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Arena Theatre Company

The House of Dreaming

Directed by Chris Kohn

Fri 22 Feb 2013 - Sat 2 Mar 2013

Ssshhh! The house is sleeping. Step inside a three-dimensional storybook world of wonder and dreams … with hidden passages, upside-down rooms and secrets to uncover at every turn.

Littered with exotic bric-a-brac, this slumbering house dreams wistfully of its past, conjuring memories, that delight the curious, in each room and with each object.

Inspired by the natural playfulness of children, this incredible interactive labyrinth pushes the boundaries of our imagination with an innovative combination of robotics, performers and projections – and anything within reach can be touched and explored.

This immersive adventure excites all of the senses.

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Click to read Walk Through description of The House of Dreaming

Suitable for children (5-8yrs) and their adults. Visitors enter the house in groups of three.

Please note latecomers will not be admitted. 
The experience runs for approximately 1 hour (30min in the house). 

After I had gone through the house myself, I was amused to see the adult audience members for that session lining up with the children for their costumes: everyone looked ridiculously pleased.

If you have children in your life who are around 5 to 10, this is something they won’t forget. Neither will you. AUSSIETHEATRE.COM 

Groups of three enter the house to find all manner of wonders … Hogwart's-style. SMH

I didn’t want to leave The House of Dreaming. Neither did my artistic advisor, five-year-old Scout. There’s picture books (good ones) and origami in the waiting room and you get a costume and a magic talisman ... The experience is how I remember first reading picture books. They were so real that I felt I was in the pages and living it. ANNE-MARIE PEARD - AUSSIETHEATRE.COM 


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Perth International Arts Festival, Melbourne Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and Brisbane Festival.


International Excellence Partner

Chevron Human Energy

Family and Education Program Partner

Rio Tinto

Media Partner

720 ABC Perth

Supported by

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA Department of Education


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  • Captioned
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  • Preview
  • Opening Night
  • Artist Talks

How Much

  • Standard $15.50


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The ABC Studios will be hosting House of Dreaming in 2013

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