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The Funatorium: Mad Hatter's Tea Party
19 December 2016
Hats on! Tea Poured! Silly Faces Ready! This Summer the Flamboyant Flamingo herself, Monica Trapaga, invites you and your little hatters to the maddest party in town when the Sydney Opera House hosts a tea party with a twist - The Funatorium. More

Street Fighter tournament & free cereal at BINGEFEST
8 December 2016

Australia's largest Street Fighter video game tournament comes to BINGEFEST, with Event Partner Airbnb handing out free cereal and Opera House Principal Partner Samsung on-site to celebrate the art of bingeing, pop culture, gaming and the internet with special guests. More

Conor Oberst
6 December 2016

He's been hailed as 'the new Bob Dylan' and named songwriter of the year by Rolling Stone. Now Conor Oberst makes his Opera House debut in an intimate and exclusive Australian performance. More

All About Women 2017
5 December 2016

Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong, writer and fat acceptance activist Lindy West, Worimi entrepeneur Josephine Cashman and author Clementine Ford headline the fifth All About Women program. More

Escape to Sydney Opera House this summer
28 November 2016

Just in time for summer, the Opera House today launched a three-month program of entertainment, theatre, music, dining, tours and creative play that will transform Bennelong Point into an unmissable seasonal destination capturing the glory of summers past. More

Utzon Music Series
28 November 2016

The Opera House will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Utzon Music Series with a stellar 2017 season that takes you up-close-and-personal as some of the world's greatest artists perform music from every period in the intimate surrounds of the famed Utzon Room. More

Ludovico Einaudi - Second show
25 November 2016

After selling out his first show in one week, the world's most streamed classical composer will perform a second and final show in the Concert Hall. More

Circus 1903 - Baby Elephant Name Announced
23 November 2016

In a global reveal, the mother and baby elephants conceived by the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse, who will be starring in CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus have had their first sighting. The baby elephant will be known as Karanga around the world after a nation-wide competition for the perfect name garnered more than 5,000 entries. More

Taste of the Opera House
22 November 2016

The Sydney Opera House's first ever degustation tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the symbol of modern Australia through the finest contemporary Australian cuisine. More

It's A Long Story Podcast
16 November 2016

A new Opera House podcast-first series launched today, with its first season hosted by award-winning Australian broadcast journalist Hamish Macdonald. It's A Long Story unpacks the influences and eureka moments that formed some of its most acclaimed and influential guests. More

James Vincent McMorrow
14 November 2016

Three years after a mesmerising Opera House debut, James Vincent McMorrow will bring his crystalline falsetto, four-piece band and critically acclaimed new album, We Move, to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. More

Ludovico Einaudi
7 November 2016

With three sold-out Concert Hall performances to his name, master of 'atmospherica' Ludovico Einaudi returns to the Sydney Opera House to perform Elements and more, together with an electro-acoustic ensemble and visuals. More

2 November 2016

Following the success of Timber! and BARBU, these big-bellied carnies from Canada's francophone heartland make their Opera House debut - and stray dangerously close to the edge. More

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
24 October 2016

Legendary political balladeer Billy Bragg reunites with Grammy winner Joe Henry in the Concert Hall to celebrate their journey on the great American railroad, the tales it inspired, and hits from their own songbooks. More

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
24 October 2016

Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields will tour Australia in April 2017, their first national tour in nearly three decades, performing at Melbourne Recital Centre, the Sydney Opera House and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane. More

19 October 2016
It's been three years and two world tours since LA quartet Warpaint first played in Australia. Since then they've tilted their murky art-rock jams towards the dancefloor - and the sort of high-octane performance befitting their Concert Hall debut in the Opera House's summer music program, Saturday 25 February 2017. More

Amanda Palmer
11 October 2016
Five years after her Sydney Opera House show with Meow Meow and partner Neil Gaiman, the reigning queen of punk cabaret, and founding Dresden Doll, continues her love affair with Australia, returning solo to the very same Concert Hall that spawned her 2011 love-letter album, Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, in an intimate show that will explore of one of modern music's most extraordinary careers. More

7 October 2016
The Sydney Opera House today launched its first new festival in five years, BINGEFEST: a 24-hour celebration of addictive storytelling, performance art, journalism, video games, pop culture icons, podcast trailblazers. More

