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Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

  • Kids, Fairs and festivals
  • Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran
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Photograph: Supplied/Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

Time Out says

One of Melbourne’s most successful children’s arts events returns for the school holidays

Circus, theatre, music, dance and magic – the beloved Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is back to spark your child’s imagination this winter school holidays.

The action kicks off on June 28, with more than 30 workshops and performances taking place at Chapel On Chapel. Highlights from the interactive program include a production of Beauty and the Beast by the Victorian State Ballet, the circus and comedy extravaganza Chores by Hoopla Clique, a sensory-based storytime session for the littlies and, for the older kids, a choose-your-own-adventure story workshop with 100 Story Building.

Many of the events are ticketed, but there is also plenty of free fun to be had, like trying a puppet-making workshop or checking out Reflection at Prahran Square – an immersive installation that features a landscape of colourful reflective surfaces.

And while Chapel On Chapel will act as the main hub for the festival, there will be exciting activities happening right across the City of Stonnington, like the NICA Circus Holiday Program in Prahran or a claymation workshop at Duldig Studio in Malvern East.

The festival takes its name from an Irish phrase meaning ‘boisterous fun’ – and that’s exactly what it delivers on. So if you’re looking for something to entertain the kids these school holidays, consider your plans sorted.

Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is suitable for children aged 12 and under. For more information and to view the entire program, head to the website.

Time Out in association with Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival


Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St
Opening hours:
Various times

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