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With over 40 shows, gigs, concerts, talks and tours each week, there is something for everyone at the Sydney Opera House. Use the filter tool to find an event or browse the selection below.

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Contemporary Music


21 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017

As one of the defining pop stars of our era, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde makes her Opera House debut against the stunning backdrop of Sydney harbour.
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Festival of Instrumental Music

31 Jul 2017 - 06 Sep 2017

A magnificent concert series featuring musically diverse performances by over 1000 outstanding student musicians and vocalists from NSW Public Schools and High Schools.
JUNK: The Flying Fruit Fly Circus
Kids & Families, 6+ years

Junk: Flying Fruit Fly Circus

05 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017

See Australia’s world famous circus for young people transform a 1940’s rural junkyard into a magical landscape.
Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

07 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017

Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, Hot Brown Honey returns. Unapologetically fierce, Hot Brown Honey defiantly shatters clichés in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.
Bangarra - Bennelong


29 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017

Bangarra presents a brand new contemporary dance work that will leave you in awe of Australia’s history, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page.
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Classical Music

Pelleas et Melisande Opera in the Concert Hall

23 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017

You won't be able to resist this heartbreaking tragedy or the gorgeously sensual atmosphere of Debussy's music.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Contemporary Music

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

28 Sep 2017

The viral phenomenon, re-imagining today's biggest hits with musical styles from yesteryear, live in concert.
Talks & Ideas

Life On Mars: The 2020 Rover Mission

17 Aug 2017

Is Mars the first step to humanity spreading out into the galaxy? Join a panel of NASA scientists and astrophysicists as they discuss the potential for life on Mars.
Classical Music

Imperial Bells - Chimes in Concert

23 Jul 2017

A spellbinding sound filled with beauty, romance & solemnity – ancient Chime music performed by the internationally acclaimed Hubei Chime Bells Orchestra. Do not miss out this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary concert.
Join us for Winter Eats at Sydney Opera House. Monday to Friday $30 lunch offers coupled with the most incredible view - the best way to escape the winter blues.
Pacific Opera: Winter Words
Classical Music

Pacific Opera: Winter Words

25 Jun 2017

A performance of Franz Schubert's Masterpiece Winterreise featuring the young and emerging artists of the 2017 Pacific Opera program
Scotland The Brave
Contemporary Music

Scotland The Brave

26 Aug 2017

Scotland The Brave is the smash hit celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song, and dance.
Classical Music

Intimate Mozart

9 Jul 2017

Born in South Africa, raised in Australia, educated in the US and now a resident of the UK, pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s leading performers of Mozart.
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2 Weddings, 1 Bride

27 Apr 2017 - 22 Oct 2017

Gather for a fun night of operetta and let the sumptuous costumes, pretty sets and joyful melodies take you all the way to French Morocco.
John Bell and Simon Tedeschi
Classical Music

John Bell and Simon Tedeschi

9 Jul 2017

A rare performance by acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi and Australian legend John Bell, reviving the art of the melodrama in Strauss’ Enoch Arden. Part of the Utzon Music Series.
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Classical Music

Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

29 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017

A musician of insightfulness, abundant energy and matchless skill.