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Vivid LIVE Lighting of the Sails, audio-described session

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to join us for a personalised live audio-described tour of the Opera House’s Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.

Take a front row seat on the Western Broadwalk and listen to live visual descriptions of this year’s images projected onto the iconic Opera House sails.

Register online, by calling Box Office on (02) 9250 7752 or email


An interactive sensory space adventure for young audiences with disabilities

Dates: 7 - 10 August 2019 

Calling all budding astronauts! Become a pilot, engineer or navigator as we whoosh across the galaxy for an interstellar adventure. 

Join our crew to explore outer space, taste space food and experience hyperspace and travel all the way to the mysterious Planet X. We’ll have to work as a team to repair the ship and return to Earth. 

Created by pioneering theatre makers Sensorium Theatre, this highly-tailored production is suitable for children with a broad range of access needs, including those with multiple and complex needs, and those on the autism spectrum.

Sydney Opera House presents Sensorium Theatre, produced by Performing Lines WA

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Create Space 2019 

Create Space Dance Residency is an initiative between Ausdance NSW, Sydney Opera House and FORM who together recognise the lack of development opportunities for artists with disability and wish to offer a supportive and safe space for these artists to continue to expand their work and practice.

We are delighted to announce dancer and choreographer Dean Walsh as the recipient of the 2019 Create Space Dance Residency. Dean will use the two week opportunity to continue developing his solo work Threshold:NRC

The Create Space Dance Residency invites mid-career independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre where the lead artist has a disability to submit an application.

Create Space activities may involve creative development, research, mentorships, rehearsal and remounting of work. Applicants can apply for a residency of one or two weeks.

Primary applicants should be NSW based and an Ausdance NSW member however, collaborators may be interstate or internationally based. You can become a member here

Create Space recipients receive: 

  • $5000 in support awarded by Sydney Opera House 
  • Two weeks of residency space at the Jubilee Room at the Parramatta Town Hall.
  • Pre-residency planning support from Ausdance NSW - Administrative support from Ausdance NSW for the showing of work during residency  (if required) - Promotion of artist/residency through Ausdance NSW and Form Dance Projects e-news   and social media 
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW or Form Dance Projects during the residency

More information and applications

Dean Walsh Image: Freya Ludowici

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