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Watch a timelapse of the Studio, from day to night

From pirate cabaret to nightclub, here's a brief history of the Studio, the Opera House's most flexible room.

Watch Nigella Lawson at the Sydney Opera House

Watch the celebrity chef talk home cooking, community and #MeToo.

Nooks & Crannies: José González

Watch the Sydney Opera House and its Major Partner Intel present the hauntingly-beautiful whispery acoustics of José González on a stage unlike any other.

The story of Badu Gili

Meet the Indigenous artists bringing First Nations cultures to the world.

Sweet Skills: How to do Parkour

In the first of our series of 'How to' videos for kids, our Creative Learning Host Curly is shown how to do Parkour.

Vivid LIVE: Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker

The producer and hit-maker talks through his new show, Missing Link.

Nooks & Crannies: Poliça

Watch the Sydney Opera House and its Major Partner Intel present highly respected Minneapolis electro-pop quartet Poliça in an intimate live performance in episode two of Nooks & Crannies.

Live Stream: Lighting the Sails

Watch the live stream of Audio Creatures: Lighting the Sails at Vivid LIVE 2017 from 5:45pm AEST on 26 May.

Uncovered: Utzon in Beijing

A film made by the architect of the Opera House en route to Sydney has, until now, never been publicly seen. Lin Utzon recalls the influence and inspiration her father drew from Chinese architecture.

Is yours being put to good use?

In celebration of Antidote Festival, we asked people to take a moment to consider where their super is currently invested and to help them make more informed decisions about their money.

The story of the Songlines of our land and sky

Rhoda Roberts, Sydney Opera House's Head of First Nation's Programming tells the story of songlines and why this ancient knowledge is at the core of Indigenous and Australian identity.

The Intel Robot

Celebrating our Major Partner Intel, we tell the story of a day in the life of our newest staff member, a robot usher.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Popular culture is a powerful voice in telling little girls what they might become, writes Georgia Cockerell.

Conor Oberst

Watch singer-songwriter Conor Oberst perform 'Tachycardia' from 2016 release 'Ruminations', in our Nooks & Crannies series, a collaboration between the Sydney Opera House and Intel.

Hiatus Kaiyote

Watch Melbourne future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote jam in the Drama Theatre in our Nooks & Crannies series, a collaboration between the Sydney Opera House and Intel.