Sydney Opera House and the Global Goals
Inspiring social and environmental change
Since it opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has promoted creativity, diversity, environmental sustainability, cultural rights and respect for heritage, on and off its stages. As Australia’s leading cultural institution, we have a critical role to play in using our cultural impact as a catalyst for change.
That’s why, for the first time, our Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental community action plans will be aligned with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A to-do list for the world, the ‘Global Goals’ address some of the most pressing issues of our time, including poverty, inequality, climate, education and justice.
Below are the Global Goals that the Opera House believes we can have the greatest impact on, and the actions we have committed to taking ahead of the building’s 50th anniversary in 2023. You can read more about our commitment to the Global Goals here.