Circus 1903 Competition
6 October 2016
The award-winning puppeteers of War Horse have been hard at work in London creating the stars of CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus: the largest-ever performing African elephant and her calf. More

Summer Holidays at the House
4 October 2016
Caroling and crazy experiments, fascinating facts, deadly critters and monstrous beasts , laughs, music, puppets and much, much more. From 26 November to the end of January, the summer school-holidays program at the Sydney Opera House is packed to the brim with on-stage, off-stage and backstage. More

Club Swizzle
27 September 2016
Don those dapper suits, tailored tuxes, sequins and sparkle... glamour is back as the smash-hit cabaret Club Swizzle sets up for summer at the Sydney Opera House. More

The Lumineers & Andrew Bird
19 September 2016
Two of folk-rock's true originals bring their very particular take on contemporary performance to the Opera House next April, when the globe-conquering The Lumineers and violin-driven pop virtuoso Andrew Bird make the Concert Hall their playground. More

12 September 2016
Cartoonist genius Matt Groening will spill the Duff from The Simpsons to Futurama on his first visit to Australia - and a rare public appearance outside of the United States - as part of the biggest pop culture extravaganza yet at the Sydney Opera House, the sixth GRAPHIC festival weekend celebrating the art of graphic storytelling, illustrations, comics, animation and music. More

Collisions VR at Homeground
8 September 2016
Following its simultaneous premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and the World Economic Forum Davos, COLLISIONS, a groundbreaking virtual reality experience by leading Australian artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, will have its Sydney premiere as part of this year's Homeground, the Opera House's showcase of First Nations art and culture, on October 8 - 9. More

The Tallest Man on Earth
1 September 2016
The celebrated lone-wolf performer makes a triumphant Concert Hall return on Monday 5 December 2016, unveiling a stunning five-piece band that has spent the past year honing its craft around the world, including a sold-out performances at London's Royal Albert Hall and the Bon Iver-curated Eau Claires festival in Wisconsin. More

Angel Olsen
25 August 2016
Hailed as one of the voices of her generation, Angel Olsen is back for a one-off special performance in the intimate space that might have been made for her, the Sydney Opera House Studio. More

Free Virtual Reality & more at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas
24 August 2016
Experience the depths of the sea in virtual reality when Oceans VR: Net Positive has its world premiere at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House on 3-4 September. More

Thomas Piketty
23 August 2016
Officially Thomas Piketty is a world-leading thinker, bestselling author, professor at the prestigious Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and associate chair at the Paris School of Economics. The rockstar economist makes his Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House. More

Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus
22 August 2016
In a world-premiere event, the producers of the biggest-selling magic show internationally (The Illusionists) team up with the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular, with a jaw-dropping twist. More

Mercy - A Panel and Performance Inspired by the Merchant of Venice
18 August 2016
Celebrated thinkers and actors join forces for the dynamic FODI panel-and-performance session Mercy: Justice and the Law vs Compassion, exploring contemporary issues of justice through debate and drama. More

Transform School Holidays at the Opera House
16 August 2016
Encourage your little adventures to harness the power of their creativity by joining us this September school holidays. The Opera House is all about magic and these magical experiences will stay with you long after the adventure is over. More

Two Free Events: Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
10 August 2016
Leading Israeli choreographer Rami Be'er talks about the rich heritage and contemporary influences that inspire his work 'in conversation' with ABC broadcaster Caroline Baum. KCDC will also provide a free Dance for Parkinson's workshop that is open to anyone with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers. More

9 August 2016
The edge-of-your-seat dance competition Dance Rites leads two packed days of free music, art and performance at Homeground, the annual festival that transforms the Sydney Opera House into an inspiring celebration of First Nations culture. More

The Stone Roses
8 August 2016
Manchester music royalty The Stone Roses return to Australia for the band's most intimate performances ever: an in-the-round, Sydney-only series on the Concert Hall stage. More

Festival of Dangerous Ideas Satellites
4 August 2016
Two of the most anticipated sessions from the Sydney Opera House's flagship Festival of Dangerous Ideas will be livestreamed to 16 sites around Australia on Saturday 3 September, connecting audiences outside Sydney with world-leading thinkers. More

