Sydney Opera House Presents
Contemporary culture beneath the sails
The Opera House’s own presenting arm, Sydney Opera House Presents, was founded more than 15 years ago to complement the work of its resident companies. It delivers a bold and inspiring annual contemporary program that reflects the work and stories of artists from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
Led by Fiona Winning, working closely with a skilled in-house team of genre experts and in collaboration with the vibrant Australian and international arts community, Sydney Opera House Presents programs almost 800 performances a year attended by more than 400,000 people. The program presents exceptional contemporary performances and cultural events in the areas of Contemporary Music; Contemporary Performance; Contemporary Art; First Nations; Talks & Ideas; Children, Families & Creative Learning; Classical Music; Artist & Sector Development; as well as Digital Programming, enabling Sydney Opera House performances, ideas and events to reach beyond the site to a global audience.
Each year, Sydney Opera House Presents hosts its annual flagship festivals All About Women, a vibrant day of discussion about gender, justice and equality, Vivid LIVE, a contemporary music takeover of iconic and ambitious artists, Antidote, a festival of ideas, action and change, and DANCERITES, Australia’s national First Nations dance competition and a celebration of the world’s oldest continuous culture.