The Sydney Opera House has opened its Centre for Creativity, a purpose-built space dedicated to creativity and lifelong learning. Housed on the ground floor in the north-west corner of the Opera House, the first new dedicated programming venue to open at the Opera House in more than 20 years comprises a larger room that can host groups of 50-60 for workshops and 80-100 people for seated experiences, as well as a second room designed for small group work.

The new space means that the Opera House can greatly increase the number of workshops and installations it can offer, says Director of Programming Fiona Winning, while a focus on participatory performances means programs can be offered to people at all stages of life.

“Basically, what we are saying is, ‘Come and set your creativity free’,” says Winning. “Our idea is that everybody has creativity, but it is one of those precious things that [can be lost] unless you enact it, practice it and set it free – you have to actually play in order for it to be set free. And we are...