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SOMETHING ON SATURDAY CELEBRATES ITS 40TH BIRTHDAY

Mar 11, 2017 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Adelaide Festival’s Something on Saturday season is back for its 40th year!

Delighting and entertaining children aged 0 to 10 years old every Saturday afternoon from 23rd April to 26th August, 2017. Something on Saturday offers a dazzling array of shows and engaging workshops.  Families have been coming to Something on Saturday for generations, parents who once enjoyed performances when they were young are now returning with their own children!  It’s a fantastic way to introduce young kids to the arts.  Banish the winter blues with a fun experience for the whole family!

Choose from shows celebrating physical theatre, science, slapstick humour, puppetry, live music, storytelling, ballet and circus!  Children are encouraged to sing, dance and have some good old fashion fun.  This year’s programme will kick off with Peter Combe’s ‘A Peter Combe Extravaganza’.  Peter is one of Australia’s best known and most loved children’s entertainers.  He will be rocking the stage, performing all of is favourite hits including the perennially popular ‘Newspaper Mama’ and ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’, as well as songs from his new album.

Something on Saturday

Other highlights include ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt‘. Michael Rosen’s exciting story of a brave family of adventurers on their quest to find a big scary bear!  The show will come direct from London’s West End and features catchy songs, lots of action and plenty of laughter, with a surprise or two along the way!  Also not to be missed is the ‘Big Family Weekend’, a joyous two day event offering shows, workshops, activities, exhibitions and more all along and around North Terrace. Throughout the Something on Saturday season, children can get their hands dirty in the free Foundation Kids Corner workshop. Adults have been known to  join in the arts and craft activities too!

Tickets start from $12 – booked online with the Adelaide Festival Centre HERE or phone BASS on 131 246. If you are planning on seeing four or more shows, take advantage of reduced ticket prices by buying a subscription!  You will become an Adelaide Festival Centre subscriber, allowing to also purchase subscription priced tickets to other shows presented by the Adelaide Festival Theatre, including Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival and DreamBIG Childrens Festival in 2017.

The Wrap Up

Something on Saturday – entertaining children every Saturday throughout winter! 

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