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Celebrate the Extraordinary

We’re turning 50 and everyone’s invited

The Sydney Opera House exists because a few brave people dared to think differently. They made the impossible possible and inspired a nation.

From that courage and creativity, a place of extraordinary experiences was born: where for five decades people have come together; to sing, dance, laugh, cry, play, create and debate.

That’s a lot to celebrate. So in our 50th year, we’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited. Join us for a year-long festival celebrating the past, present and future of Australia’s favourite building. Explore our program of free events below.

Due to limited capacity, patrons wishing to attend Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Wanha! Journey to Arnhem will be required to register for these events through the event pages. Registrations to these events open to the general public at 9am, Friday 30 September 2022.

Proudly funded by

New South Wales Government

This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbusters Funding initiative.

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.

The Sydney Opera House thanks its family of Corporate Partners and Donors for their support