Accessible Performances

Accessible Performances

We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the magic of shows at the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy the selection of Auslan Interpreted, Audio Described and Captioned programs.

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Accessible Performances
  • Badu Gili: Celestial - The Sails of Sydney Opera House (2023) Audio Described

    A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule ('where the knowledge waters meet'), a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of yea...

  • What is The City But The People? (2023) Audio Described

    Available worldwide until 1st Oct 2028.
    ‘What Is the City but the People?’ was a unique portrait of Sydney created by its people, showcasing the story, sentiments and soul of the city. Raised above the forecourt, Sydneysiders walked a 60 metre catwalk backed by live music, projected photographs ...

  • Jamie Oliver - In Conversation

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    Watch the renowned Jamie Oliver's Australian exclusive conversation with Melissa Leong. AUSLAN available

  • Camp Cope - Live at Sydney Opera House (2023) Auslan

    This performance is Auslan-interpreted
    The introductory documentary has Closed-Captions

    After eight years crafting fearless, empowering anthems that shook up Australian music, beloved Melbourne trio Camp Cope signed off with a final farewell show at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in October...

  • Actually Autistic: All About Women 2023

    Chloe Hayden, Grace Tame & Jac den Houting
    Curated and moderated by Amy Thunig

    Nearly 80% of autistic women are mis- or un-diagnosed - but every day we're learning more about this disability. Join our panellists to hear what it's actually like to be autistic.

    We live in a society that is only j...

  • SHIFT New Classical Music

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    SHIFT is a series of performance films that shifts whose stories are being shared, celebrating the art and practice of those with disability and their unique contribution to the artistic landscape. SHIFT shines a light on the perspective that comes from lived experience, and through this shift, b...

  • Lighting of the Sails 2023: Life Enlivened: Audio Described

    The Sydney Opera House farewells one of Australia’s most admired artists, Dr John Olsen AO OBE. We proudly pay tribute to Olsen’s extraordinary six-decade career in Lighting of the Sails: Life Enlivened when his works will be animated and projected on the Opera House sails for Vivid Sydney from 2...

  • Where do we go from here?: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September 2022
    Auslan and Live Captioned

    With growing momentum to enact the Uluru Statement from the Heart, is a meaningful change for First Nations people and our country finally really on the...

  • A Higher Calling: Antidote 2022

    Lisa Pryor & Amy Coopes, hosted by Norman Swan

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September
    Auslan and Live Captioned

    These high-achievers sacrificed successful careers in journalism to take up the rigorous study necessary to be...

  • Malcolm Turnbull AC & Ed Coper: Unfriend the Algorithm: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September 2022
    Live Captioned

    Rioters stormed the US Capitol to overturn a presidential election. Medical professionals cite COVID treatment myths, despite no scientific proof. You might have...

  • Jarvis Cocker: Good Pop Bad Pop: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September
    Auslan and Live Captioned

    The legendary pop pioneer opened his attic crawl space where he hoarded objects for 20 years. He tells us what he found there and how the things we keep hi...

  • The World Turned Upside Down: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September 2022
    Auslan and Live Captioned

    The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue to grow? A...

  • Welcome to the Pandemicene: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September 2022
    Live Captioned

    The climate crisis has created a unique situation that has the potential to breed many more viruses. So is Covid just the start? Then where do we go next?

    Ther...

  • The Body Free and Powerful: Olivia Laing: Antidote 2022

    Presented as part of Antidote 2022
    Live-broadcast from The Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sunday, 11 September 2022
    This talk is recommended for ages 15+
    Auslan and Live Captioned

    The body is the arena where power and politicised control play out. Join Olivia Laing as she examines how bo...

  • Take a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House (Auslan)

    Join our tour guide Declan as he reveals the stories of this iconic building through history, incredible architecture and anecdotes.

  • Mada's Magic Marvels (Auslan)

    Recommended for ages 8+

    Join Mr Magic himself, Adam Mada for a digital magical experience like no other! Watch closely with the whole family as Mada reaches through the screen to make objects appear, transmogrify and even fly before your very eyes!

  • Yotam Ottolenghi | Keeping Cooking Simple (Auslan)

    Spend your afternoon with the chef who has made tahini and pomegranate molasses pantry staples across the world. Yotam Ottolenghi joins Adam Liaw for a no holds barred conversation, sharing the stories behind his iconic recipes.

  • Black Lives Matter with IndigenousX (Auslan)

    As the global Black Lives Matter protests continue, Australians have been challenged to confront the realities of ongoing racism and Aboriginal deaths in custody. Sydney Opera House has invited IndigenousX to curate this panel discussion exploring how state sanctioned violence is enabled and prot...

  • Guwanyi Walama | Kids Tour of the Sydney Opera House precinct (Auslan) | Age 8+

    Join our Indigenous narrators on a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point in this digital tour created especially for kids!

    Beginning from creation time to pre-settlement and the arrival of the first fleet, learn about the daily life of the Gadigal people and the land of Tubowgu...

  • ANTIDOTE 2021: Sound and Silence: Deaf Stories (Auslan)

    Deafness is a culture, not a liability
    With Fiona Murphy, Jackie Leach Scully & Alex Jones
    Presented at Antidote, 5 September 2021, 3.30pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    One in six Australians have some hearing loss, and our Auslan-speaking community numbers at more than 30,000. Deaf culture is thriving. Yet ...

  • ANTIDOTE 2021: Uluru Statement from the Heart (Auslan)

    Voice, Treaty, Truth: Indigenous rights and structural change
    Pat Anderson AO, Megan Davis & Thomas Mayor
    Presented at Antidote, 5 September 2021, 1.00pm AEST
    Free

    On the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for Australians to stand for real chan...

  • Life: A Survival Guide - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    Radical tips for finding peace among global upheaval
    With Mary Hoang & Christine Jackman.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 11:45am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Life is messy - especially during a pandemic. How do we survive? Our expert panellists are here to help us build a toolbox for mental we...

  • Men Who Hate Women - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    Incels. Pick-up-artists. MRAs. The misogynists are joining forces.
    With Laura Bates.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 10:30am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Online trolls aren't just playing around. When the Everyday Sexism founder, Laura Bates, became their target, she went deep into investigating...

  • Sex Work & Feminism - All About Women (Auslan)

    Beyond the binary of exploited or empowered.
    With Tilly Lawless, Jules Kim and Chantell Martin.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 2:15pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Sex workers are tired of being spoken for. You're invited to listen to these voices from the sex worker community and consider why ...