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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 and Bookings

Contact the Education team at [email protected].
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Book your school visit here.

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Girls with Altitude
26-29 Mar

The world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to HOTA, Home of the Arts with their brand-new show!

The superheroes of tomorrow are female and are changing the world! Modern day role models like Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern are inspiring a whole new generation of young people who want to make a difference.

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Edward the Emu
20-21 May

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage a new imagining of the classic Australian books by Sheena Rowles and Rod Clement. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu but after adventures beyond the enclosure, they discover that the best thing you can be is… you!

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The Alphabet of Awesome Science
Fri 10 Jun

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises.

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There’s a Sea in My Bedroom
22-23 Jul

Weaving together captivating storytelling with an exquisite score performed by musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is an immersive introduction to live classical music, capturing the magic of a child’s fantasy world.

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14-17 Sep

Saltbush is an immersive and interactive journey through the culture and language of Aboriginal Australia.

The narrative centres on the journey of two friends and their spiritual guide on foot as they cross Australian landscapes – river country, an urban landscape, desert and the sea. The journey is one of discovering the land, growing an understanding and acknowledging how it challenges or provokes personal journeys.

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Erth’s Prehistoric World
23-24 Aug

Travel to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and marine reptiles, then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked this Earth. Renowned the world over for their theatrical magic and for pushing the limits of design, content and experience, Erth’s Prehistoric World is a fusion of the highly successful Dinosaur Zoo and Prehistoric Aquarium. Experience the creatures of your imagination coming to life on stage in this enthralling new show!

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Don’t forget…

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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