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Introduce your Family to the Magic of the Orchestra


Start a journey of musical discovery where everyone can learn the fun sounds of the orchestra in this family-friendly concert.

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Reserve General Admission
Adult AdultGeneral Admission$35.00
Student StudentGeneral Admission$35.00
Pensioner PensionerGeneral Admission$35.00
Under 35 Under 35General Admission$35.00
Child ChildGeneral Admission$35.00
*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.


Latecomers might be admitted during a suitable break in the performance and will be guided to first available seats. This concert will conclude at approximately 10:45am and 12:15pm.

Interactive Activities

Come and meet the instruments of the orchestra up close! Join us in the Northern and Southern Foyers for a series of interactive activities. Activities start at 9am ahead of the 10am concert, or 12:15pm after the 11:30am concert.

Program Book

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the program book to get all the details.

The discovery of true magic starts when we present Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.

Benjamin Britten’s famous work is a captivating introduction to the orchestra, as it explores how musicians play instruments and the sounds each instrument makes. It’s an exciting journey from the highest notes to the lowest, from the bright blasts of brass to the silky shimmer of the strings, from the rumbling power of percussion to the smooth sound of the woodwinds.

Luke Carroll (Play School) will be your narrator, as we explore the whole orchestra section by section, then put it back together again to show how we make our big, powerful sound.

Finally, you can hear how the orchestral sound is used with performances of two famous pieces: John Williams’ rousing theme for Indiana Jones and the enchanting song Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen!

It’s a family event designed for ages 5–12.

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

Each performance is expected to run for a duration of 45 minutes.


Benjamin BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
ANDERSON-LOPEZ & LOPEZ arr. Krogstad Let it Go – from Disney’s Frozen
John WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark



Presenting Partner

Royal Caribbean