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See the best local and global acts, in spectacular venues. Find new favourites and delight in best loved classics from artists at the top of their game.

Contemporary Music

The Flaming Lips

30 Sep 2019 - 01 Oct 2019

Grammy award-winning rock legends The Flaming Lips make their kaleidoscopic Sydney Opera House debut with a 20th-anniversary celebration of their classic album The Soft Bulletin and their greatest hits.
Katie Noonan is one of Australia’s most poignant and powerful voices. When she sings, we listen. Because it’s beautiful. Because she has something to say. In The Glad Tomorrow she brings together the searing poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, masterfully set to music by ten acclaimed Australian composers and played by the exceptional Australian String Quartet in a song cycle that will touch your heart
Compelling Inspiring Moving
First Nations

Natives Go Wild

19 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Step right up into a wild world of mystery. A mistold tale of circus and wonder. A twisted history unleashed, and a famous freak show unmasked. Be enraptured by the dark truth of P.T. Barnum, the greatest showman, and his mob of circus ‘delights’...
Eye opening Bold Entertaining
Contemporary Music

Kamasi Washington

Wed 9 Oct 2019

The visionary future of modern jazz, LA’s cosmic sax prophet Kamasi Washington returns to the Sydney Opera House for an intimate in-the-round performance in a night not to be missed.
Memorable Energising Electric

High Performance Packing Tape

18 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Gripping tension. Inescapable suspense. Mind-bending predicaments. Experience beyond edge of your seat theatre as artist Lee Wilson pushes his self-made obstacle course past the breaking point. Cardboard boxes, balloons and packing tape – a DIY dream.
Bold Inspiring Electric

The Irresistible

11 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

Wild creatures. Plane crashes. Mysterious happenings. Stranger Things meets Twin Peaks in this binge-worthy scifi thriller. Direct from Dark Mofo, this is your chance to experience an other-worldly live performance that is simply irresistible.
Bold Inspiring Electric
Contemporary Music

Nils Frahm

5 Dec 2019

Picking up from his sell-out Concert Hall debut, don’t miss the return of the German piano-prodigy recently described by the BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs as “the single most important artist in the world right now”. With no two performances the same, experience Frahm’s latest work and more brought to life in a genre-defying, bass throttling live experience.
Musical Theatre


04 Jan 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Introducing the six wives of Henry VIII in the electrifying pop musical that’s taken the West End by storm! Set to raise the roof of the Sydney Opera House this summer, these queens are taking to the mic to tell their story in this rebellious celebration of historical heroines. Be the first to experience this Australian premiere from January. Get tickets for SIX now.
Exhilarating Bold Electric