Jackie Chan in Conversation
28 July 2016
Legendary master of Kung Fu comedy Jackie Chan breaks from filming his blockbuster Bleeding Steel to talk about his life, craft and career at the Sydney Opera House - one of the locations for the sci-fi thriller now in production - on Saturday 6 August. More

Jump First, Ask Later
27 July 2016
From the streets of Western Sydney to the Opera House, six extraordinary Sydney parkour performers bring the unlikely and inspiring Jump First, Ask Later to the Studio from 22 September for the school holidays. More

Little Big Shots
20 July 2016
The fun-filled Little Big Shots film festival is headed for the Sydney Opera House Studio 5-7 August, featuring the best in local and international shorts, animations and documentaries for - and even by - children. More

John Cleese in Conversation
19 July 2016
Legendary British comedian John Cleese takes to the Sydney Opera House stage on Monday 15 August to talk about life, comedy, and the world-premiere tour of his latest venture Fawlty Towers - Live. More

Deadly Voices from the House
18 July 2016
Actor, writer, director and Sydney Opera House Head of Indigenous Programming Rhoda Roberts AO shares personal stories from her extraordinary life and career in the first of a new podcast series, Deadly Voices from the House. More

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2016
5 July 2016
The eighth Festival of Dangerous Ideas takes over the Sydney Opera House in September, with leading thinkers exploring the world's most urgent issues and provocative ideas. More

P.J. O'Rourke
28 June 2016
Hot from the Trump-Clinton campaign trail, renowned political satirist P.J. O'Rourke will take to the Concert Hall stage on 9 August to deliver his incisive, witty take on the upcoming US election. More

Culture Club
27 June 2016
The Opera House's arts talks series, Culture Club, returns from August this year in a new evening format that provides after-work inspiration and pre-theatre provocation. More

Saltbush: Children's Cheering Carpet
24 June 2016
The Saltbush plant grows all over Australia, and in Aboriginal lore it represents a common thread between different nations - a symbol of unity despite difference. More

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company presents Horses in the Sky
21 June 2016
The acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company will make its Sydney debut at the Opera House, premiering a blistering new work, Horses in the Sky, from 31 August to 3 September. More

Glen Hansard with full band and strings at the Sydney Opera House
20 June 2016
The Academy Award-winning, Grammy-nominated The Frames and Swell Season troubadour returns to the Concert Hall with his eleven-piece band for two unmissable evenings of acoustic confessionals and intimate storytelling on Saturday 22 and 23 October. More

Be a Backyard Builder & Watch Beanstalks Grow at the Sydney Opera House this July School Holidays
27 July
Mister Maker is here to help kids find their inner crafter; Pete the Sheep reminds us of the importance of standing out from the herd; Jack and the Beanstalk breathes new life into a classic fairy tale; and Saltbush: Children's Cheering Carpet takes children on a magical ride through Indigenous Australia. More

Ta-ku feat. Wafia: Vivid LIVE 2016
26 May 2016
Progressive beatmaker Ta-ku will make his live headline Australian debut in a specially-crafted, one-off Vivid LIVE Sydney Opera House show on Friday 3 June. More

Songlines to illuminate the Sydney Opera House Sails for Vivid
26 May 2016
Australia's ancient songlines will weave across the sails of the Sydney Opera House from 6pm on 27 May as part of the first Indigenous Lighting the Sails at Vivid Sydney, in a spectacular animation co-curated by Destination NSW and the Sydney Opera House. More

Hot Brown Honey - extra show on sale now
25 May 2016
By popular demand, the Sydney Opera House is offering extra Hot Brown Honey, adding a 9:30pm Saturday 25 June performance of this five-star festival sensation to its premiere Opera House season. More

Hiatus Kaiyote
20 May 2016
Fresh from their European tour, Melbourne's two-time Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote will make their Sydney Opera House debut, supported by poet-rapper Sampa the Great, in this year's stellar Vivid LIVE program, part of Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Vivid LIVE Artist Talks
10 May 2016
Every rhyme has a reason, every artist a backstory. This year, experience the music of Vivid LIVE in an entirely new way: rare and intimate conversations with New Order, Anohni, Max Richter, a live recording of the hugely popular podcast Song Exploder and more as they reveal their influences, inspirations and creative processes. More

