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Joan Sutherland Theatre

The home of Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, the Joan Sutherland Theatre is the second largest indoor venue in the Opera House with a seated capacity for up to 1507.  It features an extensive fly system and flexible staging and is suitable for all genres. Up to 70 musicians can be accommodated in the orchestra pit. 

This theatre is not available for commercial hire as it is booked for Resident Companies and Sydney Opera House Presents year round.

Documentation for Hirers

Technical specifications

Technical and production information for the Joan Sutherland Theatre.


Event guide

Information for presenting events at the Sydney Opera House.


Technical seating plan

Technical seating plan for the Joan Sutherland Theatre.


Venue hire enquiry

Contact the Venue Hire team or send a booking enquiry.

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