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School holidays family fun – Roola Boola Children’s Art Festival

Look what's on for Melbourne's July School Holidays


The beloved Roola Boola Children’s Art Festival is on these school holidays across Stonnington. It’s delivering an exciting program packed with performances, workshops and activities that will delight all children’s imaginations. Your kids can finally run away with circus, learn magic tricks, bust out some hip hop moves or create fizzy bath-bombs. Here’s the details you need to get festival ready and some of the must-see events that’ll be happening.


This post is kindly sponsored by City of Stonnington who are proud to host the Roola Boola Children’s Art Festival these July School Holidays. More info and bookings –




The festival is on from Tuesday 2nd – Friday 12th July. Each program has its own dates and times listed.



Events will run across Stonnington with the Festival Hub at Chapel Off Chapel.



There are both FREE and ticketed events included with an accessible ticket price of $15.



For the full program and to make bookings, visit



A Playdate with Justine Clarke

Tuesday 2nd July | 11am


Justine Clarke is one of Australia’s most loved and recognised entertainers. This best-selling children’s music artist, television presenter and author, will bring the house down at the festival. Justine will perform a fun mix of stories, singalongs and surprises to entertain her littlest and grown-up fans.

The Nutcracker

Thursday 4th July | 10am or 12:30pm


The Victorian State Ballet will perform this classic tale that’s loved by both parents and children. Watch as young Clara is whisked off into the magical land of sweets. You’ll be enchanted by the famous sugar plum fairies and breathtaking snow scenes.

Children are Stinky

Friday 5th July | 10:30am or 12:30pm


Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe festival, Children are Stinky is an exciting new comedy by Circus Trick Tease. This is the type of show where parents will enjoy clever 90’s in-jokes and choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks. Whereas your kids will be entertained by the dare devil stunts, acrobatics and a storyline that centres around proving that children really are stinky.

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Saturday 6th July | 11am or 1pm


Lions and tigers and dummies, oh my! This circus filled extravaganza will appeal across all ages. Join the Dummies as they monkey around in the jungle, blending circus tricks, comedy and imaginative play. Watch the acrobatics in wonder and enjoy the rockin’ soundtrack.



Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival


Presented by the City of Stonnington

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 12th July 2019


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