Contemporary Performance at the Opera House offers the latest in contemporary dance, theatre, circus, magic, comedy, musicals and cabaret.
In recent years the Opera House has featured preeminent international contemporary dance companies - including Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, DV8 and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The Opera House has staged hit new musical theatre productions including Heathers: The Musical as well as modern adaptations of the classics, such as Sweet Charity.
Summer is the season for circus, magic and cabaret. Large scale spectaculars, such as The Illusionists and Circus 1903, fill the Concert Hall and variety shows like Club Swizzle, La Soirée, Barbu and Blanc de Blanc play before packed houses in the Studio.
Through its Contemporary Performance program, the Opera House presents accessible entertainment, bawdy nouveau-cabaret, and the reinvention and reinterpretation of classic art forms for audiences of all kinds.