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Join us for storytime as artists from our stages read aloud your favourite Australian storybooks. 

Our Home, Our Heartbeat read by Adam Briggs


Adapted from his hit song 'The Children Came Back', listen to the multi-talented Adam Briggs read his debut children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat. Featuring past and present Indigenous legends, this book is a joyous celebration of the oldest continuous culture on earth and its next generation.

Diary of a Wombat read by Justine Clarke


Meet the naughtiest wombat in Australia as homegrown queen of children’s entertainment Justine Clarke reads the award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, Diary of a Wombat.

Sidney Opera Mouse read by Zindzi Okenyo

Sidney is a little mouse who dreams of becoming a singer. Except there’s a little problem – he’s stuck in a pet shop. Can Sidney escape and pursue his dreams?

Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse written by Graham Hosking and illustrated by Inky Stone, with special thanks to Sydney Opera House Major Partner – Mastercard®.

You can find out more about Sidney’s full adventure in his very own book available to purchase at the Sydney Opera House shop online or in store. 

Special offer: Purchase online using your Mastercard and save 20%* Just click here and add the voucher code MASTERCARD20 when prompted at the checkout.

*Offer valid only on Sidney Opera Mouse book when purchased using your Mastercard. Valid for a limited time only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. 

With special thanks to Sydney Opera House Major Partner


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