Whiting Auditorium

Bluey’s Big Play

Location:  Whiting Auditorium

FIM presents

Bluey is an Emmy® award-winning children’s television series based in Brisbane, Australia. The show follows the adventures of Bluey, a lovable and inexhaustible six-year-old blue heeler puppy who lives with her dad, Bandit, her mum, Chilli, and her four-year-old little sister, Bingo.

Bluey has grown to become an international sensation. The series and its characters are known and adored by families all over the world, including here in North America, where she and her lovable family continue to grow in popularity. Since its premiere, it has been voted one of the Best TV shows of 2020 by Rolling Stone, the Best Kid’s Show of our Time by Vulture, and a kid’s show every parent can love by The New York Times.

Bluey’s Big Play the Stage Show is the first-ever theatrical adaptation of the television series. The play features an original story written by Bluey Creator Joe Brumm, new music by award-winning Bluey Composer Joff Bush, and brilliantly crafted life-size puppets and sets.

After celebrating its global premiere in Australia, Bluey’s Big Play the Stage Show has since gone on to break box office records for children’s entertainment all over the country. Now, Bluey, Bandit, Chilli, and Bingo are making their way to North America, where they’ll be seen in theatres across the country by millions of fans. The live production has been hailed as “a glorious celebration” of everything fans love about the original television series (The Guardian) – it’s Bluey as fans have never seen her before, brought to real life.

Bluey’s Big Play is friendly for all ages so the whole family can enjoy! Please note that, after the performance, some audience members will be invited to participate in games of “Keepy Uppy” – one where several air-filled balls (made of materials which do not include BPA, Latex or PVC) are released into the audience, and another with bubbles (made of non-stain solution). 

As with many children’s games, playing “Keepy Uppy” may at times become boisterous and unpredictable. Our top priority is to keep audience members safe which is why some sections of the venue will not be able to play “Keepy Uppy”. If you do not wish to participate in these games, we recommend you leave the theatre after curtain call.

Age recommendation: Family friendly

Runtime: 50 minutes
No intermission

Genesee County residents receive 30% off – discount applied at checkout. 

  • Age recommendation

    Appropriate for all ages. Lap seating is allowed for 2 and under.

  • Ticket Required to Enter

    All patrons regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the building.

  • Photography

    No photography or videography is allowed during this performance.

  • Walkers & Wheelchairs

    Walkers & Wheelchairs: Due to (firecode), wheelchairs and walkers are only allowed in the accessible seating area and cannot be parked in the aisles.

  • All Policies

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  • Security

    FIM has implemented new security policies and protocols. To view all of our security measures, click here.

  • No re-entry

    No Re-entry. Once your ticket has been scanned, please plan to stay and enjoy the entire performance. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter.

  • Smoke/vape free zone

    Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.

  • Weapon free zone

    Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Whiting Auditorium lobby desk. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.

  • Familiarization Tours

    Familiarization tours are offered to all patrons. Take a tour of the seating area and facilities before purchasing tickets. Guided tours for the visually impaired are available by appointment. Contact FIM Ticket Center to schedule your tour.

  • Disruptive Patrons

    Disruptive patrons, regardless of age, will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

  • Program Content

    Program Content Please note some performances may contain adult themes. Please check the event listing age recommendations prior to purchase or call FIM Ticket Center.

  • Childern & Families

    All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre. Regardless of age, disruptive patrons will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

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