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Sunnyboys - Alone With You (for one night only) in the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Thursday 26 November 2020

Few Australian bands inspire as much love as Sydney post-punk survivors Sunnyboys. Now the original lineup of frontman Jeremy Oxley, bassist Peter Oxley, guitarist Richard Burgman, and drummer Bil Bilson will return to the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 13 December.

Applications open for Opera House Uncovered program

Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Sydney Opera House is searching for three new creatives to take part in the second year of its successful Uncovered program, which provides an opportunity for local makers, designers and artists to have their Australian-inspired products sold in one of the world’s most iconic retail environments.

Australians invited to share their favourite Sydney Opera House memories

Friday 13 November 2020

To mark its reopening, the Opera House is inviting people to share their favourite moments at the iconic venue, with a selection to be projected on to the sails in early 2021, as part of a new campaign ‘Where Memories Are Made’, announced today.

Free digital creative learning connects regional and remote students to Sydney Opera House

Wednesday 11 November 2020

The Sydney Opera House has unveiled its 2021 Digital Creative Learning program featuring exclusive talks with award-winning artists and authors Andy Griffiths and Maxine Beneba Clarke as well as a rich program of workshops and virtual tours to take place in the first half of next year.

Sydney Opera House launches new range of tour experiences

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Local and international audiences will be able to experience Sydney Opera House like never before with the launch of a new range of tour experiences, announced today.

Ebony Bott announced as new Head of Contemporary Performance

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Leading arts curator and producer Ebony Bott has been appointed as Sydney Opera House's new Head of Contemporary Performance, overseeing the development of innovative and entertaining new productions by today’s great artists from Australia and the world.

Cosmo's Midnight announce two all-ages shows for their Opera House debut

Friday 6 November 2020

Sydney Opera House will welcome the shimmering sound of summer with two all-ages performances by Sydney electropop duo Cosmo’s Midnight. The genre-pushing twin producers will celebrate their acclaimed new album Yesteryear on 10 December with their only 2020 Sydney show for the band’s Opera House debut.

A summer of escape, entertainment and connection at the House

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Legendary rock musical RENT – with its galvanising story of love and connection – kicks off a vibrant Sydney Opera House summer program full of magic, illusion, music theatre and circus.

An unmissable summer of fun for the young and young at heart

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Much-loved Australian children’s singer and entertainer Justine Clarke leads a summer of fun with sing-along favourites, classic stories and best-selling, award-winning productions for the young, and young at heart, at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House announces new season of UnWrapped celebrating independent voices and contemporary Australian work

Monday 26 October 2020

The Sydney Opera House has announced the latest offering of live music and physical theatre as part of its UnWrapped season of diverse, rarely seen and critically acclaimed work curated by Sydney Opera House Director of Programming, Fiona Winning.

Dance Rites: a celebration of First Nations culture - online

Thursday 22 October 2020

The Sydney Opera House will present its sixth annual Dance Rites festival online next month, bringing together 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance groups in a celebratory digital event with more than 350 performers spanning generations, nations and clan groups.

Sydney Opera House lifts the curtain on new program of live events

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The Sydney Opera House today announced an exciting next step in welcoming audiences and visitors back to the site with a program of unmissable live events set to start in two weeks. 

Sydney Opera House launches New Work Now

Tuesday 29 September 2020

The Sydney Opera House has today launched New Work Now, an initiative created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaningful support for local Australian artists and arts workers through commissioning, developing and presenting new works.

New podcast series unravels the hidden stories of the Opera House tapestry collection, hosted by award-winning broadcaster Tim Ross

Wednesday 23 September 2020

The Sydney Opera House has launched a new podcast series House Stories: The Tapestries that examines the stories and significance of four magnificent tapestries designed specifically for the Opera House. 

In the Mood, A Love Letter to Wong Kar-Wai and Hong Kong: A newly-commissioned world premiere performance from the Sydney Opera House's digital stage

Tuesday 15 September 2020

The Sydney Opera House has commissioned a new work by Sydney artists Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi and Marcus Whale to be presented as part of its free weekly digital program From Our House to Yours

Sydney Opera House reopens harbourside restaurants

Wednesday 9 September 2020

The Sydney Opera House announced that its popular harbourside dining venues Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen will be open for business from Thursday 10 September. 

Ziggy Ramo to live-stream his full-length album in an exclusively commissioned performance for the Opera House's digital season

Monday 17 August 2020

In an exclusively commissioned performance featuring a 10-piece band and specially-made visuals, Ziggy Ramo Burrmuruk Fatnowna will present his debut album Black Thoughts. The performance will be presented as part of the Sydney Opera House's From Our House to Yours digital season as a hip-hop reckoning through love, compassion, dispossession and systemic racism envisioned for listeners from all walks of life.

The Sydney Opera House 'talks' in a brand new podcast for kids

Wednesday 15 July 2020

The Sydney Opera House has today released a brand new season of Arty Farty, a podcast made especially for kids. House Call is the third season of Arty Farty and includes 15 episodes jam-packed full of interesting stories from the people who make magic happen behind-the-scenes at the Sydney Opera House.

