Best Summer Shows At Sydney Opera House 2016-2017

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This Summer spend some time in the cool by immersing your kids with some culture at the Sydney Opera House. Heading down to the famous giant sails is a guaranteed fun day out where you can spend some time being tourists in our fabulous city too. Summer at the Sydney Opera House means a program of exciting, vibrant and highly entertaining kids and family shows throughout December and January .

Here are ellaslist’s top picks for the best Sydney Opera House shows for kids and families – be sure to be quick to book as tickets for shows are selling out fast!

Room On The Broom 9 – 23 December 2016

After a sold-out 2013 season Room on the Broom returns this summer with songs, laughs and scary fun from the production team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Join in on all the fun as the beloved storybook comes to life, recommended for kids aged 3 and up. Book Tickets Now.

Emily Brown And The Thing  4 Jan – 15 Jan 2017

Told with original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, this highly inventive adaptation of the much-loved book by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell is a fantastic tale of courage and determination.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 7-22 Jan 2017

You’re invited to the best tea party in town inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You’ll be whisked into a weird and wonderful cabaret world where you’ll meet all your favourite characters and discover incredible talents far beyond the pages of the book.

Deadly 60: Pole To Pole 7-8 Jan 2017

Join legendary explorer and TV star Steve Backshall on a theatrical journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole. Kids aged 5 and up (and parents) will love his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. Book Tickets Now.


Operation Ouch Live On Stage 9-10 Jan 2017

The hit ABC children’s television series, Operation Ouch! will be live on stage at the Opera House. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in an exciting show packed with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts, the doctors will explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the awesome things your body can do. Book Tickets Now.

George’s Marvellous Medicine 17-25 Jan 2017

Roald Dahl’s legendary book leaps off the page to become a spectacular new live show this summer. What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions!


Free Family Fun

Make a day of it at Sydney Opera House and check out the FREE activities every day of the January school holidays on the Western Boardwalk. Music, roving characters, activities, workshops, food and a giant sand pit.