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Backstage

Discover the people, shows and stories that bring the Opera House to life.

The stellar comedians who've shaped Just For Laughs

The Montreal festival has rewritten comedy over its 35-year history

The Montreal festival has rewritten comedy over its 35-year history

Cheat sheet: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's political thriller parallels our world more than we realise

Shakespeare's political thriller parallels our world more than we realise

A journey through Brahms with the Staatskapelle

The complicated history of the legendary symphonic cycle

The complicated history of the legendary symphonic cycle

The choreography of war

Choreographer Lucas Jervies on the physical power of The Australian Ballet's 'Spartacus'

Choreographer Lucas Jervies on the physical power of The Australian Ballet's Spartacus

A history of tap dancing

Leaping off tabletops and singing penguins

Leaping off tabletops and singing penguins: moments in the dance's rich history.

Live music tour of the House

Tour the Opera House with the help of some of the world's finest contemporary musicians.

Over the years, we’ve invited well renowned musicians into the belly of the beast to show us some of the wonders that lie beneath the Sydney Opera House shells.

Utzon's Universe

Bring out your inner architect with mini models and daring constructions based on Utzon's original designs

Bring out your inner architect with mini models and daring constructions based on Utzon's original designs.
Talks & Ideas

It's A Long Story

A podcast about the moments that made the people who shape our culture.

It's A Long Story is the podcast from Sydney Opera House exploring the stories behind some of our most influential and acclaimed guests. Listen here.

Unveiling our new uniform by Dion Lee

From toile to prototype, take a glimpse at the designer’s process

From toile to prototype, take a glimpse at the designer’s process

Ingmar Bergman's forgotten masterpiece

From TV to theatre, by a famous film director — the story of Bergman's hidden gem, Scenes from a Marriage

From TV to theatre, by a famous film director — the story of Bergman's hidden gem, Scenes from a Marriage

How Mexico, Iran and China shaped Utzon's Opera House

The Horisont exhibition dives into architect Jørn Utzon's travel diaries

The Horisont exhibition dives into architect Jørn Utzon's travel diaries.

Can 15,000 plastic straws be art?

Francesca Pasquali creates sculptures from things we throw away.

Francesca Pasquali creates sculptures from things we throw away.

Tina Arena channels the spirit of Eva Perón

The cast of Evita reveal what it's like to be part of an Argentinian social revolution

The cast of Evita reveal what it's like to be part of an Argentinian social revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda is tipping the scales of Broadway and Hollywood

Here are the moments the 'Hamilton' genius championed diverse voices.

Here are the moments the 'Hamilton' genius championed diverse voices.

Skepta wants grime to be a revolution

Through pirate radio to the global stage, the Tottenham king proves there’s more to his scene.

The MC proves there’s more to his scene.

Our House is now carbon neutral

Here's what it means & how we made a modern wonder sustainable

Here's what it means & how we made a modern wonder sustainable.

Little Country Syndrome

Australia turns to writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates to soothe our racial anxiety – but is it their responsibility?

Why does Australia look abroad for solutions to our racial anxieties? Nayuka Gorrie reflects on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates to answer this question.

Puppet masters show their hands

Puppeteers teach the tricks of the trade in a new industry masterclass

Two of Australia’s leading visual theatre making companies have join forces for a week-long puppeting masterclass.