Maths of the House: The Purity of Geometry | Age 11+
Did you know that the Opera House was almost never built? Maths solved the problem! Find out how geometry and Utzon’s ‘Spherical Solution’ resolved the construction dilemma that the unique design of the arched sails caused with Eddie Woo and Peter Mould, former NSW Government Architect.
Maths of the House: Calculating an Impossible Number | Age 11+
Investigate how algebra was used to calculate the exterior tiling of the Opera House sails. Eddie Woo is joined by Ken Kobayashi, a BIM Integration Specialist who has digitally reconstructed the Sydney Opera House using modern computers.
Maths of the House: Nature Inspiring Design | Age 11+
What is fractal geometry and how did it help build the Opera House? Learn about how architect Jørn Utzon took inspiration from the natural environment to reflect the harbourside location of the building with Eddie Woo and Richard Johnson, an architect who worked directly with Utzon.
Are your ears ringing? Deconstruct the science of acoustics and sound with Eddie and Mitch Allen, Soundscape Designer from the engineering firm Arup, whose founder worked directly with Utzon on the structure of the Opera House.
The Umbilical Brothers read The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
Join Australia’s favourite comedy duo, the Umbilical Brothers as they read ‘The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears’ written by Alastair Chisholm and illustrated by Jez Tuya.
Jamie settles down for a story at bedtime with his dad. His imaginative interjections turn the traditional fa...
Witladla has lost his necklace! How will he be able to get it back on his own?
Designed for pre-school aged children, Larrakia Elder Aunty June Mills tells the story of the little owl, Witladla, and his lost necklace. Filled with original songs, puppets that reference traditional Larrakia desig...
Tired of nursery rhymes? Introduce little ones to the brass instrument family with these child-friendly classics, performed by musicians from Sydney Youth Orchestras. Join in at home with a coffee and slice of cake, and get ready to feel the rhythm!
Presenter: Miriam Rizvi
Join Karen Pang and some musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra on the set of ACO’s There’s a Sea in my Bedroom at Sydney Opera House. Learn about the string family and how musical techniques can be used to create mood, character and setting.
Behind the Scenes: Kids Tour of the Sydney Opera House | Age 5+
Be transported to Bennelong Point with our expert guide Alex for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Opera House. Discover the Indigenous history and cultural significance of this remarkable place, learn about the design principles formulated by architect Jørn Utzon a...
Justine Clarke reads Diary of a Wombat | Footlights & Booklights
Meet the naughtiest wombat in Australia as homegrown queen of children’s entertainment Justine Clarke reads the award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Join us for storytime as artists from our stages read aloud your favourite Australian storybooks in our series, Footlights...
Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse | Footlights & Booklights
Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse written by Graham Hosking and illustrated by Inky Stone, with special thanks to Sydney Opera House Major Partner – Mastercard®. Sidney is a little mouse who dreams of becoming a singer. Except there’s a little problem – he’s stuck in a pet shop. Can Sidney e...
Adam Briggs reads Our Home Our Heartbeat | Footlights & Booklights
Our Home, Our Heartbeat read by Briggs, adapted from his hit song 'The Children Came Back', listen to the multi-talented Briggs read his debut children’s book 'Our Home, Our Heartbeat'. Featuring past and present Indigenous legends, this book is a joyous celebration of the oldest continuous cultu...
Hold your very own dance party with Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style! Big and little kids alike are invited to learn contemporary Indigenous and hip-hop infused dance moves.