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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 2018 on the following dates:  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: 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: 14 - 15 September 2018

Explore how theatre, music and the visual arts can unlock the learning of students with disability in this two day forum for teachers and support providers.

Participants will learn from, and work alongside, leading arts and teachers including artists from the highly regarded MCA Bella Program. 

A practical and hands-on forum for those passionate about working with students with disability, and teachers who want to learn some tried and tested technique.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

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Vivid LIVE Lighting of the Sails, audio-described session

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to join us for a personalised live audio-described tour of the Opera House’s Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.

Take a front row seat on the Western Broadwalk and listen to live visual descriptions of this year’s images projected onto the iconic Opera House sails.

Register online, by calling Box Office on (02) 9250 7752 or email

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