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At Sydney Opera House, we strive to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself

Performing Arts

The Opera House is home to 2,000 performances, over 363 days*, across our venues. Through our flagship Resident Companies, Sydney Opera House presents, external presenters, educational and community projects we aim to challenge, inform and entertain audiences with a diverse program across multiple genres. From emerging artists to legendary icons, we create unmissable experiences for our audiences. 


As one of the most innovative and spectacular venues in the world, there is no better place to host your event than Sydney Opera House. From small scale get togethers to large celebrations; corporate networking to community gatherings, our functions team work with you to create an unforgettable event.

*2017-2018 Deloitte, Revaluing Our Icon

Discover some of our venues...

Concert Hall

Concert Hall

The world-renowned Concert Hall is the Sydney Opera House’s most majestic space. The largest of the internal venues, its high vaulted ceiling, white birch timber and brush box paneling provide an incredible setting for your event.


Joan Sutherland Theatre

Joan Sutherland Theatre, the Opera House’s second-largest internal venue, is ideal for housing opera, ballet, contemporary dance, music and spoken-word performances.


The Studio

The Studio is an ideal space for contemporary music, film screenings, cocktail parties, cabaret and circus acts or spoken-word and corporate presentations. The flexible seating layout allows for standing crowds, cabaret-style or tiered seating.


Drama Theatre

The medium-sized Drama Theatre is suitable for performances ranging from experimental productions to traditional drama, dance and spoken-word. With a computerised flying system, it offers superb views from every seat.


The Playhouse

Storytelling in all forms—dance, theatre, music or spoken-word—comes alive in the intimate surrounds of the Playhouse. An excellent setting for dramatic performances, film screenings, presentations and conferences.


The Utzon Room

Elegance, intimacy and impeccable acoustics combine in this small but impressive space. Named in honour of architect Jørn Utzon, this is the only internal venue wholly designed by the Danish master.