Come Out Children’s Festival | 22 – 30 May 2015


Bring the whole family to the Come Out Children’s Festival in May 2015 – there are performances of all kinds plus a Big Family Weekend jam-packed with activities, workshops and more.

The Come Out Children’s Festival offers a diverse range of performances and activities for children of all ages. There is even a performance for babies!

There will be:

  • Performances
  • Activities/Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Films
  • Free Events

Some of the Come Out Children’s Festival highlights include:

Big Family Weekend

  •   23 – 24 May 2015
  • Adelaide Festival Centre
  • All Ages
  • This weekend will be jam-packed with performances and free activities and workshops for children, and will include an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest finger painting!  With so many shows, workshops and free activities you’re sure to find something for the whole family! Read more about it here. See the Come Out Children’s Festival website here for more information.


Little Big Shots: International Film Festival for Kids

  • Saturday 23 May 2015
  • Mercury Cinema | 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
  • Ages 3 to 15 years old
  • All Tickets $8
  • Read more about it here.


Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective

  • 29 March – 14 June 2015
  • State Library of SA
  • All Ages (free)
  • An exhibition that celebrates the works of Dame Lynley Dodd throughout her prolific career as author and illustrator of children’s books
  • Read more about it here.


Cardboard Cubby Town Exhibition

  • 22 – 30 May 2015
  • Lyrics Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • All Ages (free)
  • Step into a new world made entirely of cardboard!  Watch it expand and take over the Lyrics room over the course of the Festival!


The 26-Storey Treehouse {Sold Out}

  • 22 – 30 May 2015
  • Dunstan Payhouse
  • 6+ years
  • 13 more storeys? Expect mayhem, riotous inventions and catastrophic disasters!


I Think I Can

  • 26 – 29 May 2015
  • Adelaide Railway Station
  • 7+ years (free)
  • Choose a miniature puppet as your alter-ego and play out your new life on a large-scale model railway



  • 22-26 May 2015
  • Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • 2 to 5 years
  • Part performance, part interactive play – an ideal first-time theatre experience for young children.
  • Read more about it here.


Carnival of the Animals

  • 29 & 30 May 2015
  • Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • 4 to 10 yrs
  • Go on a circus safari through jungles, oceans and plains. Internationally acclaimed circus company, Circa, are famed for their inventiveness, precision and creativity. They bring the joy of the animal kingdom to the stage in a unique, contemporary and inventive theatre experience.
  • Read more about it here.


Chalk About

  • 30 May 2015
  • Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Ages 8+
  • Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for (including pizza!).
  • Read more about it here.



  • 20-31 May 2015
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre | Grote Street, Adelaide
  • Ages 9+
  • A wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasures. Masquerade is a new Australian play by award-winning playwright Kate Mulvany, based on the iconic children’s book by Kit Williams which sold over two million copies worldwide in the late 1970s and sparked a national British treasure hunt with its concealed clues to the location of a jewelled golden hare.
  • Read more about it here.


Nursery {Sold Out}

  • 25-29 May 2015
  • State Library of SA
  • 4-8 months
  • Nursery is a choreographed work with live music and specially designed objects which creates a welcoming and gentle interactive theatre experience for babies
  • Read more about it here.



To view the Come Out Children’s Festival Families Program, click here.


Tickets are available through the Adelaide Festival Centre website and through BASS – click here for details.

Come Out Children’s Festival is proudly presented and managed by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Adelaide Metro will be providing FREE TRANSPORT by train or tram between 9am and 3pm any day of the festival. Simply show your ticket or ticket confirmation (valid for that day) to the conductor. {Please note buses are not included in the offer.}


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Come Out Children’s Festival website.

What:  Come Out Children’s Festival

When:  22 – 30 May 2015

Where:  Adelaide Festival Centre (& various other venues)

Who:  All Ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.


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