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Sydney Opera House Information for Parents.


Getting here

Buses, trains and ferries run to Circular Quay and then it's a short walk to Sydney Opera House. Phone 131 500 for up to date information on public transport.

Parking at the House

Wilson Parking owns and operates the Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is a public car park serving Sydney Opera House visitors and ticket buyers, as well as visitors to Circular Quay. The car park is located at 2 Macquarie Street (northern end), with vehicular access adjacent to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. For more information on the Sydney Opera House Car Park visit Wilson Parking's Sydney Opera House Car Park page.

Bags and Prams

For the safety and comfort of Sydney Opera House patrons, bags larger than a small, A4- sized handbag and prams must be left with our Cloakroom staff during tours and performances. This is a free service. You may need to arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to cloak your bag or pram.

Babies in Arms Policy

Sydney Opera House's Kids at the House program is designed to encourage access for younger audiences to the performing arts.

For Out of the Blue, all children regardless of age must have a ticket.

For the Babies Proms series and White, children 12 months of age or older must have a ticket.

For all other Kids at the House performances, children 2 years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees.)


Toilets, change facilities and pram access is available. The public lift to the foyers can be accessed from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Level and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators).

Childcare & Vacation Care Groups

The numbers of free tickets provided for registered carers is strictly limited. These tickets are only available for childcare staff who are accompanying children as a condition of their paid employment. In order to be eligible for the special childcare rates and free carer tickets, a childcare/vacation care group must be registered for the Government Childcare Rebate. The registration or customer reference (CRN) number is required when booking. To book a group, please call 9250 7700 or email


Special Playgroup rates only apply for groups of 10 or more who are registered with Playgroups NSW. To make a booking for your Playgroup, please call 9250 7700 or email The Playgroups NSW registration number is required when booking.

Kids at the House


Sydney Opera House


Various Venues

KATH 2014 Take Me Back 180x230

Free Creative Play

Interactive installations staffed by professional artists designed to activate and inspire kids!


Sydney Opera House


19 Sep - 04 Oct


Various Venues

Creative Play
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