26
Mar
12

out of the box: tickets on sale today

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR

OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN 

Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, and carers take note! Tickets for the not-to-be-missed arts event of the year for children, the 2012 Out of the Box Festival for Children have gone on sale today Monday 26 March.

This year’s Festival will run from 12-17 June and offers an especially curated program for children eight years and under.

Out of the Box 2012 features an exciting program of free and ticketed events, including theatre performances, an interactive workshop program, outdoor events for families, and a symposium fostering conversations enquiring into early childhood learning. This year for the first time, the festival will also offer two dedicated venues with performances and activities especially for parents with very young children.

The Festival will take place in and across the Cultural Centre at South Bank, Brisbane, from its hub at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. More than 50 000 children, parents and carers are expected to participate in the six days of Out of the Box 2012.

This landmark cultural event has been presented every two years since the inaugural Festival in 1992 and continues to be at the leading edge of early childhood arts and learning. This year Out of the Box celebrates 20 years of nurturing children’s creativity and imagination.

2012 is the National Year of Reading and as an official partner of this initiative, QPAC has developed the entire Festival program around the arts and cultural literacy. This year’s festival will bring four children’s books to life as part of the performance program.

The centrepiece of Out of the Box is a new work based on The Flying Orchestra, a children’s book written and illustrated by Queensland author Clare McFadden, which will be presented as a world premiere at this year’s Festival.

Another program highlight is Me and My Shadow, 2011 Helpmann award winner for Best Presentation for Children. In the form of a visual poem, this spellbinding work from Patch Theatre is about a young girl who discovers a way to befriend her shadow.

The Out of the Box workshop program incorporates drama, dance, digital storytelling, circus and media. Children will have a chance to weave dreams, create virtual stories, design new 3D worlds, cook up a storm and build monsters.

The Festival also includes outside activities and welcomes Erth Visual and Physical Inc’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo and Polyglot Theatre’s We Built This City – a public construction site that calls upon energy and ingenuity to transform thousands of cardboard boxes into a new world.

Tickets for Out of the Box are now on sale. For full program details and bookings visit www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au

 

QPAC’S OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

  Tuesday 12 – Sunday 17 June 2012

    QPAC and Cultural Centre, South Bank

     Performances: adults $25, children $20

            Workshops: children $15

 

 

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