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Digital Programming presented by Sydney Opera House

Sharing Opera House performances and events with the world 

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, the Opera House’s digital program has engaged tens of millions of people around the world through livestreams, performance films, podcast series, short films and original digital commissions.

Delivering the unmissable work of Sydney Opera House Presents to the laptops, living rooms and mobile phones of audiences everywhere, the digital program led by Head of Digital Programming Stuart Buchanan delivers high-quality streams and recordings direct from our stages, along with new digital presentations that extend and complement the Opera House’s Artistic Strategy.

Core to Digital Programming is the delivery of Digital Creative Learning to schools and educators around the country, offering free programs of livestreams, interactive workshops, author talks and original content.

Stuart Buchanan

Head of Digital Programming

Stuart is responsible for leading and curating the Opera House’s year-round digital program, delivering some of its most impactful and viewed online events.

As a senior arts professional in digital strategy and content, Stuart’s passion lies at the intersection of art, technology and media. He has worked with companies such as ABC, Art Gallery of NSW, AFTRS, Biennale of Sydney, Disney, Edinburgh Fringe, The Guardian, MONA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mute Records, Royal Court Theatre and SBS, and co-founded the award-winning digital cultural agency The Nest.

Stuart has also worked as a broadcaster and producer, presenting radio programs and podcasts on ABC’s Double J, FBi Radio and UK station Resonance FM. His curatorial projects include the renowned New Weird Australia initiative and guest programming roles at a number of events and festivals. Stuart was Executive Producer of the inaugural Creative Sydney Festival in 2009 (now known as Vivid Ideas), Chair of Underbelly Arts Festival from 2013-2016, and is currently a Board Member of FBi Radio.





Stuart Buchanan a Head of Digital Programming at Sydney opera house in a black jacket.