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Up and Away

Sunday 20th October 2019

Performed in a purpose-made cosy tent, Up and Away is a unique little treasure for the tiniest folk in our lives.

Up and Away is a playful and gentle theatrical performance created exclusively for babies. Two performers interweave elements of theatre, play and live music in a half-hour performance, which culminates in free play and exploration-time for baby audience members.

Audience numbers are limited to a small group, and only pre-walking babies may attend. This results in a calm, safe atmosphere and optimal conditions for babies to engage in the performance – the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Only babies and one carer each may be in the performance tent. The baby’s second adult may observe from outside the performance area.

Important information from Cubin Theatre Company:

Only pre-walking babies (0-18 months approx.) may attend, accompanied by a caregiver. Due to the nature of the performance, babies who are walking cannot be admitted.
It’s important the babies feel totally relaxed during the performance, which is why there is no option to bring older siblings or other children along.

Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Creative NZ

Family Friendly


October 20, 2019


10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm; 30 mins, plus playtime


Nelson & suburbs


Make/Shift Space (former Lightning Plus building)
60 Achilles Avenue, Wakatu Square, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$15 for one baby and maximum two adults (plus TicketDirect service fee)

Tickets from Theatre Royal, Nelson i-SITE, Richmond Mall Info Desk, all TicketDirect outlets ph. 03 548 3840, ext 1; 0800 224 224.


Additional Info

Official Website


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