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YOUNG ADULT | 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 Programs 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 Finalist 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 Programs 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 Program 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.

Full Access Family Program Itinerary

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • Morning arrival in Sydney
  • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel (during specified times at SYD Airport)
  • Explore Sydney, including a ferry ticket to the famous Manly Beach
  • Check into hotel and program
  • Evening Welcome Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Sydney Opera House backstage tour
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy Sydney
  • Visit the top of Sydney Tower with Finalists

Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • Guided walking tour of Sydney's historic Rocks District
  • Family program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to explore
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise in Sydney Harbour with Finalists (includes a breathtaking view of the performance venue!)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • Half-day motorcoach sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority seating included for each Family Program participant)

Monday, August 5, 2019

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (during specified times to SYD Airport)

Weekend Family Program Itinerary

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • Guided walking tour of Sydney's historic Rocks District
  • Family program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to explore
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Finalists

Monday, August 5, 2019

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (during specified times to SYD airport)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • Half-day motor coach sightseeing tour of Sydney
  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority seating included for each Family Program participant)

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 Program exclusive)

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

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

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

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

Visit to Luna Park under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Motorcoach transportation for scheduled activities (Family Program exclusive)

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

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

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

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

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

Voucher to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Sydney Tower (Family Program exclusive)

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

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to SYD Airport (Family Program  exclusive)

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

Two 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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Full Access Family: $1,549 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 30, 2018 $175 US
December 28, 2017 $175 US
February 1, 201 $175 US
March 1, 2019 $175 US
April 1, 2019 $175 US
May 3, 2019 $175 US
June 7, 2019- Final payment deadline Any remaining balance due
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Weekend Family: $775 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 30, 2018 $60 US
December 28, 2018 $60 US
February 1, 2019 $60 US
March 1, 2019 $60 US
April 1, 2019 $60 US
May 3, 2019 $60 US
June 7, 2019 - Final payment deadline Any remaining balance due

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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