Sydney Opera House: Scaredy Cat & Magic Beach hit the stage!

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Magic Beach is showing at the Sydney Opera House in January 2022
Magic Beach is showing at the Sydney Opera House in January 2022

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with it comes six weeks of school holidays to soak up with the kids! Get in early and combat the inevitable, “I’m bored” whines by booking in one of these fabulous shows at Sydney Opera House. It’s a guaranteed fun day out that the whole family can enjoy.


Sydney Opera House is back again with plenty of family fun! It’s time to book in and make some memories with the whole family. Located at Circular Quay, you can make a day of it by walking around the harbour, stopping for ice-cream, enjoying a relaxing waterside lunch, watching the ferries and enjoying some of that Summer sun.

Sydney Opera House Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning, Tamara Harrison says:

“After an immense lockdown, we can’t wait to welcome families back and fill the foyers again with the familiar cheers of children. From the enduring imaginative charm of Magic Beach, to Scaredy Cat learning to solve things her own way, let’s enjoy these heartwarming shows from Australia’s leading storytellers together again this summer.”

Don’t forget to book in one of these incredible kids shows that are showing at Sydney Opera House these summer holidays!

Scaredy Cat

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A feisty feline fantasia for all ages! Scaredy Cat comes from a long line of fierce hunters, hired for the biggest jobs, with the sneakiest rodents. When an urgent call comes in, it’s Scaredy’s turn to do the family proud. Only problem is, she’s terrified of mice.

Trapped in an old basement with three cunning mice, Scaredy feels all alone. Or so she thinks. As the antique furniture in the basement comes creakily to life, a whole new world of characters is revealed, teaching Scaredy a lesson about courage she’ll never forget.

Don’t miss this world premiere of the latest offering from Helpmann Award-winning company Terrapin Puppet Theatre.

  • When: 6 – 22 January 2022
  • Where: Sydney Opera House
  • Age: 5+
  • Tickets: From $29. Book now.
  • Similar Events: Bambert’s Book of Lost stories | Wolfgang | Beep | Wombat

Book tickets to Scaredy Cat now!

Magic Beach

Sydney Opera House

Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage this Summer. Magic Beach has been adapted into a heartwarming & nostalgic stage show. This is an opportunity to show parents and kids that a classic Australian summer can be enjoyed at the Opera House, before going back to reality.

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. But this isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 91-Storey Treehouse, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Offering a quintessential Aussie summer experience for kids aged 3+, this wholesome adaptation by multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a feel-good celebration of the power of the imagination, bringing the book to life with text, song, light, shadow and movement.

  • When: 4 – 21 January 2022
  • Where: Sydney Opera House
  • Ages: 3+ years
  • Tickets: From $39. Book now.

Book tickets to Magic Beach now!

Ticket + Junior Day Pack

Do you have a budding thespian or a curious adventure-seeker at home? Why not make a day of it! The Junior Day Pack is the perfect day out for your mini people.

Enjoy a sneak peek of what happens behind the scenes on the Junior Adventure Tour (4 – 30 January), with interactive games and dress-ups. For a full day out, the Junior Day Pack bundles the tour with a discounted ticket to Magic Beach , followed by lunch at Opera Kitchen. The option to take meal planning out of the equation is also available when pre-ordering a Kid’s Lunch Pack with ticket purchase, which comes with a specially-themed cupcake. Families can also redeem their Creative Kids voucher on the Junior Day Pack.

The Junior Day Pack includes:

  • 15% off tickets to ‘Scaredy Cat’ or ‘Magic Beach’
  • A Junior Adventure Tour. The Sydney Opera House expert guides will take you on a magical adventure through the Opera House as you venture through spaces and places of this world-famous building. Learn lots of fun facts and tales. Dress up in costume and pose with props in the world’s most iconic venue – become anyone or anything you can imagine!
  • A delicious junior lunch and drink at Opera Kitchen.

The Junior Adventure Tour departs at 9.15am and 11.15am each day from 4 January to 30 January 2022. Purchase your tickets online in advance.

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