Sydney Opera House: A New Program of Live Family Shows

Are you ready to discover family fun at the Sydney Opera House this winter? Every season we wait with anticipation for the release of the Sydney Opera House's next lineup of family-friendly shows, and this year's winter offering is nothing short of spectacular!

Whether you and the kiddos are new to the world of performing arts or you're seasoned theatre-goers, the Sydney Opera House winter calendar is crammed full of comedy, education, interactive performances, true stories, and childhood favourites (hint: Roald Dahl!) for everyone to enjoy. 

Sydney Opera House: A New Program of Live Family Shows

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach


One of the world's most popular childhood tales is coming to the Playhouse stage in a sensational treat for all Roald Dahl fans. 

Hop aboard the world's biggest fruit as Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach comes to life on the Sydney Opera House stage in Shake & Stir's most exhilarating adventure yet!

From the creators of the smash-hit shows Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, and George's Marvellous Medicine comes a brand-new, juicy adaptation of this beloved children's classic. Join James and his quirky critter friends on a magical escape straight from his backyard. Watch in awe as they soar high across the world in this enchanting journey you won't want to miss.

Where:  Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:   5 - 21 July 2024
Ages:    Ages 6+
Cost:     From $39 | $8.95 booking fee applies to all transactions

A Forest in the City

A Forest in the City at Sydney Opera House
A Forest in the City


Calling all kids aged 4 and up! Get ready to create an imaginary city with projections and play at A Forest in the City - the Sydney Opera House's newest show all the way from Italy!

This interactive performance uses colourful projections, digital technology, and dance to engage kids in a fun, educational, and creative way.

Kids are invited to join dancers onstage and step into a magical green city where they can help create an exciting new world. Watch as insects appear, seasons change, and the city grows bigger, busier, and more amazing.

Where:  Studio, Sydney Opera House
When:   16 - 19 July 2024
Ages:    Ages 4+
Cost:     From $35 | $8.95 booking fee applies to all transactions

The River That Ran Uphill

The River That Ran Uphill at Sydney Opera House
The River That Ran Uphill


Do you know the story of the river that ran uphill?

In 2015, Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific. The bold, powerful true story of The River That Ran Uphill is brought to life on the Sydney Opera House stage by Ni-Vanuatu man and Cyclone Pam survivor Edgell Junior and trailblazing South Australian theatre company, Singsby.

Based on his lived experience, this moving production emphasises the importance of community cooperation and resilience. Experience mesmerising shadow puppetry in a tale of courage and community, perfect for ages 8+.

Where:  Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When:   25 - 27 July 2024
Ages:    Ages 8+
Cost:     From $35 | $8.95 booking fee applies to all transactions

Little Murmur

Little Murmur at Sydney Opera House
Little Murmur


Little Murmur is an innovative dance theatre performance from award-winning choreographer Aakash Odedra which features cutting-edge projections, a mesmerising soundscape, and a flurry of paper and confetti!

Where:  Studio, Sydney Opera House
When:   9 - 10 August 2024
Ages:    Ages 7+
Cost:    From $39 | $8.95 booking fee applies to all transactions

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  • Fri Jul 05 - Sat Aug 10 2024
  • All Ages
    Toddlers
    Preschoolers
    Kids
    Teens
    Family
  • From: $35.00

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