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Giant puppy and red sails usher in Year of the Dog at Sydney Opera House

Monday 12 February

From Friday 16 February, the Opera House will usher in the Year of the Dog with sails lit lucky red, a giant eight-metre Lunar Lantern of man's best friend - complete with wagging tail - Chinese musicians, Asian-inspired dining, Mandarin-language tours and a glowing wishing tree. 

Legendary actor Bill Murray to perform at Sydney Opera House with classical music trio

Monday 12 February

The Sydney Opera House today announced that the legendary actor and comedian Bill Murray will make his Concert Hall debut in November, performing with acclaimed German-American cellist Jan Vogler & Friends in a magnificent collision of American greats and European classics. 

New speakers and events announced for All About Women

Wednesday 7 February

The Sydney Opera House today announced new speakers and events for its record-breaking 2018 All About Women festival on Sunday 4 March 2018.

Humans of New York mastermind Brandon Stanton in first trip to Australia

Tuesday 9 January

The Sydney Opera House today announced that the creator of social media phenomenon Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, will appear in Australia for the first time on Saturday 10 February for a one-off Sydney exclusive.

Sydney Opera House reopens Joan Sutherland Theatre

Sunday 31 December

The world-famous Joan Sutherland Theatre reopened on New Year's Eve 2017 with Opera Australia's performance of The Merry Widow.

First look behind-the-scenes in renewed Joan Sutherland Theatre

Wednesday 20 December

After seven months of renewal works, the Sydney Opera House provided a glimpse of the changes to the world-famous Joan Sutherland Theatre. 

The Miss Behave Gameshow - a raucous gameshow where the audience is the star

Monday 18 December

Direct from Las Vegas, the international smash hit The Miss Behave Gameshow brings a chaotic brew of variety, gameshow and disco to the Sydney Opera House Studio next March. 

Nigella Lawson in conversation

Tuesday 12 December

Following a sold-out Opera House appearance in 2016, the woman who put the pleasure back into food, Nigella Lawson, returns to the Concert Hall stage in January 2018. 

Emerging artists hit Crescendo at Opera House

Monday 11 December

A new music series, Crescendo, will be focusing on the classical stars of tomorrow and showcasing new and rarely-performed repertoires in the Utzon Room at Sydney Opera House. 

Sydney Opera House appoints Olivia Ansell as Head of Contemporary Performance

Friday 8 December

The Sydney Opera House announces leading arts curator and producer Olivia Ansell has accepted the position of Head of Contemporary Performance to lead and showcase new, innovative and emerging work.

All About Women 2018 line-up announced

Tuesday 5 December

The Sydney Opera House announces the line-up for its sixth All About Women festival on Sunday 4 March 2018. For next year's All About Women, a stellar cast of international and local storytellers, thinkers and game-changers will explore the issues and ideas important to women in 2017. 

Opera House launches first-ever online shop with worldwide delivery

Monday 4 December

The Sydney Opera House today launched its first-ever online shop, allowing tourists, patrons and Opera House enthusiasts everywhere to bring a piece of the world's most famous 'house' home.

The Rubens to preview third album at their Sydney Opera House debut

Monday 4 December

Australian indie rockers The Rubens will preview their highly-anticipated third album and play fan favourites when they make their Sydney Opera House debut in March next year. 

Scottish indie outfit Belle & Sebastian returning to the Sydney Opera House in 2018

Tuesday 28 November

Seven years after they last sold out the Opera House's Concert Hall, the Glaswegian octet will deliver a house-party-come-concert in May 2018. 

Utzon Music Series enters its second decade with a season of debuts and exclusives

Wednesday 22 November

Launching into a second stellar decade, the 2018 Utzon Music Series will showcase some of the world's most celebrated classical musicians in a year-round program of Australian debuts and exclusives across the Sydney Opera House

Brazil's Seu Jorge performs tribute to David Bowie with The Life Aquatic

Tuesday 21 November

Brazilian pop superstar Seu Jorge will bring his renowned bossafied Bowie covers to Australia for the first time in 2018. 

Deadly Voices from the House podcast: discussing gender, sexuality & culture

Monday 20 November

The Sydney Opera House announces a new series of its acclaimed podcast, Deadly Voices from the House, presenting intimate conversations with prominent First Nations artists and leaders. 

King of African pop, Youssou Ndour, brings block party to the Concert Hall

Monday 13 November

One of the most celebrated African artists of our time, Grammy Award-winner Youssou Ndour, will bring his world-music block party to the Concert Hall stage in March. 

Grizzly Bear return to the Concert Hall with new album

Monday 6 November

After a sold-out 2014 performance in the Concert Hall, Grizzly Bear return to the Sydney Opera House to showcase their first album in five years. 

