Antidote is a festival of ideas, art and change with a line-up of unmissable thinkers, artists and provocateurs.
The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle are returning to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary. Hear them at their ‘magnificent, virtuosic best’ in music by Mahler, Bruckner, Adams, Debussy, Ravel and rising star Daniel Kidane.
25 Jul 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
See yourself in this subversive musical comedy about unapologetic love, identity and the underestimated power and passions of fandom.
The exquisite Australian soprano Alexandra Flood is joined in recital by concert pianist Konstantin Shamray, who demonstrates fearless command of the piano.
17 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022
A hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.
07 Oct 2022 - 09 Oct 2022
An enthralling live motion-capture performance, created by renowned Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang. This world premiere features two dancers performing in Sydney and Hong Kong, meeting in the same virtual environment, enabled by Lu's avatars derived from the six realms of Buddhist reincarnation.
Power. Performance. Playing evil.
The Evil in Us All
As an actor for stage and screen, Brian Cox has built a brilliant career on getting under the skin of tyranny. Don't miss this exploration of power, control, and fallibility.
White supremacy. Replacement Anxiety. Racism.
Mohsin Hamid, hosted by Osman Faruqi
Internationally bestselling author Mohsin Hamid's new novel, The Last White Man, reimagines Kafka's Metamorphosis and taps into white anxiety about replacement in unique and enlightening ways. Don't miss this thoughtful conversation about society, prejudice, and connection.
Badu Gili - meaning 'water light' in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people - is a free daily experience that explores First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails.
Venture under the sails and into the heart of Australia’s greatest building on a Sydney Opera House Tour.
With over 40 shows and experiences a week across Opera, Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy, Talks and Tours, there's something on for everyone. Get tickets now.