Wonder Children’s Festival returns

Wonder Children's Festival is back this September. (Peter Foster)

After the success of its inaugural event last October, Geelong Arts Centre has announced the return of Wonder Children’s Festival this September.

Running over two fun-packed weeks from September 12 to 26, the festival will feature a vibrant line up of some of Australia’s best children’s entertainers.

The festival kicks off with a live performance adaptation of Alison Lester’s much-loved book Imagine, followed by Lemony S Puppet’s Little Blue Dot, a “visually striking” theatre piece developed in collaboration with the Monash University School of Physics and Astronomy.

The program also includes family favourites the Teeny Tiny Stevies, the stage version of classic children’s tale The Gruffalo and I Wish…, a colourful and creative circus show exploring feelings, imagination, hopes and dreams.

The festival will also include interactive workshops and other opportunities for children and families to explore their own creativity and engage their curiosity.

GAC head of programming Penny McCabe facilitating experiences like Wonder Children’s Festival for Geelong’s children and their families was “at the heart of Geelong Art Centre’s mission”.

“Through the Wonder Children’s Festival, we are not only fostering a love for the arts but also serving as a beacon, bringing together communities, artists, and enthusiasts alike,” Ms McCabe said.

“It’s a testament to our commitment to lead the charge in providing enriching cultural experiences that unite and inspire generations.”

Visit geelongartscentre.org.au/wonder-childrens-festival for tickets and more information on GAC’s 2024 Wonder Children’s Festival.