This premium space within the building envelope will be available to people to celebrate significant events and mark important occasions - from weddings and intimate gatherings to corporate and government events together with small-scale performances in one of the world's most spectacular locations.
The new Function Centre will replace the existing events marquee on the Northern Broadwalk, revealing the Opera House as Utzon intended, without a tent obscuring the gentle curve of its northern face.
This flexible, all-weather event space will offer direct access to the Northern Broadwalk and will be available year-round, with capacity for up to 500 people at a cocktail event or 190 people seated. From the inside, floor-to-ceiling windows will provide dramatic views of Sydney Harbour.
Construction of the new function centre is expected to start in 2017 and finish in 2018.