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Wilbur the Optical Whale (SOLD OUT)

Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival present
Wilbur the Optical Whale (SOLD OUT)


A fully immersive, interactive and accessible story for children about friendship and celebrating difference.

Created by inclusive theatre company indelabilityarts, Wilbur the Optical Whale is a fully immersive, interactive and accessible story for children about friendship and celebrating difference.

Using alternative storytelling methods, including interactive media with integrated Auslan, circus, music, movement and spoken word, this heartwarming production delivers a strong anti-bullying message and promotes acceptance.

All performances are relaxed allowing audiences to engage with the work on their own terms in a calm and inviting ‘underwater’ setting.

Underwater Sea-Squad Workshops

After purchasing tickets to a performance of Wilbur the Optical Whale you will receive an invitation to attend a FREE Underwater Sea-Squad Workshop prior to the show. Children choose an underwater sea creature to create using a variety of visual art methods, textures and colours while exploring themes of kindness, empathy and celebrating difference. When they attend the show, they will see their photographed artwork incorporated into the performance, and will know that they had a part to play in creating the magical underwater world of Wilbur the Optical Whale.

Book one of the Wilbur performances to receive your workshop invitation!
Workshop 1: Tuesday 21 September 11am 
Artwork created in Workshop 1 will be included in the performances on Wednesday 22nd September & Thursday 23rd September.
Workshop 2: Thursday 23 September 2:30pm
Artwork created in Workshop 2 will be included in the performances on Friday 24th September & Saturday 25th September.


10.30am, 22 - 25 September 2021
1.00pm, 23 & 25 September 2021


New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, 97 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101

The easiest way to access Metro Arts is to enter West Village from Boundary Street, wander through the garden area, and make your way down Factory Lane. You can find more information to help plan your visit here.


General Admission: $25.00 + booking fee


Approximately 45 minutes. No interval.  


Suitable for ages 3+. All performances will be relaxed and spaces will support needs of audiences. Please note - a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. 


Auslan Interpretation is incorporated into this work.

Metro Arts' New Benner Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Tickets for patrons in a wheelchair, with accessibility needs and/or Companion Card holders are not available online. Please call Metro Arts on 07 3002 7100 Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm to enquire or make your booking. Please be aware there are limited number of wheelchair spaces available per show.


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