The Opera House is a World Heritage-listed masterpiece of ‘human creative genius’ that belongs to all Australians. It is the Country’s number one tourist destination and its busiest performing arts centre, welcoming more than 10.9 million visitors a year on site and hosting more than 1,800 performances attended by more than 1.4 million people. Deloitte has estimated the total cultural and iconic value of the Sydney Opera House to Australia at $6.2 billion.
Ahead of its 50th Anniversary in 2023, the Opera House completed a Decade of Renewal to prepare it for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors.
Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself. Our mission is to treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors; and to inspire, and strengthen the community, in everything we do. Our values are safety, our greatest responsibility; creativity, being bold and innovative; excellence, to strive for the best; collaboration, working as one team; and accountability, to focus and own it.
Sydney Opera House is a statutory body established under Sydney Opera House Trust Act, 1961, and operates as one of the State's cultural institutions within the Arts portfolio. The Opera House is managed by a Trust and an Executive team.
Our family of corporate partners enable the Opera House to do more, be more, reach further. Partnerships create new ways for people everywhere to experience all the Opera House has to offer.
How we work
Information about how the Opera House operates including our governing strategies, action plans, policies, our programming team and resident companies.
In the community
Information about diversity inclusion & belonging, environmental sustainability, First Nations and the UN's Global Goals at the Opera House.
Careers & other opportunities
Job listings, employment information and other career development opportunities.