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The Playhouse

Storytelling at its most intimate, the Playhouse is ideal for theatre seasons of single-set productions. The venue's flexibility allows the most ambitious performances to be realised. The fit out includes motorised battens for light rigs and scenery changes. 

The Playhouse has a seated capacity for up to 398. 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.

Documentation for Hirers

Seating plan

Technical seating plan for the Playhouse.


Technical specifications

Technical and production information for the Playhouse.


Event guide

Information for presenting events at the Sydney Opera House.


Venue plan

Stage plan for the Playhouse.


Venue hire enquiry

Contact the Venue Hire team or send a booking enquiry.

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Location filming and photography

Apply for location filming and photography on the Sydney Opera House site, which includes both exterior and interior locations.

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