Kids & Families
Upcoming shows, performances and activities
Ages 4 + | I Wish... is an acrobatic adventure exploring all the things we could be. Through physical theatre, stunning visuals, and a healthy dose of humour, explore our differences to reveal the magic of individuality.
Ages 6+ | Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title…
Ages 5+ | This charming play for young audiences follows the tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear and a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, getting to know one another and learning how to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet...paws...flippers.
Ages 8+ | Arriving directly from Switzerland is Game Theory – a fast-paced, funny and playful dance celebration of play, sport, big emotions, and the highs and lows of playing games! This season of performances and workshops will have you looking at dance from a whole new perspective.
Ages 0 - 2 | Our introduction to live music - perfect for your toddler and you!
Ages 6+ | Climb aboard the world’s juiciest fruit as Roald Dahl’s James & The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage in Shake & Stir’s most delicious adventure yet.
Ages 4+ | This interactive performance uses full scale colourful projections, digital technology and dance, and comes direct to Sydney Opera House from Italy.
Ages 8+ | In 2015, Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific. Edgell Junior, a Ni-Vanuatu man from Pentecost Island experienced and survived Cyclone Pam and its aftermath. Based on his lived experience, this moving production emphasises the importance of community cooperation and resilience.
Ages 7+ | Little Murmur is a new international dance theatre performance featuring groundbreaking projections, an extraordinary soundscape and a blizzard of paper and confetti. Dance and humour combine to explores living with dyslexia and the warped and exaggerated realities of being in a world you struggle to process.
Ages 3+ | Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has him feeling glum and thinking perhaps the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Is life more fun for the seals or the lions or the snakes? Join Edward on his grand adventure of self-discovery as he explores the world outside of his enclosure and makes a very special friend along the way, Edwina the Emu.
Ages 4+ | Big Sky unfolds over a single night, from sunset to dawn and follows 12 unforgettable characters as they look forward to their futures, show off, get spooked, prank each other and get up to mischief. Featuring the phenomenal circus skills of the world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus in a show performed by kids, for kids.
Ages 3+ | In Bangarra’s first dedicated work for children, join our heroine Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival.
Ages 4+ | Part guided meditation, part magical story, What The Ocean Said is a sensory world of vivid storytelling, dreamy electronic music, animation, and wonder.
Ages 0 - 2 | Open up a musical world of wonder and fun with our new music and creativity workshop for babies and toddlers.
Ages 0 - 6 months | Come and experience the joy of signing and the magic of music with your little ones.
Ages 7 - 11 | Create a starry headpiece inspired by the Christmas Tree Cluster constellation or a star pattern in space in this holiday workshop.
Ages 2 - 8 | Join Clara and her Nutcracker on a magical journey in this stunning adaptation featuring live classical music and ballet.
Fall under the spell of Cinderella, an interactive Storytime Ballet experience for children aged three years and older.
Ages 6+ | Part dog, part man, ALL HERO! Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters come to life in an epic new musical adventure for ages 6+, based on the bestselling Dog Man books.
Ages 3+ | This January, join sound collectors Drip and Drop, and their friends to discover incredible new sounds found from dripping ice and giant bowls of water.
Ages 2 - 14 | This January school holiday, the London International Animation Festival is coming to Sydney for the very first time, with a showcase of the best children's animations from around the world.
This January school holiday to coincide with our screening of the London International Animation Festival, join Jelena Sinik to create your very own stop motion animation.
Ages 7 - 11 | Inspired by Lunar New Year, you will design your own dragon in this drawing and painting workshop.
Ages 9 - 11 | Ever dreamt of dancing on one of Sydney Opera House's world-renowned stages? Make a young dancer’s dreams come true with our special School Holiday dance experience where ballet, contemporary and hip hop collide in a beautiful dance explosion!
To celebrate Sydney Pride 2024, sustainable fashion designers Sally Jackson and Gary Bigeni will facilitate a weekend of workshops for kids and families to create unique and custom-made costumes for Mardi Gras.
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Our podcast series 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.
Inspire creative young minds with these children's books whose characters and their authors have appeared on the Opera House stages.
In celebration of Ted Prior’s beloved series of children’s picture books, we’ve crafted these easy to follow steps for you to create your very own Grug costume at home.