Sydney Opera House switches on the ultimate Vivid destination
9 May 2016
Pop-up pool halls, special menus, Forecourt lights and backstage nights: Vivid LIVE will transform every part of the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas from 27 May to 18 June. More

Band of Horses
9 May 2016
Grammy-nominated rock mavericks Band of Horses make their Sydney Opera House debut on Monday 25 July 2016 in the Concert Hall as part of the Sydney Opera House's Contemporary Music program. More

Hot Brown Honey
4 May 2016
The sold-out festival sensation Hot Brown Honey makes its Sydney premiere at the Opera House this June for a five-night season of fiery, stereotype-smashing political cabaret. More

Dress Up Attack!
4 May 2016
It's a celebration, it's costumed chaos, it's an Opera House takeover for music's littlest fans: Dress Up Attack! For Children and Grown Ups makes a triumphant return to Vivid LIVE on Sunday 29 May. More

Tiny Ruins
29 April 2016
Fresh from releasing the David Lynch-produced single 'Dream Wave', Hollie Fullbrook brings her antipodean alt-folk band Tiny Ruins to Vivid LIVE on Wednesday 1 June as part of this year's Vivid Sydney. More

29 April 2016
Joining their Midwestern contemporaries and sometimes collaborators Bon Iver for Vivid LIVE, the synth-driven five-piece Poliça makes their Sydney Opera House debut in the Joan Sutherland Theatre on Friday 3 June as part of this year's Vivid Sydney. More

Dance Rites 2016
29 April 2016
Following its stunning 2015 debut, Dance Rites, the Sydney Opera House's groundbreaking Indigenous dance competition, returns this year with even more communities across Australia preparing to compete on Sunday 9 October. More

Max Richter Sleep
21 April 2016
The Sydney Opera House will push the boundaries of live performance in June when polymath, pianist and composer Max Richter's eight-hour magnum opus Sleep has its exclusive Australian premiere during this year's Vivid LIVE program as part of Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Oneohtrix Point Never
18 April 2016
Brooklyn-based innovator Oneohtrix Point Never will bring his trademark audio-visual synesthetic rave to Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 29 May as part of Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Homeground Talks
14 April 2016
The inaugural Homeground Talks will take place at the Sydney Opera House on 27 may, the anniversary of Australia's 1967 Indigenous referendum, providing an important new forum for provocative conversations about contemporary First Nations issues. More

Livestream circus from Sydney Opera House to regions
13 April 2016
Stunt Lounge, a heart-stopping feat of physical daring from Australia's award-winning Flying Fruit Fly Circus, will be livestreamed from the Sydney Opera House to regional locations across the country on Thursday 14 April as part of the show's debut season. More

Nooks & Crannies with José González
8 April 2016
He sold out two Concert Hall shows earlier this year. Now Swedish folk star José González has become the first artist to feature in a unique new series that reveals the secret life within Australia's most famous sails. More

Esperanza Spalding
7 April 2016
Vivid LIVE celebrates influential, genre-shaping figures in the history of jazz, from living legend Wayne Shorter on Monday 13 June to his Grammy-winning protégé, bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, who will make her Australian debut in the Sydney Opera House's Joan Sutherland Theatre on Saturday 4 Jun. More

Wayne Shorter Quartet
7 April 2016
On Monday 13 June, the father of jazz invention, ten-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, will bring Vivid LIVE to a euphoric close as part of Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Babies Proms: The Four Seasons
4 April 2016
The Sydney Opera House's Babies Proms provide the perfect introduction to live performance and music for children aged 2-5 years. More

Sunrise on the Steps
30 March 2016
From next week, the Sydney Opera House will offer people the chance to kick-start their day with an exciting new series of fitness and wellbeing classes on the Opera House steps. More

Goodgod Super Club
23 March 2016
Goodgod is back - resurrected, and transforming the Opera House's beloved basement into Goodgod Super Club, a vital statement celebrating the nightclub as a cultural space. More

Vivid LIVE 2016 transforms Sydney Opera House
21 March 2016
New Order, Bon Iver, Max Richter (featuring ACME and Grace Davidson) and Ta-ku (featuring Wafia): generations of powerful, boundary-pushing artists join Anohni in Sydney Opera House exclusives as part of its world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
15 March 2016
This American Life creator Ira Glass will bring his latest passion project, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host to the Sydney Opera House in July. More

