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Bella in the House (For Students)

Presented by Sydney Opera House in Partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Bookings for the 2017 Bella in the House program are now open.

Years: K–12

Cost: Free

Experience a full day program with our Museum of Contemporary Art Bella & Sydney Opera House combined excursion for students with specific needs. 

Engage with artworks in the MCA galleries and work with Bella Program Artist Educators to make and create your own response. Extend your journey in the outdoors and explore the harbour on your journey to the Opera House. Tour the Opera House with guides experienced in special education and creative play, and link creative themes explored in the Bella program. Excursions can be tailored to the individual requirements of students aged 5 to 18 years with physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability. 

Bella in the House is held monthly on Mondays. Bookings are open for the first part of 2018 on the following dates: 26 February / 26 March / 23 April / 28 May / 25 June / 30 July / 27 August / 24 September / 29 October / 26 November / 17 December.

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“It was a unique experience for the students who returned with many great memories”
Teacher, Les Powell School

Bella Plus in the House (For Adults)

Enjoy a combined Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) excursion experience.

Bookings for the 2018 Bella Plus adults program are now open.

Cost: Free

Bella Plus is held monthly on Mondays. Bookings are open for the first part of 2018 on the following dates: 26 February / 26 March / 23 April / 28 May / 25 June / 30 July / 27 August / 24 September / 29 October / 26 November / 17 December.

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Teaching Development Forum: Engaging Students with Disability (Creative Learning)

Dates: 18 - 19 August 2017

Exchange information, ideas and inspiration with industry experts and practitioners from the arts and disability network in this interactive two day forum for teachers, support providers and artists.

Participants will learn from, and work alongside, leading artists and teachers including artist educators from MCA’s Bella Program. This two day forum will not only fill you with ideas and provide you with skills, but will also incentivise collaborations between artists and schools. This is the forum for those passionate about working with students with disability or for teachers who want to learn some tried and tested technique.

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