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Agents of change: events re-imagining the status quo

Powerful performances and candid conversations taking centre stage at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The very existence of the Sydney Opera House is a testament to the dreamers, the go-getters, the changemakers. 

This February and March, we’re shining a spotlight on our program of events celebrating doing things differently. From passionate poetry to unapologetic punk, discover the five events re-imagining art, identity and humanity. 

One Woman Show

1 - 19 Feb 2023

What to expect?

Irreverent, thought-provoking, belly-clutching comedy. Following sold-out runs in London’s West End, Aussie comedian, Liz Kingsman, returns to Sydney for the first time since being crowned the ‘funniest woman in Britain’ (The Times). Her critically-acclaimed solo act (rated five stars by The Guardian) parodies the tropes of one-woman theatre in a way that will make you cringe, cry, and cackle until your abs hurt.

You'll like this if...

You’ve ever said ‘look at me’, called a friend during work hours, experienced unfulfilling sex, or enjoyed Fleabag.

Angel Olsen

6 Mar 2023

What to expect?

Achingly beautiful Americana. Indie rocker, Angel Olsen recently released her sixth album, Big Time, written in the throes of her experiences coming out and then losing both of her parents in a matter of months. This deeply moving concert is a melodic reflection on life, liberation, love and loss.

You'll like this if...

You listen to sad indie playlists, enjoy rainy days, or cry during films.

Bikini Kill

13 Mar 2023

What to expect?

Girls to the front. Formed in 1991, during the third feminist wave, Bikini Kill channel the women’s rebellion on stage like no other. After more than 20 years since being credited with instigating the 90s Riot Grrrl movement, Bikini Kill is making a comeback – howling their lyrics on abuse, feminism and women’s rights.

You'll like this if...

You’re a placard painting pro. You sing into your hairbrush, attend protest marches, or listen to Blondie.

Kae Tempest

27 Feb 2023

What to expect?

Power, hope, and an abundance of humanity. The renowned hip-hop and spoken-word artist triumphs in their Sydney Opera House debut as part of WorldPride. One of the most extraordinary and acclaimed talents of their generation, Tempest takes their audience on a journey using the power of language, inviting us to find hope in a sinister world.

You'll like this if...

You've ever felt the desire to connect with a stranger. You like journalling, taking long showers, or listening to Patti Smith. 

all about women

Mar 2023

What to expect?

Incisive discussions on womanhood in the 21st century. The annual festival is back for its 11th year, and nothing is off-limits. All About Women (AAW) gathers speakers and audiences together to think, reflect, debate and discuss the burning questions of our times – on gender, justice, misogyny and more. AAW invites women, non-binary people and their allies to an A-list line-up of international and local speakers.

You'll like this if...

You’re ready to re-imagine the future. You love tough questions, powerful talks and challenging conversations. 

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