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A whole world of music, dance, theatre, ideas and more is on stage at the Sydney Opera House. Use the buttons below to view our What's On guide or keep reading for a selection of events we wouldn't want you to miss.

The Unbelievables

This summer's brand new theatrical blockbuster premieres at the Sydney Opera House, filling the Concert Hall with the world’s greatest circus, music and magic performers. From the producers of The Illusionists and Circus 1903 comes an entertainment extravaganza featuring breathtaking circus, jaw-dropping magic, award-winning ballroom dancers, stunning costumes, comedy and so much more! Experience the golden age of entertainment with the incredible live swing band, hosted by comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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Mind-blowing, Awe-inspiring

Illuminating, Breathtaking

Badu Gili

Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people – is a new daily experience that will explore ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round at sunset and 7pm.

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Whet your appetite for comedy and drama with a delectable serving from the Sydney Theatre Company. Moira Buffini’s Dinner is a devilishly black satire on middle-class assumptions. Paige, a socialite extraordinaire with a nasty streak, is hosting a dinner in honour of her husband’s best-selling book. Some interesting characters have been invited but the evening takes an intriguing turn when a stranger comes knocking. This jet-black comedy is a feast of wicked laughs, piercing insults and revenge served cold.

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Deliciouly dark, Wickedly funny

Gravity-defying, Kaleidoscopic experience

Limbo Unhinged

Delve into a world of sizzling sword-swallowers and contortionists in a deeply-seductive circus cabaret. The creators of Limbo and Blanc de Blanc return to Sydney this summer with a show that defies gravity, reason and all the rules. Limbo Unhinged is a vivacious party that will take you into a hot netherworld. Grab your seat. Find the edge. Become unhinged.

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The Creators

Our seven flagship companies present the best of the Australian performing arts while our own presenting arm offers the best of now. Meet the performers and presenters who call the Opera House their home.