Come Out Childrens Festival

afc_come_out_programFriday the 22nd of May – Saturday the 30th of May
Various locations across Adelaide and the suburbs.

Come Out Children’s Festival celebrates it’s 40th year this year and it is the first time that the Adelaide Festival Centre is producing and presenting this highly regarded festival for children.

Bring the whole family to the Come Out Children’s Festival – there are performances of all kinds plus a Big Family Weekend jam-packed with activities, workshops and more.

The Come Out Children’s Festival offers a diverse range of performances and activities for children of all ages. There is even a performance for babies!

A highlight of our program for families will be the Big Family Weekend on 23-24 May at the Adelaide Festival Centre. This weekend will be jam-packed with performances and free activities and workshops for children …plus an attempt at the world record for the largest finger painting!

We hope to see your family at Come Out Children’s Festival in May 2015!



Opening Event – A Bridge Across Time – Friday 22 May at 11am at Elder Park Riverbank – Free for Spectactors

School children will convene on the Telstra Plaza of Adelaide Oval and will launch the festival in lieu of the usual dignitaries. The Mighty Choir of Small Voices, comprising 1700 school children, will walk to the bridge and sing the iconic Australian song, Eagle Rock, thanks to the Public Schools Music Festival team. Led by Cirkidz, the children will parade across the bridge to the sounds of the Sing for Joy Choirs of older people singing a contemporary medley from the other side of the bridge.

Come along and watch a beautiful moment in time when multiple generations engage in a shared experience.


The 26-Storey Treehouse


Little Big Shots



A Kid Like Me

I Think I Can

History of Autism

Carnival of the Animals

Chalk About


Big Family Weekend – click the link to read more about what to expect at the BIG FAMILY WEEKEND


Other events as part of the Come Out Children’s Festival:

Dear Hope Street – The Digial Hub, City Library

Pom Pom presented by Carclew – Davoren Park Shopping Centre, 45 Peachey Road, Davoren Park

Subjects Matter presented by Carclew – Gawler Place Canopy, Rundle Mall


Free Exhibitions:

Number Please – around Adelaide Festival Centre

Now I Can Draw the White Gazebo! – Space Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre

40 Years of Come Out Children’s Festival – Dunstan Playhouse Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre

The Art of Designing and Illustrating Picture Books – Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre

Look Back at the Class of Cabaret – Foyer Cafe, Adelaide Festival Centre

Drawing on the Heroes Who Shape Us – Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre

Basil Sellers – Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, North Terrace

Lynley Dodd A Retrospective – Institute Room, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace

Strait Protean The Art of Brian Robinson – Flinders University, City Gallery, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace

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