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Diversity, inclusion & belonging

For fifty years, we have created space for conversations that matter while opening up the Opera House to more of the community than ever before. 

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Our Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging strategy is available in different formats including PDF, e-text, audio-described and braille.

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What do we mean by diversity, inclusion & belonging?


The range of people throughout the organisation – ‘who’s making decisions, being recruited, and promoted’ – and the programming and experiences we offer.


Respecting and celebrating our differences – and what we have in common – in the way we work and how we treat each other.

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Creating an equitable and welcoming environment in which everyone – all staff, artists, audiences and visitors – feels accepted and supported.

Guiding us to achieve our strategic goals

The Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy will guide us in achieving our vision, mission and values.

Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself. Our mission is to treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors; and to inspire, and strengthen the community, in everything we do. Our values are safety, our greatest responsibility; creativity, being bold and innovative; excellence, to strive for the best; collaboration, working as one team; and accountability, to focus and own it.

Find out more about our vision, mission and values in the Sydney Opera House Strategy.

The strategy is also aligned with our commitment to the UN Global Goals.