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On the day

Arrive early

Please ensure that your group arrives at the venue 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. Latecomers may only be admitted to a performance during a suitable break, and in some cases, may be excluded. Please call Front of House on 02 9250 7134 to notify us if you are running late.

Getting here

We are a ten minute walk from Circular Quay, the closest station for public transport via train, bus and ferry. To view timetable information and ensure your public transport needs can be met, please contact Transport NSW on 131500 or

Coach parking 

Buses and coaches can’t park onsite at Sydney Opera House. Large buses must disembark passengers 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.

School bags

Your safety and security is paramount to us during your visit to the Opera House. Therefore, all items larger than the dimensions of a standard A4 piece of paper must be checked in to the cloakroom. As they have limited space, we ask that teachers and students do not bring large bags/backpacks to the performance.

Food & drinks

You’ll find food and drinks outlets on the lower level of the concourse. Please note food and drink are permitted inside the foyers, but only bottled water in the venues.

School girls sitting outside on the stairs of the Sydney opera house.

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A colourful collage of the Opera House sails and architectural shapes

S3 School Risk Assessment Information

The following information is designed to assist schools in planning a visit to Sydney Opera House and preparing a risk assessment and risk management plan. Teachers undertaking a risk assessment and risk management plan should be aware that Sydney Opera House cannot complete the risk assessment for them.

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Resources for teachers

Make the most of your experience, with Teacher Resource notes available for all live performances.  Written with your classroom in mind, they're packed with practical, creative activities designed to provoke ideas and enrich your students’ learning.

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An aerial view of the Sydney opera house.

Getting here

General information on visiting and getting to the Opera House.

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Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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