A Backstage Pass

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is the quintessential working building. Behind the scenes are the fascinating details of everyday life in this busy, remarkable home to culture.

Much of the Sydney Opera House’s inner workings are folded away, out of sight, of the public and performance spaces. A maze of corridors, dressing and rehearsal rooms, stage machinery, the administrative and logistical spaces that enable widely different productions in a building that is alive with performance 363 days a year.

Actors, dancers, musicians, stage crew, artists and administrators all share these spaces in preparation for the performances to come.

Stage management and prompt in the wings of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Detail of stage machinery, Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Credits: Story

Created by Sam Doust and the
Sydney Opera House GCI Team

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Contributors:
Latchkey
State Library of New South Wales

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