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

These April school holidays Sydney Opera House is jam-packed with adventure and amazing physical feats. Families can marvel at jaw-dropping circus, view the world through a unique kaleidoscope 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.

Circus for the whole family

Ethan Hugh was born with high functional autism, and describes his world as ‘a dazzling kaleidoscope’ filled with colour and light. Explore Company 2's uplifting, inventive and unique circus experience that brings Ethan's world to life and is sure to captivate the whole family.

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Billionaire Boy live on stage

Meet twelve year old Joe. Brought vividly to life from the pages of David Walliams’ bestselling novel, Joe has everything a boy could possibly need. But can money really buy him happiness? 

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Witness amazing feats of human strength, beauty and resilience in this sensational new circus show for ages 12 and over. Packed with spellbinding movement and high physicality, their extraordinary choreography explores the innate need for human contact.

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Established in 1966, Arena is one of Australia’s longest-running producers of theatre for young people. Their latest work is a futuristic and visually stunning production that uses slam poetry and impressive physical agility to explore the ‘trappings’ of digital technology and the systems we create, inhabit and fight against.

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Free Creative Play

At Sydney Opera House, we want you and your children to have a rich artistic experience. The free Creative Play program complements our world-class shows, providing an active and creative outlet for your children where they can unleash their inner artist. 


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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