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Live music concert in the Forecourt

Outdoor Events

Set below the famous white sails the Forecourt to the south and the Northern Broadwalk both offer patrons stunning harbour and city views and the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event.

NSW Government planning legislation and World Heritage site guidelines limit the number of events that can take place outdoors at the Opera House.  We accept expressions of interest and each proposal is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Capacity up to 6000

  • up to 6000 general admission on the Forecourt 
  • up to 2400 general admission on the Northern Broadwalk

Genres

The Forecourt offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue and has hosted a number of large-scale concerts including Florence and the Machine and Crowded House as well as welcoming international icons such as Oprah.

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