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Summer fun at the Ballarat Pop-Up Park

Visit Ballarat

12 Jan 2022

Filed underFamily Friendly

Introducing the Ballarat Pop-Up Park, the city’s newest attraction this summer.

From Friday 14 January until Sunday 30 January, the free family-friendly space is open 11am-10pm daily.

Presented by the City of Ballarat and Spark Theatre, the park is located in Camp Street’s Alfred Deakin Place (behind the Art Gallery of Ballarat).

Be entertained by a variety of live performances, including music, comedy, roving performers and more.

Pull up a deck chair and watch summer sports and movies on the big screen, or why not dance along to a Zumba class?

And cap off your summer session with a sit-down or takeaway meal or snack from one of the CBD’s nearby cafes and restaurants.

You can also pimp up your Ballarat Pop-Up Park experience with a free trip to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, which has extended its trading hours to 10am-10pm daily until Saturday 29 January.

Ballarat Pop-Up Park at Alfred Deakin Place

Monday 17 January

  • 11am-8pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen
  • 8pm-10pm: The Sound of Music on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Tuesday 18 January

  • 11am-12pm: Zumba for kids with Erin Harris
  • 12pm-8pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen
  • 8pm-10pm: Willy Wonka on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Watch movies on the big screen

Wednesday 19 January

  • 11am-12pm: Circus workshop with Erika Hansson
  • 12pm-8pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen
  • 8pm-10pm: The Muppet Movie on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Thursday 20 January

  • 11am-12pm: Fitness circuits with Leah Johnson
  • 1pm-5pm: H Squared presents Ballarat Live (local music videos from 1993-2020)
  • 8pm-10pm: Locally Grown Funnies comedy showcase

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Erika Hansson

Friday 21 January

  • 11am-12pm: Circus workshop with Erika Hansson
  • 1pm-5pm: H Squared presents Ballarat Live (local music videos from 1993-2020)
  • 5pm-7pm: Radical Rovers live circus performance
  • 7pm-10pm: Ballarat Cabaret Festival Showcase

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Saturday 22 January

  • 11am-3pm: Summer Vibes – an afternoon of local musicians, workshops, ice cream, games and fun activities
  • 6pm-7pm: Live music with Geoffrey Williams
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm: James Henry x The Wall Remix – Speaking Truths (a reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s 1979 rock opera through a First Nations lens)
  • 9pm-10pm: Live music with Deborah Clark

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Dr Hubble

Sunday 23 January

  • 12pm-1pm: Australia’s favourite bubble man, Dr Hubble
  • 2pm-3pm: Live performance with Mr Snotbottom
  • 4pm-5pm: Comedy workshop
  • 6pm-7pm: Live performance with Roving Bubbles
  • 7pm-9pm: Comedy Victoria presents Comedy Feast

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Monday 24 January

  • 11am-8pm: The Ballarat Centre of Music & the Arts presents a triple bill of recorded and live performances – Aladdin Junior, Shrek Junior and Toy Story

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Tuesday 25 January

  • 11am-12pm: Zumba for kids with Erin Harris
  • 12pm-6pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen
  • 6pm-7pm: Interactive roving act The Painted Ladies
  • 8pm-10pm: School of Rock on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Share the Spirit

Wednesday 26 January

  • 11am-5pm: Share the Spirit livestream on the big screen, celebrating First Nations music, art and culture
  • 5pm-8pm: Big Bash cricket on the big screen
  • 8pm-10pm: The Sapphires on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Thursday 27 January

  • 11am-12pm: Fitness circuits with Leah Johnson
  • 11am-10pm: The Talking Couch – stories from elderly Ballarat residents about their life in the 1940s. The installation is a small sofa with speakers installed, with a 40-minute audio on loop
  • 4pm-10pm: The Boaz and Jachin Pillars interactive installation and sensory experience. The audience will become participants, encouraged to touch and manipulate each pillar. The main intention is to produce a heavenly blend of ethereal sounds with Jachim and a cacophony of hellish undertones with Boaz

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Amie Brûlée

Friday 28 January

  • 11am-10pm: The Talking Couch – stories from elderly Ballarat residents about their life in the 1940s. The installation is a small sofa with speakers installed, with a 40-minute audio on loop
  • 6pm-7pm: The Wunderhorns roving musicians
  • 7pm-8pm: Live music with Paige Duggan and Robbie Melville
  • 8pm-9pm: Live music with Aimee Brûlée and Geoff McArthur
  • 9pm-10pm: Live music with Paper Mouse

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Saturday 29 January

  • 11am-2pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen
  • 2pm-3pm: Music workshop with Gamelan Dananda
  • 3pm-4pm: Roving music performance from Gamelan Dananda
  • 4pm-5pm: Live music from Shadow Feet
  • 5pm-6pm: Live music from Plum Green
  • 6pm-7pm: Live music from ZOJ
  • 7pm-8pm: Roving music performance from Gamelan Dananda
  • 8pm-10pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Sunday 30 January

  • 12pm-2pm: Odes to My Lunch – hilarious dedications to your favourite midday meal as spoken word poet Megan J Riedl and her musical friends
  • 2pm-3pm: The Tennis Pros roving circus performance
  • 4pm-5pm: The Tennis Pros roving circus performance
  • 4pm-6pm: The Breakup Mixtape – songs of love, passion, loss and heartbreak throughout the ages by Ballarat’s Sarahlouise Younger, Jessica Ryan and Sarah Barlow
  • 6pm-7pm: 4pm-5pm: The Tennis Pros roving circus performance
  • 7pm-10pm: Australian Open tennis on the big screen

***Please note, this schedule is subject to change***


Kelsie White’s new laneway installation in McKenzie Street

Meanwhile, Ballarat’s line-up of summer activations also includes:

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.