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Bambert's Book of Lost Stories: Creative Learning

Discover the truly magnificent story of an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. 

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“A small, perfectly formed masterpiece that imaginatively explores the idea that stories can change the world.”

The Australian

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Will Bambert's stories ever find a home? 

Discover the profoundly inspiring story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Sending his stories into the world on tiny balloons, Bambert hopes that whoever finds them will return them with a stamp from the city they landed in. But will anyone return them?

Reinhardt Jung’s internationally lauded novel is brought to life as a thrillingly inventive and remarkable production that will enchant students and teachers alike. 

Winner of the 2016 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation and nominated for Best New Australian Work, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories brings together Australia’s most extraordinary creative minds to realise an exquisite production that reminds us how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.

Adapted for the stage by Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge from Bambert’s Buch der verschollenen Geschicten by Reinhardt Jung.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Barking Gecko Theatre Company 

Sydney Story Factory Creative Writing Workshop

Participate in our free digital creative writing workshop facilitated by Sydney Story Factory. Students will learn practical skills for putting ideas to paper and be challenged to create a compelling character of their own.

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Stage 2


Stage 3

General capabilities and cross-curriculum


Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically  






Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Expressing themselves  






Places are similar and different



A diverse and connected world





DRA S2.4


DRA S3.4

Visual Arts



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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