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Sydney Opera House - The Venues

The Sydney Opera House is a World Heritage-listed treasure, the symbol of modern Australia and the nation’s No 1 tourism attraction. As one of the most innovative and spectacular performing arts venues in the world, there is no better place to stage your event.

An Opera House venue raises artist and audience expectations to a higher level. We believe in celebrating each performer’s creative genius and helping them realise their vision through the staging and recording of their event.

From intimate recitals to major concerts, we set the scene for unforgettable performances through world-class service tailored to your needs.

CONCERT HALL

The world-renowned Concert Hall is the Sydney Opera House’s most majestic space. The largest of the internal venues, its high vaulted ceiling, white birch timber and brush box panelling provide an incredible setting for your event.

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Concert Hall

JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE

Joan Sutherland Theatre, the Opera House’s second-largest internal venue, is ideal for housing opera, ballet, contemporary dance, music and spoken-word performances.

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Joan Sutherland Theatre

DRAMA THEATRE

The medium-sized Drama Theatre is suitable for performances ranging from experimental productions to traditional drama, dance and spoken-word. With a computerised flying system, it offers superb views from every seat.

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Drama Theatre

PLAYHOUSE

Storytelling in all forms—dance, theatre, music or spoken-wordcomes alive in the intimate surrounds of the Playhouse. An excellent setting for dramatic performances, film screenings, presentations and conferences.

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Playhouse

STUDIO

The Studio is an ideal space for contemporary music, film screenings, cocktail parties, cabaret and circus acts or spoken-word and corporate presentations. The flexible seating layout allows for standing crowds, cabaret-style or tiered seating. 

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Studio

UTZON ROOM

Elegance, intimacy and impeccable acoustics combine in this small but impressive space. Named in honour of architect Jorn Utzon, this is the only internal venue wholly designed by the Danish master. 

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Utzon Room

FORECOURT

Reopening in late 2014 after renovations, The Forecourt is one of the world’s most spectacular outdoor performance spaces. Set below the famous white sails and the granite Monumental Steps, the Forecourt offers patrons stunning harbour and city views. 

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Forecourt

NORTHERN FOYERS

With panoramic views of Sydney Harbour through their distinctive floor-to-ceiling windows, the Northern Foyers of the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Hall host a broad range of events day and night.

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Northern Foyers

NORTHERN BROADWALK

With the Harbour Bridge in the background and 270-degree water views, the Northern Broadwalk provides an iconic Sydney backdrop for your event.

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Northern Broadwalk

RECORDING STUDIO

The Recording Studio offers performers, film-makers and event producers tremendous opportunities including access to state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled audio-visual quality from across the site.

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Recording Studio

Eat & Drink


Experience one of our many restaurants, bars and cafes during your visit.

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Discover the House


Take a tour beneath the sails of Sydney's most iconic building.

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Tours - Discover the House
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