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Award-winning Australian children’s singer, Emily Who returns to The Joan with new, accessible concerts

Join renowned Australian children’s singer, Emily Who (Winner of two of The What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2023 – ‘Judged’ and ‘People’s Choice’) for her new, interactive and inclusive children’s concert, A Day for Adventure at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 21 – 22 June.

Jam-packed full of catchy songs and fun, Emily will spark imaginations and have you moving and grooving as she takes you on a journey under the sea, to a farm, to the jungle, and even back in time to dance with the dinosaurs!

These shows will be presented as relaxed performances and will be Auslan interpreted, making them accessible to the broader community.

Relaxed performances are designed to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for patrons with autism spectrum conditions, intellectual impairment, learning disability and other sensory and communication needs. There is a relaxed attitude to traditional theatre etiquette, such as noise and movement amongst the audience. Other elements include the doors to the theatre being left open to allow audience members to enter and exit as needed and light and sound effects being toned down or removed.

An Auslan interpreter will interpret the spoken words and sound effects of the performances, enabling D/deaf patrons who use Auslan to engage with the concert.

Gather your friends and family and plan an exciting day out to the theatre now!


Emily Who recently released her fourth studio album for preschoolers and is best known for her annual children’s performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Regularly performing in festivals, including, the Sydney Fringe Festival and Riverside Theatres’ Spot On Children’s Festival, last year, Emily also performed with Bluey and Paw Patrol at Sydney Zoo and was nominated for ‘Best Kids Show’ at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

She is also the creator of two web-series, including, the Kids Couch Concert Series and Musical Pirate Adventures, on which she collaborated with Arcadia Winds.

Emily volunteers for Storyville and Books In Homes, regularly reading stories for young children.


Emily Who: Emily McKnight
Stage Manager: Christopher Starnawski
Emily Who Team: Peter Bailey, Robin Gist and Edward McKnight
Set and Costume Designers: Lucy-Rose Tyler and Sarah Tyler
Choreographer: Phoebe Fuller


Dates & Times: Friday 21 June at 10am & 12:30pm. Saturday 22 June at 10am.
Accessibility: All concerts will be presented as relaxed performances and will be Auslan interpreted.
Suitable for: Ages 0 – 5 and their families.
Duration: 45 minutes (No interval).
Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith.
Ticket Prices: Standard $20, Family of Four Pass $70. A fee of $5 applies to all bookings.

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