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The Forecourt

Sydney Opera House’s Forecourt is one of the world's most spectacular outdoor performance spaces and offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue. Set below the famous white sails and the granite Monumental Steps, the Forecourt offers patrons harbour and city views. 

International icons such as Florence and the Machine, Björk, Oprah, The National, Crowded House, Sting and The Wiggles have all performed here to thousands of adoring fans.

The Forecourt can be configured in variable ways, please check individual event pages for detailed seating plans where applicable.

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One of the world's most spectacular outdoor performance spaces.

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