Families are in for a real treat with the return of live performances at Riverside Theatre for the annual Spot On Children’s Festival! And better yet, for the first time ever, you’ll also be able to watch the shows ‘live’ from the comfort of your home – making sure more families can enjoy the magic of theatre these spring school holidays.

Spot on Children's Festival 2020

From Tuesday 29th September to Friday 2nd October, there will be six great shows for families to laugh, sing, dance and be wowed by. And four of these performances will also be streamed live so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your lounge room, starting from just $5! Of course due to covid, the program for Spot On Children’s Festival is smaller than usual. But it’s wonderful that it can still go ahead! Riverside Theatres is an approved covid19 safe venue and a number of safety measures (including reduced audience size and seat spacing) will be in place.

To celebrate Spot On Children’s Festival returning in 2020, we’re giving away family passes to four live shows – Beanies Egg-straordinary Day, the Box Show, Tiptoe Giants: Colour the World and Avocado Smash – thanks to Riverside Theatres.

How to Enter

For your chance to win one of four family passes to a wonderful Spot On Children’s Festival live show, simply tell us why you’d love to take your family to the Spot On Children’s Festival AND which show you’d most like to see? To enter, like and comment on our Spot On Children’s Festival post on Facebook between 7:30pm Thursday 17th and 7:30pm Thursday 24th September 2020.

Spot On Children’s Festival

Hit the spot these spring school holidays with Riverside Theatres Spot On Children’s Festival. Below is a summary of the four great shows we’re giving away tickets to and you can see the full program here.

1Beanies Egg-straordinary Day – Live + Digital + Workshop

The Beanies are bursting out of the radio and on to the stage! Best known for their award-winning podcast and ARIA nominated music released with ABC Kids, join Laura, Mim and Michael Beanie as they do The Silly Dizzy Dance, sing Saturday Morning Cuddles and even have a Painting Party.

Mini-Beanies will laugh and learn when Professor Know-It-All challenges the Beanies to care for an egg for a whole day, how hard can it be?

  • When: Tuesday 29 September 11am for 50mins
  • Recommended for kids 3-8yrs and their families
  • Tickets: Live $18 (members) & $20 (non-members); Digital from $5
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2The Box Show by Junkyard Beats – Live + Digital + Workshop

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!

The Box Show excites the imagination of children and adults alike. Follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world. Plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

  • When: Wednesday 30 September at 12.30pm for an hour
  • Recommended for kids 3yrs+ and their families
  • Tickets: Live $18 (members) & $20 (non-members); Digital from $5
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Join Tiptoe Giants. Lee, Vee, and Meg as they open their ears, eyes, and minds on an epic musical adventure to explore and discover some of the beautiful things that make the world a colourful rainbow.

  • When: Thursday 1 October at 11am for 45mins
  • Recommended for kids 0-7yrs and their families
  • Tickets: Live $18 (members) & $20 (non-members); Digital from $5
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4Avocado Smash – Live + Digital + Workshop

Avocado Smash serve up a delicious musical show of original toe-tapping hits for kids! Come bounce around to the Brekkie Rap and throw your arms in the air to the Chilli Song with this multi award-winning show!

Join this dynamic trio for a bonanza of musical variety with different languages, vocal harmonies and smashing dance moves!

  • When: Friday 2 October at 11am for 45mins
  • Recommended for kids 0-7yrs and their families
  • Tickets: Live $18 (members) & $20 (non-members); Digital from $5
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For more info on the Spot On Children’s Festival and to book tickets, visit Riverside Theatres.


Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to the terms and conditions set out below.
  2. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ParraParents, Riverside Theatres and Facebook from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activities, acceptance of a prize and/or use or misuse of a prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  3. The competition is only open to people who like the ParraParents Spot On Children’s Festival post, except the judges and their family.
  4. Only 1 (one) entry per person will be accepted.
  5. The entrant must answer the question ‘ why would you love to take your family to the Spot On Children’s Festival AND which show would you most like to see’ on the ParraParents Facebook page.
  6. All entries will be judged by ParraParents team members – Kellie Darley and Mel Pazin. The judge’s decision is final.
  7. The competition begins 7:30PM THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2020 and ends 7:30PM THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020. All entries must be posted by 7:30PM THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020 via the ParraParrents Facebook page.
  8. The winners will be announced on the ParraParents website and Facebook page by FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020.
  9. The winners will be contacted by SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2020.
  10. There are 4 prizes to be won. Each prize is a family pass (4 tickets) to a live show at the Spot On Children’s Festival at Riverside Theatres, valued at $80 per family pass. There is one family pass available for each of the following shows:
    • The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day on Tuesday 29 September 11am
    • The Box Show on Wednesday 30th September at 12:30pm
    • Tiptoe Giants on Thursday 1st October at 11am
    • Avocado Smash on Friday 2nd October at 11am
  11. The winners will be sent their tickets electronically.
  12. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
  13. In the event a winner is not able to receive their prize, a runner up will be selected by the judges.
  14. If less than 10 entries are received, ParraParents reserves the right to extend the competition end date.

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