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Summer's Champagne Circus - Meet the cast of Blanc de Blanc
16 December 2015
Sydney heat got you feeling parched? Quench your thirst with Blanc de Blanc, the sparkly high-end spectacle premiering at the Sydney Opera House in January. A boundary-busting cast of Australian and international performers will bring verve and vim to the Opera House Studio this summer with their exquisite blend of vintage glamour, circus and comedy, all set to a bubbly DJ beat (think Frank Sinatra meets Mark Uptown Funk Ronson). More

Brian Wilson: Second and Final Show Announced
16 December 2015
Selling out the Concert Hall in less than a week, The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will play his second & final show at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 31 March 2016. Tickets on sale today at 10am AEDT. More

Richard Dawkins: My Life in Science
14 December 2015
Oxford professor, evolutionary biologist and popular author Richard Dawkins will return to the Sydney Opera House next year to celebrate his life in science with experienced science broadcaster and host of Radio National Life Matters, Natasha Mitchell. More

D'Angelo
8 December 2015
Grammy-winning soul legend D'Angelo will finally make his Sydney Opera House debut in early 2016 with a powerhouse band, marking the release of his universally acclaimed and long-awaited album, Black Messiah. More

For Thought: Hope for the Planet
7 December 2015
Environmental activists and scientists David Suzuki, Naomi Oreskes and Tim Flannery will discuss new imperatives for life in the 21st Century, at the second talk in the Sydney Opera House and University of Melbourne's For Thought series, presented by the Wheeler Centre at the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 7 March and at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 8 March 2016. More

Of Monsters and Men - second show announced
4 December 2015
Due to overwhelming demand, Of Monsters and Men will be playing a second show in the Concert Hall on Monday 2 May. More

All About Women
30 November 2015
Multi-talented artist Miranda July, Orange Is the New Black memoirist Piper Kerman and Washington powerhouse Anne-Marie Slaughter headline a program of influential thinkers when the fourth All About Women festival takes over the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on 6 March, ahead of International Women's Day 2016. More

Of Monsters and Men
27 November 2015
Icelandic sensations Of Monsters and Men return to Sydney to play the Concert Hall on Sunday 1 May 2016. More

Brian Wilson
27 November 2015
Experience the songbook of '60s California as The Beach Boys' co-founder Brian Wilson takes to the Concert Hall stage in a rare performance for the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds on Tuesday 29 March. More

Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb
20 November 2015
The woman who put the pleasure back into food, Nigella Lawson, will bring her trademark wit and warmth to the Sydney Opera House this summer in the latest in a series of sold-out appearances by contemporary culinary stars, including Yotam Ottolenghi, Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver. More

Utzon Music Series 2016
18 November 2015
The Sydney Opera House today announced a line-up of international stars and rising young talent to headline the 2016 Utzon Music Series. More

Disclosure + Hot Chip
6 November 2015
Dance inside the sails of the Opera House with two generations of UK dance music Disclosure and Hot Chip,elevating the club to the Concert Hall this summer. More

Chet Faker to be live streamed from Opera House's iconic Forecourt
4 November 2015
Tickets to breakout Australian star Chet Faker’s first concert on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt sold out in a day. Now, thanks to Sydney Opera House partner Intel, Faker’s second and final concert on Saturday 7 November will be live streamed around the world. More

Babies Proms: Jingle Bell Jazz
29 October 2015
Get into the Christmas spirit with Santa and his friends live on the Sydney Opera House stage for Babies Proms: Jingle Bell Jazz from 28 November - 20 December. More

Beach House, Purity Ring, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists
27 October 2015
The Sydney Opera House's outstanding season of music continues into 2016 with the announcement of a slate of new shows by some of North America's greatest and latest indie stars. More

Culture Club
14 October 2015
Every work of art has a backstory, reflects a mindset and a world. The Sydney Opera House today announced a new arts talk series, Culture Club, aimed at taking audiences inside that world. Beginning in November, Culture Club features conversations with Australia's leading artists, artistic directors and cultural leaders. More

