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Kids Music Café 

Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you! 

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer

Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • Please bring and wear a mask. Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance. Children 12 years and under are exempt.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contact tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

Kids Music Cafe (Live)

Tired of nursery rhymes? Introduce little ones to the brass instrument family with these child-friendly classics, performed by musicians from Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Tired of nursery rhymes? 

When you’re tired of nursery rhymes, Kids Music Café is a wonderful introduction to live music and instruments for our littlest audience members. 

Ignite a love of music in your little ones, with child friendly classics brought to you by fantastic musicians from Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Each adult ticket includes coffee and a slice of cake, so you can relax and meet other parents in a casual atmosphere. 




Presented by Sydney Opera House


Listen to the repertoire from past shows... 

The String Family

Did you know? 

Vivaldi’s well-known work The Four Seasons is actually a collection of four violin concertos – a ‘concerto’ meaning a piece for solo instrument accompanied by orchestra. Each concerto or ‘season’ consists of three individual movements, generally taking the form fast-slow-fast, and the entire work takes 45 minutes to perform. Quite unusually for the time (1725) Vivaldi published the music with accompanying poems evocative of each movement. This makes the work one of the earliest examples of ‘program music’ – music which has a narrative element.  

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Venue Information

Our venues are now being sold at 75% audience capacity, in line with current NSW Government guidelines. Our venue seating arrangements will return to normal, with patrons no longer distanced from other attendees. 

To ensure correct capacities, all people in the theatre must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months who can be seated on a parents knee with the purchase of a Babes in Arms ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket. 

Our foyers will be open two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for all performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals.

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 adhering to COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House. 

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