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Canberra Theatre Centre Family Fun Open Day

Join Canberra Theatre Centre in celebrating their 50th Anniversary year with a Family Fun Open Day on Saturday, 6 June, from 11am.

This free community event has plenty of activities for all ages; including ERTH’S DINOSAURZOO, showcasing an eye popping visual experience through giant puppetry, stilt-walkers and more. Other highlights are a Canberra magician, THE GREAT ZAMBONI, comedians THE LISTIES, and live music from THE CASHEWS and BEN DRYSDALE.

Accompanying these events will be face painting, craft fun and backstage tours of the Theatre. Learn about the last 50 years of the Canberra Theatre Centre through a panel discussion with Helen Musa, Richard Stone and guest with show ‘n’ tell.

PUPPETOODLE will also be running puppet making workshops available for pre-purchase or at the door for only $10. This beautifully compliments what is on in The Playhouse theatre from 3-6 June; the stage adaption of the family classic, STORM BOY.

The celebration will commence on Friday 5 June, from 4:30pm with 666 ABC Canberra’s Adam Shirley as he presents Happy Hour LIVE from Canberra Theatre Centre foyer. Laugh your way into the long weekend with live music, local performers, special giveaways and a wrap up of the highlights – and lowlights – of the week’s news.

Doors open at 4.30pm with Happy Hour Live broadcast to air from 5.00-6.00pm. While tickets are free, registration is required from Canberra Ticketing.



  • 11am & 3:15pm THE GREAT ZAMBONI
  • 11:30am & 2:30pm THE LISTIES
  • 11:30am (5-7 y/o) & 2:30pm (8-12 y/o) PUPPETOODLE PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOPS, ticketed event $10
  • 12pm Director talk Karla Conway speaks to John Sheedy about STORM BOY
  • 12:30pm Live Band THE CASHEWS
  • 1pm & 6pm STORM BOY, ticketed event $35-45*Transaction fees apply
  • 1.15pm & 4pm ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO
  • 2:30pm Panel discussion on 50 years of CTC with Helen Musa, Richard Stone and guest
  • 5pm Live Band BEN DRYSDALE

Backstage Tours, on the hour from 11am; Craft Activities; Face Painting; Balloons


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