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Sydney Opera House opens accessibility upgrades in the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Friday 30 November

The Sydney Opera House today opened major accessibility upgrades to the Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST), creating an independent accessible path of travel through the venue and a new lift enabling patrons in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to enjoy the venue’s magnificent Northern Foyer.

Death Cab for Cutie return to the Concert Hall for two special performances this March

Monday 26 November

Four years on from their sold-out Sydney Opera House debut, Seattle’s influential indie-rock luminaries Death Cab for Cutie will return to the Concert Hall for two special performances on 11 and 12 March 2019. The veteran musicians will perform their recent ninth studio album Thank You for Today alongside their impressive back-catalogue of hits.

Zubin Mehta's farewell concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 21 November

World-renowned conducted Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for two exclusive performances in March 2019, as part of the Maestro's global farewell tour. 

Sydney Opera House announces 2019 kids program

Monday 19 November

The Sydney Opera House has unveiled its 2019 Children, Families and Creative Learning program with a compelling suite of works for all ages encouraging creativity for life. 

Hozier makes his Opera House debut across two evenings this April

Thursday 15 November

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Hozier's enchanting voice will fill the stunning surrounds of the Concert Hall on 22 and 23 April 2019. 

The Choir of Man comes to the Opera House 

Wednesday 14 November

The international runaway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaid Fringe Festival, The Choir of Man, will premiere in Sydney next year. 

CHVRCHES play the Sydney Opera House this January

Monday 12 November

For one exhilarating night only, Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES will bring their fiery, euphoric music to the Concert Hall for their Sydney Opera House debut on Monday 7 January 2019.

All-star international cast revealed for Sydney premiere of Blanc de Blanc Encore

Thursday 8 November

Blanc de Blanc Encore's all-star international cast has today been revealed. This brand-new, high-end spectacle will premiere at the Sydney Opera House from January 4, 2019.

The Necks return for a four night residency in the Utzon Room 

Tuesday 30 October

This summer, lauded Australian trio The Necks will return to the Sydney Opera House for an intimate four-night residency in the intimate Utzon Room, celebrating their hypnotic 16th studio album, Body.

The Internet make their Sydney Opera House debut 

Monday 29 October

LA’s charismatic R&B collective The Internet will make their Sydney Opera House Concert Hall debut on Wednesday 6 March 2019 to perform their critically acclaimed fourth album, Hive Mind.

Trevor Ashley's MARDI GALA

Monday 29 October

Celebrating the 41st Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival hosted by Australia's favourite cabaret star Trevor Ashley.

Dance Rites 2018 - full line-up announced

Thursday 25 October

Next month, Australia's First Nations dance competition Dance Rites will return to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt for a free, two-day nationwide celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance and cultures.

Hear Me Roar: additional performers announced

Friday 19 October

Two more songstressed will join the cast of Hear Me Roar, a sensational new music event that presents some of the greatest songs written by women and performed by some of Australia's leading female artists.

World-renowned L-E-V Dance Company performs only Australian shows

Wednesday 17 October

Israel's world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company will make its thrilling Sydney Opera House debut this January, performing two complementary but standalone shows.

Conversations with Nick Cave: An Evening of Talk and Music

Tuesday 16 October

Australian music legend Nick Cave returns to the Sydney Opera House for the Australian debut of a new and intimate in-conversation evening featuring special solo piano performances and an open Q&A. 

Opera House unveils Dion Lee uniform collection

Monday 15 October 2018

As part of its 45th anniversary celebrations, the Sydney Opera House today unveiled its new staff uniform collection by Australian fashion designer Dion Lee. 

Summer School Holidays at the Sydney Opera House

Monday 15 October 2018

The Sydney Opera House is the ultimate destination for kids and families these summer school holidays with an exciting program of shows, free creative play activities and junior tours from 6 December to 25 January.

Goran Bregović and his Wedding & Funeral Band returns to the Sydney Opera House

Monday 15 October 2018

Balkan superstar Goran Bregović and his Wedding & Funeral Band will return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in May to debut his critically acclaimed new work, Three Letters from Sarajevo.

Samsung Powers Sunrise on the Steps 

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Sunrise yoga classes return to the Sydney Opera House’s world-famous steps this spring thanks to Principal Partner Samsung, offering Sydneysiders and visitors the opportunity to find focus for their day beneath the iconic sails. 

Sydney Opera House announces show-stopping summer musical - In the Heights

Tuesday 25 September 2018

This summer, the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Manhattan street corner for the long-awaited Sydney return of In the Heights, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical from one of America’s most acclaimed writers and producers, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Hamilton).

Interpol make their Sydney Opera House debut this summer

Monday 24 September 2018

Influential New York post-punk trio Interpol will return to Sydney after seven years to make their Sydney Opera House debut in the Concert Hall this January

Opera House reaches carbon neutral goal 

Monday 24 September 2018

The Sydney Opera House has today become carbon neutral, achieving certification against the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) and meeting its target to reduce emissions five years ahead of schedule.

