Family Fun these school holidays at Sydney Town Hall!

Supported by City of Sydney, we’re transforming the Sydney Town Hall into a Jungle of comedic proportions-delivering the biggest SCHOOL HOLIDAY comedy incursion yet – fun for the whole family! 



Comedy For Kids! FREE  Tue 19 – Sun 24 Apr  TICKETS





Hosting some of Australia’s largest dinosaurs, a red hot Edinburgh Fringe favourite and a multi-award-winning Korean clowning and beatbox ensemble, Artistic Director Olivia Ansell will offer 6 action packed days of fun and silliness, with performances by Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ (an Erth Visual & Physical Inc. Production), Trash Test Dummies, Ongals, Phly Crew and Crazy Cartoonist Brett Bower.

Set over three stages, thrill seeking Park Ranger Nikki Britton will keep the kids laughing as they trek through 2 hours of action packed willdly funny entertainment.

Comedy for Kids! will include uproarious storytelling with Sydney Story factory , break out stations sponsored by the Australian Museum, Theatresports, Crazy Cartoonist illustration workshops by Brett Bower and street dance classes with hip hop legends, Phly Crew.

Access to Comedy For Kids! is free, incurring a booking fee of just $2.50 per ticket which will be donated in full to Redfern’s Sydney Story Factory – a not-for-profit creative learning centre for young people aged 7-17, championing literacy, reading and writing skills for young children from marginalised backgrounds.

Sydney Comedy Festival’s Comedy for Kids! is supported by Australian Museum, Baldwin and Bagnall, Bedrock Landscapes, City of Sydney, Century Venues, Chamelon, Clark Rubber, Kawai, Redspot Car Rentals, Sydney Props Specialists, Sydney Story Factory, Ticketek.

About the Sydney Story Factory: The Sydney Story Factory is on a mission to change the lives of young people, especially those from marginalised backgrounds, through creative writing and storytelling. We make writing fun and rewarding and help them find their voice. Based in Redfern, we’re a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people aged 7 to 17. We run free writing workshops aimed particularly at young people who are Indigenous and from non-English speaking backgrounds.

By lighting the spark of creativity we’re creating a brighter future for those most at risk of losing confidence in their writing abilities and switching off at school. We’re changing the lives of young people, one story at a time.

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Check out our early evening school holiday shows – fun for the whole family!


THE ONGALS (KOR) – Live at the Jungle  Wed 20 – Sun 24 Apr  TICKETS





Multi-award-winning Korean comedy, clowning and beatbox ensemble Ongals make their Sydney Comedy Festival debut!

The Ongals burst onto the stage with breathtaking magic, effortless circus and exceptional beatboxing skills that will have you laughing your hat off – even though you don’t know why.

A high-energy physical comedy spectacular that is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of every age, this wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss.

Sydney comedy audiences are renowned for knowing just what is the next big thing and Korean comedy has well and truly landed on Sydney Comedy soil – prepare to become hooked!

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5 Stars/ 6 Stars Award Nomination – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011
Culture Award – 3rd Seoul Success Award (Seoul Newspaper) 2011
Korean Wave Achievement Award – 21st Korea Entertainment Award Ceremony 2013
Winner Best Korean Comedy Show – Busan International Comedy Festival 2013
Special Commendation Directors Choice Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014

TRASH TEST DUMMIES - Live at the Jungle! Tue 19 – Sat 23 Apr  TICKETS


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The Trash Test Dummies are on duty!

Winners of the best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide fringe festival 2015, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises.

Nominees of the 2015 Perth Fringe World Circus Award, and winners of the Gas works Circus Showdown 2014, the Trash Test Dummies is a family friendly, circus comedy show like no other. 

‘Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining.’ ****½ Herald Sun 

Returning with rave reviews and sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this award winning, sidesplitting slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity! 

‘Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.’ ***** Edinburgh Festival For Kids 

Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright are highly skilled circus performers that can trash talk with the best of them. These dexterous dummies take the audience on a journey into their playful imagination, where they invite them to take a fresh look at the humble household wheelie bin. 

‘Three men took to the stage with their wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds.’ The Funny Tonne *****

For audiences of all ages. Be prepared for a great time!


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