10 March 2024
Homemade candles never looked so tasty. In this beginner-friendly candle making workshop, learn from owners of Nonna’s Grocer how they make their renowned fruit candles look so real.
|Sunday 10 March 2024
|3pm - 4.30pm
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
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This event will run for 90 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Age guidance: 18+
What to bring on the day
All materials are provided on the day. Wear something you’re happy to get a bit creatively messy in.
candles good looking enough to eat (almost)
This is not your average candle making workshop. Learn from the owners of Nonna's Grocer, Madeleine and Isabel Hoy, techniques 5000 years in the making in a candle making workshop for beginners, experts and everyone in between.
In this hands-on workshop, learn what ingredients you will need, master the art of wicking your mould, delve into color theory, explore candle dying techniques, learn candle care and safety measures, and understand the equipment and tools needed to craft the perfect food-shaped candle. Walk away with three fruit and vegetable shaped candles, insider candle making secrets, and a new friend or two.
Sydney Opera House Presents
Nonna’s Grocer is a concept candle store inspired by Madeleine and Isabel Hoy’s great grandfather Giuseppe, who migrated from Salina (Italy) to Daylesford (Victoria) where he established his first fruit shop.
As an ode to his craftsmanship and food artistry, they began experimenting with the world of wax and launched their very first product: a Lemon Candle.
Their concept is, in a way, a playful continuation of the family narrative, but with a female-led focus, hence the name Nonna’s Grocer.
They sought to create a brand that surprises and delights anyone who engages with it, through compelling storytelling (food and community) and a blend of design practices (nostalgic yet contemporary).
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All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer.
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The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
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Frequently asked questions
We advise that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the event. Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts.
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Food and beverages will not be allowed unless specified in the event. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available to purchase food before your event. Please bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases to enable contactless payment.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to COVID-safe rules.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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