Skip Links

Education & Young Audiences

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. 
With your help, we're doing more.

DONATE NOW

Own Our House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue to be confirmed
Dates 19 Dec - 31 Dec
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 Sydney Opera House Tour - Japanese
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
Teaching Aboriginal Perspectives
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 05 Apr - 21 Nov
McAllister in conversation
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 05 Apr - 29 Nov
Introduction to the ballet
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 17 Apr - 18 Nov
AUSTRALIA PIANO QUARTET
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 01 May - 02 Dec
Switzerland
Presenter Sydney Theatre Company
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 03 Nov - 20 Dec
LA BAYADERE
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 06 Nov - 22 Nov
Regenerating Sydney, Why Now?
Presenter Arup and University of Technology, Sydney
Venue Playhouse
Dates 18 Nov
VANSKA CONDUCTS BRAHMS
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 19 Nov - 22 Nov
MOVE IT MOB STYLE
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 19 Nov - 21 Nov
I, Bunyip (Education)
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 19 Nov - 21 Nov
Chelsea Handler
Uganda Be Kidding Me Live
Presenter Live Nation
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 20 Nov
Redfern Talks Back (Creative Learning)
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 20 Nov - 21 Nov
MOVE IT MOB STYLE
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 22 Nov - 23 Nov
I, Bunyip
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 22 Nov - 23 Nov
HOMEGROUND
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 22 Nov - 23 Nov
The Bennelong Walk Guided Tour
Venue Various Venues
Dates 22 Nov - 23 Nov
Max Richter
Vivaldi The Four Seasons Recomposed & Infra
with Wordless Music Orchestra - Music at the House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 23 Nov
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PROGRAMME 1
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 24 Nov
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PROGRAMME 2
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 25 Nov
2014 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards
Gala Presentation
Presenter Community Relations Commission For a Multicultural NSW
Venue Playhouse
Dates 25 Nov
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PROGRAMME 3
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 26 Nov
PRIMARY PROMS: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 26 Nov - 02 Dec
China in Town – The Present and Future of the Australia China Relationship
Presenter Ausfeng Events
Venue Playhouse
Dates 27 Nov
China Conservatory Orchestra
Presenter Ausfeng
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 27 Nov
BRAHMS & MAHLER: SYMPHONIC FIRSTS
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 27 Nov - 01 Dec
THE NUTCRACKER
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 28 Nov - 17 Dec
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - BABIES PROMS #4
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 29 Nov - 21 Dec
Tales of the Unexpected
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 29 Nov
BJELKE PETERSEN SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL CULTURE
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Presenter Bjelke Petersen School of Physical Culture
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 30 Nov
Marwood's Serenade
Presenter Australian Chamber Orchestra
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 30 Nov
BANGARRA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!
Presenter Bangarra Dance Theatre
Venue Forecourt
Dates 30 Nov
Group Bookings
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Jan - 31 Dec
Theatre Bars - Prepaid Drink Vouchers
Presenter Sydney Opera House
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
Sydney Opera House Tour - deutsch
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

OWN OUR HOUSE


Help support Australia's greatest icon today with a personalise tile!

Presenter

Sydney Opera House

Dates

Ongoing

Venue

Various Venues

Buy Your Tileown our house_180x230
Skip Links