Niall Ferguson and Theodore Dalrymple
14 March 2016
Two of the world's most compelling thinkers - historian, commentator and public intellectual, Niall Ferguson, and psychiatrist, writer and researcher Theodore Dalrymple - will bring their particularly incisive wit and wisdom to the stage of the Sydney Opera House in April and May, co-presented with Sydney-based research institute The Centre for Independent Studies. More

Australia Piano Quartet Showcases Chamber Music Masterpieces and World Premieres
14 March 2016
Cutting-edge Australian chamber music will be paired with classical master works when the Australia Piano Quartet, one of the country's most dynamic ensembles, plays in the intimate setting of the Sydney Opera House's Utzon Room, from June to November 2016. More

More than 11,000 tickets sold to All About Women festival at Sydney Opera House
8 March 0216
Almost 1000 more joined in via livestream across 19 satellite events around Australia and New Zealand. And it’s not over yet; the festival will continue to engage people in ideas that matter to women on International Women’s Day – on site, online or for some people, on their own sofa. More

Heathers: The Musical
1 March 2016
Teen angst gets a body count when Westerburg High's hottest mean girls return in Heathers: The Musical this June (8-26) at the Sydney Opera House. More

Film trailers that pass the Bechdel Test
29 Feburary 2016
To celebrate the Oscars, the Sydney Opera House's All About Women festival, which returns on Sunday 6 March, has released three trailers for blockbusters you won't be seeing this summer - films that would pass the Bechdel test. More

Vivid LIVE First Artist Announced: Anohni
24 Feburary 2016
Vivid Sydney and the Sydney Opera House today announced one of music's singular innovators, the towering, ever-transforming Anohni (known previously to audiences as Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons) will debut her latest work in four exclusive Vivid LIVE performances at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. More

Sneaky Disguises and Opera House Surprises for April School Holidays
23 Feburary 2016
Shhh, don't tell teacher, but kids can draw on the Sydney Opera House wall this April school holidays. More

Alain de Botton
22 Feburary 2016
Is love just an illusion? Philosopher, bestselling author and School of Life co-founder Alain de Botton returns to the Sydney Opera House on 9 July to explore what it actually means to live happily ever after. More

Babies Proms: Music for Tutus
18 Feburary 2016
The best-loved ballets - Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker - make their triumphant return to the Babies Proms series in Music for Tutus, the perfect introduction to live performance for young children. More

Culture Club
16 Feburary 2016
Do women still face an obstacle race in the arts? What would Shakespeare choose to immortalise if he were writing now? If everyone can 'dance', what is dance and who do we want to see on stage? More

Ben Folds with Music
15 Feburary 2016
Piano-pop innovator Ben Folds returns victorious to the country that championed him from the start with a career-spanning set in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Saturday 20 August 2016. More

All About Women Satellite Events
11 Feburary 2016
Two of the most anticipated sessions in the Sydney Opera House's All About Women festival will be livestreamed to an unprecedented 21 Western Sydney, interstate and international communities on Sunday 6 March. More

MAD SYD: Tomorrow's Meal
9 Feburary 2016
Some of the world's most exciting chefs and culinary thinkers will meet at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 April for the inaugural MAD SYD, a day of talks and ideas exploring the future of food. More

Stunt Lounge
8 Feburary 2016
Experience the next generation of circus when Stunt Lounge, an edgy, heart-stopping feat of physical daring from the acclaimed Flying Fruit Fly Circus, premieres at the Sydney Opera House in April. More

Year of the Monkey begins at Sydney Opera House
4 Feburary 2016
An 8x15 metre lantern, lit day and night. Traditional red envelopes of festive goodies. Lobster buns, pork belly and themed Lunar Feasts by top Australian chefs. More

The Necks
14 January 2016
Celebrating 30 years at the cutting edge of jazz and experimental music, Sydney's own masters of improvisation The Necks will present an intimate Studio performance after the success of their 18th album, Vertigo, at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 7 March 2016. More

dirtgirl's get grubby musical
11 January 2016
Spreading the spirit of sustainability to the smallest theatregoers, the Sydney Opera House is committed to offsetting the season of dirtgirl's get grubby musical, the theatrical spin-off of international smash-hit animation dirtgirlworld. More


