It’s a fabulous month for family arts events with several major companies producing all-ages shows in April
The WA Symphony Orchestra is performing the live sound track for a screening of Planet Earth II Live in Concert on the 27th at Perth Arena. The show will be hosted by Eric Bana and is rumoured to be sold out so be quick.
WA Opera are performing a production of Janacek’s rarely-heard opera The Cunning Little Vixen designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. The life story of a young fox called Sharp Ears is told in almost cartoon style with vibrant costumes, bright colours and beautiful music. The season runs 21-29th April and is suitable for ages 9+.
A new exhibition has opened at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle called Horrible Histories – Pirates: The exhibition is hands-on and educational – dress up and come find yourself a boat and a cannon!
Co3 contemporary dance company will present a re-telling of Frank Enstein for children and adults opening on the 11th. The production combines the humour of the theatre collective The Farm with the extreme physicality of Co3 dancers to create a show for the child in all of us. 8+
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the WA Museum present a choose your own adventure performance Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock on the 15th. This show has a stellar production team and promises to be utterly unique, involving a journey through a sensory feast of sights, sound, taste, and smells. You can expect hands-on fun and adventure as well as many moments of contemplation. Ages 5+
The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra have developed a hugely successful Jazz for Juniors program for kids. Meet the Jazz Orchestra on April 17 & 20th aims to open the eyes and ears of kids on the school holidays. Ages 0-7.
The Fremantle Arts Centre is running holiday courses for kids in animation, painting, fashion, felting, music, jewellery, clay and more. Courses run 16-27 April and you can read details and enrol here.
For more Perth arts events see the April Gig Guide.