Holiday Island

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 27 September - 28 September 2022
Category Spot On Children's Festival (Kids & Family)

Riverside Theatres presents
Created by Ali Gordon and Alicia Gonzalez

A clown yearns for a summer getaway, so she decides to create it herself at Riverside Theatres. With nine colourful suitcases in tow, she builds an imaginary world of play, relaxation and togetherness: Holiday Island.

Like a silent film, driven by a nostalgic soundtrack, audiences are treated to an uplifting and perfectly silly beach adventure, completely indoors.

You will feel transported to a place built from scraps of memory, hidden inside a pile of suitcases. Throughout the show, eager audience members may be invited on stage, leaving the more reserved folk to enjoy the action from their seats.

My small grandchildren loved it… ‘wonder what’s in the next suitcase?’ Lots of cases, lots of surprises.” –  Susan Blamey, Grandmother

Watching Ali took me outside of myself and transported me to another time and place; one where the worries of the world just drift away” – Dan Challis, Musician

Engaging and entertaining! The kids will love it! Ali is very talented and knows how to make people LAUGH!” – Tamara Hawkins, Mum

Suitable for ages 3+ and their families

Play + kindness = the secret to life
Did you know, there are only two types of people in this world who truly understand this equation… Children and clowns.

And this isn’t party-trick-clowning –instead– imagine a theatrical comedian who plays the fool in search of shared humanity. So in tandem with Holiday Island, teaching artist and professional clown Ali Gordon will work for an hour with your children, using play to grow a bigger heart and transform our realities into something just a little more fun.

Suitable for ages 5+
Please provide any specific accessibility and learning needs by calling our Box Office on 02 8839 3399.

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

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Performed by Ali Gordon
Devised by Ali Gordon and Alicia Gonzalez
Associate Director Alicia Gonzalez
Technician and Stage Manager Corey Potter


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Dates and Times:

Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 10:30am
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 10:30am^

Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 12:30pm
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 12:30pm


relaxed performance logo Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 10:30am


Approx. 1 hour



Approx. 45 minutes

Ticket Prices

Family Group 4+ $23 ea
Workshop $23
Family Group 4+ $26 ea
Workshop $25
Show + Workshop Bundle $51

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.95
Web $4.95
Counter $4.95
School Bookings $4.95
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