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For the kids

Experience the Sydney Opera House from your home with our range of digital content and hands on activities created especially to inspire young minds. From parkour to classical music, model-making to puppets, there’s something for kids of all ages to discover. From our House to yours.

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House Call

All ages

Kids, ever wanted to ask the Opera House a question? Phone us on 02 8074 5907 with your question, then look out for the answers in our upcoming podcast series. No question is too silly or too small!

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Meet the instruments and learn some sweet skills with our range of video content for kids.

Highlights from our stage to your sofa

Available on demand from our digital season

The Great Illusionist

Ages 8+

Discover the enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist, in this story within a story. Packed with cleverly executed tricks, it proves there’s more to magic than meets the eye!

Shaun Tan: Author Talk

Ages 10+

Discover the creative process behind The Red Tree and The Lost Thing, in this talk featuring best-selling Australian children’s author and illustrator Shaun Tan.

Introductions to classical music

 

George meets the orchestra

Ages 3+

Follow George as he chats with players from the Sydney Youth Orchestra and learns all about the four families of the orchestra – strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.

 

Karen meets the strings family

Ages 5+

Join Karen Pang and some musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  Learn about the string family and how musical techniques can be used to create mood, character and setting. 

Who's in the lift? 

Meet two ballet dancers! 

Ages 5+

Bartram, Lea and Owen spin, twirl and chicken dance as they meet Rhys (now at Sydney Dance Company) and Naomi to discover what it takes to be a ballet dancer!

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Discover the set design process

Go behind the scenes of Emil and the Detectives and learn about the set design process 

Ages 12+

In this series, designer Wendy Todd explains the set design process using Slingsby Theatre Company's production Emil and the Detectives

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Introduce your little ones to classical music, or be inspired by an author talk with our podcasts and playlists curated for kids.
 

Arty Farty – A Podcast for Kids

Our new podcast Arty Farty – A Podcast for Kids has been created especially for Kid Creatives. We’re excited to share special moments, insights, tips, tricks and more from kids themselves, and creative types who appear here at the House.

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Featured episodes

 

David Walliams

Ages 6+

David talks about his bestselling novel Billionaire Boy and the unlikely places he's found inspiration.

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Matt Stanton

Ages 4+

Author of the Funny Kids series, listen to how Matt starts getting words onto a page and how important reading is to creating stories. 

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Tim Sharp

Ages 9+

Join Tim and his mum Judy as they discuss Tim's early years being diagnosed with autism, his life as an artist and creator and where this dream has taken him.

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Introductions to classical music, just right for
your toddler and you!

 

The Brass Family

 

The Woodwind Family

 

The String Family

Make

Our hands on activities will inspire budding architects and illustrators to get creative.

Learn how to make models inspired by Utzon's own designs

Ages 7+

In this five part series with step by step tutorials, explore the design principles of architect Jørn Utzon as you learn to make mini models and daring constructions.

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Colouring in sheets to download

Ages 2+

Colour in the tuba

Colour in the cello

Colour in the saxophone

Share your artwork #sydneyoperahouse

Create your own artwork inspired by the Opera House and share it with us on socials using the hashtag #sydneyoperahouse. We'll be sharing some of them on our social pages each week!

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Inspiring pieces unpacking creativity for kids and adults alike. 

 

Swap screen time for storytime

Parents

Our pick of children's books whose characters (and their authors) have appeared on the Opera House stages will have kids of all ages swapping screen time for story time.  

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School kids write their migrant family stories into song

Whole family

Students from Lansvale Public tell history and humour with musician Luke Escombe. Hear the two songs and about their experience recording in a studio. 

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From our House to yours

Bring our stages to your sofa with our new digital program delivered weekly from our House to yours.