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INSPIRING IMAGINATION IN CHILDREN

INSPIRING IMAGINATION IN CHILDREN

Since 1977, education and youth engagement have been priorities for Sydney Opera House and a significant part of what we do. Our Creative Learning and Young People’s program offers access, active engagement and quality contemporary performing arts experiences for all school-age students, linked to the curriculum.

We are committed to providing access to best practice performing arts experiences for children of all ages, learning styles and circumstance there are a number of areas you can support to help us make a difference to future generations:  

  • TICKET & TRAVEL SUBSIDY PROGRAM
    Our Ticket & Travel Subsidy program provides subsidised tickets and travel for students from New South Wales priority funded schools, enabling them attend a performance from our acclaimed, curriculum linked Creative Learning program, providing them with an opportunity they otherwise may never have.

    Of the 145,000 disadvantaged school children in NSW, and at a cost of $26 per child, we are currently only able to offer 1 in 58 children an onsite Sydney Opera House experience. Our goal is to reach at least 1 in 10.

  • CREATIVE PLAY 
    Every school holidays our FREE Creative Play program continues to provide children of all levels with a well-rounded educational experience that extends beyond the stage, through active and engaged learning experiences that incorporate exploration, play, creativity and imagination.
    This program is directly subsidised by Sydney Opera House at a cost of approximately $10 per childMORE

  • DIGITAL CREATIVE LEARNING
    Digital Creative Learning aims to bring Sydney Opera House to every child. Regardless of geographical or financial disadvantage, we can deliver a Sydney Opera House experience directly into the classroom via video conferencing facilities.
    The subsidised cost to Sydney Opera House for one student to take part in a Digital Masterclass is $65 per student.
    MORE: 
    Primary - Discover the Stage
    Secondary - Digital Masterclass

  • WORLD ORCHESTRAS PROGRAM
    The World Orchestras Program provides gifted music students with once-in-a-lifetime access to the world's leading music. 

    Established in 2010, the Sydney Opera House World Orchestras Program enables gifted music students to gain access to the world’s leading musicians. In its first two years, almost 200 young orchestral players have had the chance to perform alongside members of both the Berlin Philharmoniker (2010) and the Vienna Philharmonic (2011), also participating in over two weeks’ of intensive workshops and master classes.

    The World Orchestras Program fulfils our commitment to celebrate creative genius and democratise creativity, giving Australian music lovers the opportunity to hear the very best orchestras from around the world here at the House. The Creative Learning Program then takes this one step further, ensuring that talented young players are inspired to become the great musicians of the future.

    With an operational cost of $850 per child, every donation makes a difference. MORE


To continue to commission, create and present world-class work for our youngest audience members, and to further develop our Creative Learning and outreach programs and to share the House with as many children as possible, we need your support.

Take an active role in inspiring imagination in future generations by making a gift today.

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Deadly Voices from the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 15 Mar - 03 May
Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point: Guwanyi Walama
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 18 Mar - 27 Nov
Staging Stories (Learning)
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 23 Mar - 11 Nov
JUMPY
Presenter Sydney Theatre Company
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 26 Mar - 16 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 26 Mar - 13 Nov
The Sydney Opera House Tour
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Tour And Tasting Plate
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Mandarin
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Japanese
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Korean
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - German
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Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 04 Apr - 28 Nov
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 07 Apr - 16 Nov
MOZART'S FLUTE
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Venue Utzon Room
Dates 27 Apr
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Venue Playhouse
Dates 28 Apr - 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 29 Apr - 30 Apr
THE DREAM
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 29 Apr - 16 May
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Presenter DivaLicious Opera
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 01 May - 02 May
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Presenter A Kennedy / Cook Production
Venue Studio
Dates 01 May - 02 May
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Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 May - 02 May
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Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 May
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 02 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
Carnegie Conversations: What’s Wrong with Politics?
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Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 03 May
Carnegie Conversations
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Comedy Festival
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 03 May
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 May
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Opera Theatre - Northern Foyer
Dates 03 May
Group Bookings
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Jan - 31 Dec
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Jan - 31 Dec
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
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Presenter Présenté par: l’Opéra de Sydney
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar

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