Cairns Children's Festival

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019

The sixth annual festival for children aged 12 years and under puts our youngest creatives in the spotlight whilst also creating a safe and fun environment for families to explore, create and imagine.

The Festival has become SO BIG that it’s spread over two days and three venues! Join in the fun at Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre and the Cairns Botanic Gardens!

Here at CPAC we are presenting two ticketed events, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus and Escape, to the Theatre.

While you are at CPAC let the kids take part in the free Character Building Workshops. Imagine a story, dream up a character, pick a costume, gather your cast and take to the stage in this free activity encouraging your little stars to find their inner-thespians

View and download the 2019 Cairns Children's Festival program here.

WHEN: Saturday 18 May, 9am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm & Sunday 19 May, 9am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm
WHERE: Cairns Performing Arts Centre
COST: $5.25 (for children 5+) | Adults come free (max of 2 adults per child)

ABOUT: Fun, interactive tours of the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre! Join Olivia Olive our Officiating Official who will be your tour guide through the front, the back and the underneath of the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Of course the theatre is a magical place, where strange things can happen, so be prepared for the unexpected – these tours may have a twist.

Find out more and buy tickets here.

Imaginative Play Workshops
WHEN: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May, 9am -10am & 12.30pm - 2pm

Character Building Workshops
WHEN: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May, 10am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4.30pm

WHERE: Cairns Performing Arts Centre Foyer
COST: FREE

ABOUT: Now you’ve experienced the theatre it’s time to create a little show of your own. Imagine a story, dream up a character, pick a costume, gather your cast and take to the stage in this free activity encouraging your little stars to find their inner-thespians.

WHEN: Saturday 18 May, 5pm & Sunday 19 May, 10.30am & 2pm
WHERE: Cairns Performing Arts Centre Studio
COST: $17.85 per person

ABOUT: Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skillful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Contemporary Circus Ensemble.

Find out more and buy tickets here.