An upcoming event is set to introduce younger members of the Bathurst community to the wonders of theatre.
Fun Theatre for the Very Young, run by local entertainer Kathy Cameron, will be putting on a performance at the Bathurst CWA Hall on Sunday, May 26 for preschool-aged children.
The production, entitled Trying to Fly, sees Little Ben [Ben Rodwell] attempt to achieve liftoff through a variety of methods, with Little Alex [Alex Vidler] on hand to help him out.
Ms Cameron said the show is designed specifically for really young children.
"It's a simple half-hour show that will provide an interactive experience for children," she said.
"The event isn't just about the performance; we have this section called the 'fun band' where children are invited to get up on stage and sing songs with us."
Fun Theatre For the Very Young is in it's fourth year of creating theatrical productions for children, and incorporates the talents of theatre media students from Charles Sturt University.
Ms Vidler, a third-year theatre media student, said a child's initial interaction with theatre plays an important role in shaping their creative interests.
"If a child's first experience with theatre is too much for them at their age, it can potentially turn them off for good," she said.
"With Fun Theatre for the Very Young, we aim to create a warm and inviting world for children to generate an interest in performing arts."
Ms Cameron has been creating theatre for Bathurst's younger population for over 20 years, and said the process of designing a production is more delicate than it seems.
"The well-being of children comes before the production, and it's important to ensure they're comfortable with what they're watching," she said.
"Children scare very easily and with these productions, I try to avoid incorporating any loud noises or characters that look intimidating.
"Our goal is to provide children with an accessible introduction to the magic of theatre."
Fun Theatre for the Very Young is associated with the Bathurst Theatre Company.
The show commences at 11am. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door.