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Utzon's Universe

Ever wondered how the Opera House was built? Utzon’s Universe is a series of free workshops these April school holidays exploring the design principles of architect Jørn Utzon.

In the Utzon Room | Kids & Families

“...explore the world of architecture, using both your hands and your mind with Jørn Utzon as your guide."

Bring out your inner architect!

Utzon's Universe is a series of free workshops for kids, based on the book Utzon's Universe written by Denmark’s finest architectural educators Malene Abildgaard and Julie Dufour.

Create and play with House in a Tree, Chair with a Form and A Soft Cave. Each station will be staffed by an artist who will help you and your family produce wonderful creations based on the architectural principles of Jørn Utzon.

Make mini models and daring constructions with the whole family!

This is a free event. All materials are supplied but bookings are essential.

Utzon's Universe
House In A Tree

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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 audience members no longer physically distanced from one another. We ask that anyone aged 12 and over brings and wears a mask, and that you follow all health and safety directions from our staff.

To ensure correct capacities, all people in the venue must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your session for COVID Safe check-in and table allocation. The doors will open 10 mins prior to the session. 

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 at the Joan Sutherland Theatre Cloak Room. 

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • 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 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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