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Antidote

A festival of ideas, action & change.

Rent on demand

In a time when it was needed most, the fifth iteration of Antidote took place (online) in September 2021. Rent any talk or enjoy the entire festival on demand on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House.

Racing to the End of the World

Elizabeth Kolbert & Paddy Manning

Join acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert as she discuss her latest book investigating the fight against the effects of climate change, moderated by Paddy Manning at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

Alternative Futures

Yanis Varoufakis & Scott Ludlam

Don't miss Yanis Varoufakis share his hopes for a new world with Scott Ludlam at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

End of Empire

Afua Hirsch & Daniel Browning

Join author and journalist Afua Hirsch discuss the privileges of citizenship, identity and Britishness in Australia at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

The Moral High Ground

Jacqueline Maley, Julia Baird, Osman Faruqi & Edwina Throsby

Join journalists Jacqueline Maley and Julia Baird discuss how morality is increasingly used to frame Australian political discourse at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

The Myth of the Fair Go

Bri Lee, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Rick Morton & Laura Murphy-Oates

Don't miss this discussion between Sheila Ngoc Pham, author Bri Lee and journalist Rick Morton, as they discuss the many facets of social disadvantage in the Playhouse at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

Soul Searching in a Post-Truth Age

Amal Awad, Sarah Krasnostein & Fenella Kernebone

Join SBS journalist Amal Awad and award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein, discuss their quest for enlightenment and faith at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

Sound and Silence: Deaf Stories

Fiona Murphy, Jackie Leach Scully & Alex Jones

Join Fiona Murphy, Jackie Leach Scully and Alex Jones, discuss deaf culture at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

“No Lebs”: Anti-Arab racism since 9/11

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Ghassan Hage & Sara Saleh

Twenty years ago, September 11 changed the Western world forever. Join Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Ghassan Hage discuss Arab racism with Sara Saleh at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.
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Uluru Statement from the Heart

Pat Anderson AO, Megan Davis & Thomas Mayor, Bridget Brennan

Megan Davies, Thomas Mayor and Pat Anderson come together on a panel discussing Uluru Statement from the Heart at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.

The Sydney Opera House honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians, and we acknowledge the Gadigal, traditional custodians of Tubowgule, the land on which the Opera House stands.