The Opera House first began programming for children in 1977, just four years after it first opened. Four decades on, more than 150,000 people take part in our Children & Families and Creative Learning program each year.
A cornerstone of Sydney Opera House Presents, the program offers young people, families, students and teachers across Sydney, Australia and the region the opportunity to experience great art and explore diverse ideas with extraordinary artists and educators.
Conceived to inspire creative thinking in a building that has become synonymous with imagination and innovation, the Children & Families and Creative Learning program offers traditional and contemporary performing arts experiences from leading national and international artistic companies. From classic tales to popular culture, digital experiences and Aboriginal contemporary dance, the program encompasses diverse live and streamed performances, free creative play, digital creative learning, forums, installations and workshops.