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Upcoming Live Events For Brisbane Families

by Sally Foster (follow)
A list of upcoming live events in Brisbane 2018 that the whole family can enjoy

I am secretly a big kid at heart. Having a toddler is really handy, as it lets me experience life through the eyes of a child again. And nothing is more magical than seeing some of our favourite characters come to life on stage.

Brisbane is set for some amazing live events in 2018. Here are just some that your whole family will enjoy.

We have included details of where the shows will be taking place, average ticket prices and show dates. Be sure to click on show names for further details and bookings.

1. Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Credit: Paw Patrol Live Facebook Page

I have it on good authority, that Paw Patrol is 'awesome' and extremely popular with the kiddies. My three year old nephew speaks about Paw Patrol with the same enthusiasm that I used to speak of Santa Claus. So it must be great.

This live theatre show is about the Great Pirate Adventure in Adventure Bay. The characters will be brought to life as full costume puppets and live actors. The audience is encouraged to participate by singing along, clapping and dancing.

Date:Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June
Location:Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Average Ticket Price:$29.90
Good to Know: The show runs for 90 minutes including a 15 minute interval. Great for kids from about age 2.
More Information: Visit the website

2. Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Credit: Disney on Ice Facebook Page

I have the best memories of going to Disney on Ice as a little girl with my Mum. This year, the ice is going to be filled with some familiar faces, including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses.

The Frozen phenomenon will also continue with a very special visit from Elsa and Anna and a Disney performance would not be complete without hearing 'Let it Go' for the five billionth time.

Date:Friday 29th June to Monday 2nd July
Location:Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Average Ticket Price:$29
Good to Know:All ages are welcome. The show runs for 1 hour and 53 minutes with a 20 minute duration. Bring a jumper!
More Information:Visit the website.

3. Alice in Wonderland

Credit: Alice in Wonderland Live Website

The magical stage show of Alice in Wonderland includes actors, puppeteers and lavish costumes and sets. It features the adventures of Alice, along with all her friends, the White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts of course, the Mad Hatter. It is an adaptation of the classic storybook.

Date:Tuesday 10th July to Saturday 14 July
Location:Brisbane Powerhouse
Average Ticket Price:$49.90
Good to Know:Suitable for ages 7 and up. The show runs for 60 minutes.
More Information: Visit the Website

4. Day out with Thomas

The Workshops Rail Museum is hosting a Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine. Even at only 16 months old, my son is sure to go into fits of delight over this event.

This event lets children 'meet' their favourite characters, including Thomas and the Fat Controller. The day features craft, story time, a performance, play pit, a model railway and a Thomas movie. There is also going to be a bouncing castle, indoor adventure playground and a miniature train ride around the museum grounds.

Date:Saturday 20th June to Sunday 15th July
Location: The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich
Average Ticket Price:$14.50
Good to Know: Suitable for all ages. Allow up to three hours and you can pack a lunch to bring along.
More Information: Visit the Website.

5. The 78-Storey Treehouse

This hugely popular stage play is coming back and is set to be just as entertaining for both children and adults alike. An adaptation from a children's book, the 78-storey treehouse just keeps growing!

Date: Tuesday 12th June
Location: Redland Performing Arts Centre
Average Ticket Price: $23
Good to Know: Most suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. 60 minutes in duration with no interval.
More Information: Visit the website.

Also coming in 2018 to Redland Performing Arts Centre is a live play of Roald Dah's classic, George's Marvellous Medicine and one of my personal favourite books The Gruffalo.

So there you have it, some amazing live events coming to Brisbane this year. Can you believe the year is already almost halfway done? What do you have planned with your family for the remaining months? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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