Since it opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has promoted creativity, diversity, environmental sustainability, cultural rights and respect for heritage, both on and off its stages. As we approach our 50th anniversary, we remain as committed to these values as ever and are setting out the positive change we want to drive over the next 50 years, and beyond.
For thousands of years, Tubowgule, the land on which the Opera House stands, has been a place of gathering and belonging for the Gadigal people. The Opera House carries on this legacy by embracing and celebrating the culture of Australia’s First Peoples. In 2011, the Opera House became the first performing arts organisation in Australia to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan commiting to a range of actions and initiatives that aim to safeguard these traditions and adapting cultures for future generations.
In 2019, the Opera House joined a growing collective of global and Australian companies, governments and community organisations becoming the first major Australian arts institution to announce its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a roadmap to address the world’s most pressing challenges by 2030.
To align with our core mission to inspire and strengthen the community through everything we do, the Opera House recently launched our 2021-23 Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging strategy.
All About Women wholeheartedly embodies these values, both within the program and through a number of accessibility and inclusion initiatives.
All About Women is the annual centrepiece of the Opera House’s Talks & Ideas program and each year the event welcomes an outstanding line-up of international and Australian artists, thinkers and storytellers, exploring the ever-evolving big ideas important to women, non-binary people and allies.