Big Kid Kindergarten

Theatre (immersive, interactive)

  • C ARTS | C venues | C aurora - studio
  • 11:00
  • Aug 27
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Play Immersive (Colorado, USA)
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Involves Sitting on Floor, Audience members are invited to sit on the floor, but chairs are available if preferred
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


You played, you cried. There were carefree days of crafts and naps. Then, it was time to grow up… What if you could go back to being 5? Bring your inner child to this immersive playgroup experience for grown-ups. Follow the teacher as you craft, build, connect with classmates, and rediscover a sense of wonder in a world full of toys, paint, and pillows. Relying on the full participation of the audience, Big Kid Kindergarten asks us to connect in playful and poignant ways. Don’t forget to pack a snack! (For adults, with all-ages performances Wednesdays, Sundays.)

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Entrance to studio and accessible toilet is via level entrance to halls at 30 Lauriston Street. There is level access to the auditorium. Adapted WC located off foyer adjacent to performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 20 August, 21 August, 22 August, 23 August, 18 August, 17 August, 16 August, 15 August, 14 August, 19 August, 2 August, 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 12 August, 11 August, 10 August, 8 August, 9 August, 7 August, 24 August, 25 August, 6 August, 13 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Relaxed Performances remain central to the core themes of the show, but are much more relaxed in their environment and asks of the audience.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • An intermission
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Thomas Peaple 36 days ago

I won’t deny being unsure about this one before I went but it was such a lot of fun I went twice, each a completely different experience

Emily Ramsdale-Jones 39 days ago

An incredibly enriching, important and fulfilling experience for anyone willing to take the hand of their 5 year old self and indulge in pure playtime and joy. Went alone, and had a joyous hour filled with infectious laughter and genuine connections! Soleil is outstanding at what she does, and if you are even slightly interested in this show, close your eyes and jump in! You won’t regret it.

Sofia Demidova 40 days ago

A breath of fresh air from all the typical-style shows in the fringe. It was an excellent & heartwarming way to start the day off. I highly recommend it!

Lee Newbrook 45 days ago

This was one of my favourite experiences at the Fringe!

I had seen Big Kid Kindergarten on Tik Tok, and was so excited to go at the Fringe. First off all, being a morning activity, I found it a great start to our day. It was great fun, and felt like such a welcoming and inclusive experience. Everyone was so kind to each other, and Soleil was a great teacher!

I especially enjoyed it as a neurodivergent trans man. On one hand, it allowed to connect with the little boy that I never got to be. On the other hand, it allowed me to just joyfully unmask and have fun in a way that would typically be seen as "childish" by some, with no judgement!

It was such a therapeutic experience, and I only wish it was longer! I could've happily done it all day! My boyfriend and I were so tempted to book again for the next day, but unfortunately had other commitments.

I 100% recommend going, especially for any neurodivergent and/or trans person, anyone who wants to reconnect with or re-imagine their childhood, or anyone who wants to just have some unfiltered fun! I really hope to go back one day!

Melissa B 45 days ago

The best escape from some Fringe overload. We had a really good time at Big Kid Kindergarten. I didn't really know what to expect going into it, but Soleil executed a really clear vision in a fun and engaging way. It was calming and thought provoking at the same time - and who doesn't love a show that includes nap time? Highly recommend this show!

Elliot and Meg 48 days ago

One of our all-time favourite experiences at the fringe. Bringing an entirely new concept and meaning to immersive theatre, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bond with your younger self. Soleil is an incredible kindergarten teacher/performer, creating a true authentic and safe environment to explore your inner child. In our session, a number of people were coming back for their second time, and we’re not surprised why!

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Lost In Theatreland (4/5 stars) 53 days ago

Big Kid Kindergarten allows you to unlock your inner child, to simply have fun and leave your stresses and worries at the door. It’s the best form of escapism, a great way to decompress, and something I implore you to do – we could all do with an hour of playtime, even as adults.

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