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Creation Creation cast with planetary backdrop

Creation Creation

Term 2

How did we get here? How did the world begin? Are aliens real?

Based on interviews with people aged between 8-102, Creation Creation is a documentary/comedy about life’s biggest mysteries.

In the Studio | Sydney Opera House Presents | Schools

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:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. 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; 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.

Suitable for Stages 3 - 6

This event is recommended for Years 5 - 12

Season runs from Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 June

Wednesday 29 June, 10am & 12.30pm
Thursday 30 June, 12.30pm

Standard tickets from $25
One complimentary teacher per class

Ticket Description & price
Student All student ticketholders
Standard $25
Teacher All teacher ticketholders
One complimentary teacher per class $0

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Students must be accompanied at all times. '

Authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House

The duration of this event is 50 minutes plus a 10 minute Q&A

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

In English | Wheelchair accessible and audio loop available


This show includes pre-recorded AUSLAN across all performances. Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.

Teacher Resource Pack

Educational resources are available on Windmill Theatre Company's website, here.

Curriculum links

Australian Curriculum: General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

·         Critical and creative thinking

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Students experience and appreciate a range of technologies used by theatre practitioners in the practices of making and performing.


Work, Employment and Enterprise

Students develop their understanding of the roles of actors, writers, directors, and other drama and theatre practitioners.


Civics and Citizenship

Students explore the work of key Australian theatre practitioners who have contributed to drama and theatre over many decades.



Students experience drama that centres on environmental issues.

Key Competencies


Students develop the key competencies of collecting, analysing and organising information, communicating ideas and information, and planning and organising activities through their authentic experience as audience members.


As audience members, students explore a range of literacies and become aware of reading the signs, symbols and meanings of performances.



Students appreciate concepts such as spatial relationships in the construction of performance spaces and the application of mathematical principles in areas such as design.

NSW Curriculum: Outcomes for Stage 3-6 (School Years 5-12)

Science and Technology

ST3-10ES-S explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface


SC4-12ES describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

SC5-12ES describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community


EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

EN4-6C identifies and explains connections between and among texts

EN5-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

EN5-6C investigates the relationships between and among texts


DRAS3.4 Responds critically to a range of drama works and performance styles.

4.3.1 identifies and describes elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, techniques and conventions in drama

4.3.2  recognises the function of drama and theatre in reflecting social and cultural aspects of human experience

4.3.3  describes the contribution of individuals and groups in drama using relevant drama terminology.

5.2.1  responds to, reflects on and evaluates elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions

5.3.2  analyses the contemporary and historical contexts of drama

5.3.3 analyses and evaluates the contribution of individuals and groups to processes and performances in drama using relevant drama concepts and terminology.


HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past

HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

HT5-9 applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

"A fearlessly out-there piece of documentary theatre"

This event has passed.


How did the world begin?

Two fearless creators and performers will step onto the stage and attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe improvising with whatever tools they have at their disposal alongside a soundtrack created from 35 hours of recorded interviews and a vivid, highly original soundscape. Blankets become forts, cardboard boxes become battleships and ping pong balls become planets in this hilarious explosion of art, sculpture, physical theatre and puppetry.

A daring and audacious journey to the very edge of the universe and back again. It’s a wild theatrical experiment for the curious among us.

Some of the big questions tackled during this show, raised and then answered by the general public children and adults we interviewed, include; ‘how did the world begin?’, ’is there other life in the universe?’, ‘how are babies made?’, ‘what does dying feel like?’, and ‘what will life on earth be like in 1,000 years?’. These questions and answers are played out by our performers in gentle, moving and fun ways. Viewer discretion is advised, viewer curiosity is recommended.

Sydney Opera House Presents a Windmill Theatre Company production

Looking for the children & families performance?


Creation Creation

01 Jul 2022 - 04 Jul 2022

Based on interviews with members of the South Australian community aged between 8-102, Creation Creation is a comedy about life’s biggest mysteries.

About Windmill Theatre Company

Based in Adelaide, Australia, Windmill Theatre Company has a global reputation as a leading producer of theatre for children, teenagers, and families. They bring artists together to uncover and ignite stories that are burning to be told. Each year they perform in their home town, and tour across Australia and around the world.

In 2016, they released their first feature film, Girl Asleep, which won multiple awards and was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. In 2017, they announced the launch of Windmill Pictures, a new arm of the company dedicated to developing screen projects from their live theatre repertoire.

During the last 17 years, they have presented 63 productions, including 36 brand new Australian works, performing to young audiences in 247 cities and towns across 30 countries.

Play media

Creation Creation trailer

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Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

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 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Schools

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

We recommend your group arrives early at the venue, at least 45 minutes prior to the performance start time.

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as possible, but please be aware that some events have lock out periods where late comers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.  Occasionally this is not until the interval, and in some instances late comers won’t be admitted at all. 

Please call Front of House on 02 9250 7134 to notify us if your group is running late.

Where is the closest location for bus parking and drop off?

The closest location to disembark from buses and coaches is on Macquarie Street. Please contact City of Sydney to confirm bus and coach set down areas. We recommend allowing an additional 10 minutes for walking from Macquarie Street. There is no bus parking onsite at Sydney Opera House. 

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

Circular Quay is the closest station for public transport via train, bus and ferry. We recommend allowing 15 minutes to walk from Circular Quay for school groups. To view timetable information and ensure your public transport needs can be met, please contact Transport NSW. Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on COVID-19 safety measures for public transport.

Is there storage for school bags?

The safety and security of everyone visiting our site is paramount. We require all items larger than the dimensions of an A4 piece of paper to be cloaked. As our cloakrooms have limited space, we request that where possible teachers and students do not bring large bags/backpacks with them to the performance.

Does Sydney Opera House have a Risk Assessment policy?

Download our Risk Assessment Information 2021 here

Where can I eat nearby?

If your students are bringing a packed lunch, Royal Botanic Gardens adjacent to the Opera House is quite pleasant in fine weather. Or our restaurants offer everything from casual snacks to kid friendly meals. See our Restaurants. 

Can I take food and drink inside the venue?

Food and drink are permitted inside the foyers, but not in the venues.

What if our school group can't attend the performance?

Please contact our Creative Learning Ticketing Specialists on 02 9250 7770  as soon as possible to advise if your group can no longer attend. If your group can no longer attend because your school is located in a hotspot, or has had a positive case of COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you. 

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?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. 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 visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

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.

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