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Kids & Families

Where Inspiration Lives

What’s happening for kids at the House? We’re here to say; 
There’s squillions of fun to be found, every day!

Discover what's on

 Welcome to our 2020 Season

Kids & Families, Little ones

Spot

04 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Join one of the world's most beloved dogs Spot and his friends as they jump out of the storybook and onto the stage this summer.
Kids & Families,

Emil and the Detectives

07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

Streetwise city kids, a hardworking single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale, based on Erich Kästner’s 1929 novella.
Kids & Families, 6+ years

The Midnight Gang

03 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020

David Walliams' bestselling novel comes to life on stage! Join The Midnight Gang as their imaginations take them on amazing adventures these Summer school holidays.
Kids & Families,

Operation Ouch

07 Jan 2020 - 08 Jan 2020

Explore the incredible world of medicine and biology as TV's favourite identical twin doctors return to Australia with a brand new live show this Summer!
Theatre

Laser Beak Man

08 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020

Artist Tim Sharp’s cult-classic comes to life with eye-popping staging and offbeat humour.
Engaging Playful Heart Warming
Kids & Families, Little ones

The Snail and The Whale

10 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020

An inventive and charming musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Kids & Families, 5+ years

Escape from Trash Mountain

Sat 14 Mar

A puppet show with sustainability at its heart, our trash is your treasure!
Kids & Families, 13+ years

Games

05 Apr 2020 - 08 Apr 2020

Set in the lead up to the 1936 ‘Nazi Olympics’, Games is inspired by the true stories of two world-class Jewish athletes in their bid to compete for their country. Get tickets now.
Kids & Families, 3+ years

The Gruffalo's Child

07 Apr 2020 - 20 Apr 2020

A magical musical adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer. Get tickets now.
Kids & Families, 5+ years

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

13 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies bursts on to the stage in a rampaging musical comedy for children aged 5 and up these April School Holidays. Book tickets now.
Kids & Families, Babes in arms

Teeny Tiny Stevies

Sat 26 Apr

Featuring irresistible melodies and helpful tips for navigating life’s little challenges, join the much-loved children’s band Teeny Tiny Stevies as they perform all your favourites, plus songs from their brand new album! Get tickets now.
Kids & Families, 3+ years

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

21 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020

Weaving storytelling with a newly composed score performed by the ACO, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is the perfect introduction to classical music for kids, based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Get tickets now.
Kids & Families, 5+ years

Circuit

04 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020

Combining incredible interactive technology with world-class acrobats, artists and musicians, Circuit is the ultimate circus expereince for the whole family in the July school holidays. Get tickets now.
Kids & Families, Teens

Ishmael

08 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020

A contemporary space opera by David Morton, from the internationally acclaimed Dead Puppet Society.
Kids & Families, Babes in arms

Kids Music Cafe

07 Feb 2020 - 01 May 2020

Tired of nursery rhymes? Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!
Engaging Welcoming

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Keep it convenient

Save with discounted car parking

Validate your Wilson Parking ticket and pay only $20 for three hours when you come to a Kids & Families performance.

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Free activites in the School Holidays

Be the artist with free Creative Play

Come and play before or after the show with installations for children to interactive with, staffed by professional artists. 

In the Western Foyers. Summer opening times coming soon. 

 


Treat the kids, and even yourself

Enjoy kid-friendly menus by the harbour 

Visit Opera Bar for family favourites, enjoy fish and chips at Opera Kitchen, or a takeaway Kids Lunch Pack from Portside.

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The ultimate school holiday itinerary

Save with an iconic family day out 

Take a Junior Adventure Tour, snap a Magic Memories photo, eat a tasty Junior Lunch and save 15% off an A-reserve show ticket. 

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A home for everyone

Discover accessible performances

Experience the magic of live shows with Relaxed, Auslan interpreted and Audio described performances. 

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