We’re turning 50 and everyone’s invited. Join us for a year-long festival celebrating the past, present and future of Australia’s favourite building.
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Vivid LIVE Lighting of the Sails Livestream
Livestream | The Sydney Opera House farewells one of Australia’s most admired artists, Dr John Olsen AO OBE. We proudly pay tribute to Olsen’s extraordinary six-decade career in Lighting of the Sails: Life Enlivened when his works will be animated and projected on the Opera House sails for Vivid Sydney from 26 May – 17 June 2023.
Red Bull Symphonic with Genesis Owusu and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Genesis Owusu soared to new heights as two arts worlds collided at Red Bull Symphonic, promising a captivating reimagination of his acclaimed catalogue of poetic punk and electronic hybridity.
Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen / Every Time the Sun Comes Up / Mistakes
Transformative American rocker Sharon Van Etten electrified the Sydney Opera House last December, and we’ve got three highlights of that storming Concert Hall performance for you to enjoy.
SHIFT | New Classical Music
This groundbreaking series of performance films takes audiences on a journey through New Music works from five artists who live with disability, shifting the conversation to celebrate their unique contributions to Australia’s musical landscape.
Vance Joy | Riptide / Saturday Sun / Missing Piece / Clarity
Recorded live on the Sydney Opera House’s stunning Forecourt, this set from ARIA award-winning musician Vance Joy sees the finger-pickin’ folk pop hero perform a selection of hits and recent releases.
All About Women 2023 | Bikini Kill, Chloe Hayden, Grace Tame, Flex Mami & more
If you missed it back in March, here’s your chance to experience All About Women, our annual celebration of extraordinary thinkers, writers and artists that poses vital questions about gender equality and justice.
Stream at the Opera House
Under the Sails with the LSO
In our 50-year history, the Sydney Opera House has welcomed thousands of world-class performers to its halls. But no orchestra has as long and rich a shared history with the Opera House as the London Symphony Orchestra.
Inside/Out at the House: this all-new classical festival is taking over Bennelong Point
Get ready for seven extraordinary nights beneath the sails and the stars. Inside/Out at the House is taking over Bennelong Point this May to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
The story of Badu Gili
Meet the Indigenous artists bringing First Nations cultures to the world.
“Rebirth and resurrection”
Who better to help reopen the heart of the Opera House than William Barton? The celebrated Kalkadunga musician estimates he has played the venue over 300 times. This week, with clapsticks made from wood salvaged from the stage, he'll perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in a triumphant return to the Concert Hall.
Father & Son: Marcel & Rami Khalifé
Composer, oud master and performer, Marcel Khalifé, shares a special bond with his son, piano virtuoso Rami Khalifé. Discover the father-son relationship behind the incredible musical duo.
Tapestries at the House
The four tapestries that call the Opera House home reveal fascinating stories about the Opera House’s rich cultural heritage and design legacy.
Read at the Opera House
Guide to Vivid LIVE 2023
Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Music and Vivid LIVE Curator, has handpicked each performance to bring you a truly unforgettable Vivid LIVE 2023. We sat down with Ben to find out more about the artists coming to the House this year.
Join host Courtney Ammenhauser as she chats to a spectacular lineup of artists from a variety of creative disciplines as they make their way to one of the most famous performance venues in the world.
Ideas at the House
Talks and conversations from the Sydney Opera House featuring the world’s greatest minds and culture creators.
Our podcast series Arty Farty – A Podcast for Kids has been created especially for Kid Creatives. We’re excited to share special moments, insights, tips, tricks and more from kids themselves, and creative types who appear here at the House.
Uncover fascinating stories of the Opera House’s rich cultural heritage and design legacy in our new podcast series exploring the building as a work of art and the artwork within it.
Love List: Classical & Romantic Music by Jonathan Biss
Biss is one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, a regular performer with major orchestras, concert halls and festivals around the globe and co-Artistic Director of Marlboro Music. He is a renowned teacher, writer and musical thinker who fully immerses himself in projects close to his heart.
Listen at the Opera House
Find the best way to get to the Opera House if you’re walking, driving or travelling by bike, public transport, taxi or rideshare.
Our goal is to provide barrier-free access to the building and experiences on offer at Sydney Opera House. Explore a range of access services, performances and dedicated programs for people with disabilities.
Tours & Experiences
Explore a new corner of the House in a way that suits you. Tours explore the building’s architecture, take you backstage and are offered in different languages and for different levels of mobility.
The Sydney Opera House honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians, and we acknowledge the Gadigal, traditional custodians of Tubowgule, the land on which the Opera House stands.