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Unmissable events

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 highlights we wouldn't want you to miss.

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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Stimulating, Thought-provoking

Antidote

Worried about the world? You’re not alone. Climate change. Fake news. Money. Politics. It’s exhausting – even facts can be alternative now. This festival is our antidote, celebrating artists, thinkers and doers who have spearheaded social change and fought for what they believe in. Taking place on the first weekend of September, Antidote is a time for us to come together to recharge, rethink, take stock, and take action.

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Awe-inspiring, Mesmerising

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Bennelong

Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the area around Sydney Harbour, when British colonisers arrived in 1788. He learnt English, travelled to London and served as an interlocutor between two vastly different worlds. His extraordinary story will be told in Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Bennelong, a full-length work whose world premiere will be at the Sydney Opera House on 29 June.  

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Side-splitting,
Rib-tickling

Just For Laughs

They say laughter is the best medicine and we’ve got the perfect dose with the hotly anticipated return of Just For Laughs Sydney. The festival celebrates its 7th year in September with huge names in comedy including Scottish stand-up legend Kevin Bridges, world renowned actor and comedian Joel McHale, Great Australian Bake Off hosts Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, two of Australia’s biggest podcasts TOFOP and The Little Dum Dum Club, and Australia’s very own Tommy Little is set to host the hilarious Just For Laughs Australia: Live series. We also welcome back the All-Star Gala with Dave Hughes as host and a stellar line-up to be revealed soon. 

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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.