An evening of music theatre in support of the Actor's Benevolent Fund

Thursday 2 July 2020

The Sydney Opera House will host a vibrant showcase of live performance, interviews and musical footage to fundraise for the Actors Benevolent Fund. Let’s Go On With The Show will be hosted by Simon Burke AO and delivered in partnership with Live Performance Australia, the Helpmann Awards, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance and Sydney Opera House Presents.

Dance Rites 2020 registrations are now open

Friday 26 June 2020

Registrations for the sixth annual Dance Rites – Sydney Opera House’s esteemed national First Nations dance competition – are now open. The hallmark First Nations event helps to revitalise Indigenous leadership, safeguard vanishing cultural practices, and showcase the richness and diversity of First Nations culture.

The Wiggles world premiere performance on the Opera House digital stage

Friday 5 June 2020

Global superstars The Wiggles will make their Sydney Opera House digital stage debut on Sunday 14 June 2020 in an exclusive performance available to audiences around the world as part of the Opera House’s weekly digital program From Our House to Yours.

Sydney Opera House releases its first online guided tour

Wednesday 3 June 2020

The Sydney Opera House is bringing its popular backstage tour to homes around the world with today’s release of its first ever online guided tour, available to experience for free here.

Sydney Opera House presents new program of live performances streamed online from the
Joan Sutherland Theatre stage

Tuesday 5 May 2020

From this week, the Sydney Opera House will introduce new and live-streamed performances to its successful digital program From Our House to Yours, streamed online from the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage to audiences around the world.

From Our House to Yours - Sydney Opera House announces new digital program

Tuesday 31 March 2020

The Sydney Opera House today announced a new digital initiative – From Our House to Yours – to connect with, inspire, educate and entertain local and global communities while the venue’s doors are temporarily closed to the public. The program will include full-length performances and talks, never-before-seen footage, podcasts, long-form articles and behind-the-scenes content.

Sydney Opera House cancels public performances

Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Sydney Opera House has announced the cancellation of all public performances, commencing today until 29 March inclusive, at which point the Opera House will reevaluate based on the latest health advice and developments in the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Australian premiere of West End hit Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Monday 9 March 2020

The Australian premiere of the critically-acclaimed West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, starring Simon Burke AO, Helen Dallimore and introducing James Majoos, will be presented at the Sydney Opera House for a strictly limited season from 18 July – 30 August 2020, as the first season of the national tour.

Tamara Harrison appointed as Sydney Opera House Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning

Friday 28 February 2020

The Sydney Opera House today announced that Tamara Harrison has been appointed to the role of Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning, joining the artistic leadership team of the Opera House's internal programming arm, Sydney Opera House Presents. In this role, Harrison will oversee a year-round program that aims to inspire young people, families, students and educators through performing arts experiences, workshops, talks and creative play.

Jill Scott announced as first Vivid LIVE act for 2020

Tuesday 18 February

The Sydney Opera House revealed that Grammy award-winning US neo-soul powerhouse Jill Scott will perform her influential debut album Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1, celebrating its 20th anniversary in an Australian exclusive at Vivid LIVE as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.

Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg hosts conversation series at the Opera House

Tuesday 11 February

Finnish writer, practitioner and researcher of education, Pasi Sahlberg, will host a series of three conversations in April, June and October in the Sydney Opera House Utzon Room with national and international education thought-leaders Eddie Woo and Amie Albrecht, Maggie MacDonnell and Dr. Michael Rich. The conversation series invites parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators and students to discuss the urgency for education reform in Australia in passionate, participatory conversation.

American Psycho - The Musical to premiere at the Sydney Opera House

Tuesday 4 February

The Sydney Opera House today announced that American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House Playhouse from 4 – 21 June, 2020. Sexy, dark and disturbing, the production is returning after a successful season at the Hayes Theatre Co. in 2019 that earned the musical nine 2020 Sydney Theatre Awards.

Sydney Opera House begins work on historic Concert Hall upgrade

Wednesday 29 January

This week, Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter and visual artist Solange will be the final artist to perform in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall before work begins on a major upgrade to renew the world-famous venue for the next 50 years.

New speakers and events added to All About Women 2020 line-up

Tuesday 28 January

The Sydney Opera House announced new speakers and events for the eighth annual All About Women festival, taking place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Free Talks & Ideas event examining the bushfire catastrophe: what now?

Friday 24 January

The Sydney Opera House today announced a free Talks & Ideas event in the Drama Theatre on Sunday 16 February to spearhead urgent discussion and examine practical and policy-led responses to Australia’s unprecedented ongoing bushfire season and its devastating impact on communities, land and wildlife.

Penn & Teller reschedule tour 

Monday 20 January

The Sydney Opera House today announced that Penn & Teller will bring their record-breaking Las Vegas live show to Sydney for eight performances at the Capitol Theatre from 14 – 21 April 2020.

Opera House announces new summer pop-up bar

Thursday 16 January

Tudor-inspired glamour and regal decadence has descended on the Sydney Opera House with a new summer pop-up SIX Bar poured by Mumm at Portside Sydney, until 5 March.