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Kids in Adelaide Pick of the Fringe for Kids in 2019

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The 2019 Adelaide Fringe runs from 15th February to 17th March 2019

We’ll be updating this page frequently with all our favourite Adelaide Fringe shows for kids and families. Make sure you check back often, and also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for show reviews and other family friendly Fringe highlights.

Cirque Africa

The greatest show from Africa
After a sell-out debut season as the top-selling show at Adelaide fringe 2017 with 5-star reviews, Cirque Africa came is back in 2018 and now in 2019 with a new show that is even fresher, funky, bold and more fun.
It challenges your imagination like no other show.100% African, 100% fun, Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthrall all who see it A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through a modern stage a performance.
Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa.

Cirque Africa Big Top Hindmarsh Sq / Mukata
13 February till 17th March 2019
Auditorium at Hopgood Theatre Ramsay Pl, Noarlunga Centre
6th March 2019 – one Show only
Preview Price: All seats $29
Tuesdays : All seats $26
General Session: Full Price: $39 • Concession: $35 • Child: $32 • Family: $116 • Group (6+): $26
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Click here to read our full review of Cirque Africa at this years Fringe


A cirque with a difference
For the first time, the award-winning acrobats showing at CIRQUE AFRICA BIG TOP a new family-friendly show, EBONY, a cirque with a difference.
The acrobats from EBONY are three-time Guinness World Records holders who have won a Silver Medal Prize at the 17th International Circus Festival of Italy, City of Latina; a Bronze Medal Prize at the 14th International Circus Festival of Italy, City of Latina; and a Gold Medal at Prize Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion, in Canada.
Tickets are now on sale from this highly-acclaimed spectacular which expertly combines rich and vibrant Ethiopian culture, thrilling circus arts and interactive theatre to create a one of a kind dramatic and visual show.
Discover a different side of Ethiopia under the Cirque Africa Big Top. Enjoy performances by award-winning acrobats, contortionists in this 60-minute awe-inspiring show.
For more information on the production visit africandreamcircus.com
Strictly limited Adelaide Fringe season from 13th February until 17th March 2019.

Showtimes: 1,30pm – 4,30pm – 6,30pm
Location: Cirque Africa Big Top, Hindmarsh Sq / Mukata, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Ticket price: From $26pp

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(valid until March 28 2019)

Big Fish Little Fish

Step right up, step right up!! Big Fish Little Fish Family Raving touches down at the Fringe Festival in Adelaide in 2019!

We are unbelievably excited to be bringing the Big Fish Little Fish spectacle to the Adelaide Fringe with Binary Finary, Dj Brendon with Zebulon & Da Fish (B2B) on duties providing the music for what will be an incredible afternoon on the 23rd February.

16th March see’s Australian super star Kid Kenobi hit the decks with none other that Adelaides super heroes, MPK and Patch, all hosted by MC Pab.

With a ‘Carnival’ theme, the Multi-sensory dance floor, multiple performers, bubbles, twist balloons, giant balloons, craft pack, glow sticks and a parachute dance finale, will ensure an amazing event for your family, with smiles aplenty.
See you on the dance floor with your 2-4 hour party people.
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Circus Oz – Bubblegum Cabaret

Be astounded by the incredible acrobats of Circus Oz popping and snapping some seriously awesome tricks in Bubblegum Cabaret – a colourful, hilarious circus cabaret created especially for kids by the creator of the award-winning Children are Stinky!Tiny minds will be blown by eye-boggling hula hopping, jaw-dropping juggling and astounding circus skills, plus of course, one billion bubbles!
“Stunning acrobatics and explosive charisma leave both parents and children awestruck.” – Fringe Biscuit (on Children are Stinky)

Mickster’s Magic Gadgets

Mickster the Trickster needs YOUR kids to help him find his MISSING cheeseburger before he gets super super HANGRY in his new show Mickster’s Magic Gadgets
In this new-age high tech magic show, Mickster takes family entertainment & interactivity to the next level at this year’s Adelaide Fringe in Parasol Lounge, Gluttony.
Filled with awesome GIZMOS, GADGETS & CLUES, the kids become part of the show & help him find that burger!
Take a look at the show here >> www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NnYiKabVSI