Get Grubby - dirtgirl's eco musical
13 October 2015
Reduce, reuse, recycle, rejoice: Get Grubby - dirtgirl's eco musical is coming to the Sydney Opera House this summer with more than enough madcap fun to lure kids away from their devices and back into the dirt, where they belong. More

José González
13 October 2015
Experience one of the most unique voices of the indie folk renaissance when Swedish singer-songwriter José González performs in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 6 February 2016. More

Homeground free festival of First Nations music, dance and arts returns November 2015
12 October 2015
Homeground, the Sydney Opera House’s free immersive festival of First Nations culture, returns to the Western Broadwalk on 21 – 22 November 2015 bigger and better than ever, with an expanded program of music and dance, the Homeground Arts Market and inaugural Dance Rites competition. More

Carnegie Conversations: Experiments in Democracy
12 October 2015
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Canadian sci-fi author and activist Cory Doctorow will discuss critical issues facing Western governments, when Carnegie Conversations: Experiments in Democracy brings global debates to a local audience at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 29 November. More

Giant zombie hand, gratis zombie gelato and Mad Max bootleg art await you at GRAPHIC this weekend
6 October 2015
A giant zombie hand atop the Opera House steps. Gelato Messina’s brand new The Walking Dead ice cream flavour. Bootleg art inspired by the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max. Get it all free at the Sydney Opera House when GRAPHIC takes over from Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October. More

World Premiere of Blanc de Blanc
30 September 2015
Delicious, salacious and teeming with high-end spectacle, Blanc de Blanc makes its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House Studio this summer. More

The Listies Ruin Xmas & Stick Man
28 September 2015
Pack your Christmas crackers, the Sydney Opera House has festive family fun covered this summer! Liven up the pre-Christmas countdown with The Listies Ruin Xmas, a cheeky comedy bursting with belly laughs from 16 - 24 December 2015, then rediscover the meaning of family as Stick Man leaps from bestselling page to musical stage from 6 - 17 January 2016. More

Our House: Open Day 2015
23 September 2015
Australia’s most famous building will open its doors to the public on Sunday 18 October for the Sydney Opera House’s 10th Open Day. Open Day is an opportunity for visitors to walk in the footsteps of their favourite performers, from backstage rehearsal spaces all the way to the Concert Hall stage. More

Ask Mad Max: Fury Road creators the questions you always wanted to ask
16 September 2015
In his only Australian appearance, Academy Award-winner George Miller and the visionaries behind Mad Max: Fury Road will field questions as part of their appearance at the Sydney Opera House’s GRAPHIC Festival on Sunday 11 October. More

Grayson Perry: How to be an artist just like me
14 September 2015
Leading British contemporary artist and Turner Prize recipient Grayson Perry will speak at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 13 December, his first Australian address, to coincide with the opening of a major exhibition of his works, titled Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from 10 December 2015 – 1 May 2016. More

The 52-Storey Treehouse branches out
10 September 2015
Climb aboard the wildly entertaining 52-Storey Treehouse – complete with a rocket-powered carrot launcher, watermelon-smashing level and in-house ninja snail-training academy – when the stage show of Andy Griffith’s bestselling book is brought to life at the Sydney Opera House. More

Paul Keating in conversation with Kerry O'Brien
9 September 2015
On the eve of the launch of KEATING by Kerry O’Brien, the formidable award-winning journalist will go head-to-head with his subject, Paul Keating, in conversation in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House. More

Maverick Cameron Carpenter’s innovative International Touring Organ takes centre stage at the Opera House
8 September 2015
Stereotype-smashing 34-year-old organist Cameron Carpenter – famous for his flamboyant approach to both image and musical interpretation – is breaking out his custom-built International Touring Organ in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on November 12, the final concert of the 2015 Utzon Music Series. More

Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band
8 September 2015
Balkan rock star Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band will bring the Gypsy-fuelled brilliance of their ‘Balkan Party’ to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Tuesday 16 February 2016. More

The Illusionists 1903
7 September 2015
The  world  masters  of  magic  are  bringing  spectacle  to  Sydney,  with  their  latest and  most stylish production  yet,  The Illusionists 1903,  coming to the  Sydney Opera House  Concert Hall for a strictly limited season from 19 to 28 December 2015. More

