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Communications Team

The Communications Team can provide information about Sydney Opera House performances, events and corporate matters, and tourism and visitor experience.

We can arrange interviews with our staff and performers, supply copyright-cleared images of performances and organise site visits for journalists, photographers and camera crews. We can also handle media review ticket requests. 

After-hours media enquiries
For media enquiries after hours (outside of 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri), please phone 0422 963 184

Karanbir Dhillon
Communications Assistant
Phone: 0423 057 034 
Karanbir can be contacted for general media enquiries and filming and photography requests. 

Melanie Wellington
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 9250 7172 / 0413 709 081
Melanie is the main point of contact for communications relating to the Opera House's Renewal program, Visitor Experience activity, as well as general corporate communications enquiries. 

Alice Nguyen  - currently OOO
Communications Specialist
Phone: 0418 413 145
Alice works across the Visitor Experience portfolio, including food and beverage, tours and retail.

Kate Huish
Head of External Communications
Phone: 9250 7411 / 0422 963 184
Kate leads all external communications for the Opera House, including programming, precinct, building and corporate activities. 

Julia Barnes  
Senior Communications Manager
0402 678 589
Julia is the key contact for Digital Programming, Talks & Ideas and Contemporary Art, Vivid LIVE and also oversees the year-round Contemporary and Classical Music program.

Francesca Breen
Communications Specialist
Phone: 9250 7303 / 0434 257 068
Francesca works across the Contemporary and Classical Music, Talks & Ideas, Contemporary Art, Digital Programming, and Artist & Sector Development programs. She also assists on the Vivid LIVE program. 

Shelley Watters
(Part-time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) 

Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 9250  7286 / 0415 901 440
Shelley oversees communications relating to Contemporary Performance, First Nations and Children, Families and Creative Learning programs. 

Georgia O'Connor
Communications Manager
Phone: 9250 7495 / 0432 554 643 
Georgia is the key contact for Contemporary Performance.

Amity Harrold
Communications Manager
Phone: 0487 573 797
Amity is the key contact for the Centre for Creativity. She also works across Talks & Ideas (All About Women and Antidote) and Contemporary Performance.

Genvin In 
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 0449 939 864
Genvin works across the Contemporary Music,  Digital Programming, Talks & Ideas and UnWrapped + programs. He also assists on the Vivid LIVE program. 

To contact our resident companies relating to their performances, performers or staff:    
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bangarra Dance Theatre 
Bell Shakespeare
Opera Australia
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sydney Theatre Company 
The Australian Ballet

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