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Chelsea Manning

4pm, Sun 2 Sept 2018

After Chelsea Manning’s 2017 release from military prison, she became one of the world’s most prominent activists around areas of data privacy, surveillance, and trans politics. Meet one of the truly extraordinary changemakers at the height of her powers.
Kids & Families, Little ones

ABC Classic Kids: Music for The Dreaming

17 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

An immersive introduction to live classical music and storytelling created especially for young children.
Engaging Inspiring Memorable
Celebrate 45 years of The Sydney Opera House with an evening of talks, film and architecture.
Insightful Engaging Reflective
Talks & Ideas

Utzon 100: Next Generation

14 Oct 2018

Jørn Utzon is one of the best-known architects in the world, with a legacy that has influenced countless others. In this exclusive event to mark the centenary of Utzon’s birth, a panel of renowned Danish architects come together to discuss how Utzon has affected their own practices.
Insightful Engaging Reflective

Maureen Dowd

1pm, Sun 2 Sept 2018

As America’s best-known female newspaper columnist, Maureen Dowd has covered four presidential campaigns, and brings an astute take on contemporary American politics and its leaders.
Classical Music

Brahms Revelation: Symphony No.4

22 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

The first of two programs in a Brahms mini-festival, conducted by David Robertson.
Nostalgic Inspiring Bold
Kids & Families, Little ones

Justine Clarke - Silly Songs Tour

22 Sep 2018

The homegrown queen of children’s entertainment, JUSTINE CLARKE, is getting ready to perform a show with her fans on the Silly Songs Tour.
Memorable Entertaining Playful
Classical Music

YUNDI Touch of Chopin

05 Nov 2018 - 06 Nov 2018

Internationally acclaimed pianist YUNDI LI tends to attract hyperbolic headlines wherever he performs. In 2018, he will head to Australia & New Zealand for his first-ever concert tour in this October 2018.
Internationally acclaimed Romantic Energising

Kitty Flanagan

15 Dec 2018

Following her sold out show at the State Theatre, and five star run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the legendary Kitty Flanagan returns to Sydney for the ultimate encore performance.
Entertaining Playful Laugh Out Loud
Contemporary Music


27 Sep 2018

One of the most ground-breaking MCs of the decade, Joseph Junior Adenuga aka Skepta makes his Sydney Opera House debut this September, the first grime artist ever to bring his signature bass-heavy bravado and menacing beats to the Concert Hall stage.
Electric Energising Memorable


18 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

Verdi’s monumental, transcendent music makes Aida a perennial favourite. Immersive, impressive, intimate - this is the future of spectacle on stage. Get tickets now.
International premiere Bold Sensory

The Long Forgotten Dream

23 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

Inspired by true stories of repatriating stolen bones, this play is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural Australian community.
International premiere Inspiring Memorable


29 Aug 2018 - 02 Sep 2018

An imaginative tribute to the horror movie genre, HORROR will draw you into a dark world of tragic family history using illusions, acrobatics and mime to create theatre magic that’ll make you shiver.
Australian premiere Blood pumping Mind expanding

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

10 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

A genuinely funny classic political farce as absurd and paranoid as the times in which we live.
Crowd pleaser Laugh Out Loud Exhilarating
Contemporary Music

Courtney Barnett

23 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

One of the most unique Australian voices to emerge this century, see Courtney Barnett tear up the Concert Hall with whiplash wit and a full band this August.
Moving Electric Memorable
Special Event
Tours & Experiences

New Year's Eve at Portside 2018

31 Dec 2018

New Year's Eve at Portside Sydney is a once in a lifetime experience, where you can expect to walk in the door and your night is taken care of.
Celebratory Memorable