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Festival UnWrapped

Short. Smart. Surprising.


3 - 19 May

Festival UnWrapped is here.

Join us to celebrate original and extraordinary Australian performance works. Every performance champions an artist. On the cusp of greatness; at the height of their powers. From cabaret to dance, theatre and more. Prepare for the unexpected. Explore the very best independent Australian performance at Festival UnWrapped. 

Mysterious Peruvian beauty. Five octave vocal range. Hollywood sensation. Who was Yma Sumac? Ali McGregor brings this story of mystery, heartbreak, fame and extraordinary singing, to life.
Bold Electric Inspiring

My Urrwai

8 - 12 May

You’re invited to experience political, social, colonial and cultural roles through the eyes of little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, charmer. Ghenoa Gela.
Eye opening Bold Political
Legendary photographer. Sydney chronicler. Writer. William Yang presents imagery from his vast archive to deliver an emotive, educational photographic lecture, set to throbbing beats.
Eye opening Bold Inspiring


16 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

Empowerment. Feminism. Music. Discover how they work together. How they influence the experiences, ideas and power of young women in Australia today.
Compelling Bold Inspiring

The Director

15 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

An actual funeral director (ex). A sharp, subversive artist. Explore the art and the act of shuffling off this mortal coil.
Eye opening Insightful Bold
Join the artists of Festival UnWrapped in a panel discussion on how they shape their own lived experience into performance.
Intimate Engaging Revealing

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Sydney Opera House Western Foyers
3 - 19 May

Artist and Sector Development

What is Artist and Sector Development?

The Sydney Opera House's Artist & Sector Development program aims to support local Australian artists, small companies and producers through presentation platforms and unique professional development opportunities.

The program also offers opportunities and capacity building through mentorships, internships and training.

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