About

Presented by indelabilityarts
By Karen Lee Roberts

Wilbur the Optical Whale is a fully immersive, interactive, and accessible children’s production about friendship and celebrating difference.

Based on the book by Karen Lee Roberts, Wilbur the Optical Whale is an enchanting story set under the sea where children are taken on an immersive journey to engage with the environment around them.

Wilbur and Cecil are the best of friends. One day while playing hide and seaweed, they are set upon by the Starfish Meanie Gang! How do they get out of this one? Join Wilbur and Cecil to help them on their quest!

Using alternative storytelling methods including interactive media with integrated Auslan, circus, music, movement and spoken word, this heartwarming production delivers a strong anti-bullying message and promotes acceptance. This multiple award-winning show is a delight for the whole family.

All performances of Wilbur the Optical Whale feature integrated Auslan and the set includes quiet spaces as part of our relaxed performance mode. Social/Visual stories will be available in the foyer pre-show or can be sent out in advance (please just let us know when you book).  We invite & encourage all audience members to engage with the work on their own terms. 

Wilbur the Optical Whale is a collaboration with Flipside Circus.

indelabilityarts is a Brisbane-based theatre company that provides professional artistic opportunities for artists and community members with a disability or who are neurodiverse.

Booking Information

Concessions

Concession: Senior Card, Government Concession Card, full-time student 15+ with valid ID.
Child: Any person aged between 2 and 14 years.
Family of 4: Group of 4 with a maximum of 2 adults or 1 adult and 3 children.
Under 24 months: Free when held by a carer and not occupying a seat.
Companion Card: Accepted. Please contact the box office to book. 

How To Book

Anytime
Online: Buy tickets

Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm
Phone: (03) 9262 6555
Box Office: The Round
379 - 399 Whitehorse Road
Nunawading 

Transaction Fee

Online: $3.00 per transaction (not per ticket)
Phone: $4.00 per transaction (not per ticket)
In Person at Box Office: No fee

Ticket Delivery

eTicket: Tickets sent via email to be printed or presented on phone.
Collect: Collect at Box Office or at venue 1 hour prior to performance.

Payment Options

Card: Credit & Debit Cards / EFTPOS Visa and Mastercard accepted. 
Cash: In person at the box office. 
Cheque: Accepted up to 7 days prior to performance. Payable to Whitehorse Tickets.
Gift Voucher: Redeemable online, via phone or in person at the box office.

Seating

Allocations: Seating allocation will be based on, but not limited to, the size of the group, time of booking and final venue configuration so as to be compliant with any restrictions that are in place. This may require allocated seats to be moved to comply with restrictions.
Accessibility: Wheelchair and Companion Cards can now be purchased online. Please select the Accessibility needs button after clicking the Book Tickets button. If there are any concerns please contact the Box Office immediately and they will happily assist you.

Conditions of Purchase 

Please read the terms and conditions prior to purchasing your tickets. 

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