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Run Wilde at the Sydney Opera House these July school holidays

Thursday 14 June

The Sydney Opera House is letting imaginations run wild these July school holidays with literary classics jumping off the page, epic illusions and true stories of Australia's displaced past. 

Opera House launches first winter yoga series

Wednesday 13 June

Following the sell-out success of its Sunrise on the Steps morning yoga classes, the Opera House has launched a new indoor yoga series named Sunrise at the House

Inspirational Indigenous dance competition returns to the Opera House

Tuesday 12 June

Australia’s ground-breaking national Indigenous dance competition, returns to the Opera House for a free, two-day event on the weekend of 24-25 November 2018. 

Piano-prodigy Nils Frahm returns with his biggest performance yet

Tuesday 5 June

Following three sold-out shows in 2014 – including his Australian debut at Vivid LIVE – Berlin-based piano-prodigy, producer and composer Nils Frahm returns to the Sydney Opera House to perform in the grand surrounds of the Concert Hall.

New bite-sized festival at Sydney Opera House turns the tables on fussy food fads

Monday 4 June

The Sydney Opera House today announced a brand-new mini festival of talks events that will turn the tables on contemporary food fads and debate a range of local and global food issues.

Regina Spektor returns to perform in-the-round at the Opera House

Tuesday 15 May

Six years after selling out two rousing Sydney Opera House performances, New York's Russian-born dulcet-toned storyteller Regina Spektor will finally return to the Concert Hall in July this year. 

Vivid LIVE shines off-stage at the Opera House

Tuesday 8 May

A glamourous retro pop-up bar, intimate musings from legendary rapper Ice Cube, exclusive Backstage Tours and hearty food with a view. Vivid LIVE's 10th anniversary year will give contemporary music fans countless ways to drink in the atmosphere under the sails, as part of Vivid Sydney.

Sydney Opera House seal talks for the first time!

Monday 7 May

The Opera House has today launched a new social chat bot, giving Sydneysiders the chance to speak with the famous Sydney Opera House seal to discover more about the inspirational experiences on offer at the world-renowned performing arts centre. 

Sydney Opera House Sails to be transformed by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada during Vivid Sydney

Thursday 3 May

Award-winning Australian artist Jonathan Zawada has created Metamathemagical - a specially commissioned, site-specific artwork that will transform the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House into a digital light sculpture inspired by Australian motifs.

Sydney Opera House celebrates George Michael with special music event

Tuesday 1 May

The Sydney Opera House will bring a little faith to the Concert Hall stage this July with a special music event that celebrates the late and great pop genius, George Michael. 

Folk singer-songwriter Ben Howard makes Concert Hall debut this July

Monday 30 April

Three years since his last Sydney appearance, British folk singer-songwriter and composer Ben Howard will make his long-awaited Concert Hall debut this July.

Sydney Opera House and the ABC inspire lifelong love of classical music

Monday 30 April

The Sydney Opera House today announced a brand new production in partnership with ABC Classic FM and the newly-launched ABC Kids listen app, celebrating classical music for young audiences. 

Trippas White Group appointed to manage Opera House theatre bars and dining venues

Friday 27 April

The Sydney Opera House has appointed leading hospitality company Trippas White Group as operator of its theatre bars, as well as of The Lounge, Utzon Room and new function centre. 

Fiona Winning appointed Sydney Opera House Head of Programming

Tuesday 24 April

The Sydney Opera House announced the appointment of experienced and respected performing arts leader Fiona Winning to the new role of Head of Programming. 

Courtney Barnett makes her long-awaited Concert Hall debut this August

Friday 20 April

Melbourne indie-rock orator Courtney Barnett will at last perform her headline Concert Hall debut this August, showcasing why she is one of Australia's most hypnotic and humble performers. 

