundaries of gender stereotypes, colour, power and individuality, who also unashamedly andunapologetically exposed their raw passion for love and life. Like these women, this show will deliver a non-stop bold, colourful and exciting performance, making sure you feel every bit of the music and passion behind it.

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Not All Men

Scott’s new girlfriend is the girl of his dreams. Her best friend, Susannah, is his worst nightmare. When the two are introduced at a dinner party, tensions run high as lines are crossed, and Scott becomes convinced that Susannah is hell-bent on destroying his new relationship.

‘Not All Men’ is a razor-sharp meditation on gender dynamics among young people in modern-day Australia; intense, engaging and unforgettable. 

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Lloyd Langford - Blunt

Lloyd Langford has turned 40 and has simply run out of f*cks to give. He’s now far more comfortable in his own skin and a bit more critical about everyone else’s. Come along to the show and witness Lloyd turn his laser sharp brain, and admittedly slow speech, on all and sundry. And put your chubby little hands together and pray you don’t get caught in the crossfire.

Seen on Have You Been Paying Attention?, Thank God You’re Here, Spicks & Specks and Would I Lie To You?

“Because he has such a good way with words, conjuring up hilarious images, the punchlines hit all the harder.” Chortle

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Crème de la crème Caberet

Welcome to Crème de la crème, an incredible display of the hottest acts in this year’s Fringe festival. This is the best of the best, a variety night like no other.

Expect world-class acrobatics, from seasoned performers showcasing their weird and wonderful talents. Expect great skits and physical comedy, provided by the charming boys from Head First Acrobats. Expect more than a hint of cheeky nudity.

Raw and yet refined work, equal parts grit and sweat as glitz and glam. Real circus, real fun, right in front of your eyes.

“This is a perfect 18+ show ” – FringeFeed
“It is a cornucopia of acrobatic skills” – Stage Whispers

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**Some (not all) of the shows above are paid listings and/or we received free tickets to see. Our personal reviews for the shows above are not paid for and our honest opinion.

Adelaide Fringe Venues

The Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Is it even Fringe if you don't visit The Garden a few times? The Garden of Unearthly Delights is a family-friendly hub of festival season, with plenty of shows for all ages. Under the shade of the gumtrees in Rundle Park, little kids – and kids at...

Fool’s Paradise, Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square)

Fool’s Paradise, Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square)

Welcome to the new home of circus and cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe. Situated in the centre of the CBD in the southern half of Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) Fool’s Paradise will be an epicentre of activity for the Fringe. Presenting three unique venues, each...

Gluttony

Gluttony

Gluttony is back for the 2024 Adelaide Fringe! Located in the gardens of Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka over 170 Fringe acts will perform within the numerous venues within Gluttony. This is the largest of the Fringe hubs. You'll find a whole range of family friendly...

Fringe @ Prompt Creative Centre

Fringe @ Prompt Creative Centre

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big Fringe hubs this year and check out a show at Prompt Creative Centre – an accessible venue run for artists, by artists! Located in Pirie Street, they have a whopping ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY performances over the...

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