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Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Adobe’s creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is one of the largest software companies in the world, with more than 13,000 employees.

For more information, please visit the Adobe website.

To find out more about the partnership, please view this media release.

Adobe Symposium

Sydney Opera House CEO, Louise Herron was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Adobe Symposium where she presented the transformation that’s underway of the Sydney Opera House’s digital experience. In 2017, the Sydney Opera House will host the Adobe Symposium.


EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s leading energy retailers. The company provides gas and electricity to more than 2.6 million residential and business customer accounts across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

As one of the country’s leading energy businesses, EnergyAustralia supports the communities in which it operates, running a community grants program designed to improve amenities in local communities. EnergyAustralia was also the first energy company to launch a Financial Inclusion Action Plan aimed at helping vulnerable customers achieve financial security.

Headquartered in Melbourne, EnergyAustralia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Group, one of the largest publicly-owned integrated power businesses in the Asia Pacific.

EnergyAustralia is the Sydney Opera House’s energy supplier. The two companies have also entered into a major partnership to help the Opera House to deliver its Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). Launched in August 2017, the ESP outlines a series of long-term sustainability goals for the Opera House including carbon neutrality, a 5-Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia and 14 per cent energy savings.

Under the two-year partnership agreement, the Opera House and EnergyAustralia will collaborate with national science agency CSIRO on a new industry think tank. Led by EnergyAustralia, the think tank will focus on:

  • Delivering a strategy to enable the Opera House to achieve Net Zero (carbon neutral) certification by 2023 – a key objective of the Opera House’s ESP.
  • Identifying and implementing sustainable energy solutions to be trialed by the Opera House as part of its long-term carbon-reduction strategy.

Through the partnership, it is hoped the national icon will become a test case for emerging technologies that could be adopted by households and organisations across Australia that want to operate in a more energy-efficient and sustainable way.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality - cultured, considerate, warm and generous - as well as enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West. Their goal is to be a truly 21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.

When you travel with Etihad, you’ll fly on a brand new aircraft with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, the finest dining and impeccable service. Their new-generation fleet has the world’s most sophisticated flight deck and represents the ultimate in performance, operational efficiency, extended cabin space and increased flying range. Their goal is not to improve on what has been done before – but to totally reimagine it.

Etihad flys to over 116 destinations in 68 countries and is the World leading Airline eight years running at the World Travel Awards.

Etihad became a partner in 2013. Through the partnership Etihad will bring more international artists to Sydney and provide Australians and our inbound visitors with access to all the cultural opportunities of a truly global city. 

Become an Etihad Guest and collect miles towards your next flight here.

To find out more about the partnership, please view the media release here.


Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

The partnership between Sydney Opera House and Google has been about developing projects that inspire people through art, amplified by digital technology.  Some of our past collaborations include Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Cube, Live at the House and The Binoculars. One highlight is Google Cultural Institute, this is a collection of 50 online exhibits that weaves together rare archival photography, celebrated performances, early architectural drawings, historical documents, little-known interviews and Street View imagery to tell the story of the Opera House in an entirely new way

To explore the Google Cultural Institute please click here.


Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Intel Australia and New Zealand was established in 1979 and since then has played an important role underpinning technological innovation in education, healthcare, broadband technologies, astrophysics and primary industries.

In 2015 the Sydney Opera House welcomed Major Partner Intel, world leader in computing innovation, as the Opera House's first naming-rights sponsor, with the launch of the Intel Broadcast Studios.

The two-year Partnership includes a digital content series, live on-site activations and a range of projects trialling the latest Intel technologies to create new experiences and crack the world's busiest performing arts centre open so the world can see inside.

To find out more about the Partnership, view the media release.

To find out more, visit the Intel website.

Intel helps to bring Vivid LIVE to life in 2016 at Sydney Opera House

As the Major Event Partner of Vivid LIVE, Intel made amazing experiences possible working closely with Australian progressive beatmaker Ta-ku who made his live solo debut at the Sydney Opera House in 2016. Ta-ku worked with Intel and their latest Real Sense technology to 3D scan his face into the visuals of his show created by artist Sam Price.

Intel also illuminated over 100 drones in a spectacular choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Opera House as the backdrop, accompanied by the breathtaking sounds of the Sydney Youth Orchestra.


Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. They operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, retailers, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.

Their products and solutions make everyday activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

Mastercard became a partner of the Sydney Opera House in 2012.  Through the partnership all Mastercard cardholders have access to special offers for shows and exclusive events at the Sydney Opera House, as part of the Mastercard Priceless Cities program. 

The Mastercard Priceless Cities program encourages people to travel boldly and live every day to the fullest, with cardholders enjoying privileged access to unique experiences and attractive offers to over 40 priceless destinations globally.  So don’t forget to log on to to see what you can explore next.

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