Daniel Barenboim conducts Staatskapelle Berlin in Australian Exclusive

Tuesday 17 April

Acclaimed Argentine-Israeli conductor and classical music legend Daniel Barenboim will lead an Australian exclusive appearance of the distinguished German orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall this November. 

Clementine Ford, Maxine Beneba Clarke + Rebecca Huntley on modern-day motherhood

Wednesday 11 April

An all-female panel event is coming to the Sydney Opera House in May to examine modern-day aspirational motherhood and the politics of parenting. From the dopamine highs of baby love and maternal bonding to the sleep-deprived lows of terrible tantrums, The Motherload will draw on research, personal anecdotes and revelations to examine Australian motherhood.

Camp Cope return for exclusive Sydney performance and Concert Hall debut

Tuesday 10 April

One of the most rousing Australian bands of the moment, Melbourne indie-punk trio, Camp Cope will return to the Sydney Opera House in July for an exclusive Sydney performance in the grand Concert Hall, set to be one of their final shows for 2018.

Australian premiere of the surreal and thrilling theatrical experience by Jakop Ahlbom 

Monday 9 April

Genre-defying and artistically-groundbreaking physical theatre work, Horror will plunge audiences into a surreal world of fright and adrenaline when it premieres at the Sydney Opera House.

John Cameron Mitchell to perform at the Sydney Opera House

Tuesday 3 April

As part of his first Australian tour, Tony Award-winning actor/director/writer and co-creator of cult-classic musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell will bring his new show to the Concert Hall this June. 

April School Holidays at the Sydney Opera House

Thursday 29 March

These school holidays, the Sydney Opera House is inspiring young minds to see the world from new perspectives with uplifting circus experiences, heartwarming stage adaptations and fast-paced theatrical performances. 

Gudirr Gudirr, a new dance piece exploring First Nations' culture

Tuesday 27 March

The internationally-acclaimed one-woman show Gudirr Gudirr, conceived, co-choregraphed and performed by Marrugeku's Co-Artistic Director Dalisa Pigram will be presented in the Sydney Opera House Studio this June. 

Vivid LIVE announces full line-up for 2018

Tuesday 20 March

The Sydney Opera House today revealed the full line-up for its annual centrepiece music festiva Vivid LIVE 2018, a celebration of contemporary music taking place from 25 May – 16 June 2018 as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Snow White - a dark contemporary ballet with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier

Wednesday 14 March

A sinister and enthralling contemporary retelling of Snow White from France's Ballet Preljocaj will make its Sydney debut in the renewed Joan Sutherland Theatre this June. 

David Campbell stars in return season of hit musical Assassins

Monday 5 March

The Sydney Opera House today announced that the Hayes Theatre Co's critically acclaimed production of the darkly entertaining, revue-style musical Assassins, will play in the Playhouse this June, starring the acclaimed actor, singer and showman David Campbell.

Solange announced as first Vivid LIVE artist for 2018

Monday 26 February

The Sydney Opera House today announced that Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, artist and activist Solange Knowles will perform in Australia exclusively at Vivid LIVE in June as part of Vivid Sydney. 

Sydney Opera House makes its Mardi Gras parade debut

Friday 23 February

As part of next month's 40th anniversary Mardi Gras and for the first time in the parade's history, an Opera House float will roll up Oxford Street.

'Sunrise on the Steps' returns to the Opera House

Wednesday 21 February

Sunrise on the Steps, the Sydney Opera House's much-loved morning exercise program, returns this Autumn thanks to the support of Principal Partner Samsung. 

Sydney Opera House unwraps new work

Monday 19 February

The Sydney Opera House has announced a biannual season featuring acclaimed work by new artists, and new kinds of work by established artists, as part of its support for the R&D end of the Australian performing arts. 

Sydney Opera House begins work on renewed Function Centre

Friday 16 February

Work has begun on upgrading the Opera House's Function Centre, to create a purpose-built facility inside the building for a range of events, including community celebrations, intimate gatherings and small-scale performances. 

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.