Join the holiday fun at V&A

The V&A Waterfront has put together a school holiday programme to keep young ones occupied over the next few weeks.

The programme begins with the new Kids Theatre programme at the Amphitheatre, which will show performances of the V&A Waterfront’s first ever children’s play, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure, three times a day until Monday April 10.

Set in the V&A Waterfront, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure will follow Amy, a brave, adventure-seeking girl, who sets out to find an unknown treasure hidden somewhere in the Waterfront.

Along the way she encounters many strange characters, including an odd tour guide, talking seagulls, a gambling cave troll, prankster clown fish, and a loveable shark, making for a very interesting treasure hunt.

The half-hour performances will begin on the hour each day, from noon to 2pm.

Incredible Illusions, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by master artist Kurt Wenner, will be at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront until Sunday July 23. The Incredible Illusions exhibition includes an “art jamming” zone where children and adults alike can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively.

An educational zone tells the brief story of pavement art and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design.

The Incredible Illusions exhibit is open from 10am to 7pm.

The last admission is at 6pm.

Ticket prices range from R120 to R480. Children under the age of five enter for free.

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The Cradle of Creativity’s Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams, a series of preview performances at the V&A Amphitheatre, will show from Tuesday April 11 to Wednesday April 12, and return again on Saturday April 22.

Being held ahead of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, set to be held at the V&A Waterfront later this year, Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams will give young spectators a taste of the some international and local theatre for young audiences that will be on show at the ASSITEJ World Congress (“Headline of last week’s story”, CapeTowner, March 30).

Performances will be held between 11am and 5pm and are free to attend.

Little ones will have the chance to become a Lego Master Builder at the V&A Waterfront these holidays, with the Lego Play Experience in the Centre Court of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from Tuesday April 11 to Sunday April 16.

The event is free to attend, and will be open from 9am to 7pm daily.

The V&A Amphitheatre will host a series of free musical performances over the Easter weekend from 6pm to 7pm.

A group of four talented Capetonian musicians, Manouche will perform on Friday April 14.

On Saturday April 15, local rock band Southern Wild, will take the stage.

Hot Water will perform on Easter Sunday, April 16, and on Monday April 17, The Nomadic Orchestra will close the performances.

For more information, visit the V&A Waterfront’s Facebook page.