Out of the Box Festival

Biennial festival for children 8 years and under

Out of the Box is a biennial festival for children 8 years and under, held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

The festival takes pride in its history as a national leader in programming for young children, nurturing children’s creativity and imagination.

Out of the Box is 8 days of cultural activity crafted to celebrate and support learning, play, curiosity and discovery for children and their families as they learn and grow together. Out of the Box acknowledges and celebrates the value and importance of the arts in education and life-learning.

Out of the Box shines a spotlight on the world's best arts and culture for children eight years and under and takes place across the Queensland Cultural Centre, from its hub at QPAC to the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

Since the festival’s inception in 1992, QPAC has provided national leadership in the area of early childhood arts education through Out of the Box. The festival is committed to informing and inspiring babies, children, parents, grandparents, care-givers, clinicians and teachers. It is built on the simple foundation that children matter and that arts rich experiences lead to a sense of unfolding discovery in children and adults alike.