The Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival shows how to do online

Roola Boola Festival. Images: Stonnington City Council

This year's Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival will connect, engage and inspire online during the school holidays.

Bringing high quality arts experiences for children in a safe and secure environment online environment, the program is full of performances, workshops and unique activities to bring children’s imaginations to life.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, is delighted to see Roola Boola return, adapting to an online environment and providing an opportunity to connect people of all ages.

“City of Stonnington is thrilled to host yet another year of what has become a much loved arts festival by both parents and children. These past few months have been a challenge, however Roola Boola will provide a creative outlet to connect the community and have a little fun. This year’s festival has adapted to an online format that provides the opportunity for households to be included in high quality interactive experiences.”

This year’s program includes magic, dance and storytelling workshops designed to thrill and excite children, along with fun, high energy interactive performances produced by Varietyville Productions.

There are also special Roola Boola Showbags by See Make Play full of fun and creative craft activities for children to complete at home.

Daniel Oldaker Director of Varietyville Productions, is thrilled to be involved in the festival and utilise technology to transform the performing arts. “Varietyville Productions like the other experienced talent involved in the festival, have been performing and running workshops for many years. It’s exciting to change up the delivery method of physical comedy, music and circus performances. Children, young people and parents will be able to experience these art forms in a new way. It’s exciting to create a community feel around the festival with everyone zooming in from home.”

“Families can expect a little bit of circus, a little magic and a whole lot of fun from the Vartietyville shows. We’ll have guest performers and fun interactive segments. Roola Boola also has a history of encouraged dressing up and this year is no exception. We are encouraging people to create backdrops, dress up for the festival and wear their favourite costume.”

Join in on the fun and see The Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival online for family fun this June!


Dates: Tuesday 30 June - Friday 10 July

Location: Online (Some events take bookings. See website for details)

Times: Various times (See website for details) Roola Boola Website