Check Out The Brilliant Holiday Shows Coming To The Sydney Opera House This Summer!

Check Out The Brilliant Holiday Shows Coming To The Sydney Opera House This Summer!

Looking for activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Then head to the Sydney opera house to see one or all of these brilliant holiday shows!


Room on the Broom – 9-23 December

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

After a sold-out 2013 season Room on the Broom returns to Sydney Opera House this summer with songs, laughs and scary fun from the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. 


Georges Marvellous Medicine – 17-25 January (why not book as part of the Junior Adventure?)

Roald Dahl's legendary book, George's Marvellous Medicine , leaps off the page to become a spectacular new live show this summer. Set to completely lift the roof, it's packed (to the rafters) with mischief, magic and giant laughs. Just remember - do not try this at home!   

Emily Brown and the Thing – 4-15 January

With beautiful puppetry, original music and lots of laughs for the whole family, award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon ) and Neal Layton's tale of Emily Brown comes to life on stage!

Join intrepid explorer Emily Brown and her side-kick bunny Stanley on a colourful adventure to find everything the Thing needs for a good night's sleep. 


The Funatorium: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – 7-22 January

Hats on! Tea Poured! Silly faces at the ready!  

You're invited to the best tea party in town - with the biggest tricks, the largest characters and the catchiest tunes, guaranteed to have each and every party guest calling for more.  

It's a show full of acrobatics, circus, singing, dancing and roller skates! It's an immersive party experience brought to you by the best artists from the world of circus and cabaret - and it's made just for kids!  

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, you'll be whisked into a weird and wonderful world where you'll meet all your favourite characters and discover incredible talents far beyond the pages of the book.   

If you believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast, you'll love what we've packed into a single show - have your rounds of applause ready, The Funatorium is here!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Deadly 60: Pole to Pole – 7-8 January

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall, star of one of the most popular children's shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, Deadly 60 Pole to Pole.

Join Steve on a theatrical journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole. Live on stage this January, don't miss Steve and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. 

Please note: live animals on stage do not form part of this show.

Operation Ouch – 9-10 January

The hit ABC children's television series, Operation Ouch! is coming to Australia. Don't miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in their first ever live stage 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. Plus they'll share their favourite bits from the TV show. 

What does it look like inside of Dr Xand's head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month's worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? All these questions and more will be answered when TV's favourite identical twins take to the stage.


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