★★★★ “Mickster gets the audience laughing & performs magic tricks which leave them in awe” The Advertiser
★★★★ “Mickster is a master at involving the audience” The Advertiser ★★★★ “A brilliant job of engaging with the crowd in a family-friendly manner from start to finish! The witty banter with all ages on stage was appropriate and suitable for young and old and genuinely funny as well”  The Clothesline
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**FRINGE REVIEW: Mickster’s Magic Gadgets**Highlights: The 4 year old loved the flying table 💜The 6 year old loved…

Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Sunday, 17 February 2019

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Cinderella – The Untold Story

A fun quirky version of the fairy tale of Cinderella. The ballet, choreographed by Csaba Buday, will take you on a journey through a madly ingenious and zany world. Watch what happens to the infamous shoe and see the turn around of events at the wedding. Presented by the dancers of the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company this is a narrated story which will delight audiences of any age.

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Pierre Ulric – Enchantments

At the edges of reality, everything is possible. International magician Pierre Ulric returns with a fabulous display of cutting-edge fantasy magic and illusion, sure to delight imaginative minds of all ages.

Learn some spells, make some potions, levitate objects, manipulate time and explore new dimensions… Anything can happen with ‘Enchantments’.

Not to be missed!
Winner ‘Best Magic’, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018.
‘Best Children’s Entertainment’ Nominee, Perth Fringe World 2017.
★★★★½ “A Master at his craft” The Australia Times 2017.
★★★★½ “One Hell of a show” The Fourth Wall 2018.
9.5 / 10, The Adelaide Show 2018.
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Mr Snot Bottom

Join the downright disgustingly distasteful Mr Snot bottom in a BRAND NEW show as he attempts to perform the most elegantly magnificent and preciously important master-work of his career.

Expect a horrendous hour of the most appalling acting, stupidest scripts, just-dumb dialogue, pathetic pantomime and thoughtless theatre in such a putrid performance of horrid humour, that will make you absolutely, utterly ……. love every minute!

Nominated Best Children’s Event at Perth Fringe 2017 Mr Snot bottom is  a gross-tactic roller coaster ride of ridiculousness that brings families together in a wonderfully wicked world where they are guaranteed to gasp, groan and howl with delight!
“kiddy stand up at its best” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Advertiser.
“multi-generational comedy for all…this show is a must see”. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Glam Adelaide.

Aaaand Now For More Kiddo Kaos

A rollicking whirl of hilarious improvisation, games, characters and sketch comedy – all driven by the suggestions of junior conspirators.

British comedy improv superstars from Racing Minds and Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, bring a crazy mash of improv games, all with different rules and absurdities, driven by junior conspirators’ suggestions and scenarios.

Each show is stuffed with hilarious characters and LOTS of daft jokes. Every show is different! Expect improvised mayhem, music and merriment for all ages.

Did You Hear What I Saw

Tom and Tom have been best friends for 9,855 days and counting.  They’ve walked miles through blizzards, run amok in city streets and been superheroes of the playground. Their amazing bond was strengthened as Tom Skelton lost his sight and Tom GK his hearing. This is their unique story of lasting friendship, with songs and silliness along the way.

Tom Skelton is a character comedian and improviser, who happens to be registered blind. He’s had four smash hits at Edinburgh: Blind Eye Spy, Blind Man’s Bluff, Foolball and 2061. He stars in Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes and is a member of UK improv comedy group Racing Minds.

Tom Skelton developed Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (a genetic eye condition that runs in his family) ten years ago, leaving him with 5% vison.  He first noticed some loss of vision at the Edinburgh Fringe, when fellow performers on stage became blurry, and he started to struggle to read the information on tickets. His sight quickly deteriorated and he was diagnosed weeks later.

Tom GK grew up obsessed with music and became a successful music critic for London’s Daily Telegraph. He then began losing his hearing and was diagnosed with a genetic disease, neurofibromatosis. He now writes and performs about it.

