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The Great Illusionist: Creative Learning

Jump into an enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist.

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“Imaginings, disappearing acts, and a flair of variety entertainment.”

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There's more to magic than meets the eye 

Jump into this enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist. A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, and of course, a white rabbit! Packed with cleverly executed illusions and tantalising tricks, it proves there’s more to magic than meets the eye!

This rich, multilayered production from the Netherlands’ acclaimed Het Filiaal theatremakers is sure to captivate your students with live music, impressive illusions, magical puppetry and marvellous tricks.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Het Filiaal Theatremakers

Supported by Performing Arts Fund NL 

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  and interpretively




Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capability



Expressing themselves EN2-11D EN3-8D



DRA S2.4

DRA S3.4





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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