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Kids Take Over │Stories in the Key of GC Curated by Cold Ghost

Our Kids IMAGINE participants have been working closely with storyteller, musician and Stories in the Key of GC creator Fletcher Babb since February to prepare their own unique story for performance.

In the intimate underground club-vibe of the Basement, kids will get up and share their very own stories live on stage, accompanied by music. It’s the Gold Coast’s own live storytelling series – kids edition.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

What’s for lunch?

Stop by the Lawn Bar or the HOTA Café to stay fuelled for your Kids Take Over adventures. We’ve got caffeine for those who want – or need – it, and snacks and lunch available for purchase.

Arriving onsite for workshops

When you arrive for Kids Take Over, please head to the Café Terrace at least ten minutes before your event starts where you’ll be asked to register the details of everyone in your group (all children and their guardians) for contact tracing. HOTA Event Staff will escort your group to the location of your workshop or event.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.


Stories in the Key of GC is the Gold Coast’s own musical storytelling night and was first created with the support of HOTA, Home of the Arts and City of Gold Coast through HOTA’s Creative Development Program in 2019 and is further supported by RADF, Queensland’s Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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