Sydney Opera House Junior Tour

Looking for something different to do with the kids these school holidays? Take them to the Opera House for a behind-the-scenes Junior Tour!

Opera House Junior Tour

We were lucky enough to be invited to try out the Opera House Junior Tour – what a great way to entertain and educate the kids during the school holidays!

Running for an hour, an enthusiastic and entertaining tour guide leads families through a fun adventure, exploring the ins-and-outs of the regal Sydney Opera House. Up and down stairs and passages, from small theatres – including the home of the amazing Bangara Dance group – right up to the majestic Concert Hall.

Down we go...checking out the Bangara Dance theatre stage

Down we go…checking out the Bangara Dance theatre

Great fun is had by all, including the parents, and an awful lot is learnt in the process. The kids get to view stages close up, ask questions, and even get to play dress-ups in a variety of stage costumes!

One of the Junior Tour highlights - costume dress-ups!

One of the Junior Tour highlights – costume dress-ups!

Our excellent tour guide Bruce wrangled the kids with ease and infectious enthusiasm – sparking their curiosity, captivating them with fascinating facts, and igniting the children’s interest in the theatre and arts culture.

Bruce captivates his little fans, just itching to learn more!

Bruce captivates his little fans, just itching to learn more!

At the end, certificates and badges are handed out to award each child with the qualification of “Junior Tour Guide Expert”. My two girls wore their Junior Expert badges with pride, and over a delicious lunch at the Opera Kitchen, chatted excitedly over how much they had enjoyed their Junior Tour.

Bruce, tour guide extraordinaire presents the girls with their certificates

Bruce, tour guide extraordinaire presents the girls with their certificates

The Opera House Junior Tour is great for preschoolers right up to primary students, however all of us, both young and old thoroughly enjoyed this Opera House behind-the-scenes tour!

Why not make a day of it? The Opera House is offering a special Family Package that can include a Snugglepot and Cuddlepie show discount (you can read our review of this great live show here) in addition to your Junior Tour of the Opera House, plus a leisurely lunch at the sumptuous harbour-side Opera Kitchen cafe (check out the Family Package for combined discounts here) – what a fantastic school holidays adventure!

Fun and games on the Opera House Junior Tour

Fun and games on the Opera House Junior Tour

Opera House Junior Tour useful info

The Opera House Junior Tour prices start from $20 per child and $29.60 (discounted) per accompanying adult – discounts are available by booking online at the Opera House website here

Junior Tours run every day during the school holidays, from 27 June to 12 July 2015

Getting there

You can reach the Opera House by:

Car – park in the onsite Opera House car park. For discounted parking, book online with Wilson car parks and enter the Opera House promo code FUN15 to get $15 weekday parking or $9 weekend parking for the whole day until 5pm.

Buses, trains and ferries – all service nearby Circular Quay (change at Central for country trains), which is within easy walking distance of the Opera House (about five to ten minutes).

Find our more about the Sydney Opera House Junior Tour and Kids at the House on the Sydney Opera House website here

The Bangarra dance video

The Bangarra dance video

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