Sydney Opera House to begin $150m upgrade of concert hall

A $150 million upgrade of the Sydney Opera House’s 2500-seat concert hall is set to kick off soon.

The refurbishment will take up to two years to complete, and is part of a 10-year capital works program totalling more than $275 million funded by the NSW Government.

The upgrade will include new theatre machinery and staging systems to ensure the hall is better equipped to present a range of performances beyond just orchestra recitals.

“Renewing the concert hall will enable us present an even broader and more ambitious program of classical and contemporary art in a venue that is more accessible, safer and better equipped,” said Sydney Opera House chief executive Louise Herron.

“This is a historic moment for the Opera House and we are incredibly grateful to the NSW government for its support and to everyone involved in making this project possible.”