The Sydney Opera House has opened the doors to its redesigned function and events centre – the Yallamundi Rooms.
The Yallamundi Rooms are the first new venue created inside the Opera House since the refurbishment of the Utzon Room in 2004. The name Yallamundi means “storyteller” in the local Sydney Indigenous language. It honours the long history of gathering and storytelling by the original custodians of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal.
The first stage of the project involved removing the longstanding events marquee from the Northern Broadwalk, restoring the building’s original façade and ensuring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece can be enjoyed as architect Jørn Utzon intended.
By transforming office space into a multi-purpose events venue, more of the Opera House has been made available for public use and more open space created on the Northern Broadwalk for the 10.9 million people who visit the site each year.
The Yallamundi Rooms will be available for a range of occasions, including community celebrations, intimate gatherings, private events and small-scale performances. The flexible space has capacity for up to 400 people standing or 180 seated, with several room configurations available.