Create the Life of Your Dreams in Your Teens with Kylie Captain and Tyrell Johnson
14 March 2024
In the Utzon Room
Join us and Kylie Captain, proud Gamilaroi author and renown educator whose books and journals are positively impacting the lives of many. Invite your students to hear transformative stories of personal resilience and success in what promises to be a transformative excursion.
All participating students will receive a free copy of the book Create the Life of Your Dreams in Your Teens
|Thursday 14 March 2024
|10am - 12.30pm
Schools may register up to 10 students at a time. Tickets registered in excess of the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice.
The only authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about authorised agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
The duration of this event is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Age group: Suitable for students year 6 and above
The Opera House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children that visit or engage with us. Read our Child Safety Policy
A Motivational Guide to Unlock Potential & Achieve Success
Are you a teen who is ready to make a positive change but unsure how or where to start?
Or perhaps you’re someone with teens in your life who you’d like to inspire and motivate with real-life stories and inspiration.
Teenage years can be challenging, and the expectations that are placed on young people can seem overwhelming.
Proud Gamilaroi mother and son, Kylie Captain and Tyrell Johnson bring you this powerful book filled with inspiration and practical advice to help you unlock potential and turn your dreams into reality.
Whether it’s improving relationships, becoming more organised, achieving academic success, navigating challenges, dealing with stressors, or dreaming up your perfect career, this book will serve as a guide to help you stay motivated. Discover how to harness the power of your mind to unlock your full potential with this easy-to-read combination of chapters and short, sharp bits and pieces that you can read in just a few minutes.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
Kylie Captain is a proud Gamilaroi author and educator raised in the inner-city suburbs of Redfern and Waterloo whose work has not only impacted the lives of many across Australia but has also touched readers worldwide. Kylie is the Founding Director of Dream Big Education Wellbeing & Education and holds the position of President at the Aboriginal Studies Association. Kylie serves as a board director and over the past two decades, has had an impressive career in Aboriginal education, finance and community services. Kylie’s facilitates Aboriginal cultural capability training and high-impact professional learning for teachers and leaders. Her dedication for nurturing young people is evident in her inspiring student workshops and keynote addresses nationally. Through her writing, Kylie openly shares her personal story of loss and circumstance, revealing the inner strength and inspiration that enabled her to overcome her challenges and now live a life of freedom and choice. Along with her own grit and determination, Kylie attributes her success to the power of education and the difference a teacher made. Kylie went on to co-author her second book with that teacher, Dr Cathie Burgess. Kylie’s aims to use her life experiences and adversities to inspire others and have a positive impact on the lives of many – one student, one school, and one organisation at a time.
Tyrell Johnson is dedicated to empowering others through education, encouragement, and wealth-building initiatives. With a background in supporting both the academic and wellbeing of students, he has significantly impacted the lives of many. As an author, Tyrell has used his experiences to create positive change. His writing delves into themes that inspire personal growth, resilience, and self-discovery. Tyrell is a Director and Facilitator at Dream Big Education Wellbeing & Consulting where he manages the business and facilitates workshops based on the topics of this book. He brings a wealth of experience from working in schools across South-West Sydney. In addition to his writing, Tyrell has ventured into property acquisition and sales. Through his role, he actively works to build generational wealth in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. His journey exemplifies the transformative power of education and the potential for lasting impact through generational wealth.
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
It’s a great idea to arrive early, grab a drink and soak up the view. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any large bags.
This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of bags and personal belongings by Opera House staff before starting your tour.
Where possible, please leave bags at home. If you bring a bag, those larger than A4 size will need to be cloaked before you can go on the tour. We're unable to store suitcases or large bags as we have limited cloaking facilities.
If you are going to be late for your tour please call our Reservations team on 02 9250 7250 for assistance.
Where possible, please do not bring bags to the Sydney Opera House. Bags larger than A4 size will need to be cloaked before you can go on the tour. However we can’t store suitcases or large bags as our cloaking facilities are extremely limited.
Cameras are allowed on the tour and there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the entire tour. Your tour guide will advise you whilst on tour if photographs are not to be taken inside any venues. Please note there is no video filming on the tour.
Mobile phones are permitted on the tour however please ensure they are switched off or on silent for the duration of the tour.
You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House’s many venues and theatres on this tour.
Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour.
You can make a booking for up to 11 people though our maximum capacity per tour is 35 people, or 25 people for the Junior Adventure Tour. For capacity reasons the booking must be made by calling 02 9250 7250. Our Reservations team will assist with your reservation.
We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online or via the phone where you’ll receive an eTicket. Please bring this with you and present it upon check-in at the Welcome Centre located on the Lower Concourse of the Opera House.
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