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The Way Out West Children’s Festival is the premier interactive festival celebrating young people’s curiosity and imagination, in partnership with some of Australia’s leading artists creating work with, by and for young people.

The 2019 WOW Festival is a five-day event held in one of Australia’s most unique arts centres, the Casula Powerhouse in July. The WOW Festival invites you to dive into the packed program of theatre, interactive installations, dance, music, literature, food, yoga, workshops and FREE family events guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity.


Bookings for some events are essential so secure your spot and book now! Please don't hesitate to contact Box Office on (02) 8711 7123 if you have any questions regarding bookings. 

Want to check out our past programs? See them here: 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018





Casula Powerhouse Director

Craig Donarski

WOW Festival Producer + Curator 
Claudia Chidiac


Workshop Program Design

Cayn Rosmarin

Di McClaughlin 

Interactive Exhibition Design             

Roy Marchant

Artist Liaison                                     

Lilian Silk

Festival Operations                    

Nikki Akbar

Brooke McDonald

Technical Team                                 

Leigh Perrett, Sean Falconer, David Langosch,

Rochelle Briggenshaw, Peta Groves, Robert Moiler


Front of House Supervisor                

Simon Fry

Marketing and Promotion 
Hamish Ta-mé 

Cara Lopez


Original Spin

Program Design

Mandarin Creative

WOW Festival Interns 

Victoria Gershenfeld
Claudia Coppola
Yelena Draca
Amie-Lee Mifsud



Interlink Roads

Time Out

104.1 2Day FM


Special thanks:


Street University


Liverpool City Council Environment Team

Liverpool City Library                  

Cubbyopolis in Turbine Hall

2017 Way out West Turbine Hall Installation