DreamBIG Children’s Festival | 19-29 May 2021

DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021

DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021 has unveiled a fantastic family program of shows, online experiences and free activities. 

In the words of DreamBIG’s Creative Producer Susannah Sweeney,

This year’s theme of “Be Curious” is all about encouraging kids to observe their surroundings and come up with new ideas and ways of thinking. and a galaxy far, far away.

DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021 is full of shows and experiences that will stretch children’s minds, fill them with wonder and help them find their inner explorer.

DreamBIG Children’s Festival Shows

Within the family program, five productions will make their world debut in addition to 12 Adelaide premieres and the first Australian performances of Ecoute Pour Voir: Listen to See by SA’s award-winning Restless Dance Theatre in collaboration with Canadian company Danse Carpe Diem.

Patch Theatre’s ZOOOM combines modern technology and storytelling.


From the award-winning Trick of Light Theatre (makers of The Bookbinder and The Road that Wasn’t There), Tröll combines storytelling, music and puppetry in an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.


Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus will animate the mischievous composer’s vibrant music with physical comedy and thrilling acrobatics.


Magic Beach will see the team behind The Gruffalo and the Treehouse series bring to life Alison Lester’s best-selling children’s book.


Windmill Theatre Company’s Creation Creation aims to answer the big questions in life through art, performance, theatre, and a bit of fun.

The program also features a beatboxing superhero (Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure), dramatic bus tour (The Narrator) and an interactive installation encouraging audiences to slow down, reflect and wonder – Still Point of a Turning World, a co-production between South Australian and Danish performers. Children of all age ranges are catered for, including under 3s with Our Corka Bubs and Touch & Go.

Opening Event | 19 May 2021

The DreamBIG Opening Event, to be held at the Festival Theatre on May 19, will see school children gather and The Mighty Choir of Small Voices, ably guided by the Public Primary Schools Music Festival team, sing a new arrangement of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.

It will finish with an uplifting gig by 2019 Australia’s Got Talent finalist Mitch Tambo who will perform with a group of young dancers from SA’s own fabulous Kurruru Dance Ensemble.

DreamBIG Children’s Festival Big Family Weekend |  22 & 23 May 2021

This FREE family event for children of all ages will be held at the Adelaide Festival Centre offering 20 free activities over two fun-filled days.

This ever-popular event will converge on Adelaide Festival Centre and includes performances in the Festival Theatre by Teeny Tiny Stevies and Tutti Choir.

To coincide with the weekend’s festivities, Elder Park will host Fork on the Road – South Australia’s premier mobile food truck event showcasing local food and supporting grassroots talent.

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program and schedule may have to be altered in response to the advice of the Chief Medical Officer.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the DreamBIG website here

What:   DreamBIG Children’s Festival 

When:    Wednesday 19 – Saturday 29 May 2021 

Where:   Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, Adelaide and various locations around Adelaide

Who:   Children 

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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