Flight Facilities take flight at the Sydney Opera House through virtual reality
31 August 2015
Relive FCX: 10 Years of Future Classic at Vivid Live as never before thanks to immersive virtual reality on YouTube in partnership with Samsung. More

Father John Misty
20 August 2015
Following the release of his second album, the critically acclaimed I Love You, Honeybear, Sydney Opera House welcomes the devastating showman Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, for his debut performance on Tuesday 8 December 2015. More

The Moth announces Festival of Dangerous Ideas storyteller lineup
12 August 2015
Beloved New York-based storytelling impresarios The Moth have announced a compelling local and international lineup for their Sydney Opera House debut during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) on Sunday 6 September 2015. More

Dance Rites: Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition
12 August 2015
The Sydney Opera House today announced a ground-breaking dance competition to revitalise Indigenous cultural leadership and practices. The inaugural Dance Rites competition will be held on Sunday 22 November 2015 on the Western Broadwalk at Sydney Opera House. Registrations are now open and will close on Sunday 6 September 2015. More

GRAPHIC Festival 2015
11 August 2015
A festival celebrating the art of graphic storytelling, illustration, comics, animation and music, the fifth annual GRAPHIC festival has been announced for Monday 28 September and Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October. More

An Evening with David Sedaris
10 August 2015
NPR humourist and bestselling author David Sedaris returns to the Sydney Opera House in January 2016 as part of a much anticipated third tour down under. More

Treehouses, tumbles and twists for the September School Holidays
4 August 2015
Join in the fun at Sydney Opera House these school holidays with a fantastical trip to the circus and a famous treehouse reaching lofty heights from 19 September – 4 October. More

Little Big Shots 10th Anniversary
27 July 2015
Little Big Shots, the national short film festival championing films made by and for children, celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Sydney Opera House from 11 – 13 September 2015. More

Florence + The Machine - Forecourt Performances
24 July 2015
The UK’s Florence + The Machine will top off a career-defining year – which has seen the release of the eight-times #1 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful and the headlining finale performance at Glastonbury – with a triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House. More

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015
13 July 2015
Entering its seventh year, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas returns to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to present leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world discussing and debating some of the most important issues of our time. More

Opera House and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus announce partnership
2 July 2015
Mr Greg Aplin MP, Member for Albury, last night announced a three-year partnership between Sydney Opera House and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus to deliver performance and training opportunities for both organisations. More

Chet Faker - 2nd Show Announced
25 June 2015
Due to overwhelming demand, five-time ARIA Award winner Chet Faker has extended his upcoming Built On Live tour to include an additional Sydney Opera House Forecourt performance on Saturday 7 November, alongside the already announced show on Friday 6 November. More

Chet Faker - Built On Live
17 June 2015
Five-time ARIA Award winner Chet Faker is set to bring his velvety soulful electronica to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt in his final performances for 2015 on Friday 6 November. More

Azar Nafisi: On the Power of Literature
1 June 2015
Sydney Opera House and the Wheeler Centre have partnered to bring professor and best-selling author Azar Nafisi to Australia to discuss her life, the NY Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books and her latest book Republic of Imagination. More

In Conversation with Louis de Bernières
1 June 2015
Sydney Opera House and Sydney Writers’ Festival have joined forces to bring Louis de Bernières, the award-winning author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Birds Without Wings, to Sydney to speak about his new novel, work and life. More

Sir Richard Evans: Why we still talk about the Nazis
1 June 2015
Cambridge University’s Professor Sir Richard J Evans will speak at the Sydney Opera House in July, addressing the Third Reich in history and memory and discussing why it is that we still talk about the Nazis. More

Vivid Sydney announces a new, free talks series: 'Sound Advice'
21 May 2015
For the first time, a unique collaboration between two of Vivid Sydney's leading programs - Vivid LIVE and Vivid Ideas - will see contemporary music innovators and artists from the Vivid LIVE line-up join a series of FREE talks at the Sydney Opera House, including TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimp, Bill Callahan and The Preatures’ frontwoman Isabella Manfredi. More

