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Magic Beach

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. But this isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different.

Alison Lester AM's classic book comes to life on stage this Summer.

In the Playhouse | View Seat Map | Kids & Families

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • From 15 December until at least 31 January 2022, the Opera House will continue to require that all visitors aged 16 years and over entering the building are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt). Under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. This includes visitors and patrons attending a performance or event, taking a tour, or visiting the box office, retail store, bar or restaurant operated within the building (Bennelong and Portside). These requirements will not apply to visitors attending outdoor events or venues on the Lower Concourse, including Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and the Welcome Centre;
  • QR code check-in – all patrons and their guests must continue to check-in using the Service NSW QR code;   
  • Face masks continue to be required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance (unless medically exempt). We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times;
  • 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; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Onsale timings:

  • Tuesday 26th October: Insiders pre-sale 9am
  • Wednesday 27th October: What's On pre-sale 9am
  • Friday 29th October: General Public on sale 9am

Season runs from Tuesday 4 January to Friday 21 January, 2022

 
Tuesday 4 January at 12.30pm & 3pm
Wednesday 5 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
Friday 7 January at 10.30am & 12.30pm
Saturday 8 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
 
Monday 10 January at 10.30am & 12.30pm
Wednesday 12 January at 10.30am & 12.30pm
Thursday 13 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm*
Sunday 16 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
 
Tuesday 18 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
Thursday 20 January at 10.30am & 12.30pm
Friday 21 January at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
 
*Relaxed Performance 
 
If you wish to book a ticket for the relaxed performance please phone the Contact Centre on 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

Standard tickets from $39 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

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.

For any special access requirements phone the Contact Centre on 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

Ticket Description & price
Standard Ages 1 year and over
Premium $49
A Reserve $45
B Reserve $39
Insider Insider Members save 20% on this performance.
Premium $39.20
A Reserve $36
B Reserve $31.20
Groups of 8+ Groups save 20% on this performance. Please call +61 9250 7700 for more information
Premium $41.65
A Reserve $38.25
B Reserve $33.15
Babes in Arms Ages 11 months and under
Premium $10
A Reserve $10
B Reserve $10

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. 

The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show runs for approximately 55 minutes, with no interval. 

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

In English | Wheelchair accessible | Audio loop available  | Relaxed Performance available Download our Social Story for helpful tips for your visit

Access FAQs answered about the show.

Thursday 13 January 2022, 3pm - Relaxed Performance

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but with modifications to sound and lighting to be more suited for children on the autism spectrum, individuals with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Download Social Story here

Find out about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.

Recommended for kids aged 2+ and their adults

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times, and children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask.

Use your Creative Kids Voucher

Sydney Opera House is also registered as a Creative Kids provider. To use your Creative Kids voucher for this performance with a Junior Adventure Tour  to use your Creative Kids Voucher click here

At our beach, at our magic beach...

This summer, Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage. 

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. But this isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. 

As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? 

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 91-Storey Treehouse, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special. 

Sydney Opera House Presents a CDP Kids production

 

 

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Magic Beach trailer

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Gifting tickets?

Download Magic Beach printable card and envelope! 

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Venue Information

This event is being sold at a reduced capacity of 75%.

In order to manage venue capacities, all patrons in theatres must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months who can be seated on an adult’s 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. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all 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 consistent with 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. 

Make the most of your experience...

Ticket Only

Ticket Only

Ticket + Junior Day Pack

Explore the Sydney Opera House with a Junior Adventure Tour, get 15% off tickets to the show, and enjoy a delicious Lunch and drink at Opera Kitchen. Click below to find out further details.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Bring and wear a mask. Face masks continue to be required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance (unless medically exempt). We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times. Please bring your own mask.

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.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the Opera House? 

From 15 December until at least 31 January 2022, the Opera House will continue to require that all visitors aged 16 years and over entering the building are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt). Under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. This includes visitors and patrons attending a performance or event, taking a tour, or visiting the box office, retail store, bar or restaurant operated within the building (Bennelong and Portside). These requirements will not apply to visitors attending outdoor events or venues on the Lower Concourse: Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and the Welcome CentreCheck-in processes will be in place for verifying proof of vaccination upon entry.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Yes, please bring and wear a mask. Face masks continue to be required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance (unless medically exempt). We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times. Please bring your own mask.

Some members of the community may have issues wearing masks due to health conditions. We ask that you be respectful to others as reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. 

Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

Can my baby sit on my lap?

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-11 months at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap but they must hold a valid Babes in Arms ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Does my child need to wear a face mask?

Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase in the venue?

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.

The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.

Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.

Will there be pram parking at kids performances?

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 consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Will my experience be impacted by the Opera House's Renewal works?

In February 2020, the Opera House began major Concert Hall renewal works to transform the world-famous venue for 21st century performances. You can find out more here.

While the Concert Hall is closed, the rest of Opera House will remain open and vibrant, with unmissable performances and experiences across all other venues and the wider precinct.

Guests may experience some noise in foyers and theatres but we are working hard to minimise disruption associated with these important works.

Can I smoke at the Opera House?

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House will become a smoke-free site from Saturday 1 January 2022.
  • By becoming a smoke-free site, the Opera House seeks to reduce exposure to harmful second-hand smoke, as well as minimise the impact of smoking on the environment, including litter and pollution of the surrounding marine environment. 

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