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HIGH SCHOOL | SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Family Programs

Being selected to perform at Sydney Opera House, and traveling to Australia, are experiences worth sharing! We are pleased to offer two Family Packages to allow loved ones to take part in the Series with their Finalist.

Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to join selected Finalists by opting for one of our Family Program packages or by purchasing individual tickets to the performance.

Family members, friends, and educators are welcome to participate with their student performers by selecting one of the Honors Family Program packages. These packages have been designed to enable supporters to stay in Sydney with their Finalist and attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers (a rehearsal, Sydney events, touring with Finalists, entry to the Finalist Celebration, etc.). A priority ticket to the Honors Performance itself is included in both Family Program packages; additional non-priority tickets are also available to the public through the Sydney Opera House box office beginning 60 days prior to the performance. Note: Family Packages are offered only as full packages and cannot be sold as individual components.

Registration Details

  • Each registrant must complete the online Registration Form and agree to the Family Package Terms and Conditions.
  • A $295 deposit is required with registration.
  • Each family member wishing to register for a Family Program (excluding the Finalist) must register individually.
  • If a Family Program participant is under 18 years old, the registration form must also be signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Family Program participants under 22 may attend only if accompanied by a participant aged 22 or older. For safety reasons, Finalists may not leave their Chaperone unless checked out by an authorized adult above the age of 25.
  • Finalists should not register for the Family Program. They have been automatically registered for the Finalist program through the application and selection process.

Family Program Itineraries

The two Family Program packages are designed to allow family, friends, and educators to share in a fuller Honors Performance Series experience, while also providing additional time to explore Sydney. Since most Series rehearsals are closed, there are other activities and free time included in the Family Program packages to supplement your time. Both itineraries provide an opportunity to experience the best of the sights and culture in Australia. Please note that all itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

6-Day Family Program Itinerary

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Friday, July 7

  • Morning arrival in Sydney
  • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel (during specified times at SYD Airport)
  • Meet your Finalist’s Chaperone and explore Sydney, including a stop at Bondi Beach
  • Check into hotel and program

Saturday, July 8

  • Guided tour of Sydney Opera House and the Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Free time on own to explore Sydney
  • Take a ghost tour of Sydney’s famous historic district, the Rocks, with Finalists

Sunday, July 9

  • Guided sightseeing to the Sydney Tower and Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy Sydney
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise in Sydney Harbor with Finalists (includes a breathtaking view of the performance venue!)

Monday, July 10

  • Visit the Sydney Aquarium (ticket included, touring on own)
  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority tickets for Family Package participants)

Tuesday, July 11

  • Blue Mountains day tour with Finalists (ride the steepest passenger railway in the world, drive to Echo Point to view the Three Sisters rock formation, encounter Australian wildlife up-close at a wildlife park, and more)

Wednesday, July 12

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (during specified times to SYD Airport)
  • Afternoon departure for home

4-Day Family Program Itinerary

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Sunday, July 9

  • Guided sightseeing to the Sydney Tower and Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy Sydney
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise in Sydney Harbor with Finalists (includes a breathtaking view of the performance venue!)

Tuesday, July 11

  • Blue Mountains day tour with Finalists (ride the steepest passenger railway in the world, drive to Echo Point to view the Three Sisters rock formation, encounter Australian wildlife up-close at a wildlife park, and more)

Monday, July 10

  • Visit the Sydney Aquarium (ticket included, touring on own)
  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority tickets for Family Package participants)

Wednesday, July 12

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (during specified times to SYD Airport)
  • Afternoon departure for home

Family Inclusions Programs & Costs

The Honors Performance Series Family Programs provide a hassle-free experience for Family members to share in select activities and events of the Series. Family members can rest easy knowing that all details are taken care of for them, while also gaining access to exclusive Series events.

The program includes for all Family Program participants: (tentative and subject to change)

Program Inclusions

Full Access Program

Weekend Program

One priority ticket to the Honors Performance (Family Package exclusive)

Transportation to and from Sydney Opera House for the performance (Family Package exclusive)

Family Program access to a select Honors Performance rehearsal (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the Finalist Celebration Cruise with Finalists (Family Package exclusive)

All fees for activities and touring listed as “with Finalists” on the itinerary (Family Package exclusive)

Admission voucher for the Sydney Aquarium

Motorcoach transportation for scheduled activities (Family Package exclusive)

24-Hour staffed emergency office to handle the unexpected (Family Package exclusive)

Doctors on Call arrangement for US-based medical support while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Extensive traveler insurance while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Guides for city touring and dedicated Family Program support staff (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the scheduled Sydney Opera House backstage tour (Family Package exclusive)

Guided tour of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Royal Botanical Gardens (Family Pacakge exclusive)

Arrival transfer from SYD Airport to the Series hotel (Family Package exclusive)

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to SYDAirport (Family Package exclusive)

Five nights' lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay

Three nights' lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay  ♫

Family Program Costs

The program cost for each family member participating is listed below. Participants have the option to satisfy the full program expense at once or may follow the optional payment plan as outlined. 
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6-Day Family: $1,499 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 30, 2016 $175 US
December 30, 2016 $175 US
February 28, 2017 $175 US
April 7, 2017 $175 US
May 19, 2017 - Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance

 

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4-Day Family: $899 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 30, 2016 $100 US
December 30, 2016 $100 US
February 28, 2017 $100 US
April 7, 2017 $100 US
May 19, 2017 - Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance

 

Sydney Opera House Performance Tickets

One priority ticket is included with each Family Program registration. Seating at Sydney Opera House is assigned. We are unable to accommodate requests for individually purchased tickets to be seated with registered Family Program participants.

Additional (non-priority) tickets can be purchased online through the Sydney Opera House Box Office website 60 days prior to the performance.

What most impressed me was the professional manner in which the program was run. Every detail was considered and the additional perks of the weekend were first class (transportation, tickets to attractions, finalist celebration, etc.) Honors Performance Series far exceeded any expectations we had. Truly first-class.

Trina
Family Package Participant

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