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie world premiere these school holidays
20 May 2015
The Australian bush comes to Sydney Opera House these school holidays with Gumnut Babies emerging from treetops in search of humans and country circus performers cartwheeling into the city from 27 June – 12 July. More

Sydney Opera House announces new visual arts initiatives at Vivid LIVE
19 May 2015
This year, the Opera House will debut the Australian premiere of a free exhibition in the Western Foyer celebrating  Universal Everything – the creators behind this year’s Lighting of the Sails –  Squarepusher’s Stor Eiglass Virtual Reality Experience in the Box Office Foyer, plus the new festival pop-up bar, The Deep Purple Pool Hall, set against the backdrop of the most famous view of Sydney. More

For Thought: Origins - Lawrence Krauss & Paul Davies
18 May 2015
Sydney Opera House and the University of Melbourne have partnered to present three events over the next year, with Ideas at the House taking their For Thought series interstate to the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. More

Ryan Adams Solo
12 May 2015
In only his fourth visit to Sydney since releasing his turn-of-the-century masterpiece Heartbreaker (2000), classic American songwriter Ryan Adams returns in inspired form for an Australian exclusive solo performance spanning his prolific career. More

Adventures in the Skin Trade
7 May 2015
Adapted from Dylan Thomas' unfinished novel to celebrate the centenary of his birth, Adventures in the Skin Trade will expose youthful exploration and discovery in all its uncomfortable glory. More

Death Cab For Cutie
7 May 2015

A decade on from their classic breakthrough album Plans, Death Cab For Cutie return fresh from the release of their eighth album Kintsugi (2015) for a career-spanning Opera House debut of emotive indie-rock perfection. More

Sylvie Guillem: Life in Progress
6 May 2015
One of the world’s greatest ballerinas, Sylvie Guillem, will perform her final Australian shows ever at the Sydney Opera House this August as a part of her world tour Life in Progress. This will be the last chance for Australian audiences to see Guillem perform before her retirement from an unparalleled 35-year ballet and contemporary dance career. More

Bindjareb Pinjarra
28 April 2015
Combining extraordinary risk-taking theatre with a harrowing piece of history, the Opera House will challenge audiences with a retelling of Western Australia’s Pinjarra Massacre in Bindjareb Pinjarra from 27 – 28 June. More

Renée Fleming
20 April 2015
Sydney Opera House is delighted to announce that one of the world’s most sought after opera singers, Renée Fleming, will take to the Concert Hall stage this August for a special one-off performance – her first Sydney show in over a decade. More

Dance for Parkinson's & School Workshops with New York's Mark Morris Dance Group
16 April 2015
People with Parkinson’s Disease and NSW school students will be offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to dance at the Sydney Opera House this June thanks to a series of dance workshops hosted in conjunction with New York’s internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group. More

Babies Proms: Country Kids
8 April 2015
Golden Guitar winner Darren Coggan will introduce young audiences to the happiest music in the world in Babies Proms: Country Kids from 6 – 17 May. More

An Evening with Stephen Hawking
25 March 2015
Ideas at the House is proud to partner with Cisco and the University of New South Wales to present An Evening with Stephen Hawking, a night celebrating the phenomenal story of physicist and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking. More

Australia Piano Quartet
24 March 2015
Establishing a reputation as one of Sydney's premier chamber music ambassadors, Australia Piano Quartet (APQ) will perform a series of eight concerts in the Utzon Room. More

Sydney Opera House models the future of digital education
24 March 2015
Teachers, students and families in regional and remote Australia have taken part in a Sydney Opera House trial using broadband technology to put performing arts education and vocational learning within the reach of all. More

Vivid LIVE 2015 - Full lineup announced
18 March 2015
The Sydney Opera House today announced the full line-up of artists joining British iconoclast Morrissey at the seventh annual Vivid LIVE program of contemporary music - part of Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Meow Meow adds some sizzle to final weeks of Club Swizzle
2 March 2015
Australia’s cabaret superstar Meow Meow returns to the Club Swizzle fold from Tuesday March 3, with an act that’ll have you crying into your drink one minute and squirting it out your nose the next. More

