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The People’s House Sydney Opera House at 50

1 July - 12 November 2023

Museum of Sydney and Sydney Opera House | Experience

This year, the Sydney Opera House is celebrating 50 outstanding years in the cultural and social life of Sydney and the nation. The free exhibition, The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50, at the Museum of Sydney and the Sydney Opera House, commemorates five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments and celebrates this architectural marvel that has become Sydney’s great civic space and ‘the people’s house’.

Relive the magic of past performances and events and discover the remarkable stories that have shaped the Opera House, from its very first year to now. See extraordinary costumes, posters and programs, rare archival records, architectural drawings, and photographs, and enjoy interactive experiences.

The Opera House will showcase a collection onsite of archival posters and photographs from 1973 and the early 2000s in Bennelong Passage and the Box Office Lounge as part of the exhibition. Join us on the People's House Tour to see the whole collection. 

An exhibition produced by Museums of History NSW in partnership with the Sydney Opera House and in collaboration with design and technology company Art Processors. This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbusters Funding initiative.

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