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There is always something on for KIdz on the Mid North Coast whether it’s after school or holiday times. You can always check our What’s On calendar for the latest information especially during holiday periods. However to help you here a just a few of the venues  or organisation you may wish to follow as they always have amazing things on, in fact many would make us adults jealous.

There is an incredible variety of amazing theatres across our region.

Manning Entertainment Centre

Greater Taree

The centre offers world class facilities for the performing arts, from school productions and amateur theatre to artists of national and international acclaim.

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  • 6592 5466

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33 Manning River Drive, Taree

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The centre offers world class facilities for the performing arts, from school productions and amateur theatre to artists of national and international acclaim.

For more information on Manning Entertainment Centre, give them a call on 6592 5466 or view their website, http://www.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=108

Glasshouse

Port Macquarie Hastings

Seating 606 patrons on two levels this is the only proscenium arch theatre on the North Coast. With acoustic design by consultants who have worked on the world’s largest opera…

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  • 6581 8888

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Crn Clarence St & Hay St, Port Macquarie

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Seating 606 patrons on two levels this is the only proscenium arch theatre on the North Coast. With acoustic design by consultants who have worked on the world’s largest opera houses and concert halls, it is designed to provide an unrivalled level of theatre experience and audience comfort with state of the art technology.  It hosts many touring shows including those from Australia’s leading dance, theatre and opera companies. The smaller Ross Theatre Studio is also equipped for performances, exhibitions and meetings.

Regular events and activities for kids give them a whole new understanding of history and art. These take place in the foyer are, gallery, theatre and Artlab. This purpose built space for children aged 3 to 18 is equipped with wet artists’ preparation area, age appropriate furniture and TV/ Video and data projection facilities making it the perfect place for many kids activities in the holiday periods.

This magnificent arts and culture centre also provides a wealth of storytelling opportunities, as it is built over the remnants of various colonial buildings, and subsequently, 19th and 20th century cultural and local government buildings. Creative interpretative elements include archaeological artefacts in situ, information and archival document displays, touchscreen presentations and even the integration of informative floor inlays and other heritage related design elements as permanent architectural features. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and weekends 9am to 4pm. The Visitor Information Centre in the complex can also provide you with information on all other museums in the district.

For more information on Glasshouse, give them a call on 6581 8888 or view their website, http://www.glasshouse.org.au

Players Theatre

Port Macquarie Hastings

The Players Theatre Inc. is the only community theatre in the Port Macquarie area and has being  staging productions for 50 years. The Theatre stages 6-7 productions per year including…

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  • 6583 1030

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33A, Lord Street , Port Macquarie

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The Players Theatre Inc. is the only community theatre in the Port Macquarie area and has being  staging productions for 50 years. The Theatre stages 6-7 productions per year including plays, musicals and pantomimes.

For more information on Players Theatre, give them a call on 6583 1030 or view their website, http://www.playerstheatre.org.au

Jetty Memorial Theatre

Coffs Harbour

With a rich history dating back to 1927 the theatre underwent a major refurbishment  in 2004 transforming the building in to a contemporary, intimate performance space suitable , the major…

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  • 6652 8088

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337 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour

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With a rich history dating back to 1927 the theatre underwent a major refurbishment  in 2004 transforming the building in to a contemporary, intimate performance space suitable , the major performance space  in Coffs Harbour seating  250.

For more information on Jetty Memorial Theatre, give them a call on 6652 8088 or view their website, http://jettytheatre.com

Visitor Information Centre’s up and down the coast are a good place to start as they usually have a full list of kids holiday programs. These include not only our arts and cultural activities but excellent programs from National Parks Rangers that often involve art, photography, storytelling and craft.
The main Visitor Information Centres and event sites are:
  • 1800 802 692

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Little Street, Forster

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For more information on Great Lakes Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events

  • 1800 182 733

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21 Manning River Drive, Taree North

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For more information on Manning Valley Information Centre – Taree, please view their website, https://www.manningvalley.info/events

  • 1300 303 155

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The Glasshouse, 30 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie

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For more information on Greater Port Macquarie Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au/events/

  • 1800 642 480

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Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey Park

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For more information on Kempsey Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.discoversomethingnew.com.au/events

  • 1800 646 587

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Corner Riverside Drive and Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads

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For more information on Nambucca Valley Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.nambuccatourism.com.au/whats-on/calendar

  • 6655 5711

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8531 Pacific Highway, Urunga

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For more information on Urunga Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=463&Itemid=1652

  • 1300 369 070

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Corner Pacific Highway and McLean Street, Coffs Harbour

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For more information on Coffs Harbour Information Centre, please view their website, http://www.coffscoast.com.au/festivalsandevents

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27 Denison Street, Gloucester

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Our libraries are also a hive of activity in holiday periods so check with the major library in each area, although activities also take place at many of the branch libraries.
  • 6591 7256

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Breese Pde, Forster

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For more information on Great Lakes Library, please view their website, http://www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/library/Home

Taree Library

Greater Taree
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  • 6592 5290

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242 Victoria St, Taree

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For more information on Taree Library, please view their website, http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au

Port Macquarie Library

Port Macquarie Hastings
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  • 6581 8177

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Grant Street, Port Macquarie

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For more information on Port Macquarie Library, please view their website, http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Community-Facilities/Library

  • 65663210

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22 Tozer St, Kempsey

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For more information on Kempsey Library, please view their website, http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/library/

  • 6568 6906

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23 Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads

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For more information on Nambucca Heads Library, please view their website, http://www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-KPH-01-80-35

  • 6655 1744

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Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park, Hyde St, Bellingen

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For more information on Bellingen Library, please view their website, http://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=464&Itemid=1653

  • 6648 4900

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Cnr. Cuff & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour

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For more information on Coffs Harbour Library, please view their website, http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx