With a spring in our step and spring in the air, we're all just about ready for what the new season brings to Melbourne.
As always, the cultural capital of Australia does not disappoint. There's an enticing selection of live shows to tempt families into theatres this September and October.
From live Shakespeare to circus, ballet to a 'horrible histories', a hilarious kid's tale bought to life on stage to musical theatre, here are 7 fabulous family friendly shows to enjoy in Melbourne this July.
Hold onto your seats and your children, as you take an extraordinary global race through raging typhoons and escape runaway trains & stampeding elephants with Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days.
Around the World in 80 Days Image credit James Terry Photography
This on-stage version of the whimsical tale Around the World in 80 Days is adapted from the original book by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873.
Performing for just one show at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday 22 September at 8pm.
When: Friday 22 September, 8pm.
Where: Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
Book: 03 9784 1060 or Here
Also a special mention for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, offering not just one, but many affordable live shows for families this spring.
Also a family friendly event organised by the Australian Ballet offering ballet fans (6 years plus) a special peek into the daily lives of a dancer. Watch as they take class on stage and fine-tune their technique in preparation for a performance. Tickets just $5 for groups of 10 or more, $19 for single tickets. See Behind the Scenes for more.