Access All Areas
27 Feburary 2015
NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka, MLC last unveiled the Sydney Opera House’s 2015 program of accessible performances and experiences for people with disabilities. More

An Evening with Morrissey
25 Feburary 2015
Destination NSW and the Sydney Opera House today announced British popular music visionary Morrissey will perform four exclusive performances at Vivid LIVE during Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

B-Girl featuring iOTA and Blazey Best
23 Feburary 2015
The gender bending, glam-rock God iOTA is back in a brand-new, sexy-as-hell, theatrical concert experience. The award-winning star of international smash-hits Smoke & Mirrors, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Show, iOTA brings his signature rock ‘n’ roll, vaudeville style, to this daring new stage production, B-Girl. More

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
19 Feburary
As part of All About Women, Sydney Opera House Presents a season of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe - a celebration of women, human rights, laughter and resilience. This Australian production tells four remarkable stories of survival. With a bit of sage advice on hair care. More

School holidays unleashed
18 Feburary
Wildlife will transform the Sydney Opera House these school holidays with a menagerie of dinosaurs and the king of monkeys running amok from 4 – 19 April. More

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution LIVE
17 Feburary 2015
Jamie Oliver is planning a Food Revolution in Australia and he wants everyone to help him. Join one of the world’s best-loved chefs and food revolutionaries, Jamie Oliver, as he makes his Sydney Opera House debut in the Concert Hall on Sunday 29 March. More

Monkey ... Journey to the West
11 Feburary 2015
Acrobatics, song, puppetry and martial arts combine to spectacular effect in Monkey… Journey to the West. This ancient Chinese fable, made famous by cult TV show Monkey Magic, will take the Sydney Opera House on a nostalgic adventure from 4 – 19 April. More

Sydney Opera House partners with international and regional partners to broadcast All About Women 2015
10 Feburary 2015
Sydney Opera House has partnered with venues across regional Australia and New Zealand to broadcast two of its most anticipated sessions from its All About Women festival, enabling more people around Australia and beyond to celebrate International Women’s Day alongside audiences at the Opera House. More

Mark Morris Dance Group
9 Feburary 2015
Sydney Opera House is delighted to announce the return to Sydney of New York’s legendary Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. More

Babies Proms: Percussion of the Stars
29 January 2015
Crash! Chime! Clang! Bell! Buzz! Bang! Discover the fun of percussion with Babies Proms: Percussion of the Stars live on stage from 11 – 22 March. Take a journey through the night sky guided by percussive instruments from around the world. More

Club Swizzle extended until 15 March
29 January 2015
Following rave reviews and packed houses Sydney Opera House today announced a month-long extension to Sydney’s must-see summer show Club Swizzle. The season will now run until Sunday 15 March. More

Classical Women: 4 Hand Freestyle
19 January 2015
Ideas at the House and ABC Classic FM have joined forces to present Classical Women: 4 Hand Freestyle, a unique classical music experience at this year’s All About Women festival taking place in the Utzon Room on International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March 2015). More

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited - second line-up announced
19 January 2015
Owen Pallett, Sarah Blasko, Camille O'Sullivan and more added to the line-up for In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited. More

Sweet Charity
19 January 2015
Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions are proud to announce the return of the smash-hit production Sweet Charity, playing Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Wollongong from January to March 2015. More

 

Corporate

Launch of new Welcome Centre honours Opera House’s cultural heritage
9 December
Australia's most famous building and number one tourist attraction today unveiled a state-of-the-art Welcome Centre where visitors can explore the Opera House's rich cultural and architectural heritage and vibrant contemporary programming. More

Opera House transforms into Sydney’s ultimate summer destination
26 November
Day or night, the Opera House has become synonymous with summer in Sydney - offering a sizzling line-up of entertainment and experiences for families, kids and adults alike. More 

Sydney Opera House welcomes Airbnb
24 October
The Sydney Opera House and Airbnb today announced a two-year partnership that will welcome the world to Australia’s most famous House and help to boost Sydney as a tourist destination. More

