Family Fun Series

The Playhouse Family Fun Series is celebrating it's 10th anniversary season for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and variety performing arts. Since 2006 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada, Scotland and the UK to perform for Humboldt County children and their families. The series strives to bring young people in contact with the performing arts in a safe an intimate setting and host high quality artist in a low cost environment. The 2016 series is generously sponsored by Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace. Additional funding from the WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation). Tickets are available starting February 1st on this website and at Wildberries Marketplace, Bubbles & Redwood Yogurt. 

2016 10th Anniversary Season Family Fun Series Season



Big Bad Wolf

Windmill Theater (Australia)
Friday, March 11 at 7pm 
Saturday, March 12 at 2pm & 7pm Tickets

Internationally known Australian company Windmill Theatre brings a new take to the Big Bad Wolf tale. He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born.


“A whimsical, gently persuasive tale of friendship and acceptance.” The Australian


Mad_Cap_Variety_trio.jpgMad Cap Variety Show

Juggle Mania (Portland, OR)
Friday, April 29 at 7pm 
Saturday, April 30 at 2pm & 7pm   Tickets

Brace yourself for fast-paced tricks and stunts with lots of laughs and wonderful live music. The Mad Cap Variety Show features Portland performers Rhys Thomas from Juggle Mania, Stunt man and comedian Leapin Louis Lichtenstein and ace dancer/musician Shoehorn. They will bring a dynamic show for all ages of jazzy juggling, cowboy comedy and a tap dancing saxophone player. All three of these stellar performers on one stage will be a rare treat indeed! &


“A good laugh with amazing skills.”  The Los Angeles Times


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Sweet Can Circus (San Francisco, CA)
Friday, May 27 at 7pm  
Saturday, May 28 at 2pm & 7pm


San Francisco’s Sweet Can Circus returns for our 10th anniversary series to perform world class circus feats in an intimate setting. Sweet Can uses everyday objects to transform our world into a place where anything is possible and the mundane is made magic. Defying gravity, walking on their hands, creating poetry with movement – you are guaranteed to be enchanted. 


"Simply beautiful to behold" - SF Weekly


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