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

Did you know we have more kids shows each year than operas? One in four of all our performances are for children under 12 years of age. 

The Sydney Opera House is a place for the young and the young at heart, with experiences tailor-made for babies right through to teenagers. Our theatres offer the best (and the funniest) live music, dance and theatre entertainment and year round you can find waterfront dining with kid-friendly menus.

To get the most out of your trip to the Opera House we suggest you plan ahead, and here you’ll find the answers to all the questions you might like to ask.

“Start a lifelong relationship with the arts.”

Bridgette Van Leuven (Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning, Sydney Opera House)

Spring into school holiday fun!

Plan the ultimate family day out with the best live shows, adventure behind-the-scenes on a dedicated kids tour and enjoy waterfront dining with family-friendly menus. During school holidays there's even free Creative Play activities to inspire little artists.

See calendar of shows for kids

Laugh out loud with Frank Woodley

Your little comedy fans will hoot in hysterics at one of Australia's best physical comedians in his natural habitat - the stage! Direct from a sold-out season in Melbourne, Frank Woodley brings his nonsense genius to the Opera House with the hilarious story of a cheeky monkey named Noodlenut.

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Dive into Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Dive to the historical depths of ocean and get up close and personal with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras. Blending live entertainment, learning and all round fun, kids won't want to leave this extinct underwater universe from the creators of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo.

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Meet the Carnival of the (Australian) Animals

Big and hairy, small and scary Australia's animals will be brought to life by Richard Morecroft, in this exciting retelling of the Saint-Saens' original classic.

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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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