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First Nations, theatre

Eternal history

The story of First Nations theatre at the Sydney Opera House

Liza-Mare Syron digs through the archives and traces the history of First Nations theatre at the Opera House back to the building‘s very first days.


Liverpool Boys High rewrites the school curriculum with creativity

Principal Mike Saxon and his students are changing the way we learn.


Creating positive change through arts and culture

Seven Australians share how they’re pushing for a better world.

Musical theatre

What is today's Great American Songbook?

Michael Feinstein revives songs that have stood the test of time.


Dancing with Zadie Smith

Sisonke Msimang on the playful call and response of dance and writing.


Cheat sheet: Sylvia

Meet Sylvia — she's a legend.

First Nations, dance

A guide to Dance Rites

Your interactive handbook for the song and dance of Australia’s first nations.

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.