6 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
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Laugh all afternoon at Comedy Club 4 Kids, taking over the Underbelly Festival in April 2019. Watch comedians take to the stage to perform family-friendly material as stand-ups and sketch acts bring their unique take on the world. Always silly, but never rude, tickets to Comedy Club 4 Kids will guarantee a smile on a comedy lover’s face, whatever their age.
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Hall
Boogie on down with your young ones at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, bringing 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.
The Amazing Bubble Man
Don’t leave bubbles just for bathtime! See the magic of bubbles come to life at the Underbelly this summer with Louis Pearl, also known as The Amazing Bubble Man. Inviting audiences to join in with his acts, be wowed in disbelief with bubbly tornados, flying saucers and squares appearing on stage. Teaming the science of bubbles with theatrical magic, this show is ideal for adults and children alike. As the production comes to an end, you won’t want the fun to be popped!
What happens when you create a group of imaginary monsters, each with their own personalities? When child inventor Monty begins to make rare inventions and conjure up monsters from his thoughts, he has to decide what to do with them. From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants, Monstersaurus will bring heaps of energy to the Underbelly Festival, as children join Monty on his magical adventure, where audience participation is encouraged!
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.