A festival of ideas, art and change
So much has changed since we saw you last.
Disasters we can’t control. Politics we’re shaking up. Media that makes us grumble. And social transformation that gives us hope.
Together, we’ll look for new solutions to problems we’ve failed to fix and for sweet relief from crises that seem to mount. We’ll look for ways not to harden ourselves to the hardship around us. We’ll look for better ways to take care of each other, to defend each other, to love one another.
We'll turn to science, to politics, and to our best minds to find some answers. And we'll turn to the arts to open our eyes to truths we've forgotten how to see, and the joy we've forgotten how to hold.
At Antidote, we’ll question, we’ll celebrate, and we'll come together - curious, determined, and open.
Talks & Ideas
Sydney Opera House's year-round Talks & Ideas program has featured appearances by some of the biggest names in current affairs and contemporary culture. Speakers range from canonical novelist and essayist Zadie Smith to New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, artist Ai Weiwei, Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud, celebrity food writers Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi, philosopher Alain de Botton and scientist Stephen Hawking, among many others.