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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.

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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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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.

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