Sydney Opera House unveils upgrade plans

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Largest upgrade in 43 years planned for the Sydney icon.

The new working designs for the Sydney Opera House show a comprehensive update to key points of visitor interaction, from buying a ticket to seeing a performance.

The upgrades focus on equipping and preparing the Sydney Opera House for the 21st Century.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant says the NSW Government is supporting the historic project with $202 million from its Cultural Infrastructure Fund.

“From pedestrianising the under-used space beneath the Monumental Steps to finally bringing the function centre inside the building envelope and eliminating the need for the large external marquee, the Opera House will change for the better," Mr Grant said.

“The Sydney Opera House has played an important role in our nation’s history and embarking on these renewal projects will ensure that it continues to be relevant for generations to come.”

The plans also include a dedicated Creative Learning Centre for children.

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