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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.

Every gift makes a difference. 
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The Four Seasons
Presenter Australian Chamber Orchestra
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 15 Feb - 17 Feb
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Korean
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
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 - Japanese
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
Summerhouse
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Dec - 01 Mar
Great Opera Hits
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 26 Dec - 22 Mar
The Summerhouse Tour
Venue Various Venues
Dates 02 Jan - 31 Jan
The Magic Flute
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 02 Jan - 30 Jan
The 26-Storey Treehouse - Return Season
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 03 Jan - 01 Feb
The Junior Tour
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 05 Jan - 31 Jan
Club Swizzle
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 09 Jan - 15 Mar
Tosca
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 13 Jan - 17 Mar
Sweet Charity
Presenter Sydney Opera House Presents in association with Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions
Venue Playhouse
Dates 15 Jan - 08 Feb
MISTER MAKER LIVE
Presenter Sydney Opera House and Live Nation
Venue Playhouse
Dates 19 Jan - 26 Jan
On The Harmful Effects of Tobacco - Concert in One Act
Presenter Sydney Festival and Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 22 Jan - 25 Jan
Augie March - Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 25 Jan
Fat Freddy's Drop - Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House by arrangement with Niche Productions
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 26 Jan
AUSTRALIA DAY 2015
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 26 Jan
The Australia Day Concert at the Sydney Opera House
Venue Forecourt
Dates 26 Jan
The Wiggles Australia Day Concert
Venue Forecourt
Dates 26 Jan
Free Australia Day Concerts at Sydney Opera House
Venue Forecourt
Dates 26 Jan
Madama Butterfly
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 27 Jan - 18 Mar
EDDIE IZZARD – FORCE MAJEURE
Presenter Adrian Bohm
Venue Forecourt
Dates 28 Jan
The Godfather Live: Film in concert
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 29 Jan - 31 Jan
BILL BURR
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015
Presenter Adrian Bohm Presents
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 Feb
SINGING AT THE HOUSE
Presenter Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Feb
Lykke Li – Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House and FBi Radio
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 02 Feb
Flying Lotus Layer 3 – Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House and FBi Radio
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 03 Feb
Caribou – Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House Presents by arrangement with Feel Presents
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 03 Feb
Greatest Hits from Vienna
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 04 Feb
Little Dragon – Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 05 Feb
Billy Connolly
High Horse Tour
Presenter Duet Productions Pty Ltd
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 06 Feb - 12 Feb
Group Bookings
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Jan - 31 Dec
The Backstage Tour
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
Opera de Sydney Visite en Francais
Presenter Présenté par: l’Opéra de Sydney
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
Sydney Opera House Tour - deutsch
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar

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