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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 Education 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:  

  • ARTS ASSIST
    Our Arts Assist 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 House:Ed 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 EDUCATION PROGRAM
    Our Digital Education Program aims to bring the 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 EDUCATION PROGRAM
    The World Orchestras Education 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 Education 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 Education 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 education 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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Own Our House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue to be confirmed
Dates 19 Dec - 31 Dec
Significant Australian Places: Sydney Opera House
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 24 Mar - 28 Oct
Guwanyi Walama: To Tell and Return
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 26 Mar - 31 Oct
Guwanyi Walama: To Tell and Return
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 26 Mar - 31 Oct
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
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Korean
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
McAllister in conversation
Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 05 Apr - 29 Nov
Teaching Aboriginal Perspectives
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 05 Apr - 21 Nov
Discover the Stage: A practical, interactive drama workshop
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Your Classroom
Dates 09 Apr - 14 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
Don Giovanni
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 25 Jul - 30 Aug
The Elixir Of Love
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 11 Aug - 31 Aug
Sydney Public Schools Music Festival
Presenter NSW Department of Education
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 25 Aug
G(irls)20 Summit 2014
Presenter G(irls)20
Venue Playhouse
Dates 25 Aug - 26 Aug
Hofesh Shechter’s Sun
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 27 Aug - 30 Aug
SYMPHONIC INSPIRATION:
ROBERTSON CONDUCTS BRAHMS
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 29 Aug - 01 Sep
THE NARCISSISM EPIDEMIC
ANNE MANNE
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 30 Aug
SURROGACY IS CHILD TRAFFICKING
KAJSA EKIS EKMAN
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 30 Aug
JANE CARO:
HOW MANY DANGEROUS IDEAS CAN ONE PERSON HAVE?
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 30 Aug
CORRUPTION MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
ELIZABETH PISANI
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 30 Aug
HUMAN EXISTENCE DOESN'T MATTER (AND WHAT IS IT ANYHOW)
PANEL: REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN, FRANCESCA MINERVA & HUW PRICE
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 30 Aug
PHILOSOPHY IS AS IMPORTANT AS SCIENCE
REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 30 Aug
THE PRICE OF MODERN LIFE IS DEPRESSION AND LONELINESS
PANEL: DAVID BAKER, ANNE MANNE & GORDON PARKER
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 30 Aug
NOW I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU
GLENN ROBBINS, DAVE O'NEIL & FRIENDS
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 30 Aug
FREEDOM TO WRITE
SALMAN RUSHDIE
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue to be confirmed
Dates 30 Aug
THE RISE OF WOMEN HAS TURNED MEN INTO BOYS
KAY HYMOWITZ
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 31 Aug
DOWNSIZE POLITICS
MARK LATHAM
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 31 Aug
PUBLISH AND BE JAILED
RAGIP ZARAKOLU IN CONVERSATION WITH CHIP ROLLEY
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 31 Aug
BLASTED ISLAND - NAURU'S BACKSTORY
NOELLE JANACZEWSKA
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Playhouse
Dates 31 Aug
CAT VIDEOS WILL SAVE JOURNALISM
PANEL
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 31 Aug
SOME FAMILIES ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS
BETTINA ARNDT & KAY HYMOWITZ
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 31 Aug
THE RETURN OF THE CLASS SYSTEM
PANEL
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 31 Aug
LIVING DANGEROUSLY
PANEL
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 31 Aug
PUSSY RIOT / ZONA PRAVA IN CONVERSATION
NADEZHDA TOLOKONNIKOVA AND MARIA ALEKHINA, WITH MASHA GESSEN
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 31 Aug
Flinders Quartet: 2014 Concert Season Program 2
Presenter Flinders Quartet Inc
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 03 Sep
Here Comes The Night
Songs of Van Morrison
Presenter Dennis Smith & Beatroot
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 03 Sep
Dance, Theatre and Visual Art: Engaging Students with Disability
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 05 Sep - 06 Sep
LITTLE BIG SHOTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 05 Sep - 07 Sep
Gurrumul
with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 05 Sep - 06 Sep
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 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
The Backstage Tour
Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar

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Sydney Opera House

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas


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Sydney Opera House

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30 - 31 Aug

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