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The Young King: Creative Learning

Journey into the magical world of Oscar Wilde's classic tale recreated by Australian theatre company, Slingsby.

In the Studio


“A story that forces us to confront our notions of beauty, leadership and compassion”

Andy Packer, Artistic Director of Slingsby Theatre Company

What kind of king would you be?

A naïve boy raised by goatherds turns out to be the heir to the kingdom. Untold treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde is brought to life by award-winning theatre company, Slingsby. In this intimate theatrical experience, students will be taken on a journey to faraway lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Upon entering the magical and whimsical world of The Young King they will become part of the story, interacting with the artists and each other. Featuring music and puppetry, this immersive play is a sensory delight for years 3 – 10.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Slingsby Theatre Company

The Young King

NSW Curriculum Links




Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities






Intercultural understanding
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability












Speaking and listening 2 Reading and Viewing 2
Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically
Expressing themselves

EN1–10C EN1–11D

EN2–10C EN2–11D

EN3–7C EN3–8D

Your Creative Learning Journey

"The Kids' show you must see that is anything but horrible" - Ella's List 

Watch the Kinderling Radio Kids' review 

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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