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Shows and activities at the Sydney Opera House for kids and families

These school holidays Sydney Opera House is jam-packed with adventure, science and songs this summer. Families can join Captain Hook on the Jolly Roger, learn from silly scientists and see story books leap off the page.

Off-stage and around the sails there is even more fun to discover. Plan the ultimate family day out with kid friendly food options, behind-the-scenes tours and free Creative Play activities.

Jay Laga'aia's Classic Christmas

Playschool host Jay Laga'aia joins a live ensemble for a celebration of festive family favourites. Sing your hearts out, dance along to the music and meet the instruments in this joyful, interactive musical adventure for ages 2-5. 

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The Gruffalo comes to life on stage

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magnificent musical adaptation based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

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Don't miss Operation Ouch! 

The stars of hit ABC Me series Operation Ouch! have been hard at work, creating more incredible medical stunts and even crazier experiments. Don't miss another action-packed show these school holidays, filled wth fascinating medical facts and the awesome things your body can do.

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The 78-Storey Treehouse live on stage

Andy and Terry are back with more big adventures and crazy inventions! The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses return with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster… but watch out for those cows! A play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

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All aboard The Funatorium!

Ahoy me-hearties, all aboard the Funatorium!  The original topsy-turvy cabaret for kids returns with an all new show. Filled with catchy tunes, acrobatics and a treasure trove of silliness, the whole family will love this interactive and immersive show.

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Be entertained at Brainiac Live!

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls! With exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and daredevil experiments, delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science these summer school holidays.

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Join a Brainiac Detective Academy workshop

Add to your experience with a hands-on workshop where you become the detective. In this one hour interactive workshop, your kids will learn about forensic science and help solve the robbery at Brainiac HQ! 

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Go on a Junior Adventure

The Junior Adventure Tour is filled with interactive activities and games for the whole family: explore with our expert guides, and inspire your inner performer to become a Sydney Opera House star. 

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Enjoy kid-friendly menus

Treat the kids to the Junior Lunch menus available at our harbourside, family friendly restaurants - and treat yourself at the same time!

Visit Opera Bar for family favourites like pizza and spaghetti, or perhaps Opera Kitchen for burgers, hot chips or sushi. If you are seeing a show in the Western Foyers, visit Portside for set meals that include ice cream, or a take away Lunch Pack for your kids to enjoy wherever you please! 

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