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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

COVID-safe and event information

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • The Sydney Opera House remains closed under the current NSW Public Health Order. Ticketholders will be contacted directly. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

When we return...

  • Bring and wear a mask. Patrons aged 12 and over attending performances and tours are required to wear a face mask at all times while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres 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.

Kids Music Cafe

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.  

Make the most of your experience...

Ticket Only

Ticket Only

Ticket + Prepaid Food and Beverage

Add a drinks voucher or food voucher to your purchase and redeem it at any of the foyer bars inside the Opera House.

Ticket + Tour & Dine

Attend a performance, enjoy a meal at Opera Kitchen, and take a guided Sydney Opera House Tour. See menu below. Note: the tour may be sold out or unavailable on your selected date. If there is availability, you will select your desired tour time in the following screen. Please check you have the "Tour & Dine" product displayed in your cart before you continue to payment.

Venue Information

The Opera House theatres are now being sold to 100% capacity under an exemption by the NSW Government. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room.

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 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 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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