• Vivid LIVE Sydney Opera House

    Now entering its seventh year, Vivid LIVE is a two-week celebration of ambitious contemporary music at Sydney Opera House. The artistic centrepiece of a year-round music program that sees songwriters, producers and bands perform in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre and Studio, Vivid LIVE welcomes newly commissioned works, world premiere performances, and exclusive appearances from musical greats within Australia and around the world.

    Originating with Brian Eno's Luminous festival in 2009, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House has been curated by the late Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Modular Recordings founder Stephen Pavlovic and Fergus Linehan. Now entering its second year under Sydney Opera House's Head of Contemporary Music Ben Marshall, previous Vivid LIVE highlights include residencies from The Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs front-woman Karen O and Kraftwerk through to performances from Lauryn Hill, St. Vincent and Morrissey.

    The only time of year one art form takes over the building with contemporary music filling every venue, rehearsal space and hallway of the House, Vivid LIVE has seen Australian favourites such as Daniel Johns and Empire of the Sun debut new albums live, while the likes of The Drones and influential dance label Future Classic celebrate their anniversaries from the stage.

    Lighting the Sails of the Sydney Opera House as influential greats and new favourites perform inside, Vivid LIVE invites audiences to celebrate our icons, innovators and tomorrow's defining artists in contemporary music.

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  • Where can I buy tickets?

    • This website
    • Phone 02 9250 7777
    • Box Office at Sydney Opera House, 9am - 8.30pm Mon - Sat, and 9am - 5pm on Sun.
    • Tickets for Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House are on sale at 9am Wednesday 23 March AEDT
  • Getting here

    Circular Quay is a five- to seven-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. You can catch buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.

    Parking: Drivers can enjoy one of 1200 parking spaces at Wilsons Carpark. We recommend booking your park ahead of time.

    Limited bike parking spaces are available to the public underneath the Sydney Opera House Monumental Steps. Remember to bring a lock.

  • Refunds or Exchanges

    Refunds for performance tickets are payable in accordance with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice - Consumer Code. Exchanges for performance tickets or the replacement of lost, stolen or missing tickets may be permitted under certain conditions and fees may apply. 

  • Accomodation

    Travelling to Sydney for Vivid LIVE? We recommend you stay with our friends at QT Sydney.  


  • Under 18?

    Young people are welcome at Vivid LIVE. Any patrons under 15 should attend with a guardian. Patrons aged 15 and older are welcome to all shows except the 18+ Goodgod Super Club Studio Parties. Photo ID is required for all Sydney Opera House bars and restaurants.

  • Contact

    Questions? Give us a shout on 02 9250 7777 or email customerservice@sydneyoperahouse.com

  • Visiting Sydney?

    Looking for tips on what to do in Sydney? Australia’s biggest city has something for everyone. Enjoy big-city shopping, some of Australia’s best dining experiences, underground bars and more. Visit www.sydney.com 

  • When can I buy tickets?

    Tickets for Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House are on sale at 9am Thursday 23 March AEDT

  • Download our map

    Don't get lost on site. Know your way around with our trusty Vivid LIVE Festival Map.

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