Casting Off

After an award winning season at Edinburgh Fringe Casting Off is coming to Adelaide for two weeks only. Casting Off stereotypes, three generations of gutsy women tumble, talk and fly. Self-directed, hand-knitted and honouring the life events that get in the way of work, this is a true inter-generational family show that celebrates thoughtful, strong, and resilient individuals. A joyous accumulation of moments that shine a light on women relating to each other in playful, fruitful relationships.
 “We took our young tribe along and they loved it. These strong, brilliant women leapt, balanced and flung their way into our hearts” Ed Fringe audience member.
A fabulously funny, intelligent and profoundly heart-warming show set to a soundscape of the many disparate texts that embody each day.
Winner – Total Theatre Award for Circus: Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
Venue: The Ukiyo, Gluttony
Date: 5th – 17th March (not 13th) @ 6pm

★★★★★ “The least showy and most breath-taking circus performance you will ever see” The 730 Review.
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Le Petit Circus

‘Le Petit Circus’ is a family circus extravaganza! In 2019 ‘Le Petit Circus’ returns with a brand new show! A 45 minute show for the whole family featuring amazing acrobatics and stacks of silliness, perfect for children aged 2+ and the young at heart.
★★★★1/2 “Delivered with finesse, flair and most importantly, a sense of joy…” The Advertiser
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Dinosaur Time Machine

Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a life-sized T-Rex! Dinosaur Time Machine incorporates up to date science and discoveries made about dinosaurs and the world that they lived in, and presents it in a fun and highly visual way, incorporating circus, puppetry, simple narrative and imaginative play in this unique educational theatre production, aimed at children aged 3-9.

“Dinosaur Time Machine isn’t your everyday dinosaur show. It weaves factual information into the fun… the charm of Dinosaur Time Machine lies in its ability to convey through simple means how science works” Adelaide Advertiser.
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Tribute to Rock – Star Academy

Star Academy is excited to present their 2019 Fringe premiere of “Tribute to Rock”.

A kid’s show starring kids and created for kids!

This cast of mini rock stars (Ages 7-18) will have you singing, dancing and air guitaring the night away! This high energy hour of non-stop rock, dancing, singing and a hilarious storyline will have the whole family on the edge of their seats.“Tribute to Rock” stars 12 year olds, Cartia Lanzoni and Brooke Paul, playing Audrey the teacher’s pet and Rory the class rebel. This mismatched pair clash over music genres when new kid Rory introduces rock music to their classical ballet and music academy. 

Classic rock music powers the show with live singing and dancing. These kids are absolute professionals going from power ballads, to high-octane hip hop dances to flawless classical ballet routines. Audiences of all ages will be inspired to live out their Rock star dreams with classic songs parents will love! And of course no rock show would be complete with out a little bit of glam! Stunning costumes full of sequins and sparkles add some wow factor!

‘Tribute to Rock’ opens on the 16th of February and is showing until the 3rd of March

ADELAIDE FRINGE FOR KIDS REVIEWTribute to Rock | Star AcademyThe many months of practice and hard work have certainly…

Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Friday, 22 February 2019

Amazing Drumming Monkey

“🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Our Favourite Concert (Rolling Music – Shanghai China)  
 “ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2 Top Banana.  Beating Hi-5 Hands Down” (Adelaide Advertiser)
“The Next Bananas” (Triple J),
“The Next Wiggles” (NT Times)
Australia’s favourite little kids show is returning to the Garden Of Unearthly Delights for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival.  The Amazing Drumming Monkeys have been wowing audiences around Australia and overseas for the past 15 years.   A clever combination of puppetry, live music, comedy, and heartwarming themes, resulting in a funny and engaging show for the whole family.
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Card Ninja

“WARNING: This show contains Ninjas!
The incomparable Edinburgh Fringe smash-hit finally arrives in The Garden!
The Card Ninja possesses extraordinary skills, which are much more than mere sleight of hand. Audiences marvel in disbelief at the Card Ninja’s mastery of the humble playing card as he breaks the laws of physics – and uses them as weapons in eye-widening displays of precision, speed and power.
Card Ninja is a totally unique one man show with Ninja skills, upbeat humour, gravity-defying card stunts and unfailingly smooth audience interaction for all the family: an extraordinary stunt-filled journey from mild mannered card player to silent assassin. You have to see it to believe it.

