14 – 19 March 2024
In the Centre for Creativity
Kids & Families
Ages 6 to 16 months | A multicultural theatre show for babies! Obang is a performative installation space designed for babies and their caregivers. It is inspired by the traditional Korean concept of Obang which refers to five primary colours that are connected with five different spaces at home.
|Thursday 14 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
|Friday 15 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
|Saturday 16 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
|Sunday 17 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
|Monday 18 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
|Tuesday 19 March 2024
|10am, 12pm, 2.30pm
Baby & Carer
Includes one participating child 6 months+ and one accompanying carer.
|$45 (For both baby & carer)
To purchase additional carer tickets please contact us at +61 2 9250 7777 or email@example.com
The only authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
General Public tickets on-sale
9am, Thursday 21 December 2023
This performance runs for approximately 60 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
This workshop is recommended for babies aged 6 - 16 months and their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Opera House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children that visit or engage with us. Read our Child Safety Policy
Interactive theatre for babies aged 6 to 16 months
Obang is a joyful and immersive experience featuring puppetry, storytelling and free play for babies in an immersive and multi-sensory environment. You are invited to a Korean grandparent's home. Together, you and your bub will experience a day’s life which includes cooking, washing, bathing and sleeping. Little ones will love Obang encouraging them to explore their curiosity and engage with the installation all while sharing in a cultural experience.
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Meet the artist
Ewen Soo's creative practice with children draws from her background as a dancer and a primary school teacher. She is passionate about project ideas that present play-based and arts-based learning for young children.
Ewen has over 10 years of dance experience in Odissi, a classical Indian dance style. She is a senior student of Monica Singh Sangwan where she teaches Odissi to young children. Apart from dance, Ewen is a classroom teacher based in Melbourne.
Ewen is beginning to extend her practice in performing arts based projects for children. This includes Patch Theatre’s The Lighthouse, a season at the Arts Centre Melbourne (2021), Moomba Festival (2021) and OMOON project (2020), supported by Creative Arts Victoria and Banyule City Council.
UB is a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Naarm. Her artistic practice includes printmaking, designing installations, animation, puppetry, and participatory art. Through all of these practices she engages audiences to creatively think through complex contemporary issues. Using her various skill sets and experiences, UB has been creating large-scale collaborative arts projects with various communities, councils and festivals. She also works in various professional roles - puppeteer, concept designer and art facilitator - for various established art organisations, including Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Threshold and Polyglot.
UB has also participated in various competitive residency/development programs including: 2018 SITUATE Arts in Festival, Salamanca Arts Center; 2020 New Idea Lab, Art Play; and 2022 Lemony S Lab, a year of puppetry and professional development program.
Taka is an independent practicing artist and producer of Japanese heritage based in Naarm (Melbourne) with over 10 years of experience in the arts sector. His art-making process is to question social norms and their structures from intersectional perspectives and to create provocative works through the mediums of poetry, installations, and various movement-based techniques: Suzuki Method, Butoh, and shamanic/trance dance practices.
His unique background as a social worker and an inclusive art practitioner has greatly informed his artistic aesthetics and pracitce. He founded his production company, ImPermanence Productions in 2015. He was one of the recipients of the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (2020-2021), an initiative funded by Creative Victoria.
Dale is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument creator, installation artist, educator, and community builder. Dale’s work aims to reflect an awareness of the dynamic nature of culture & the value of listening as a mode of knowing people & places. He is interested in finding fresh ways of presenting and making music, bringing creative communities together & shifting perceived boundaries of scenes, styles & artforms.
He has presented installations and performances throughout Australia and internationally. Amongst numerous collaborations, his activities include Prophets, Chikchika, and Sounds Like Movement. He has been a lead facilitator for inclusive arts programs at Arts Access Victoria, taught Instrument Building for Artists at RMIT, and created Future Prophets with primary students in Regional Arts Victoria’s Creative Workers in Schools program.
Dale’s skills include audio recording and production, video making, animation, drums, keyboard, electronic music, and instrument building.
Celina is a contemporary theatre-maker and experimental artist working across performance disciplines in Naarm. Celina has worked with a range of companies and collaborators as a stage and production manager, director, collaborative deviser, performer and event facilitator and is the co-founder of STRANGEkit Performance Collective. Their recent projects include; ADT’s Tracker (Brisbane Festival, 2023), Western Edge’s Edge Ensembles program (2023), Under My Tongue (Next Wave, 2023), GUTFUL (APHIDS, 2022), REBEL (Cassandra Fumi, 2022), Yumi Umiumare’s Buried TeaBowl - OKUNI (2022 & 2023 - OzAsia Festival), Daniel Schlusser Ensemble’s Hercules (Arts House, 2022), Looking For Alibrandi (Malthouse, 2022), Body Crysis/身體災變 (The Substation, 2022), Blackrock (Platform Arts, 2022), The Mermaid (La Mama, 2021), Stone Soup Australia creative camp (2022 & 2023) and UnderEden WALKMAN *Explorers Edition* (2021) and HOLESP@CE (2020) for Melbourne Fringe with STRANGEkit Performance Collective. Celina has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies at Monash University.
Bronwyn Pringle is a lighting designer and theatre maker who has spent the past 25+ years lighting everything from large festivals to strange theatrical experiments in venues that include The Princess Theatre, a London West End Nightclub, a warehouse in Buenos Aires, the Federation Square air-conditioning ducts and a wool-shed in Glencoe.
Bronwyn is also a teacher and academic, with research focused on sustainable lighting practice. She has taught students from 5 year olds up to university level.
In 2021, Bronwyn received the Green Room Award for technical achievement, and has previously received Green Room Awards for alias Grace (Malthouse Theatre) and Letters from Animals (Here Theatre/SRWT) and two Melbourne Fringe Festival Design Collaboration awards.
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
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.
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. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
We advise that you arrive 15 minutes prior to 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.
Prior to the workshop, please notify us if you will need a chair for the session, so we can have those available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a chair or notify our team of any additional needs you may have.
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.
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.
Food and beverages will not be allowed unless specified in the event. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available to purchase food before your event. Please bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases to enable contactless payment.
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 or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to COVID-safe rules.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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