Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a popular destination during Vivid Sydney. It is home to the stunning Lighting of the Sails, behind-the-scenes tours, a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants and the Vivid LIVE contemporary music program.

From 24 May – 15 June, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House will welcome some of the most ambitious and innovative local and international artists for a 23-day takeover of contemporary music on the nation's most famous stages - as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.

Evolving into its second decade in 2019, Vivid LIVE is the annual centrepiece of the Sydney Opera House’s Contemporary Music program featuring Australian premieres, exclusives and one-off music projects and cultural events that consistently defies expectation and breaks new ground.

In 2019, the iconic sails of Sydney Opera House will be lit with the work of Chinese-American artist Andrew Thomas Huang. Vivid LIVE invites audiences to celebrate today’s icons, innovators and tomorrow's defining artists in contemporary music.

Exclusively for Vivid Sydney, the Sydney Opera House Tour will offer visitors the perfect starting point to begin their Vivid Sydney experience. The Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world – an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. Step inside on a tour and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. During Vivid LIVE, explore with a Backstage Tour to discover the inner workings of what makes this space come alive.

To book tickets and for more information on Vivid LIVE events go to

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