Abbotsford Convent and Melbourne Fringe invite children 12 and under and their families to join us for three brief performance showings and play-based activities where you will meet the artists, enjoy new work, and provide feedback directly to the artists about the performances.
As part of the Convent’s Valuing a Young Audience program, talented performance makers, Sam Gaskin and Johnny Hamilton from Beat Entertainment, Hannah Vrijenhoek, and David Williams have been developing three new performance works, supported by project facilitator Sue Giles and a bevy of experts in the field. Valuing a Young Audience was born out of the Convent’s passionate commitment to artists and quality contemporary arts and cultural experiences by, for, with and about children. Melbourne Fringe loved the concept and joined the Convent in delivering this brand-new project.
Please join us – the artists cannot make progress without you! They will present ten-minute snippets of their new works and will engage you in creative activities to generate valuable feedback about their work directly from you, their audience.
Come meet the artists, enjoy the activities, and be part of shaping contemporary performance for, by, with and about children.
The Oratory is wheelchair accessible. Gender diversity is welcome at the Convent, and patrons are welcome to use any restroom that matches their gender identity or expression. There are gender-neutral toilets available close to the venue and gendered toilets available in other locations within the Convent precinct. View the Public Toilet Map to find a bathroom of your preference.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and City of Yarra.