Summer School Holiday Guide | Theatre & Performing Arts | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

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Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as classes fill quickly.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Summer Holidays 2016 category.

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Deadly 60 Live – Pole to Pole with Steve Backshall

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall, the star of one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC Earth series, Deadly 60 Pole to Pole.

Come on a theatrical journey with Steve as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. Join Steve on his journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment, live on stage this January.

Saturday 14 January 2017 | Sunday 15 January 2017 | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Grote Street, Adelaide




Ignyte Summer School

The 2017 Ignyte Summer School program will bring together some of the industry’s best professionals to Adelaide for an interactive 5 day Summer School in January 2017. All dance styles will be catered for, including Hip Hop, Commercial Jazz, Jazz, Tap, Classical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acro and Ballroom.

The course has been split into two age groups: junior – ages 8 to 13 yrs and senior – ages 14 and up. The Summer School program will be held from Monday 23 to Friday 27 January 2017 at 56 George Street, Norwood with 5 classes every day (9am until 5pm). You can enrol in one class a day for $30 or for all classes (5 classes a day for 5 days) for $450.

As a special offer, there is also an Ignyte package with access to the full week of classes (5 classes a day for 5 days), a sweat towel, a T-shirt and a signed poster for $500. If you book before Saturday 10 December 2016, you will receive a 10% discount. Join the Ignyte Summer School to expand your knowledge of dance, and learn the latest choreography and styles straight from Australia’s industry professionals.




Operation Ouch! Live on Stage

The terrific twins, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, in their first ever stage show, are coming to Adelaide! Kids will know them from the hit ABC Me television series, Operation Ouch! Explore the fascinating world of biology with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing medical facts.

What does it look like inside Dr Xand’s head? Can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? TV’s favourite identical twins have the answers, all in the name of medical science.

Friday 6 January 2017 | Sunday 8 January 2017 | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Grote Street, Adelaide



  • Fairy Bay | Christmas Fairy School at the Fairy Bay | Details
  • Theatre Bugs | Performing Arts Classes | Details
  • ACPA | Performing Arts Classes | Details
  • Operation Ouch | 6 & 7 January 2017 | Adelaide Festival Theatre | Details
  • Deadly 60 | 11 & 12 January 2017 | Adelaide Festival Centre | Details


CLICK HERE for our complete Summer School Holiday Guide

Want even more inspiration for the Summer School Holidays?

Click here to take a look at our list of ideas for Every School Holidays.

Why not check out some of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions or head to one of our favourite Parks & Playgrounds.

Remember, you can always check in with your Local Library (find yours here) or your Local Council (see our list) as most run special activities for children every school holidays – and many are inexpensive, or completely free!


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