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Early Years


HOTA believes in generating active participation in the art process, accessing one’s own creativity and the creativity of others.

We believe in the power of art and play to unite, challenge, delight and transform our world.

Our Early Years program is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework to support and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to formal schooling.


Contact the Education Producer via email at [email protected]

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26 – 27 Mar

Fri 26 Mar, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Sat 27 Mar, 10.30am & 1.30pm

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children and their adults.

Featuring a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage, the show also features three other Eric Carle stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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27 – 28 Jul

Tue 27 Jul, 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 28 Jul, 10am & 1.30pm

Combining old school whimsy with state-of-the-art technology, Zooom is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place. Adventures happen and the audience gets involved to help the lost star find its way home.

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7-9 Aug

Sat 7 Aug, 6pm
Sun 8 Aug, 10.30am & 2.30pm
Mon 9 Aug, 10.30am & 2pm

From the creators of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a sensitive new show for children about loss, friendship and new beginnings. Combining puppetry, live-action and animation, New Owner takes us on a world of adventure through a dog’s eyes.

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Arts Bus Fund

Arts Bus Fund is an initiative to assist in reducing the cost of bus travel to HOTA. Schools can apply to the fund to receive a one-off subsidy to contribute towards bus travel to see an exhibition, performance or participate in a workshop.

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