Something on Saturday 2015 | Program Guide | 2 May – 5 Sept 2015


Something on Saturday 2015 – Program Guide

Something on Saturday delights and entertains thousands of children in Adelaide every Saturday throughout winter each year. Many South Australian children aged 2 to 10 years enjoy their first theatrical experience through this program.

The 2015 program covers a wide range of entertainment, suitable for both boys and girls, including circus, puppetry, live music, percussion, ballet, magic, comedy, a family opera, a toddler disco party and even a ventriloquist.


That Science Gang kick start this year’s Something on Saturday season with Just add Water, so join hosts Rip Tide and Sue Nami as they mix fascinating facts with spectacular science.

Further highlights from this year’s program include:

1.    Powerful performances during Adelaide Festival Centre’s Come Out Children’s Festival; Argus by Dead Puppet Society is a whimsical wonderland making use of nothing but household objects and four pairs of hands. Look, an Imaginary Theatre production, takes kids on a journey of joy, transformation and imagination and The Circa Carnival comes to town with Carnival of the Animals.

2.    Nay Nay’s Tinkertime is sure to be a hit. Nay Nay is a Tinkerer: she experiments, plays with ideas, tells stories and loves a challenge, full of snazzy tunes that will have the kids up and dancing. Kids already know her as the voice of ‘Hootabelle’ on Giggle and Hoot.

3.    One of Australia’s most accomplished classical pianists as you’ve never seen him before Simon Tedeschi’s show Pianist and Prankster will lead you on a comical journey through a day in his life.

4.    If you need a laugh Matty Grey’s Grossed Out Game Show is the remedy, smoking hot from his 5 Star performances at the Adelaide Fringe quote: “An hour of magical chaos — this is how you do a freaking children’s Fringe show!”.

5.    If you missed out last time don’t make the same mistake: award winning musician and author Craig Smith is back. Don’t miss his rollicking tale of The Wonky Donkey.

6.    The season will finish on 5 September with spectacular shadow, hand puppetry and physical comedy by Little Wing Puppets The Owl’s Apprentice.

The Foundation Kids Corner

While you’re there take advantage of the FREE Foundation Kids Corner Workshops, each week an art and craft activity complements and is themed to each week’s paid performance on offer. The workshops are committed to inspiring and stimulating young people and are funded by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for projects that nuture young people at Adelaide Festival Centre, thereby inspiring young people through the arts, and it is for this reason the workshops are free.



Tickets are now on sale!   Tickets are on sale to subscribers who purchase tickets to four or more shows from Wednesday 11 March, and tickets go on sale online to single ticket purchasers from Friday 3 April 2015.

Tickets are from $11.50 per person when purchasing tickets to four or more Something on Saturday performances (plus a $6.95 transaction fee per booking, not per ticket), and single tickets are from $14.50 per person (+ transaction fee).

To view or download the full Something On Saturday 2015 Program, click here.


2 May 2015  |  Just Add Water

9 May 2015  |  Lights Camera Action

16 May 2015  |  Music for Little Monkeys

22 -26 May 2015  |  Look

23 – 24 May 2015  |  Argus

29 – 30 May 2015  |  Carnival of the Animals

6 June 2015  |  Peter Combe in Quirky Berserky the Turkey from Turkey

13 June 2015  |  I Wanna Be A Mermaid

20 June 2015  |  Nay Nay’s Tinkertime

27 June 2015  |  Matty Grey’s Grossed Out Game Show

4 July 2015  |  Simon Tedeschi: Pianist and Prankster

11 July 2015  |  Jurassic Joe Dinosaur Show

7 -19 July 2015  |  Bear With Me

25 July 2015  |  Tales of Adventure

1 August 2015  |  Alice in Wonderland

8 August 2015  |  The Little Mermaid

15 August 2015  |  The Book Show

22 August 2015  |  The Wonky Donkey Man

29 August 2015  |  Shakespeare for Kids

5 September 2015  |  The Owl’s Apprentice

For more information and all enquiries visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

What:  Something on Saturday 2015

When:  Saturdays from 2 May – 5 September 2015

Where:  Adelaide Festival Centre (various locations)

Who:  2-10 year olds

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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