Up and Away

July 3–8, 2018

Gloucester Room


Up and Away is a playful and gentle theatrical performance exclusively for babies.

Fragments of everyday life are elevated from the ordinary to the exquisite, through the exploration of live music and play.

A cosy and safe atmosphere is created by way of a small number of attendees and a requirement that only pre-walking babies may attend. Up and Away takes place in a carefully crafted tent in the Gloucester Room at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Through this created sense of calm, babies are given an optimal environment from which to engage and explore along with their caregiver. Every baby will respond differently to the performance, and we embrace that.

Up and Away is informed by current neuroscientific research and has been developed in consultation with a speech and language therapist.

Developed in partnership with the Isaac Theatre Royal’s Company in Residence programme and supported by Creative New Zealand.

Recommended Ages: 3-17 months

Only babies (0-17 months) may attend accompanied by a caregiver. Due to the nature of the performance, babies who are walking cannot be admitted.

We want everyone to feel totally relaxed during the performance; there will be no option to bring older siblings or other children along. We don’t want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance.

Due to space restrictions, only one caregiver and baby can be admitted in to the tent. Other parents, grandparents or caregivers may purchase an ‘observer seat’ if they wish to attend.

Pram parking will be available in the Gloucester Room as well as changing and feeding facilities.

Tickets from  $24.75

Upcoming Performances

Tuesday 3 July 10am, 11am, 1pm

Wednesday 4 July 10am, 11am, 1pm

Thursday 5 July 10am, 11am, 1pm

Friday 6 July 10am, 11am, 1pm

Saturday 7 July 10am, 11am, 1pm

Sunday 8 July 10am, 11am, 1pm