The Box Show – On Demand & Workshop

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The Box Show – On Demand & Workshop

Venue Online
Dates 20 September - 02 October 2021
Category Spot On Children's Festival - On Demand & Workshop

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
Junkyard Beats

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!

The Box Show excites the imagination of children and adults alike. We follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; Plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

Stream along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten.

Learn about sustainability with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality. You won’t look at a cardboard box the same way after watching this show!

WINNER of Critics Pick – Sydney Fringe Festival 2018

“With more than 400 acts over 25 venues, One of the most entertaining performances, and certainly the most fun, was Junkyard Beats with four dynamic performers showing that to make music you need nothing more than everyday objects like cardboard boxes, plastic bags and cooking implements, some fancy footwork, and a whole lot of energy” – Source News


The Junkyard Beats interactive workshop experience invites children/adults to band together to create their own Junkyard Orchestra.

With Junkyard Beats workshops, children/adults will be taken on a creative journey of discovery, exploring the connection between creative recycling, music and teamwork.

One person’s trash proves another’s treasure as our highly energetic music-in-education performers combine drumming, dance, theatre and comedy to create a unique and captivating experience.

Workshop Requirements
An empty space in your home, preferrably a timber floor or concrete, no sand or grass.

Suitable for ages 4 +

This workshop will be available on demand from Monday 20 September at 10am – Saturday 2 October 2021 at 10pm. You are welcome to access the workshop as many times as you like during this timeframe.
Please Note, workshop is not available to Vacation Care Groups.

Book tickets on this page for the on-demand offering on YouTube. If you’re looking for the Online Watch Party offering click here.

How You Can Access
The show and workshop will be accessible on-demand into your home. The links will be available from Monday 20 September at 10am – Saturday 2 October 2021 at 10pm only, on YouTube. This show and this workshop are a streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.

Vacation Care Group pricing is only for ‘In Centre Viewing’. We encourage centres to pass on the festival’s information to ‘at home families’.

There is no transaction fee for this performance.

About the All Access Pass
Our ALL ACCESS PASS is the perfect option if you want to keep the kids entertained for the whole school holidays!
Including 6 events – you can see it your way with some shows having your choice of On Demand or a Live Online Watch Party available. Just mix and match your viewing method for each show when purchasing your pass. Workshops are available as an add on to your ALL ACCESS PASS at a heavily discounted rate, so you can cater your pass to your kids’ interests and ages, to get it SPOT ON!

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.

Oded Prior – Founder and Creative Director of Junkyard Beats
Oded was born and raised in Israel and started to play the drums when he was 13 years old. He began experimenting with objects lying around his home to create sounds and discovered that anything can be a drum, including the human body. Oded is highly skilled in body percussion and junk percussion. He has also trained in hip-hop dance, drumming, acting, cajón, djembe and hang drum. After years of touring with some of the world’s top rhythm and percussion groups, Oded has found true passion in connecting communities and spreading environmental awareness all over the globe through music and creative recycling. He has taught rhythm workshops and master classes around the world and recently did a TEDX talk about his rhythmical journey.

Nigel Turner-Carroll – Director of The Box Show
Award winning director and actor Nigel Turner-Carroll’s credits include The Tap Pack which has most recently featured on The West End after touring Berlin, Beijing 2017 and Edinburgh Fringe festival 2016, winning The Spirit of the Fringe Award. Recently moving into the position of Resident Director on Grease the Arena Spectacular, Movement/Assistant Director for Wayne Harrison on Melba the Musical and choreographer for the staged version of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy which also played at the Sydney Opera House. He has directed and Co-Written multiple cabarets including Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham’s cabaret, Twists and Turns which received accolades in it’s first season in the Spiegel Tent at Perth Fringe World 2014. Winner-Best Cabaret and nominated Critics Choice Award, as well as his second show Under the Covers premiering earlier this year. Back to Bacharach , Starring Casey Donovan, Liza Meets Bassey and The Real Thing both for Monique Montez.


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1 hour

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Ticket Prices

Show and Workshop Package $18
All Access Pass Price (access to 6 shows - via Online Watch Party or On Demand) $39
All Access Pass Workshop Add On $3
NON-MEMBERS Household $10
Show and Workshop Package $20
All Access Pass Price (access to 6 events - via Online Watch Party or On Demand) $42
All Access Pass Workshop Add On $5
Vacation Care Groups (Workshop unavailable | In centre viewing only) $80