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The Golden Age of Broadway Inside/Out at the House

6 May 2023

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra takes you back to an era when Broadway’s theatres exploded with the all-time favourite musicals that shaped our times – inside and outside the House.

Take your seat, Inside or Out


In the Concert Hall


Live broadcast to the Forecourt 

All tickets $10 including transport & no booking fee!

Travel on public transport is included in your $10 Outside ticket to Sydney Opera House 50th Anniversary ‘Inside/Out at the House’ events on the Forecourt. Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2023 inclusive. Simply show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding the following services:

Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)

Sydney Metro North West services

Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan route buses

Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services

Sydney Ferries

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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The Golden Age of Broadway

What's playin' at The Roxy? I'll tell ya what's playin' at The Roxy!

For one night only the Sydney Opera House will go back to a time of lush orchestrations, toe-tapping tunes, and those catchy songs that changed the shape of musical theatre for decades to come.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will light up the stage with over 100 choristers, a star-studded cast of vocalists, and bring the Golden Age of Broadway back to life with the brilliant music of Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and more.

As part of Inside/Out at the House classical festival celebrating the Sydney Opera House's 50th anniversary, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra will present a stunning concert inside in the Concert Hall –  whilst also being broadcast to an audience on the Forecourt.

Music was the salve that healed the wounds of 1940’s America, a time in dire need of laughter and lightness – and composers answered the call with upbeat sing-a-long musicals such as On the Town and Kiss Me, Kate while stars like Gertrude Lawrence and Danny Kaye lit up the stage.

The Golden Age reached its zenith in the 1950s when audiences filled the theatres to see the likes of Guys and Dolls and My Fair Lady with their unforgettable tunes and dancing. In the 1960s, as the Sydney Opera House was taking shape on the other side of the world, Broadway’s audiences thrilled to Hello DollyMame and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It’s high energy, optimistic music that puts the choir in the spotlight! 

Sit back and watch the house lights dim, and as the first notes unfold be transported to the Golden Age of Broadway. 

An evening of dreamy choruses and beloved songs from the Broadway musicals that shaped our times, including Guys & DollsOklahomaGypsyKiss Me KateMy Fair Lady, and more*.

*Subject to change

Brett Weymark Conductor
Virginia Gay
Georgina Hopson
Kanen Breen
Alexander Lewis
Symphony Chorus
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney Opera House

NSW Government

This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative

Take your seat, Inside or Out

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