Bridgette Van Leuven

Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning, Sydney Opera House

Bridgette Van Leuven began her arts career at the Australian Theatre for Young People where she discovered the important role arts education and creativity plays in a young person’s development. 

A graduate of Wollongong University, with post graduate studies from City University, (London) she has also worked for Sydney Festival and the Sydney Theatre Company.  Her time at Arts NSW, saw Bridgette working in roles such as the Program Manager for Theatre & Dance looking after cultural funding, strategy and policy. 

In 2010 she accepted the position of Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning at Sydney Opera House where she and her team are passionate about making the ‘House’ accessible onsite, offsite and online.  Bridgette was a recent Board Member of Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and is the Chair of the Helpmann Awards Children’s Panel in 2015/16.


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