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Concert Hall from the stage. Image: Daniel Boud

Resident Companies

The Sydney Opera House is home to seven flagship Australian performing arts companies which bring art to life every day beneath the famous shells. We are proud to partner with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Australian Chamber Orchestra, Mountain. Image: Maria Boyadgis
Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bennelong. Image: Vishal Pandey
Bell Shakespeare, Richard 3. Image: Prudence Upton
Opera Australia, King Roger. Image: Jeff Busby
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cello Catherine Hewgill in rehearsal with the SSO. Image: Keith Saunders
The Australian Ballet. Ms Ako Kondo and Mr Ty King-Wall, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Image: Lynette Wills
Sydney Theatre Company, A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Image: Brett Boardman
ANTIDOTE festival. Image: Prudence Upton

Sydney Opera House Presents

Founded to complement the work of the resident companies, the Opera House’s own presenting arm, Sydney Opera House Presents (SOHP), has for more than 15 years brought audiences a uniquely diverse program spanning Contemporary Music & Performances, Talks & Ideas, Children, Families & Creative Learning, First Nations cultures and Classical Music.

Hundreds of thousands of people attend hundreds of SOHP performances each year, with millions more experiencing what the Opera House has to offer through our Grammy Award-winning Broadcast Studio. Our festivals showcase the diversity of our programming, including celebrating the world’s most interesting contemporary music through Vivid LIVE, First Nations cultures through Dance Rites and emerging social and cultural issues through All About Women and Antidote.