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Family Programs

Family and friends are invited to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience through participation in one of two Honors Family Programs.

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 Programs are offered only as full packages and cannot be sold as individual components.

Registration Details

  • All Finalists will be given the opportunity to enroll loved ones in the Series Family Programs via their my.honorsperformance.org student portal beginning approximately November 2022.
  • 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.
  • Enrollment in the Family Program is subject to the same program Terms and Conditions and Standard Cancellation Policy acknowledged during the Finalist's online enrollment.

2023 Family Program details are now live! You can find more details at my.honorsperformance.org under the 'Manage Account' section.

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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Day 1

  • 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
  • Check into hotel and program
  • Evening welcome meeting

Day 2

  • Blue Mountains Day tour with Finalists including a stop at a wildlife park

Day 3

  • Guided tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Afternoon free time to explore Sydney
  • Evening sightseeing with Finalists

Day 4

  • Morning tour of a local gallery or museum (subject to change)
  • Family program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to explore Sydney
  • Evening sightseeing with Finalists

Day 5

  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority seating included for each Family Program Participant)
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise in Sydney Harbor with Finalists (includes a breathtaking view of the performance venue!)

Day 6

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

3-Day Family Program Itinerary

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Day 1

  • Morning arrival in Sydney, participants make their own
    way to the Series hotel for program check-in
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to explore Sydney
  • Evening sightseeing with Finalists

Day 3

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

Day 2

  • Honors Performance at Sydney Opera House (priority tickets included for Family Program participants)
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise in Sydney Harbor with Finalists (includes a breathtaking view of the performance venue!)

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

6-Day Program

3-Day Program

One priority ticket to the Honors Performance

Transportation to and from Sydney Opera House for the performance

Family Program access to a select Honors Performance rehearsal

Admission to the Finalist Celebration Cruise with Finalists

All fees for activities and touring listed as “with Finalists” on the itinerary

Motorcoach transportation for scheduled activities
24-Hour staffed emergency office to handle the unexpected

Doctors on Call arrangement for US-based medical support while on the program

Extensive traveler insurance while on the program

Guides for city touring and dedicated Family Program support staff

Admission to the scheduled Sydney Opera House backstage tour

Voucher to visit a local museum or gallery

Arrival transfer from SYD Airport to the Series hotel

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to SYD Airport

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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6-Day Family Program (per person)
Tuition: $1,995 US

3-Day Family Program (per person)
Tuition: $1,099 US

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

1359 Broadway, Suite 1504,
New York, NY 10018

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