Sydney Opera House

Short description

The Sydney Opera House is a World Heritage-listed ‘masterpiece of human creative genius’ that belongs to all Australians.

Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of modern Australia. It is one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres, the nation’s premier tourism destination and an architectural masterpiece of the 20th century. A global beacon for creativity, it is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and its social value has been estimated by Deloitte at $11.4 billion. After five decades of storytelling, the Sydney Opera House has never been more connected to the Australian experience.

During Vivid Sydney, the Sydney Opera House’s iconic sails become one of the festival’s brightest canvasses, lighting up each night with a captivating signature work. The Lighting of the Sails is co-curated by the Sydney Opera House and Destination NSW and is one of their most significant free events.

Under the sails, Vivid LIVE is the annual centrepiece of the Sydney Opera House’s year-round contemporary music program and forms part of Vivid Sydney's Music program – a whole-of-House takeover and the only time of year the world-famous venue is completely reimagined by live contemporary music, celebrating cutting-edge and iconic artists that defy expectations and break new ground.

Curated for the ninth time by the Sydney Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Music, Ben Marshall, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House will present Australian premieres, exclusives and unmissable performances from a diverse line-up of global acts, beloved locals and emerging voices that amplify our nation’s rich tapestry of culture and ignite the spirit of music lovers, far and wide. To find out more about Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, please visit sydneyoperahouse.com/vivid-live.

Thundercat Performing at Vivid LIVE 2023

Music Events

DEVO | Vivid LIVE Film

Following its World Premiere at Sundance 2024, Sydney DEVOtees can now revel in the definitive new documentary about Akron, Ohio’s favourite De-Evolution...

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DEVO
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Location: Sydney Opera House - The Playhouse Price:

Tia Gostelow | Vivid LIVE

Multi-talented Indigenous musician Tia Gostelow has captured the hearts of audiences around the nation in just a few short years. Moving with ease between...

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Tia Gostelow | Vivid LIVE
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Location: Sydney Opera House - The Utzon Room Price:

Bumpy | Vivid LIVE

With a voice equal parts tender and towering, Naarm-based musician and proud Noongar woman Amy Dowd – better known by her stage moniker, Bumpy – is...

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Bumpy | Vivid LIVE
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Location: Sydney Opera House - The Utzon Room Price:

Tinariwen | Vivid LIVE

From rebels in exile to world music superstars, the members of veteran Tuareg rock collective Tinariwen have led a wild life since coming together on the...

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Tinariwen | Vivid LIVE
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Location: Sydney Opera House - Joan Sutherland Theatre Price:

Underworld | Vivid LIVE

In the world of electronic dance music, Underworld need no introduction. Since their earliest days on the underground pop scene of the 1980s, Welsh duo...

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Underworld | Vivid LIVE
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Location: Sydney Opera House - The Concert Hall Price:

Thelma Plum | Vivid LIVE

In just over a decade, Meanjin-born singer-songwriter and Gamilaraay woman Thelma Plum has become one of the country’s most beloved singer-songwriters...

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Thelma Plum | Vivid LIVE
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Location: Sydney Opera House - Joan Sutherland Theatre Price:

Ideas Events

Food Events

Taste, See, Connect

Immerse yourself in a world of global flavours, marvel at the Vivid Sydney Light Walk and connect with the festival buzz at House Canteen for Taste, See...

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Taste, See, Connect House Canteen
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Aurorae at Bennelong Bar

Bask in the spectacle of Vivid Sydney from the heart of the action at Sydney Opera House's Bennelong Bar, where culinary artistry meets iconic architecture...

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Aurorae at Bennelong Bar
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