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Calling all feminists! What have you learned in the past year? We want you to be a part of the conversation at All About Women. 

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COVID-safe and event information

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • Face masks are strongly recommended for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contact tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

“When unique voices are united in a common cause, they make history”

Gloria Steinem

let's talk

2020 was a year like no other. What have you learned in the past year? What moments of revelation did you experience and what lessons do you want to share?

After it’s hugely successful debut at All About Women 2019, Conversations with Feminists returns online this year – and we want you to join in! 

Record a short video of yourself answering “what have you learnt in the past year?” and tag us on Instagram @sydneyoperahouse with hashtags #ConversationsWithFeminists and  #AllAboutWomen

Hint: Be sure to try our All About Women Instagram filter as you record your video. 

We will be sharing your responses to the Sydney Opera House Instagram story on the day of the festival. 

There's so much more...

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After a horror year, we all need some healing. Let go of 2020 and imagine a better future in this unique, immersive listening ceremony led by The Indigo Project's Mary Hoang and composer Rich Lucano (Phondupe).
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Zines have a history of being subversive explosions of self-expression and freedom of speech. Don't let the teens and young adults in your life miss out on this fantastic workshop!
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Contemporary weaver and proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman, Tegan Murdock finds healing and connection to culture in her art. Join Tegan and her Mum Margaret for a special, cross-generational basket weaving workshop.

Venue Information

Our venues are currently operating at reduced capacity (75%) with a minimum of one empty seat between groups along a row.

Tickets for All About Women are being sold in a single seat chequerboard pattern with every other seat remaining vacant. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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