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Upcoming shows, performances and activities

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13 Jun - 22 Aug 2023 Workshops

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.

24 Jun 2023 Kids & Families


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.

25 Jun 2023 Workshops

Lyrebird Harps

Ages 7+ | Join us at the Centre for Creativity for an epic art odyssey!

Toddlers along with their parents watch a women play a violin.
30 Jun - 1 Dec 2023 Kids & Families

Kids Music Café

Ages 0 - 2 | Our introduction to live music - perfect for your toddler and you!

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1 Jul 2023 Workshops

Lullaby Love

Ages 0 - 6 months | Come and experience the joy of signing and the magic of music with your little ones.

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1 - 8 Jul 2023 Kids & Families


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!

3 - 6 Jul 2023 Workshops

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!

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8 Jul 2023 Workshops

Ngumpie Weaving

All Ages | Weave with Ngumpie Weaving artist Tegan Murdock to learn about traditional Aboriginal practices of purposeful and sustainable making.

9 - 15 Jul 2023 Kids & Families

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.

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11 - 12 Jul 2023 Workshops

Alien Invasion

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.

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13 Jul 2023 Workshops

The Magic Garden

Ages 4+ | Join Ru Barb, Aspara Gus and Sir Paul McCarrotney for a berry wonderful music-making songwriting workshop.

Against a yellow background a cartoon conductor wearing black with white shirt cuffs holds up a baton. An orange, green and purple rainbow with musical notes is coming from it.
16 Jul 2023 Classical Music

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.

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23 Jul 2023 Workshops

Firework Fascinators

Ages 7+ | In this creative workshop, children will create a fun party hat with fantastical fireworks!

20 Aug 2023 Workshops

Sunrises and Sunsets

Ages 7+ | Be inspired by the magnificent sunsets of Sydney Harbour in our free painting play session for all the family!

2 - 3 Sep 2023 Kids & Families

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.

20 - 26 Sep 2023 Kids & Families

Alphabetical Sydney

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.

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23 Sep - 7 Oct 2023 Kids & Families

Paper Planet

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!

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13 - 22 Dec 2023 Kids & Families

Meeting Mozart

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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School holidays survival guide

Our guide to surviving the school holidays with your sanity, and your kids' imagination, intact. 

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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.

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Arty Farty

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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