A lost star finds its way home…

Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOM 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 with the assistance of the audience the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems. Part music video, part dream, ZOOM is a show about all sorts of perspective.

Inspired by iconic children’s’ book “Harold and The Purple Crayon,” ZOOM channels the same philosophy; a child who makes sense of their world through art. The show is driven by the power of ‘child logic’, combined with the magic of science.

Using original music, lasers and projections, the performance takes the audience on an immersive journey. We unpack the science of animation from pixel to line to animation, as miniature worlds are blown up to be larger than life.

ZOOM begins at home or in the classroom, as we invite our audience to bring a piece of dark to the show. They arrive and their dark is exchanged for their own personal light – a little spark that will keep them safe and help guide them through the interactive sessions of the show.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Patch Theatre


‘The ensuing entertainment is a voyage of surprise and wonderment…applause all-round’ – The Barefoot Review

‘Entrancing and always enchanting, appealing not only to kids but to grown-ups as well’ – The Advertiser

‘Accomplished and visionary achievement’ – Stage Whispers

‘It’s a magnificent thing to walk into a dream, carefully curated and seamlessly executed, and Patch Theatre’s Zooom is one you don’t really want to wake up from.’ – InDaily

‘There’s something about light that delights us all, and yet, it’s rarely celebrated in its own right. Enter ZOOOM – a Patch Theatre show, part of the DreamBIG Children’s Festival this month. The Aussie performance is ALL about the light.’ – Kiddo Magazine

Education Resources

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Eat & Drink

The bar will be open for this event – enjoy a drink with friends while having a laugh, or stop by the HOTA Café for a bite to eat. Click through to our Eat and Drink options for opening times and more information.

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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 new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

When you arrive you’ll be asked to register your details for the purpose of contact tracing.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.


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