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Digital Creative Learning & How to Book

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What is Digital Creative Learning
Video conferencing is a fantastic way to connect your students to professional artists and educators at Sydney Opera House. Participate in free* live, interactive, curriculum-driven workshops and tours without leaving your classroom!

For more information on how to prepare and the creative learning program cancellation policy, read our Frequently Asked Questions below.

  1. What equipment do I need?
    All you need is a video conferencing unit!

    Most schools will have one of two video conference systems in place; Tandberg or Polycom.  If you require assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or the DART Connections team on (02) 6884 0241.

  2. How do I book my digital excursion?
    Visit the Sydney Opera House profile on the DART Connections website. For any booking queries please phone the Education team on (02) 9250 7770. 

    To access the Sydney Opera House profile:
    Visit DART Connections
    Click Search for excursions.
    Select Sydney Opera House from the ‘provider’ drop-down field or search by excursion name.

  3. How much does it cost?
    All Australian schools can participate for free however cancellation fees apply, download our digital creative learning guide for more information.  Fees apply for international schools, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or
  4. What if I am not a NSW DEC school?
    Before registering for a session, Non NSW DEC schools should do a test conference to ensure their equipment works. To arrange this test please phone DART Connections on  (02) 6884 0241.

  5. Will I receive confirmation of my booking?
    Once you have placed your booking, you’ll receive an instant confirmation email from DART. In the weeks prior to your digital excursion you will receive a separate confirmation from Sydney Opera House with important details about your upcoming session.

  6. What if I need to change/cancel my booking? 
    Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or and we will try our best to accommodate you.

    To ensure all places are filled fairly, a cancellation fee will be charged to any school who:
    (a) Cancels within 7 days of the booked excursion, or
    (b) Does not dial-in and participate on the day.

    In either case an invoice for $150 per session will be sent to you from Sydney Opera House

  7. How can I prepare my class for their digital excursion?
    To ensure you get the most out of your digital experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack - containing curriculum-linked activities can be downloaded from our teachers’ resource pageWe recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

  8. I’m not sure how to use my Video Conferencing equipment! How do I connect?
    Watch our ‘How to Connect’ video.
    For technical problems call DART Connections 1800 824 737.
Free digital creative learning is available for all Australian schools with video conferencing facilities.  Fees apply for international schools, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or
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