The Opera House’s biggest venue has been closed for two years, yet behind its shuttered doors the beat goes on. The hum of thousands of excited concert-goers has been replaced with the buzz of thousands of workers, busy future-proofing the venue for decades to come.
This year, an intricate painting by eight Martu women has been animated, soundtracked, digitally mapped, and will be projected on the sails and seen by millions around the world as part of Vivid Sydney.
“These relics of sound were once loved, played or worn.” This new online artwork by Sydney artist NELL is for all those who have never let go of the posters, the t-shirts, the guitar picks and drumsticks.
Creation Creation is a comedy for young and old about life’s most burning questions based on real-life interviews with people aged 8 – 102. We've pulled together some of those interviews to show the myriad ways in which we all interpret the mysteries of life.
When a friend is kidnapped during an Opera House magic show, it's up to you to work out what's going on. In this free virtual escape room by the Sydney Opera House, you're challenged to solve puzzles, discover passwords, and #EscapeTheHouse.
The Street University is a pioneering youth movement that encourages young people to be the best, most creative versions of themselves. Ahead of their Sydney Opera House debut, we find out more about this incredible program.
As we begin the 2022 schooling year looking as close to ‘normal’ as we have seen for some time, there is a feeling of relief in the air about leaving online learning behind. But should we let a crucial turning point in education slip by?
When it opened in 2017, SIX The Musical enchanted a new generation of musical theatre fans with its homages to pop music and progressive take on Tudor history. Now, having just debuted on Broadway, the viral musical has its sights set on a wider audience.
Highly Commended in the Antidote and Sweatshop Mentorship for Diverse Emerging Writers, Tiffany Fong looks at the dangerous, cult-like appeal of the alt-right to a generation seeking community and meaning.
BUILD is our new Creative Learning program aiming to create a better world through the buiilt environment. Western Sydney University student Emma Moore took part in a pilot BUILD program and reflects on how it has "forever changed" her.
Peter Tucker started working at the Sydney Opera House 50 years ago, before the building was even complete. Since then, he's worked all across the House, and even met the President and the Queen on the job.
Leonie Bell started her career as a chef-apprentice for Bennelong Restaurant when she was 15, working on Sydney's first-ever world-famous NYE fireworks show in 1976. Still at the Opera House, Leonie discusses what it was like leading up to that fateful night.
In this latest edition of Stage Direction, Stephen A Russell traces the tracks of Anna Karenina, Tolstoy’s tempestuous ode to love, loss and family, ahead of its latest ballet adaptation at the Sydney Opera House.
When Tishani Doshi speaks, it's hard not to listen. From poetry to journalism, to dance and cricket, Doshi is an artistic powerhouse. Here's everything you need to know about the multi-talented All About Women headliner.
Meet the fearless Roxane Gay, whose bestselling books have been responsible for “the most persuasive feminist recruitment drive in recent memory” and who returns to the Opera House for All About Women 2022.
His upcoming, once-in-a-lifetime Vivid LIVE show is a career-defining journey through four decades of song – so, for our latest Cheat Sheet, we dug through the epic, intergenerational influence of Australia's greatest songwriter.
By day, he investigates insurance claims; by night, he is the genius creator of Sidney Opera Mouse – the little mouse with big dreams. We spoke to English author Graham Hosking about what his big dreams were when he was little.