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

These July school holidays, Sydney Opera House is jam-packed with storytelling and tantalising tricks. Join us for reimagined classics, bold adventures and a touch of magic. 

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.

Wilde Creatures 

Bring the family on a fantastic journey filled with storytelling musicians, live music and dash of comed in this exciting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's best loved fairy tales. It's the perfect adventure for big and small! 

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The Hunting of the Snark 

All aboard! Enter the wonderful world of Lewis Carroll and join us on an impossible voyage to find the mythical snark! This side-splitting, fast-paced musical comedy adventure is sure to have the whole family clapping their hands and stomping their feet. 

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The Great Illusionist 

Jump into this enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist. Packed with marvellous tricks and magical puppetry, this rich, multilayered production from Netherlands’ acclaimed Het Filiaal theatremakers proves there's more to magic than meets the eye! 

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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.

The Western Foyers will be filled with children making music through connections with ‘Reach Out Sounds’ by Playable Streets from Melbourne.  Little ones touch the top of the sound pod then hold hands, fist bump and even high five their way to the next sound pod. Only once the circuit is completed will sound and music fill the air.

The July School  Holidays will also see a return of the popular joke telling stage where young comedians can strut their stuff on a mini Sydney Opera House stage.

Opening times 

Sat 7 July: 9.30am - 5pm
Sun 8 July - Thu 12 July: 10am - 2.30pm
Fri 13 July: 10am - 4pm
Sat 14 July: 10am - 2.30pm
Tue 17 July: 1pm - 4.30pm
Wed 18 July - Thu 19 July: 12pm - 4.30pm
Fri 20 July: 10am - 2.30pm
Sat 21 July: 1pm- 4.30pm
Sun 22 July: 10am - 2.30pm


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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Save with discounted parking 

During the July 2018 School Holidays, validate your Wilson Parking ticket when you come to one of our Kids & Families performances and pay only $20 for three hours. 

Wilson Parking are a proud Sponsor of Sydney Opera House.

Your parking ticket must be validated onsite at Sydney Opera House. This ticket can only be validated when you present a valid kids show ticket during the July school holidays at Sydney Opera House to the Western Foyers Box Office or Welcome Team. 

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