08 Jul - 09 Jul 2022
60 Minutes
$20 - $35

The Box Show

Created by 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. 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.

Tag 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 and interactive performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality.

Book the show only, or add the Junkyard Orchestra Workshop to your child’s ticket to enhance their experience!


See the show, then join the team from Junkyard Beats for their award-winning workshop to learn basic body percussion skills and how to turn recycled materials such as buckets, PVC pipes, broomsticks, plastic bins and drums into musical instruments, so you can create your own Junkyard Orchestra. Limited places available – Book early to avoid the disappointment of missing out!

How to Add a Workshop Ticket to Your Booking for Your Child/Children

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button below;
  2. Select your show date and time preference, then ‘Next’;
  3. Choose your seats for the show on our interactive seating map;
  4. Select your show ticket type/s and the quantities;
  5. Tell us how you heard about The Box Show, then click ‘Continue to Basket’;
  6. Scroll down to ‘You Might Also Be Interested In: Junkyard Orchestra Workshop’ and select ‘Add’ on the right-hand side;
  7. Enter the quantity of workshop tickets, then ‘Next’;
  8. Check your booking and then click ‘Confirm and Book’.

For help or troubleshooting when booking a workshop ticket or tickets, please call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600.

This production contains loud noises and music.

General Public:
Suitable for ages 5+ and their families (teens and adults will love the show too!)
Childcare/OOSH/Vacation Care/Homeschool Groups: 
Suitable for ages 5 – 12 and their supervisors (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3)

Duration: 60 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following 10am performances)

Suitable for:
Ages 5 – 12
Duration: 45 minutes (No break)

Childcare, OOSH, Vacation and Home School Groups are welcome to attend any performance of The Box Show. Please see the ‘School Holiday Groups Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information and to book.

Cast & Creatives

Oded Prior / Creator and Co-Writer

Nigel Turner-Carroll / Director and Co-Writer

Workshop Dates & Times

08 July 2022 2:30pm (SOLD OUT)

09 July 2022 2:30pm

Show Dates & Times

08 Jul 2022 10:00 am

08 Jul 2022 1:00 pm

09 Jul 2022 10:00 am

09 Jul 2022 1:00 pm

08 Jul 2022 10:00 am

08 Jul 2022 1:00 pm

09 Jul 2022 10:00 am

09 Jul 2022 1:00 pm

The Box Show Play

School Holiday Groups
Bookings and Resources

Key Information and How to Book

Childcare/OOSH/Vacation Care/Homeschool Group Performances
The Box Show is recommended for ages 5 – 12 and their supervisors (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3). Groups are welcome to attend any of the performance sessions.

60 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following 10am performances)

School Holidays Booking Form
To book this performance for your Childcare, OOSH, Vacation Care or Homeschool Group, please click here and complete our School Holidays Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

School Holiday Groups – Click Here to Book Now

Curriculum Links and Resources

Curriculum Links and Teachers Resource Kit
Click here to download The Box Show Curriculum Links and Teachers Resource Kit


Risk Assessment
Click here to download a Word version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment
Click here to download a PDF version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment

A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Attending the theatre is a magical and exciting experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to The Joan may be their first time seeing live theatre. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a Handy Guide of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending a show.

Click here to download a Word version of the Guide
Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide

This project has been assisted with funding from the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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