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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
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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 Sydney Opera House Tour - Japanese
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Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Korean
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Venue Concert Hall
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Sydney Opera House Tour - Mandarin
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Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Tour And Tasting Plate
Presenter Sydney Opera House
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Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
Teaching Aboriginal Perspectives
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Venue Utzon Room
Dates 05 Apr - 21 Nov
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 05 Apr - 29 Nov
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Venue Your Classroom
Dates 09 Apr - 14 Nov
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Presenter The Australian Ballet
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 17 Apr - 18 Nov
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Utzon Room
Dates 01 May - 02 Dec
Rigoletto
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 26 Jun - 24 Aug
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Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 25 Jul - 30 Aug
TARTUFFE
Presenter Bell Shakespeare
Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 26 Jul - 23 Aug
Jonas Kaufmann
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 10 Aug - 17 Aug
The Elixir Of Love
Presenter Opera Australia
Venue Joan Sutherland Theatre
Dates 11 Aug - 31 Aug
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 13 Aug - 19 Aug
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Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 13 Aug - 16 Aug
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Venue Concert Hall
Dates 16 Aug
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Presenter Sydney Opera House
Venue Studio
Dates 16 Aug - 17 Aug
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Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 20 Aug - 21 Aug
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Presenter The Music Trust Freedman Jazz Fellowships
Venue Studio
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Presenter Sydney Symphony
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 22 Aug
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Dates 23 Aug
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Presenter Australian Chamber Orchestra
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 24 Aug
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Presenter NSW Department of Education
Venue Concert Hall
Dates 25 Aug
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Venue Playhouse
Dates 25 Aug - 26 Aug
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Venue Drama Theatre
Dates 27 Aug - 30 Aug
Group Bookings
Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Jan - 31 Dec
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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
Opera de Sydney Visite en Francais
Presenter Présenté par: l’Opéra de Sydney
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Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
The Backstage Tour
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Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar
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Venue Various Venues
Dates 01 Apr - 31 Mar

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