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2017 Media Releases

Opera House improves accessibility on and off stage

Wednesday 8 March

The Sydney Opera House last night unveiled its 2017 Access Program, featuring more than 70 accessible performances, workshops and experiences to ensure the Opera House is open to all.

Australia Piano Quartet

Monday 6 March

Renowned Australian chamber musicians, the Australia Piano Quartet (APQ), return to the Sydney Opera House to perform a dynamic series of recitals on 10 June, 27 August and 10 December.

Vivid LIVE 2017 first artist announced

Wednesday 1 March

Folk-rock masters Fleet Foxes will premiere new material from their highly anticipated third album for Australian audiences exclusively at the Sydney Opera House.

All About Women 2017: Free events announced

Thursday 23 February

Thousands of women (and some men) will be part of important conversations led by some of the world’s most legendary women, hundreds more will join in via 26 live stream events and festival-goers will be treated to inspiring and bold free activities. 


Tuesday 21 February

Electronic music powerhouse Underworld will bring decades of dancefloor to the Concert Hall when they make their Sydney Opera House debut in April 2017.

New Senior Contemporary Music Producer

Monday 20 February

Sydney producer Alister Hill joins the Contemporary Music team this week as Senior Producer, working under Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music to produce the year-round Contemporary Music program.

Patti Smith: In Her Own Words

Monday 20 February

In a rare solo appearance Patti Smith will take to the stage of the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas program – to talk, read and sing from her acclaimed oeuvre.

Lights out! It's time to dance at All About Women

Tuesday 14 February

The fifth, annual All About Women festival will conclude - and shake off - an empowering and huge day of talks, panels, and performances - with anti-dance class phenomenon No Lights, No Lycra (NLNL). 

Crazy Times

Wednesday 8 February

The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Dance Company have joined forces to create a unique live experience for primary school aged audiences designed to inspire young imaginations.

All About Women Annual Satellite Program Announced

Tuesday 7 February

The Opera House today announced the largest ever All About Women Satellite program, taking the ideas and issues that matter to women to audiences far beyond Bennelong Point.

Launching the next generation of Australian classical talent

Monday 6 February

Showcasing the rising stars of Australian classical music, the Sydney Opera House, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and Pacific Opera will present a number of concerts featuring young classical musicians and opera singers.

In Conversation With Martha Wainwright

Thursday 2 February

Frank, witty and with a backstory that is the stuff of legend, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright will take a break from her Australian tour to lay her life bare in conversation with James Valentine in the Opera House Studio.

Sydney Opera House launches This Kid Life podcast

Tuesday 31 January

Sydney Opera House is putting kids front, centre – and behind the microphone – in This Kid Life, a new podcast series featuring young people discussing life, the environment, education, creativity, social media and more.

Seeing Is Believing: All About Women 2017

Tuesday 24 January

The Sydney Opera House and Maserati today released an online video aimed at inspiring young women to dream big – and realise those dreams – as part of this year’s All About Women festival.

Sydney Opera House celebrates Year of the Rooster

Monday 16 January

Giant rooster lanterns, the sails bathed in auspicious red, a glowing wishing tree, Mandarin tours, dumplings, coconut ice cream and ancient music reimagined by renowned composer Tan Dun.


Tuesday 10 January

UK super group Kasabian celebrate twenty roaring years and premiere their new album in two Opera House-only shows, Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 March.

Roll up! Roll up! Summer Playground returns

Thursday 5 January

The Sydney Opera House’s much-loved Summer Playground returns this Friday with its biggest ever line up of free entertainment, transforming the Western Broadwalk into a vintage harbourside fairground from 6 - 29 January.