Watch Free | Kids & Families

Watch Free | Kids & Families

A free selection of kids and families films from Sydney Opera House.

- Join us for story time as artists from our stages read aloud your favourite Australian storybooks in Footlights & Booklights.

- Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House to meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

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

- Follow George as he chats with players of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and learns all about the four families of the orchestra.

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Watch Free | Kids & Families
  • Pia Miranda reads Bin Chicken | Footlights & Booklights

    Join Australian actress and Survivor contestant Pia Miranda as she reads this quintessential Australian story about one of the great survivors of the sky - the Ibis - aka Bin Chicken.

    By Jol Temple and Kate Temple. Illustrations Ronojoy Ghosh

    Created by Sydney Opera House as part of New Work No...

  • 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...

  • House Play: Part 4 | Light Up Your Stage

    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!

    Head to the Playhouse theatre for a chat with Sian, a lighting designer who explains all of the different ways t...

  • House Play: Part 5 | Exploring Sound Design

    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!

    Listen up as sound designers Adam and Greta explain the ways that music, sound effect and foley can add atmosphe...

  • House Play: Part 6 | You're a Producer!

    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!

    Anthony and Ivy now experts themselves! They’ve asked lots of questions and now they’re ready to put on their sh...

  • Michael Caton reads Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge | Footlights & Booklights

    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home and knows all of the people who live there. When he hears that his favourite neighbour, Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper is losing her memory he sets out to help her get it back. But first he needs to find what a memory is…

    Join fi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Who's in the Lift? An Opera Singer! | Episode 1

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    In this episode, Emma, Xavier and Bartram meet an opera singer and see who can hit the highest note!

  • Who's in the Lift? A piano tuner! | Episode 2

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    In this episode, Oliver, Indie and Emma meet Sydney Opera House’s piano tuner Terry, and take a peek inside a baby grand piano!

  • Who's in the Lift? Two Ballet dancers! | Episode 3

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    In this episode, Bartram, Lea and Owen spin, twirl and chicken dance as they discover what it takes to be a ballet dancer!

  • Who's in the Lift? A Stage Manager! | Episode 4

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    Who’s in the lift? Henry, Nina and Xavier meet stage manager Monica and learn how she keeps performances running smoothly from backstage!

  • Who's in the Lift? A Lighting Designer! | Episode 5

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    Bartram, Lea and Ziggy meet a lightning technician as they use different coloured lights to express emotions, and even throw a dance party!

  • Who's in the Lift? A Percussionist | Episode 6

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    Ziggy, Nina and Emma learn how to perfect the drum roll as they meet Jess, a percussionist who can play thousands of instruments!

  • Who's in the Lift? A conductor! | Episode 7

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    Who’s in the lift? Lea, Henry and Emma meet conductor Vanessa and learn how she keeps the orchestra on track with her gestures and baton!

  • Who's in the Lift? An Actor! | Episode 8

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    In this episode Xavier, Nina and Henry discover how actor Jo uses his voice, body and costumes to create lots of dramatically different char...

  • Who's in the Lift? A Performing Artist! | Episode 9

    Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

    Lea, Bartram and Ziggy meet performing artist Hilton, who shares his incredible talent for tap dancing, playing the guitar, and creating per...