Opera House & Intel create digital-innovation playground
1 September
Sydney Opera House and Intel today announced a major partnership in which the Opera House’s Grammy Award-winning studio will be renamed the Intel Broadcast Studios. More

Head Chef Lauren Murdoch to lead Opera House Western Foyers venue
28 August
Chef Lauren Murdoch will take charge of a key venue designed by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon, following leading hospitality company Trippas White Group’s appointment to operate the Colonnade Café and Western Foyer Theatre Bars. More

Opera House awarded for sustainability leadership
25 August
The Sydney Opera House was today awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), putting the national icon among a select few World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally. More

MADE by the Opera House
21 August
The Sydney Opera House has chosen five Australian winners for its 2016 MADE by the Opera House program, an international exchange that extends architect Jørn Utzon’s collaborative approach to architecture, engineering and design. More

Opera House appoints team for industry-leading building management technology project
20 August
The Sydney Opera House today announced the appointment of global professional and technical services firm AECOM – in collaboration with BIM Academy and EcoDomus – to deliver a ground-breaking interface between traditional Building Management Control Systems, Building Information databases and Building Information Modelling (BIM). More

Bennelong restaurant officially opens its doors
1 July
Today sees the official opening of Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House. The highly anticipated new restaurant from The Fink Group with Executive Chef Peter Gilmore at the helm, Bennelong will showcase the flavour, diversity, provenance and sheer quality of Australian produce and wines in one of the greatest buildings of the 20th Century. More

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie takes centre stage in new partnership to improve access to the performing arts
27 June
Well-known personalities from across TV, fashion and sport came together with families at the Sydney Opera House today to mark the world premiere performance of the Australian children’s classic Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. More

Opera House to upgrade theatre machinery in Joan Sutherland Theatre
The Sydney Opera House will undertake a major maintenance project to upgrade critical stage machinery systems in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. More

MADE by the Opera House
19 June
The Sydney Opera House today announced that applications are open for Australian tertiary students to participate in the third year of MADE by the Opera House, a visionary exchange program between Australia and Denmark. More

Sydney Opera House philanthropists enable Le Corbusier-Utzon collaboration to come home
13 June
In 1958 Jørn Utzon requested a tapestry from the great Swiss-French architect and urbanist Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, to hang in the Sydney Opera House. In 2015, the result of this extraordinary collaboration of two of the 20th century’s greatest architects will finally take its place as originally proposed, thanks to the generosity of Sydney Opera House benefactors. More

Opera House goes green for carbon-neutral Vivid LIVE
21 May
The Sydney Opera House announced today that it will be carbon neutral for the 10 nights of Vivid LIVE, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of its kind in the world – an achievement made possible through a number of green initiatives that will reduce the environmental impact of the annual contemporary music takeover. More

The Sydney Opera House announces new pop-up bar for seventh annual Vivid LIVE
15 May
The Sydney Opera House today announced a program of Vivid-inspired food and beverage experiences and bespoke tours to complement Vivid LIVE’s distinct collection of artists and celebrate the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney. More

Please Take Your Seats
4 March
The creativity of young Australian composers will be celebrated throughout Sydney Opera House day and night as  their fanfares alert patrons that shows are about to begin. More

Upgrades of Sydney Opera House and Walsh Bay to develop arts hub of the Asia Pacific
24 Feburary
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant today announced  plans for major  upgrades  to  the  Sydney  Opera  House  and Walsh  Bay  Arts  Precinct  to  make Sydney the main centre for the arts in the Asia Pacific. More

Sydney Opera House announces full line-up for Summerhouse
6 January
The Sydney Opera House today launched its Summer Playground program, which will transform the Opera House during the month of January and has become synonymous with Sydney in summer. More

Corporate

Launch of new Welcome Centre honours Opera House’s cultural heritage
9 December
Australia's most famous building and number one tourist attraction today unveiled a state-of-the-art Welcome Centre where visitors can explore the Opera House's rich cultural and architectural heritage and vibrant contemporary programming. More