The Lounge enabled by Samsung
10 November 2016
The Sydney Opera House today opened The Lounge enabled by Samsung - a new place in the heart of the Opera House for people to sit and enjoy art and culture through some of the latest Samsung technology. More

Digital innovator awarded Opera House arts scholarship
20 October 2016
The Sydney Opera House today announced this year's recipient of a scholarship to inspire the next generation of Australian arts leaders - putting a spotlight on the growing influence of digital innovation on arts and culture. More

Discover Australia’s ‘Green House’ on the Airbnb Sustainability Tour
11 October 2016
For the first time, the public will be able to explore beneath the sails of the world's most famous house to find out how this pioneering green building is making itself more environmentally friendly, thanks to a new sustainability tour supported by Airbnb. More

Laing O’Rourke wins key Opera House Renewal contract
8 September 2016
Laing O’Rourke Australia has won a competitive tender for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in the Sydney Opera House’s Stage 1 Building Renewal program, which comprises $250 million of projects to be carried out over the next five years. More

Concrete Conservation Project
6 September 2016
The Sydney Opera House will trial an innovative new tool with the potential to transform conservation of the one million white tiles on its famous sails. More

MADE by the Opera House
19 August 2016
The Sydney Opera House last night announced five Australian students selected for the 2017 MADE by the Opera House program, an Australian-Danish exchange that continues into new generations the international and interdisciplinary links first forged by Jørn Utzon's masterpiece. More

Sydney Opera House unveils designs for Renewal
11 August 2016
The NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, today unveiled working designs for the largest program of upgrades to the Opera House since it opened in 1973. The Renewal projects will open more of the Opera House to the public, improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of audiences, artists and the 8.2 million people who visit each year. More

Environmental Sustainability Plan
1 August 2016
The green-certified Sydney Opera House today announced ambitious new sustainability targets that extend the savings, efficiencies and environmental legacy of a building that has become the symbol of modern Australia. More

Samsung renews partnership with Sydney Opera House
15 June 2016
The Sydney Opera House and Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the renewal of their landmark Principal Partnership for a further five years - ensuring technology and innovation stay at the heart of the Opera House experience now and in the future. More

Vivid LIVE goes Co2-neutral for second year running
18 May 2016
The Sydney Opera House today announced that the annual contemporary music takeover, Vivid LIVE, will be carbon neutral for the second year running. More

Sydney Opera House launches on the Google Cultural Institute
27 April 2016
The Sydney Opera House and the Google Cultural Institute today launched an unprecedented digital collection that will allow audiences around the world to explore the living story of Australia's most famous building as never before. More

Sydney Opera House and ABC TV forge partnership for next generation
4 April 2016
The Sydney Opera House and ABC TV today announced a three-year partnership that will bring live performances, educational experiences and tailored content from the nation’s leading performing arts centre to children across Australia. More

Etihad Airways Renews Partnership with Sydney Opera House
31 March 2016
Etihad Airways and the Sydney Opera House today announced the extension of their Major Partnership for a further five years. More

Utzon/Le Corbusier Tapestry Unveiling
29 March 2016
The Sydney Opera House has today publicly unveiled the Utzon/Le Corbusier tapestry, an extraordinary collaboration between two of the 20th century's greatest architects for one of the 20th century's greatest buildings. More

Access for all at Sydney Opera House
2 March 2016
NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka, MLC, last night unveiled the Sydney Opera House's new three-year Access Strategic Plan and 2016 program of accessible performances. More

Opera House embarks on digital transformation with Adobe
1 March 2016
The Sydney Opera House and Adobe, a leader in both creative and marketing solutions, today announced a two-year major partnership that will underpin the Opera House's digital transformation. More

Opera House opens global doors for emerging arts leaders
20 January 2016
The Sydney Opera House today announced the latest recipient of an international scholarship to inspire the next generation of Australian arts leaders. More

Sydney Opera House invites Australia to #comeonin
10 January 2016
Think Sydney and you think Sydney Opera House. Australia's most famous building and most Instagrammed location is a cultural and architectural icon visited by more than 8.2 million people each year, with so much to explore inside the sails. More

The Italian Riviera comes to Sydney Opera House
8 January 2016
The Sydney Opera House’s Western Broadwalk and Foyers have been transformed into an Italian Riviera for this year’s Summer Playground, running until 31 January. More