Kids & Families
Upcoming shows, performances and activities
It starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. When Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe hides him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out! But there might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye...
Baby Music Jam
Ages 0 - 2 | Open up a musical world of wonder and fun with our new music and creativity workshop for babies and toddlers.
Ages 10+ | Set against the backdrop of the Australian Goldrush of 1857, join Yong on an epic coming-of-age journey as he travels from his small village in China to Ballarat. Faced with momentous change, his courage and inner strength are tested in this sprawling and dynamic Asian-Australian story.
Ages 7+ | Join us at the Centre for Creativity for an epic art odyssey!
Kids Music Café
Ages 0 - 2 | Our introduction to live music - perfect for your toddler and you!
Ages 0 - 6 months | Come and experience the joy of signing and the magic of music with your little ones.
Ages 5+ | The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is back with a brand new show where knockabout comedy meets breathtaking aerials. Witness the incredible talents of young performers in this all-round circus extravaganza!
Let’s Make a Circus
Ages 9+ | Join Flying Fruit Fly Circus Artistic Director Anni Davey, as she teaches you to juggle, balance and dive your way into making your own circus show!
All Ages | Weave with Ngumpie Weaving artist Tegan Murdock to learn about traditional Aboriginal practices of purposeful and sustainable making.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
See the beloved book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas brought to life in this heartfelt stage adaptation featuring live music.
Ages 5+ | The Sydney Opera House has been visited by aliens! Join us on this interactive theatre play experience to find the left-behind alien.
The Magic Garden
Ages 4+ | Join Ru Barb, Aspara Gus and Sir Paul McCarrotney for a berry wonderful music-making songwriting workshop.
Introduce Your Family to the Magic of the Orchestra
All Ages | Start a journey of musical discovery where everyone can learn the fun sounds of the orchestra in this Sydney Symphony Orchestra family-friendly concert.
Ages 7+ | In this creative workshop, children will create a fun party hat with fantastical fireworks!
Sunrises and Sunsets
Ages 7+ | Be inspired by the magnificent sunsets of Sydney Harbour in our free painting play session for all the family!
What the Ocean Said
Ages 4+ | Part guided meditation, part magical story, What The Ocean Said is a sensory world of vivid storytelling, dreamy electronic music, animation, and wonder.
Ages 4+ | Inspired by Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti’s best-selling picture book, this immersive musical will take you on an alphabetical journey around the world’s most famous harbour city.
Ages 3+ | Venture into this world of paper, towering cardboard trees and endless possibilities. Let your imagination run wild as you help add to this ever-growing installation, using paper and sticky tape as your only materials!
Ages 3+ | Watch with delight as a talented pianist assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on this journey into the music behind the man.
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George Meets the Orchestra - An Introduction to the Orchestra | Age 3+
Follow George as he chats with players of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and learns all about the four families of the orchestra – strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. A perfect introduction to classical music for kids.
Our podcast series Arty Farty – A Podcast for Kids has been created especially for Kid Creatives. We’re excited to share special moments, insights, tips, tricks and more from kids themselves, and creative types who appear here at the House.
When I Was Little: The Listies
We spoke to Australia's favourite kidult comedy duo The Listies, also known as Matt and Rich, about Shakespeare, fart jokes and what they would tell their five year old selves.
From stage to story: books for kids
Inspire creative young minds with these children's books whose characters and their authors have appeared on the Opera House stages.
How to craft a Grug costume
In celebration of Ted Prior’s beloved series of children’s picture books, we’ve crafted these easy to follow steps for you to create your very own Grug costume at home.