Opera House transforms into Sydney’s ultimate summer destination
26 November
Day or night, the Opera House has become synonymous with summer in Sydney - offering a sizzling line-up of entertainment and experiences for families, kids and adults alike. More 

Sydney Opera House welcomes Airbnb
24 October
The Sydney Opera House and Airbnb today announced a two-year partnership that will welcome the world to Australia’s most famous House and help to boost Sydney as a tourist destination. More

Opera House & Intel create digital-innovation playground
1 September
Sydney Opera House and Intel today announced a major partnership in which the Opera House’s Grammy Award-winning studio will be renamed the Intel Broadcast Studios. More

Head Chef Lauren Murdoch to lead Opera House Western Foyers venue
28 August
Chef Lauren Murdoch will take charge of a key venue designed by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon, following leading hospitality company Trippas White Group’s appointment to operate the Colonnade Café and Western Foyer Theatre Bars. More

Opera House awarded for sustainability leadership
25 August
The Sydney Opera House was today awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), putting the national icon among a select few World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally. More

MADE by the Opera House
21 August
The Sydney Opera House has chosen five Australian winners for its 2016 MADE by the Opera House program, an international exchange that extends architect Jørn Utzon’s collaborative approach to architecture, engineering and design. More

Opera House appoints team for industry-leading building management technology project
20 August
The Sydney Opera House today announced the appointment of global professional and technical services firm AECOM – in collaboration with BIM Academy and EcoDomus – to deliver a ground-breaking interface between traditional Building Management Control Systems, Building Information databases and Building Information Modelling (BIM). More

Bennelong restaurant officially opens its doors
1 July
Today sees the official opening of Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House. The highly anticipated new restaurant from The Fink Group with Executive Chef Peter Gilmore at the helm, Bennelong will showcase the flavour, diversity, provenance and sheer quality of Australian produce and wines in one of the greatest buildings of the 20th Century. More

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie takes centre stage in new partnership to improve access to the performing arts
27 June
Well-known personalities from across TV, fashion and sport came together with families at the Sydney Opera House today to mark the world premiere performance of the Australian children’s classic Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. More

Opera House to upgrade theatre machinery in Joan Sutherland Theatre
The Sydney Opera House will undertake a major maintenance project to upgrade critical stage machinery systems in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. More

MADE by the Opera House
19 June
The Sydney Opera House today announced that applications are open for Australian tertiary students to participate in the third year of MADE by the Opera House, a visionary exchange program between Australia and Denmark. More

Sydney Opera House philanthropists enable Le Corbusier-Utzon collaboration to come home
13 June
In 1958 Jørn Utzon requested a tapestry from the great Swiss-French architect and urbanist Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, to hang in the Sydney Opera House. In 2015, the result of this extraordinary collaboration of two of the 20th century’s greatest architects will finally take its place as originally proposed, thanks to the generosity of Sydney Opera House benefactors. More

Opera House goes green for carbon-neutral Vivid LIVE
21 May
The Sydney Opera House announced today that it will be carbon neutral for the 10 nights of Vivid LIVE, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of its kind in the world – an achievement made possible through a number of green initiatives that will reduce the environmental impact of the annual contemporary music takeover. More

The Sydney Opera House announces new pop-up bar for seventh annual Vivid LIVE
15 May
The Sydney Opera House today announced a program of Vivid-inspired food and beverage experiences and bespoke tours to complement Vivid LIVE’s distinct collection of artists and celebrate the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney. More

Please Take Your Seats
4 March
The creativity of young Australian composers will be celebrated throughout Sydney Opera House day and night as  their fanfares alert patrons that shows are about to begin. More

Upgrades of Sydney Opera House and Walsh Bay to develop arts hub of the Asia Pacific
24 Feburary
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant today announced  plans for major  upgrades  to  the  Sydney  Opera  House  and Walsh  Bay  Arts  Precinct  to  make Sydney the main centre for the arts in the Asia Pacific. More

Sydney Opera House announces full line-up for Summerhouse
6 January
The Sydney Opera House today launched its Summer Playground program, which will transform the Opera House during the month of January and has become synonymous with Sydney in summer. More