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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

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TAB The Nutcracker

Nutcracker - The Story of Clara

02 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Graeme Murphy’s acclaimed reimagining of The Nutcracker, like his Swan Lake, masterfully weaves together the enchantment and fantasy of the beloved classic with emotional depth and a modern perspective.


03 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017

John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney's airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.
ACO Soloists

ACO Soloists

14 May 2017

In a group the size of the ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians.
Two Weddings, One Bride

Two Weddings, One 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.
Djuki Mala

Djuki Mala

13 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

Following sold out festival performances throughout Australia in 2015 and 2016, YouTube sensations Djuki Mala return to Sydney by popular demand for a strictly limited season.
The 7 Stages of Grieving

The 7 Stages of Grieving

19 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Explore Aboriginal history, grief and hope of reconciliation in this one-woman show.
For the first time ever in Australia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Melbourne and Sydney with internationally acclaimed Jaap van Zweden conducting and renowned violinist Ning Feng as soloist.
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The Nixon Tapes

05 Jun 2017

Opera Australia celebrates John Adams at 70, performing scenes from his first opera, along with works of acclaimed contemporaries for Vivid LIVE

Hot Brown Honey

07 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 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.
Created exclusively for Vivid LIVE, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker premieres new material in a brand new visual in-the-round concert experience.
Todd McKenney shares stories and songs of Peter Allen, the ‘Boy From Oz’.

Omega Ensemble - Songs from the Bush

07 May 2017 - 07 May 2017

An intriguing and engaging concert of deeply moving and lyrical chamber music.


12 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Share the floor with four internationally acclaimed B-boys as they trash it out, pushing the boundaries of movement in dazzling blur of limbs and trainers.
Stefan Dohr - Serenade

ANAM Stefan Dohr

04 Jun 2017

Stefan Dohr performs a selection of Mozart’s greatest serenades, in collaboration with musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Don't miss this intimate event, hosted by Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet David McAllister, alongside key creatives and dancers. Hear all about what makes them tick, their favourite ballets and what life is like for them on and off the stage