Paul Weller - First two shows sold out, third and final show on sale now

Friday 3 November

Due to ongoing demand, the Sydney Opera House today announced a third and final performance for the original 'Modfather', Paul Weller. Tickets are now on sale for Monday 29 January 2018.

to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. premieres at Sydney Opera House

Tuesday 31 October

The Australian premiere of British choreographer Michael Clark's celebrated production, to a simple, rock 'n' roll song. takes place this summer with a strictly limited six-night season in the Drama Theatre. 

Sydney Opera House & Westpac announce new partnership 

Wednesday 25 October

The Sydney Opera House and Westpac announce a new partnership to celebrate Australia's rich First Nations culture. The announcement coincides with the opening of 200 Women: The Listening Ground, a free outdoor exhibition designed to shine a light on diversity and equality. 

American saxophonist Kamasi Washington makes Opera House debut

Tuesday 24 October

A bold new giant of modern jazz, Kamasi Washington and his 10-piece band The Next Step will make their Sydney Opera House debut in March next year. 

Moses Sumney makes his Concert Hall debut

Monday 23 October

Following two sold-out performances for Sydney Festival in January, the self-taught troubadour returns to Australia with a full band to make his Concert Hall debut. 

Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows at Sydney Opera House

Monday 16 October

The grand Concert Hall welcomes two gilded voices in March next year, with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant in his Sydney Opera House debut and an intimate performance from Sweden's acoustic genius José González.

Summer School Holidays at Sydney Opera House

Monday 16 October

This summer, the Sydney Opera House is jam-packed with adventure, science and songs. Families can join Captain Hook on the Jolly Roger, learn from silly scientists and see story books leap off the page. 

Stranger Things Season 2 Australian Premiere at Sydney Opera House

Friday 6 October

The cult Netflix-original drama, Stranger Things, will have its Season 2 premiere at the Sydney Opera House, screening the same time as the global LA premiere and hours before the season drops on Netflix. 

Sydney Opera House announces Homeground festival line-up

Thursday 5 October

Homeground, the Sydney Opera House’s landmark annual celebration of First Nations art and culture, will move to the Opera House Forecourt for the first time this year, from 25 – 26 November 2017.

Opera House releases milestone conservation plan

Wednesday 4 October

The Sydney Opera House last night unveiled the fourth edition of its Conservation Management Plan (CMP), which provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in its Decade of Renewal.

Green Day's American Idiot kicks off national tour at Sydney Opera House

Sunday 1 October

The Tony® and Grammy®-Award winning, explosive rock musical Green Day’s American Idiot will make its Sydney debut in the Concert Hall this January with Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson in the starring role. 

Studio party returns: Andrew Weatherall (DJ set, open til close)

Tuesday 26 September

The Sydney Opera House’s legendary Studio will power up its sound system this summer for a five-hour DJ takeover, open til close, with punk techno veteran Andrew Weatherall. 

Paul Weller's only Australian shows in the Concert Hall

Monday 18 September

The grand tradition of British rock in the Concert Hall continues this summer when The Jam frontman, The Style Council co-founder and esteemed solo artist Paul Weller makes his Sydney Opera House debut and only Australian appearances in January for two shows in-the-round. 

Early music superstar Jordi Savall to tour Australia in February 2018

Thursday 14 September

Grammy Award-winning Jordi Savall and two of his favourite ensembles, Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, will tour Australia early next year with a jaw-droppingly ambitious program of early and contemporary Latin music from the ages. 

September School Holidays at the Sydney Opera House

Monday 11 September

Funnyman Frank Woodley, spectacular dinosaure puppetry and a free interactive art installation will entertain curious and creative minds at the Sydney Opera House these September school holidays.

Paul Kelly - first Forecourt show sold out, second & final show on sale now

Monday 4 September

After selling out his first Forecourt show in a week, Paul Kelly will return to the Sydney Opera House's harbour stage for a second, and final, grand encore performance on Monday 20 November. 

Limbo Unhinged turns up the heat this summer at Sydney Opera House

Monday 4 September

The Sydney Opera House today announced an acclaimed new circus cabaret experience will arrive this summer. Limbo Unhinged will unleash pyrotechnics, sword-swallowing and aerial shenanigans against a pulsating live soundtrack in the Opera House Studio from January to March 2018.

The National - first Forecourt selling fast, second show on sale now

Friday 1 September

With the first show from The National almost sold out in days, the Sydney Opera House today announced a second performance, Thursday 22 February 2018, to complete another legendary run on the Forecourt stage.