SKATE school holiday workshop FAQs

Is parental supervision required?

Parental supervision during the session is welcomed but is not compulsory. There will be a viewing area for parents to watch from. Alternatively, parents can feel free to enjoy Barangaroo Reserve, enjoy cafes in the southern dining precinct or book into an Aboriginal Cultural Tour with one of our guides. A parent or guardian must be present at the start of the session and provide details of the person who will be collecting the participant and ensure that the nominated person is present at the advertised end time.

Will there be food and beverages available?

Coffee and light refreshments are available for purchase at the venue.

For families looking for substantial food options before or after the session, bringing your own picnic to enjoy in Barangaroo Reserve is a popular option. Alternatively, order a Pop-up Picnic or explore options in Barangaroo’s dining precinct (10-15 mins walk from the Cutaway).

How do I get to the Cutaway?

Driving & Parking

The Barangaroo Reserve car park is operated by Wilson Parking and located off Towns Place. There is a lift from the car park to the entrance of the Cutaway where the workshops will be held. For details or to book-a-bay, please visit the Wilson Parking website.


The closest train station is Wynyard, which is connected to Barangaroo via the Wynyard Walk tunnel. After exiting the tunnel (Exit 4), follow signs north along Hickson Road to Barangaroo Reserve and the Cutaway. This walk takes approximately 20 minutes.

For an alternative walking route away from the construction area, walk along Kent Street after exiting Wynyard. Simply turn left once you exit the station to go up the stairs or take the lift to Kent Street. Once you reach Argyle Street (approximately a 15 min walk along Kent Street), turn left onto Argyle Place, enter Barangaroo Reserve via Merriman Street and take the lift to the Cutaway.


The Barangaroo Wharf is located at Barangaroo’s southern dining precinct. Barangaroo Reserve and the Cutaway are walking distance.

Are there sessions for different age groups?

Each workshop is suitable for children aged 5 to 15 years old. On arrival to their session, children will be placed into two groups of 20 participants based on age and ability. Each group will have two skateboarding coaches: one from from Totem Skateboarding and one from Big hART’s SKATE project.

Can I join in with a scooter/bike/rollerblades/Segway/other wheeled transport?

No. The equipment is built specifically for skateboarding.

Does my child need to have prior experience?

No experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome. Groups will be small to ensure that each child receives adequate assistance. Please let the workshop facilitators know on the day if your child has previous experience or specific physical skills.

What do participants wear?

While being undercover, the Cutaway is still open to the elements and can be cold. Wear comfortable close-fitting clothes that permit movement such as tracksuit pants or jeans. Closed-toed shoes are required with some flexibility. Sneakers recommended. Participants will be provided with an Australian Standard-rated helmet.

Can I photograph/film my child in the workshop?

Yes, however please refrain from flash photography and filming to avoid distracting the facilitators.

Is there a cloakroom?

No. We do not have cloakroom facilities in the venue. Items may be left in the viewing area, however, we are not responsible for items left unattended.

Are pass outs allowed?

Accompanying adults as well as children will be issued a wristband for access into the venue. Adults are free to enter and leave the viewing area as they please. Children will be required to remain in the venue unless picked up by their guardian or parent or we are advised otherwise at the time of drop off.

My child has special needs can they attend?

Our facilitators are able to adapt to a variety of requirements. Please contact us prior to booking your ticket to discuss how we can assist at It is important that our facilitators are made aware of any special needs before they commence the workshop.

Can I bring a pet?

Pets other than Assistance Dogs are not permitted in the venue

Tickets and booking

Will there be tickets available at the door?

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking in advance, as numbers for each session are strictly limited and may sell out. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek. If a session is not sold out, tickets can be purchased using card only from an onsite box office. The best way to find out whether a session is sold out is to check Ticketek more than 60 mins prior to the session time.

Can I change my ticket for a different session or get a refund?

Ticketek does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances. Ticketek will only offer a refund or exchange of a ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated by the Seller (and you cannot or do not wish to attend the rescheduled or relocated event), or to the extent otherwise required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law). For more details, please see the Terms & Conditions on

I have an issue with my ticket or the ticket purchasing process

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I would like to make a large group booking

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What equipment will be provided?

Skateboards, helmets, and safety equipment packs (wrist, elbow and knee guard sets) will be provided.

Can I use my own skateboard?

Yes, and your own helmet/pads if you have them and prefer to use your own.

Who are Totem Skateboarding?

Established in 2010, Totem Skateboarding facilitates skateboarding events and workshops around Sydney and across Australia.

Totem’s focus is developing self-esteem, personal identity and self-image through positive attitudes and activities — skateboarding is simply our vehicle for this message.

Who are Big hART?

Big hART is the national arts and social change organisation currently in residence at Barangaroo running SKATE at the Cutaway. Big hART aims to restore justice and disadvantage through innovative transformational projects that tell Australia’s most invisible stories.
We make art, build community and drive change. Find out more at:

What other SKATE events are suitable for families and how do we register?

Children are welcome to come along to our Open Skate events and to see the public previews of new sections of the SKATE show at semi-regular events called Transitions. Find out more at:

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