A Bee Story

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 30 September - 01 October 2022
Category Spot On Children's Festival (Kids & Family)

Riverside Theatres and Cluster Arts
with ARC Circus

A Bee Story is a uniquely Australian physical theatre show for children and families incorporating a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must work together to rebuild their hive after being destroyed by a bushfire. But things never quite go to plan…

Join the bees on their buzzy adventures and be enchanted by their pollen-collecting skills, honey-making abilities, and superbee strength. A Bee Story has themes of environmentalism, sustainability, and community spirit, and was directed by performer Robbie Curtis (Circa, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, Australian Ballet), and co-created with musician and performer Lizzie McRae.

Suitable for ages 3+ and their families

Join Queen Bee and Worker Bee in a special workshop to learn how to do some of their amazing tricks from the show Bee Story!
Please use the ‘Workshop’ or ‘Show & Workshop Package’ bookings buttons.

Workshop suitable for ages 6 – 14


*Vacation Care Bookings available, this show is eligible for the school bookings initiative, 1 free teacher per 20 students.

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Image Credit: Kai Leishmann

Robbie Curtis – Director, Performer

Robbie Curtis is the Founder and Artistic Director of Arc circus company and is the Creator and Director of A Bee Story. Robbie is an Australian performer and choreographer who has worked extensively for over ten years nationally and internationally, performing, teaching, and choreographing. Robbie has worked for companies including Cirque du Soleil, Circa, Circus Oz, Legs on the Wall, Cirque de Paname, Australian Ballet, Australian Opera, Theatre of Image, Shaun Parker Co., and Footnote dance company. He is internationally recognised for his unique style mixing dance and circus, and has been an artistic consultant at the National Institute of Circus Arts. He has performed in notable theatres around the world, including Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, BAM, Teatre Grec, The Sydney Opera House, and Arts Centre Melbourne, and he has performed at every major Australian Festival. He has also taught extensively at a tertiary level.

Lizzie McRae – Performer, Co-creator

Lizzie McRae is the co-creator of A Bee Story and is a musician and comedian. She has taught all levels of flute and plays piccolo and saxophone. Lizzie is a juggler, clown, and also serves as General Manager of Arc circus company. Lizzie holds both a Bachelors and a Master’s degree from the University of Sydney, and she has worked in management all over the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, the UK, and the USA. She is passionate about entertaining and empowering kids, and in between being the Queen Bee in A Bee Story, is currently the Executive Director of Iraqi Children Foundation.


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Dates and Times:

Friday 30 September 2022 at 12:30pm
Saturday 1 October 2022 at 10:30am^

Friday 30 September 2022 at 2:30pm
Saturday 1 October 2022 at 12:30pm


relaxed performance logo Relaxed Performance
Saturday 1 October 2022 at 10:30am


Approx. 1 hour



Approx. 45 minutes

Ticket Prices

Family Group 4+ $23
Workshop $23
Family Group 4+ $26
Workshop $25
Show + Workshop Package $51

Transaction fees apply

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Web $4.95
Counter $4.95
School Bookings $4.95
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