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4 of the best shows for children at the Underbelly Festival


4 of the best shows for children at the Underbelly Festival

Even though the Underbelly Festival may have late-night acts taking to the stage, the festival has plenty of daytime shows that are suitable for children. From family-friendly discos to fictional characters live on stage, join in the fun with the young ones and see the South Bank in a new light at the Underbelly this summer.

Underbelly Festival shows for children

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Hall


Boogie on down with your young ones at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hallbringing a friendly disco atmosphere to the South Bank. For sixty minutes, you’ll be able to take to the dancefloor with your children or younger relatives, guaranteed to show each other new dance moves and keep moving all the time! As Monski Mouse and her resident troupe of dancers get in the action at the same time as everyone at the Spiegeltent, it’s sure to be a dance-filled afternoon. With the disco hall open on select dates throughout the Underbelly Festival, get up on your feet and leave your best moves on the dancefloor at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall.

Want to see more of Monski Mouse? Filled with nursery rhymes, puppetry and toddler-friendly comedy, Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret will tackle all the big topics from wriggly worms to fish and elephants.

Shark in the Park


When Timothy Pope looks through his telescope to see what he can find, he doesn’t expect to see a shark in the park. Peering further into the telescope, follow Timothy and the shark as Nick Sharratt’s trilogy come to life where exciting adventures await anyone who takes their seat at the Spiegeltent to see this stage adaptation. Perfect for those who are looking to take children to experience the magic of live entertainment for the first time, or just to see these stories told on stage, you’ll wish you could find a Shark in the Park once the curtain falls.


From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences. Join the Twirlywoos onboard their big red boat and expect plenty of mischievous antics at the Underbelly Festival. Share the delight of discovery this summer with inventive puppetry and plenty of surprises.

Looking for shows at the Underbelly Festival for an older audience? Why not check out our guide to the Underbelly Festival for adults.