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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

Join us at the Sydney Opera House for NAIDOC Week, July 8 - 15 in a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The Sydney Opera House honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians, and we acknowledge the Gadigal people, traditional custodians of Tubowgule, the land on which the Opera House stands.

Eat & Drink

This year our restaurants have curated dishes inspired by native ingredients and flavours to celebrate NAIDOC week.

What's On

Our First Nations events spanning June and July

Dance

Dark Emu

12 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

Compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories – Bangarra are a company at the peak of their powers. In superb form after the sold-out season of Bennelong, they return in 2018 with a major new dance work, Dark Emu.
Moving Exhilarating Uplifting
Dance Rites is Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition in which a gathering of dance groups from across the nation will share their traditional culture and compete for the $20,000 Dance Rites prize.
Free
First Nations

Badu Gili

Every Day

New daily sunset sails lighting explores ancient First Nations stories. The projection is available daily at sunset.
Made in Australia Inspiring
Theatre

The Long Forgotten Dream

23 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

Inspired by true stories of repatriating stolen bones, this play is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural Australian community.
International premiere Inspiring Memorable