Children's Shows

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

There will be pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, castles built of cheese, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true. Leicester Comedy Festival Best Children's Show 2020 Winner. Greater Manchester Fringe Best Kid's Show 2019 Winner. Rated by ThreeWeeks magazine as one of their top three Children's shows to see in 2018.

3 - 29 August 2022, 11:45 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

The Gruffalo, the Giant and the Mermaid with Julia Donaldson

Following their sell-out 2018 show, UK's best-selling author Julia Donaldson and a cast of four return with a brand-new show based on her much-loved books including The Smartest Giant in Town, The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat, and The Gruffalo. Packed full of songs, puppetry, and audience interaction, join Harry and Betty at their scarecrows wedding, go on an adventure with Cave Baby and a woolly mammoth and see if the grumpy Go-Away Bird would like a friend after all. Every performance will be followed by a book signing.

4 - 29 August 2022, 11:00 am

Underbelly George Square

Children's Shows

The Wonder Games with Maddie and Greg

Join popular YouTubers and children's TV presenters Maddie Moate and Greg Foot (as seen on Cbeebies' Maddie's Do You Know? and CBBC's Blue Peter) for an interactive family show packed with fun, facts, and supersized games! Following the huge success of their YouTube family science show 'Let's Go Live', Maddie and Greg can't wait to challenge each other (and the audience!) in a battle of curiosity, creativity, and silliness as they - and you! - play for the title of 'The Wonder Games Champion' live on stage!

4 - 13 August 2022, 2:35 pm

Underbelly George Square

Children's Shows

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 14 years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, to rocket bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.  

4 - 29 August 2022, 12:55 pm

Underbelly George Square

Children's Shows

Bee Story

A Bee Story is a uniquely Australian physical theatre show for children and families incorporating a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must work together to rebuild their hive after being destroyed by a bushfire.  Join the bees on their buzzy adventures and be enchanted by their pollen-collecting skills, honey-making abilities, and super-bee strength. A Bee Story has themes of environmentalism, sustainability, and community spirit, and was directed by performer Robbie Curtis (Circa, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, Australian Ballet), and co-created with musician and performer Lizzie McRae.

3 - 28 August 2022, 11:45 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Adapted from the beloved children's books by Mo Willems, Leonardo! tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions he must make along the way. This visually stunning production is realised through puppets, paper cut-outs, DIY cinema and live original songs by critically acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema.

3 - 29 August 2022, 1:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Children's Shows

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into an hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch- your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side- splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this aquatic adventure! Winner of Best Children's Presentation - Adelaide Fringe 2020.

6 - 27 August 2022, 12:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows