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First Nations

Exposing the fallacy of circus ‘showmen’

Learn the truth of a business that coerced and scammed First People, who were put on display and forced to perform.

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Music

My Love Letter to The Flaming Lips

Jonti is the latest to pen a love letter to his musical heroes. This time, it's inimitable alt-rockers The Flaming Lips.

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Music

Solange’s sculptural performance art

Six moments where the artist collided music with movement and space.

Theatre

The confronting power of ‘soft sci-fi’

The creators of The Irresistible let go of reality to undermine oppression.

Musical theatre

Cheat Sheet: West Side Story

Brush up on your musicals with the Jets and Sharks in a battle for love.

Music

Trance and the tombak

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi uses Persian instruments on the fringe of electronics

School holidays

Things to do with the kids these school holidays

From dino puppets to classical greats, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained.

Tourist tips

Guide to the best selfie spots at the Sydney Opera House

Our self-guided selfie tour, helping you find the best vantage points around the Opera House.

More stories from behind the curtain

Discover more from the people, shows and stories that bring the Opera House to life in the Backstage archive.