Since opening its doors in 1973, the Opera House has become the symbol of modern Australia and the country’s premier tourist destination, with an iconic or national-identity value that Deloitte Access Economics has estimated at $6.2 billion.
Now, this wonder of 20th century architecture needs to be renewed for the 21st century. Learn about the projects that will replace technology and machinery that has reached the end of its working life, open new areas to the public and ensure the Opera House is equipped to welcome as many people in as many ways as possible.
Renewal is proudly funded by the NSW Government, which has committed $202 million towards the Concert Hall and entry and foyers upgrades, and the new creative learning and function centres. A further $26 million investment from the NSW Government was committed towards upgrades to the acoustics in the Joan Sutherland Theatre as well as improvements to accessibility, functionality and safety in the venue.