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Open House Weekend

21 – 22 October 2023

Free event

Limited tickets available from 5pm, Fri 22 Sept

To celebrate the Opera House’s 50th birthday, we’re throwing open our doors for a free weekend of exploration and discovery. 

Please note you will receive a booking confirmation at the time of booking. Your e-tickets will be sent to you three days prior to the event.

Step inside and see our house

The whole community is invited to wander through the corridors of this World Heritage-listed masterpiece, to explore our famous venues, witness the magic that takes place at the House*, including:

  • Access to behind-the-scenes of the House
  • Roving performances
  • Special exhibits by the Opera House’s resident companies including Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare and Opera Australia
  • First Nations dance performances by Bangarra Dance Theatre and Mornington Island Dancers
  • John Coburn’s Curtain of the Sun which will be hung in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. 

This special edition of Open House Weekend — the first of its kind in eight years — is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a building that continues to inspire artists and audiences alike.

Join us to celebrate half a century of wonder as we set the stage for another fifty years of unforgettable experiences.

*Programming subject to change

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This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative

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