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Bring the kids

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

Did you know we have more kids shows each year than operas? 

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. There’s heaps on for kids – around one in four of all our performances are for children under 12 years of age. 

Our theatres offer the best (and the funniest) live music, dance and theatre entertainment for every type of family. We have plenty of child-friendly places to eat, during school holidays we offer free Creative Play activities and there are even dedicated tours of the building just for kids!

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)

Live shows for kids

From dance to dinosaurs, our program of live performances brings together the best children's theatre from Australia and around the world. Bring the whole family to experience the reign of a new king, discover the classics or dissect the anatomy of a mythical creature called ‘piano’.

See What's On for Kids

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