Buy a ticket to three or more Kids & Families shows to save at least 15% on the full price of your tickets. A strictly limited number of multipack discounts are available for specific shows. Book early to avoid disappointment.
A place for the young and the young at heart, the Sydney Opera House has been programming specially for children since we opened in 1973. With child-friendly dining, tours for kids and one in four performances for children under 12, the Opera House is a cubby house for kids!
Circular Quay is about a six-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. You can catch buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay. The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks and Museum of Contemporary Art are a short stroll away from the Sydney Opera House too! To find out more, go to Getting Here.
Owned and operated by Wilson Parking, entry to the car park is located next to the roundabout in front of the Opera House. The car park has undercover access to the Opera House lower concourse with elevators located on every level. If you have a pram, car spaces on Level 6 have direct access to the lifts without stairs.
Wilson Parking offers prepaid discounted parking through their online booking system, Book A Bay. Plan ahead and book online to save.
Babies are welcome at the Sydney Opera House. Some of our performances have been created especially for babies!
For Jay Laga'aia's Classic Christmas, ABC Classic Kids and Kids Music Cafe all children 12 months or older need a ticket to enter.
For all other children’s performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees). If in doubt, please ask our friendly staff members for guidance.
Each program is different with performances taking place across a number of venues within the Sydney Opera House, from the Concert Hall to the more intimate setting of the Studio. Shows such as Jay Laga'aia's Classic Christmas and Brainiac's Detective Academy are interactive experiences that encourage kids to participate.
Some performances are not recommended for children as they may include adult content or strict noise restrictions. Please check the event page for age recommendations and content warnings.
We’re glad you asked, yes! Most of our shows have term time performances scheduled, but we also welcome school bookings to weekend or evening performances. To make an enquiry on behalf of your school, go to Creative Learning.
Our family friendly restaurants at the Sydney Opera House are the perfect spot to grab a bite before or after a show with kids menus on offer every day at Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside. Combining a laid-back atmosphere with fuss free, fun-to-eat-food and Sydney’s best harbour views, dining at the Opera House is the ultimate family experience. For a full listing of food outlets and available menus, please visit Eat and Drink.
Large bags and prams aren’t designed for theatres, so we’ll ask that you cloak these items before you go into the theatre. As a safety precaution and condition of entry, all ticketholders must present their bags and personal belongings for visual inspection by Sydney Opera House security staff before entering the venue. Large items – including handbags bigger than A4-size, backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and prams – are not permitted inside the theatre and must be cloaked. Find out more about venue security at Sydney Opera House.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. 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 of the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators).
You May Also Like...
Open the Opera House
Your gift today helps to make sure that everyone in our community can have their own inspiring Opera House experience, no matter what challenges they face.