Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

Stonnington presents Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival will return to the City of Stonnington from Tuesday 28 June – Friday 8 July, offering performances, workshops, free events and unique activities that will ignite children’s imaginations over the winter school holidays. Families can laugh with The Listies, be enchanted by the Victorian State Ballet, be immersed in creative, hands-on workshops and more.

Suitable for children aged 12 and under, Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is one of Melbourne’s most successful annual children’s arts festivals and features spectacular and spellbinding performances at Chapel off Chapel for families this school holidays.

On 29 June, The Victorian State Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast, a superb production featuring classical ballet skills and choreography. The show honours the magical much-loved fairy tale classic, including Belle and the Beast in their happily ever after final scene.

Circus Trick Tease’s Brass Monkeys celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum. Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high-flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grown- ups who like a big brass belly laugh. They will be up Friday 1 July.

Hoopla Clique’s Chores is an action-packed comedy circus performance that tells the story of two brothers who don’t want to do their chores and tidy their room. This performance is jam-packed full of silly jokes, cool stunts, acrobatic flips, unicycles, juggling, and the infamous toilet paper gun. Chores will show on Wednesday 6 July.

On 8 July, The Listies and Critical Stages Touring present ROFL a bonkers sketch comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, made just for kids. The show is jam-packed with magically stupid stuff like toilet paper cannons, a real-life cowasaurus, and the kind of madness that only the award- winning maestros of kidault comedy can make.

Children and their parents can also join workshops at Chapel Off Chapel from See Make Play, NICA, Fizz Kidz, Amos Roach, and more! Children will be immersed in magic, puppetry, circus, dance, music, theatre, arts, craft, and more – there’s something for every child to enjoy.

Amos Roach and the Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers (Dance of Life, Djab Wurrung language) will perform and teach local traditional Kulin Nations dances that are dynamic, fun, educational and interactive on Tuesday 5 July.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris, said Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is a ‘must do’ festival for children this winter school holidays.

“Our Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is back this winter with performances and workshops at our iconic Chapel Off Chapel, where tickets are just $16 each. There is so much on offer across Stonnington, including free events – this is an interactive and dynamic program that will bring your child’s imagination to life in the winter school holidays.”

Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival takes place across the City of Stonnington: 28 June – 8 July 2022. For more information and tickets, visit: for details.