Opera Australia creates a friendly and supportive environment with relaxed performances.
Parents, if you would like to bring your child to the opera but don't quite trust them to sit still and silent for a couple of hours, then a relaxed performance is for your family! We welcome you to talk and share your excitement during the performance and you will be able to go in and out of the auditorium as you need to.
Support staff will be on hand and dedicated quiet and activity areas will be set up outside the Joan Sutherland Theatre should anyone need to leave their seats.
Slight adjustments to the production in sound and lighting elements will include reduction of any loud or sudden sounds and lights focused on the audience. The auditorium lights will be dimmed but remain on during the performance.