Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival

MICF Splash Test DummiesChase away the Winter blues these school holidays as the Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival returns for its ninth year with a program packed full of intimate performances, workshops and unique activities to ignite your child’s imagination across the City of Stonnington until Friday 13 July 2018.

The Festival Hub at Chapel Off Chapel will feature the award winning company Asking For Trouble with FoRT – a fun and playful physical theatre show that inspires creative play with everyday objects, while the Victorian State Ballet will present the timeless and much loved fairy tale Cinderella.

Back by popular demand, the internationally acclaimed Trash Test Dummies with their electrifying new production Splash Test Dummies, full of laughs and plenty of surprises, this world-class troupe will display a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous.

Candy Bowers, the 2018 winner of the Geoffrey Milne Outstanding Contribution Award will be leading a Rap Workshop designed to inspire aspiring young rappers and beatboxers. Kids can try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more with the National Institute of Circus Arts, or take the Roola Boola Magic Class with master magician Lee Cohen. Lookout for a surprise pop-up immersive musical performance from Cirque Du Soleil clown Cameron Taylor with Pisca.

For the crafty ones in the family, book in the special craft activities on offer! Make and take home a Comic Book, design a Flower Crown, or get involved with the unique one on one experience of I See You Like This – where children use their parent’s face as their canvas, to make a portrait with objects and materials before capturing their image on their parent’s smartphone.

“City of Stonnington is proud to host the much loved arts festival during these winter school holidays,” said City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos. “We have curated a diverse program with some of Australia’s most renowned performers at the festival hub all within the accessible price point of $15.00 – with plenty of free events also on offer.”

The 2018 Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival continues to Friday 13 July. For more information, visit: or for details.

Image: Trash Test Dummies present Splash Test Dummies (supplied)