Children of the Sea
10 - 13 February 2021
Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium

Children of the Sea

10 - 13 February 2021 Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival

Follow four unaccompanied children as they embark on a perilous journey. Drifting on Indo-Australian waters towards an uncertain future they confront memories of the lives they have left behind.

The culmination of a two-year research project, Children of the Sea is Jay Emmanuel’s emotional and epic theatrical piece that shares the journey of young maritime survivors who came to Australia by boat.

Inspired by true stories, it brings together a stellar team of five extraordinary young performers onstage with a vocal ensemble led by Green Room Award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, performer and choir-leader, Kavisha Mazzella.

A tribute to hope and a sobering reminder of the stories that float on the horizon, Children of the Sea explores the paradoxes and confusions of a world dealing with an unprecedented flux of uprooted lives.

Chilling, yet playful and funny, this sensitive and politically-charged show puts children front and centre – their voice, their story – ultimately creating an uplifting theatrical experience.

Please note:
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • $39.00 Adult
  • $37.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card Holders, Juniors 16 years and under, unemployed, Health Care Card holders)
  • $25.00 Student
  • For all group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old.

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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