Sydney Opera House
The Children, Families & Creative Learning program engages more than 190,000 people annually with a suite of programs that playfully encourages creativity and life-long learning. In 1977, just four years after the Sydney Opera House opened, programming began for children, families and their caregivers to inspire creative thinking in a building that’s synonymous with imagination and innovation. Since then, the program has evolved to address the needs of children today through cutting-edge and best practice programs delivered onsite, online and in schools.
Tamara Harrison, Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning program curates diverse performances at the Opera House from the best Australian and international theatre-makers for children, families and caregivers, with free creative play workshops offered in the school holidays.
Schools programming continues throughout the year and is aligned to contemporary learning outcomes including: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. The main initiatives are: Digital Creative Learning – free live streamed performances, interactive workshops and digital tours that are delivered online into classroom and home-school settings; Creative Learning – rich on-site learning and performance experiences and; Creative Leadership in Learning – a tailored, immersive, three-year program for school leaders to embed creativity in the heart of their school.