The NRL has invited families to join the Grand Final Week celebrations by taking their children to the best school holiday activity of the year - the Telstra Premiership Grand Final Fan Party at the Opera House this Thursday (Sept 30). <br><br> A host of family and rugby league-based interactive activities and entertainment will be held throughout the day from 9.30am on the Sydney Opera House forecourt, culminating in a live broadcast of The Footy Show from 6.30pm. <br><br> From 9.30am-12.30pm all the activity is free, including the chance to meet NRL players such as Luke Patten, Nathan Hindmarsh and Lachlan Coote; participate in coaching clinics; enjoy roving entertainment; and face painting. <br><br> There will also be autograph sessions with past and current players, junior coaching clinics, cheerleader performances and participation clinics, club mascot appearances, street theatre, entertainment and rugby league One Community activities. <br><br> From 3pm, for $5 (General Admission) you can enjoy an afternoon of rugby league entertainment including the final public appearance by Grand Final opponents St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters before Sunday's decider at ANZ Stadium. <br><br> Due to venue capacity, limited tickets are available from the Sydney Opera House ticket office - and currently only 1000 tickets remain. Book your tickets from <a href="http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com">www.sydneyoperahouse.com</a> or buy tickets at the Box Office on the day.<br><br> Events during the early part of the day are open to the general public, however from 2.30pm the area will convert to a ticketed event for the live coverage of the Channel 9 NRL Footy Show. <br><br> From 6pm The Footy Show will entertain fans with the biggest show of the year, featuring Fatty, Sterlo, Darryl Brohman, Sam Burgess, Billy Slater, Nathan Hindmarsh, comedy from the Scared Weird Little Guys and live music from the PotBellez. <br><br> <b>Below is a guide to the day’s events: <br><br> 9.30am – 12.30pm – Junior League Clinics involving NRL players <br>2.30pm – Gates open to ticket area <br>3.00pm – Stage entertainment commences <br>5.00pm – Grand Final Teams arrive <br>6.00pm - Pre-Show warm-up <br>6.30pm – The NRL Footy Show Live <br>8.30pm – Event Close and fireworks on the Harbour.</b>