Esteemed children’s theatre company, Patch Theatre is set to illuminate Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre stage from 6 – 10 and 16 & 17 July with their award-winning light and sound wonderland, The Lighthouse.

Part installation, part scientific quest, part rave; The Lighthouse is an immersive performance beckoning young people and adults to explore the endless wonders of that fundamental force of nature: light.

Through its innovative use of light, sound, perspective and reflection; the promenade performance encourages the audience to engage and experiment at every turn. As they are guided through a series of interactive and interconnected rooms, audiences embark on a journey to discover light’s awe-inspiring properties. While some spaces are filled with intimate vignettes, other rooms are bursting with grand lighting marvels.

The Lighthouse premiered at the 2020 Adelaide Festival to audience and critical acclaim, winning the 2020 Ruby Award for Best Work or Event within a Festival.

Patch Theatre has been making professional theatre for children and their families since 1972. They have produced 110 unique theatre works and performed to over 1.85 million children around the world, delighting them with their inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences. They have won two Helpmann Awards for Best Presentation for Children, a Victor Award (International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase award), two Ruby Awards (South Australian arts awards) as well as touring and innovation awards.