ADELAIDE FRINGE FOR KIDS (AND ADULTS)⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ REVIEW | CARD NINJAOK I’m going to call it, this has been my fave Fringe show so far. Card Ninja is a random mix of card stunts, comedy and ninja moves and it TOTALLY works! Card Ninja aka Javier worked the crowd so well, it was a really interactive show and you can tell no two shows would be the same. He is obviously very quick witted and a very likable guy. The humor was family friendly and my 6 year old was kept entertained the entire show. In the space of 2 minutes we went from watching a card slice into a whole watermelon to laughing at an audience song selection to cheering a roundhouse ninja move. The whole show just works!Card Ninja is showing at The Corona at GOUD until March 3 at the family friendly time of 6:30pmTickets athttps://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/card-ninja-af2019Card Ninja Adelaide Fringe The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Sunday, 24 February 2019

Children are Stinky

After a 5 STAR total SELL-OUT Edinburgh Fringe sensation, you’d better book your tickets in advance!
High calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs have propelled the Australian acrobatic duo to a non-stop multi award winning world tour.
Expect daredevil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops, loads of laughs & mischievous fun, leaving adults and children with their jaws on the floor hooting for more.

Book tickets online at: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/children-are-stinky-af2019

The Best Worst Kids Birthday Party

★★★★½ – The Advertiser
“Fantastic, intimate, slap dash comedy” 
WINNER – ‘Children’s entertainment award’ Fringe World 2019
Is it your kid’s birthday? Well it is today! You’re invited to an award winning birthday party for all the kids in the room! With hilarious takes on classic party games this awesome interactive show will have everybody involved in the fun.
Winner of the weekly children’s entertainment award at Perth Fringe World, this fun show will have you playing games, winning prizes and ending in a birthday cake shoot out!! There’s no other show like it!
You’re all invited so come to The Griffins Hotel every weekend at 3:30pm! Tickets $15
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ADELAIDE FRINGE FOR KIDS REVIEWThe Best Worst Kids Birthday PartyTo be honest I had no idea what to expect from this…

Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Saturday, 23 February 2019

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter
From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions!
Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new 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 dive from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure.
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By A Thread

Seven acrobats and thirty metres of rope…
By a Thread is an ensemble circus creation exploring the relationship between trust and play. Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting movements above and on the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship, performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect the movements of others in a mesmerising negotiation of cause and effect.
Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Circus Award 2018

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LATE NIGHT FRINGE REVIEWJust got home from seeing BY A THREAD at The Peacock/Gluttony tonight. WOW!! Now THAT was…

Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Thursday, 21 February 2019

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects street with elite in a supercharged production. Boasting a stellar cast, including the 2x world champion BMX Flatlander, world champion breakdancers, a cyr wheel world record holder, and a world class basketball freestyler, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary performance that will leave you dizzy with excitement!
Add a stunning live soundtrack by award-winning musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.

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Tony Roberts : I’m a Magician Get Me Out of Here

Mind-blowing escapology and magical mayhem are unleashed by Covent Garden’s cheekiest and funniest street performer! For humans 8-80+ Having escaped from chains at festivals in over eight countries around the world, the hilarious and charming Tony Roberts proves the impossible possible as, tied up in knots, he escapes and entertains in this show all about friendship, fun and following your dreams.

“This is the kind of show that makes children wish to grow up to be magicians, and adults wish they’d had the chance ” ★★★★ Edinburgh49.

“literally leaves the audience gasping” ★★★★★ Mumble Comedy.

Winner: Best Children’s Event Weekly Award Perth Fringe 2019
Nominated: Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2018

EVERY Sat and Sun till March 17 at 3pm in The Garden of Unearthly Delights in The Cascadure
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