Kids & Families

Kids & Families

A selection of kids and families films and shows, and plenty of things to make and do.

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Kids & Families
  • 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...

  • Hunter Page-Lochard reads Edward the Emu | Footlights & Booklights

    Enjoy the breathtaking view from the iconic Taronga Zoo with Australian actor and TV presenter Hunter Page-Lochard as he reads the story of Edward the Emu.

    Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. But he soon discovers that being who you are is always...

  • Witladla by June Mills

    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...

  • Kids Music Café: Around the World | From Our House To Yours

    Come on a journey around the world in this wonderful introduction to classical music, created especially for your toddler and you!

    Performed by musicians from the Sydney Youth Orchestras and hosted by Miriam Rizvi (The Beanies). Sing and dance along to songs from five different continents and y...

  • Angie Who: A Little Song Workshop | From Our House To Yours

    A musical experience for grown ups and their little people!

    Join singer-songwriter Angie Who on a folky, blue-grassy journey through a collection of songs-of-old and originals from her latest album I Love You The Most.

  • Kids Music Café - Brass Instruments

    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!
    Performers:
    Presenter: Miriam Rizvi
    Trumpet: Ma...

  • Introducing the String Family for Early Learners

    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.

  • Lessons for Little Composers

    Music can be used to create moods and characters to tell stories. Where does it all start? And how do the musicians know what to play?

  • George Meets the Orchestra | An Introduction to the Orchestra for Children

    George is going to meet an orchestra for the first time!
    He wants to learn an instrument – but which one?

    Follow George as he chats with players of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and learns all about the four families of the orchestra – strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. A perfect introducti...

  • Behind the Scenes: Kids Tour of the Sydney Opera House

    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...

  • Guwanyi Walama | Kids Tour of the Sydney Opera House precinct

    Join our Indigenous narrators on a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point in this digital tour created especially for kids!

    Beginning from creation time to pre-settlement and the arrival of the first fleet, learn about the daily life of the Gadigal people and the land of Tubowgu...

  • 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...

  • Muggera Dance Party | From Our House To Yours

    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.

  • How to draw Possum Magic with illustrator Julie Vivas

    Ever wondered how Australia’s favourite possums were drawn? Take a look at the creative process behind the iconic characters of Hush and Grandma Poss, with the illustrator of Possum Magic, Julie Vivas.

  • How to perform Circus Skills | Sweet Skills

    Learn new skills in this series of "how to" videos presented some very talented young people!

    In this episode 14 year old Asha shows us how to perform a range of circus skills.

  • How to do Parkour | Sweet Skills

    Learn new skills in this series of "how to" videos presented some very talented young people!

    In this episode host, Curly is shown how to do Parkour by Joe from Jump First, Ask Later.

  • How to Make a Puppet | Sweet Skills

    Learn new skills in this series of "how to" videos presented some very talented young people!

    In this episode 11 year old Maya, shows our host Curly how to make one very cool sock puppet.

  • How to Dance Ballet | Sweet Skills

    Learn new skills in this series of "how to" videos presented some very talented young people!

    In this episode 12-year-old Nathaniel demonstrates some beginner ballet steps for our host Curly.

  • How to build a Robot | Sweet Skills

    Learn new skills in this series of "how to" videos presented some very talented young people!

    In this episode Hayley and Emma show actress Amy Usherwood how to build a robot.

  • House Play: Part 1 | Writing your Script

    Anthony and Ivy have decided to create their own play at home, the only problem is they have no idea how. Luckily there’s some experts at the Sydney Opera House who are happy to help!

    Travel to Bennelong Point and meet Playwright, Kirsty for some tips on starting your play where all plays start...

  • House Play: Part 2 | Acting and Directing

    Anthony and Ivy have decided to create their own play at home the only problem is they have no idea how. Luckily there’s some experts at the Sydney Opera House who are happy to help!

    Meet Mansoor, an actor and Stefo, a director and learn all about creating believable characters, projecting your...

  • House Play: Part 3 | Designing your Set & Costumes

    Anthony and Ivy have decided to create their own play at home the only problem is they have no idea how. Luckily there’s some experts at the Sydney Opera House who are happy to help!

    Step into the wardrobe and chat with James, a set and costume designer to find out a bit more about what clothin...