 

Summer cabaret at Sydney Opera House revealed

Tuesday 18 September 2018

The international masterminds behind Blanc de Blanc, Cantina and the Helpmann Award-nominated Limbo Unhinged are bringing their brand-new, high-end cabaret spectacle Blanc de Blanc Encore to the Sydney Opera House Studio in 2019.

 

John Butler Trio + Missy Higgins on the Forecourt

Friday 14 September 2018

Fourteen years after first sharing the stage, beloved Australian music icons John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins will both make their headline Sydney Opera House debuts with two captivating performances on the Forecourt stage this February for one night only.

 

Sydney Opera House announces 45th anniversary program

Wednesday 12 September 2018

The Sydney Opera House today revealed an inspiring program of activities beginning on Saturday 13 October 2018 to mark its 45th anniversary and the centenary of architect Jørn Utzon’s birth.

Sydney Opera House to Make Wednesday Great Again

Monday 10 September 2018

Announced on a mediocre Monday, the Sydney Opera House has kicked off a campaign to 'Make Wednesday Great Again', offering Sydneysiders incredible 2 for 1 deals on shows, events and food and drink specials. 

Hear Me Roar

Thursday 6 September 2018

Hear Me Roar is a sensational new music event that will bring together some of the greatest songs ever written by women, performed by some of Australia's leading female artists.

Yaeji, Saba, Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby play the Studio Series in December

Tuesday 4 September 2018

This December, the Sydney Opera House will present a series of exhilarating-yet-intimate contemporary music performances in one of tis most versatile venues. 

Sydney Opera House and Airbnb present intimate new concert series

Wednesday 29 August 2018

The Sydney Opera House and Airbnb today announced a new series of unique and intimate performances from inspiring First Nations artists that will take place in the stunning surrounds of the Utzon Room, the only Opera House venue designed entirely by its architect, Jørn Utzon.  

The Breeders and Panda Bear: two genre-defying artists make Opera House debuts

Tuesday 28 August 2018

The Sydney Opera House will present two long-awaited debuts when seminal alt-rockers The Breeders take over the Concert Hall for one night, followed by a hypnotic performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre by electronic genius and Animal Collective co-founder, Panda Bear.

SmartFone Flick Fest 2018 Finalists Announced

Thursday 23 August 2018

The Sydney Opera House today announced the finalists for the SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) Gala 2018, taking place in the Playhouse on Monday 1 October. 

The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway

Wednesday 22 August 2018

The world masters of magic are returning to Sydney with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway, materialising in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for a strictly limited season in December 2018.

Andy & Terry Live on Stage, plus Guinness World Record attempt

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Rockstars of Australian children's literature Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton will bring their endearing sense of silliness, live illustrations and a Guinness World Record attempt to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall stage on Saturday 20 October 2018.

Straws to sculpture: 15,000 plastic straws become art at ANTIDOTE

Wednesday 15 August 2018

The Sydney Opera House today announced experimental visual artist Francesca Pasquali will transform 15,000 unused plastic straws from its onsite restaurants and bars into an art piece. 

Sydney Opera House celebrates Utzon centenary

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Four of Denmark's most renowned and innovative architects will come together in October to discuss Jørn Utzon’s global legacy as part of the 100th anniversary of Utzon’s birth.

From the pages to the stages for the September school holidays

Tuesday 14 August 2018

The Opera House is putting the spotlight on storytime classics these September school holidays with charming, magical and much-loved tales leaping off the pages and onto its famous stages. 

Kevin McCloud in conversation at the Sydney Opera House

Tuesday 7 August 2018

One of the world's most recognisable design commentators, Kevin McCloud will appear live in conversation on the stage of one of the world's most iconic architectural masterpieces, the Sydney Opera House. 

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Two

Monday 6 August 2018

Pioneering Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and German experimental electronic musician Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) will be bringing their blend of minimal piano and glitch beats to the Concert Hall stage in October. 

Sydney Opera House presents Scenes from a Marriage

Wednesday 1 August 2018

The Sydney Opera House announced it will present five exclusive performances of Ingmar Bergman's stark and anti-romantic classic Scenes from a Marriage. 

Ólafur Arnalds returns to the Concert Hall with new self-playing piano technology

Monday 30 July 2018

Following a sold-out, specially commissioned performance in 2015 for the Opera House's GRAPHIC festival, Iceland’s BAFTA Award-winning pianist-composer-producer Ólafur Arnalds returns to the Concert Hall this November as part of his first global tour in three years.

Two final Wu-Tang Clan performances added to exclusive Sydney Opera House shows

Thursday 19 July 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Wu-Tang Clan will return to the Concert Hall for two final performances, in the round, on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December. 

ANTIDOTE - New speakers and artists added to 2018 lineup

Wednesday 18 July 2018

The Sydney Opera House has announced new speakers, performances and visual art elements to the ANTIDOTE 2018 lineup. Taking place over the weekend of 1-2 September, ANTIDOTE is a festival of pioneering ideas, action and change focusing on global, local and personal issues of the day.