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Sydney Opera House


Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is Australia’s most significant building, performing arts centre, cultural precinct and meeting place, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a masterpiece of human creative genius.

The Balnaves Foundation has supported the Opera House since 2007 through the pioneering Balnaves Foundation Open House program at the Opera House from 2007 to 2009, and as an ongoing member of the Opera House Chairman's Leadership Circle.

In November 2014, the Opera House and Balnaves Foundation announced the renewal of the Balnaves Open House program with a new three year partnership. The program will improve access to the performing arts for socially and economically disadvantaged adults and children by providing 12,000 tickets at a cost of just $5 a ticket.

With the Balnaves Foundation’s focus on the arts, young people and the disadvantaged, and the Opera House's vision to inspire the greatest number of people through art and ideas, the program makes both a practical and inspirational difference to the lives of people who would not otherwise have this opportunity.

The Balnaves Foundation Open House program commenced in December 2014 with two Christmas concerts direct from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In 2015, the Opera House provided $5 tickets to a number of shows, including Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Babies Proms, Monkey: Journey to the West and Tubby the Tuba.

For more information on performances and how to book tickets call 02 9250 7799 or visit the link below:  

www.sydneyoperahouse.com/balnaves

 


Photo Gallery
Neil Balnaves and Louise Herron at Snugglepot & Cuddlepie
Eddie Perfect with kids from Boys Town
Sydney Opera House
Video and Audio Gallery

Title : Snugglepot & Cuddlepie

Jun 27, 2015

Premiere performance celebrates The Balnaves Foundation Open House Program. Tickets to May Gibbs’ classic and other family-friendly shows at the Opera House available for just $5 to disadvantaged families

Title : Sydney Opera House and The Balnaves Foundation announce new partnership

Nov 6, 2014

The Balnaves Foundation Open House Program will provide 12,000 tickets at $5 to socially and economically disadvantaged adults and children.

Title : $5 tickets to the Sydney Opera House to open access to the arts for all - SMH

Nov 6, 2014

 $5 tickets to the Sydney Opera House to open access to the arts for all - SMH

 
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