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Registrations open for Dance Rites 2019 at Sydney Opera House

Thursday 18 April 2019

Registrations for the Sydney Opera House's celebrated national First Nations dance competition Dance Rites are now open. The fifth annual competition will be held from 23-24 November at one of the world's most spectacular outdoor performance spaces: Bennelong Point. 

Burn the Floor: Gala

Tuesday 16 April 2019

The world’s best professional Ballroom and Latin dance stars heat up the Concert Hall stage in an Australian exclusive, Burn The Floor: Gala hosted by Dancing With The Stars judge Tristan MacManus for two scorching performances on July 28

Sydney Opera House to exhibit original Coburn Tapestries

Tuesday 16 April 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, the Sydney Opera House will publicly display John Coburn’s magnificent Curtain of the Sun and Curtain of the Moon tapestries next month in their original Joan Sutherland Theatre and Drama Theatre settings.


An evening with Michael Pollan

Monday 15 April 2019

The Sydney Opera House announced that one of America’s most revered thinkers, Michael Pollan will return to the Concert Hall stage on Saturday 20 July. 


Sydney Opera House announces Principal Partner EOI

Monday 15 April 2019

The Sydney Opera House today launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to select a principal corporate partner.

Electronic visionaries Maribou State and Tycho will make their Opera House debuts in the Concert Hall this July

Friday 12 April 2019

Two of electronic music’s most exciting visionaries will make their Sydney Opera House debuts and hypnotise audiences in the Concert Hall this July. Dynamic British duo, Maribou State will bring their ambient soundscape to the stage on Wednesday 17 July followed by a one-night-only performance from Grammy-nominated musician and visual artist Tycho on Wednesday 24 July.

Opera House reaches next major Renewal milestone with opening of Yallamundi Rooms

Wednesday 10 April 2019

The Sydney Opera House opens the doors of its redesigned function and events centre – the Yallamundi Rooms – marking the completion of the next major project in its $273 million program of Renewal works.

Emerging Female Choreographer Initiative winner announced 

Tuesday 9 April 2019

The Sydney Opera House, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet and Dance Australia magazine, announced the recipient of the Emerging Female Choreographer Initiative.

Megan Hilty sings Broadway hits with orchestra 

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Tony Award®-nominated Broadway favourite and television star Megan Hilty makes her Sydney Opera House debut in the Concert Hall alongside a 40-piece orchestra for one unmissable performance in June 2019.

Vivid LIVE 2019 full program revealed

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The Sydney Opera House today revealed the Vivid LIVE 2019 full program. Taking place from 24 May - 15 June, Vivid LIVE transforms the nation's most famous stages with a celebration of originality, innovation and excellence in contemporary music and culture as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Childhood classics come to life: April School Holidays at the Opera House

Tuesday 19 February 2019

This April, the Opera House will present a wide range of stories for the whole family to explore. Great adventures await from the streets of our bustling big cities, the wilds of the Australian bush and from the mysterious depths of our oceans. 

The Gospel According to Paul, starring Jonathan Biggins

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Direct from the Parliamentary Despatch Box, the SYdney Opera House today announced that renowned satirist Jonathan Biggins will tackle one of Australia's most memorable Prime Ministers - Paul Keating. 

The Cure to celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Disintegration' with exclusive performances at Vivid LIVE 2019

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Legendary British alt-rock group The Cure will perform their landmark album Disintegration on its 30th anniversary in a world premiere and Australian exclusive at Vivid LIVE as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in Australia. 

Thrones! The Musical Parody goes beyond the Wall to the Playhouse

Tuesday 12 February 2019

This June, the Sydney Opera House will premiere the latest edition of Thrones!, the uproarious musical parody of HBO's Game of Thrones. 

Sydney Opera House Presents Festival UnWrapped in May 2019

Monday 11 February 2019

The Sydney Opera House today announced the program for Festival UnWrapped, a bi-annual celebration of diverse, new and risk-taking works from some of Australia's most admired contemporary performance makers. 

French-Vietnamese circus makes Sydney Opera House debut with À Ố Làng Phố

Tuesday 5 February 2019

This June, ground-breaking contemporary circus troupe Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam will make their Opera House debut in the Joan Sutherland Theatre for the Sydney premiere of À Ố Làng Phố.

Opera House ushers in Year of the Pig with vibrant Lunar New Year festivities

Friday 21 January 2019

Tai chi at sunrise, an abstract Pig Lunar Lantern, exquisite orchestral music and delectable dining. The Sydney Opera House will ring in the Year of the Pig with a vibrant program of Lunar New Year festivities as part of a 10-day celebration across the city. 

Megan Mullally and her band in Sydney-exclusive performance

Monday 21 January

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress and musician Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation, Broadway's Grease) and musician, actress and writer Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights, Californication) will make their debut in 'punk-vaudeville' band Nancy And Beth with two Sydney-exclusive performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre on 16 June. 

Julie Bishop, Sarah Hanson-Young, Linda Burney & more new speakers added to All About Women line-up

Wednesday 16 January

Sydney Opera House today made a second line-up announcement for the seventh annual All About Women festival, taking place on Sunday 10 March 2019 to coincide with International Women's Day. 

Sydney Opera House presents scorching summer line-up

Friday 11 January 

Champagne cocktails, captivating cabaret, fiery salsa music and seductive contemporary dance. Summer at the Sydney Opera House is set to sizzle with a scorching line-up of boundary-pushing performances, stellar music and decadent drinks and dining.