Small Voices Louder

Maybe ( ) Together

Little people have big ideas.

Imagine a space for thinking. For musing over life’s big questions. What is love? What is important to remember in life? What is a big idea?

Small Voices Louder is a child-only space for playing and pondering. It’s a magical world of tents and teepees where kids lie under clouds, talk to an alien, discover a dinosaur egg and step into a portal to the future. It’s a space for dreaming, wondering and talking about the bigger things in life.

It is also a recording space, where kids’ answers are turned into soundtracks for adult ears to stop and listen to.  We believe that children, sometimes, are exactly what the world needs to hear. And adults don’t listen enough.

Part 1 – This is a kids-only event | Only for children aged 7–12. It is not suitable for children aged 6 and under, or children who cannot read.
Part 2 – For adults in unsuspecting places.

I would rate Small Voices Louder a stunning 9 and a 1/2 out of 10.

Michelle Loh, 10yrs, 2017 Perth International Arts Festival


  • Alex Desebrock
Designer (Part 1)
  • Ben Landau
Sound Design
  • Thom Browning
  • Sharyn Brand
  • Dan Koop
Developing artists
  • Conor Fox
  • Ed Gould
  • Ryan Granger
  • Robert Jordan
  • Sara Topsøe-Jensen
  • Emma Fishwick
Produced by
  • Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

We are currently looking for national and international opportunities.

  • For regional WA, please contact Zainab Syed
  • For national, please contact Jen Leys
  • For international, please contact Rachael Whitworth
Rachael Whitworth Senior Producer
Jen Leys Producer
Zainab Syed Associate Producer

Presentation History

Beverley Station Arts
Beverley, WA
Cummins Theatre
Merredin, WA
Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council
Ravensthorpe , WA
Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre
Harvey, WA
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Mandurah, WA
Perth International Arts Festival
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, & the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.