The Sydney Opera House
is located in Sydney
, New South Wales
. It is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts
venues in the world. Situated on Bennelong Point
in Sydney Harbour
, with Sydneys Botanic Gardens to its south,adjacent to Circular Quay and just across the quay from the equally famous Sydney Harbour Bridge
, the building and its surroundings form an iconic Australian image.
As well as many touring theatre
, and musical productions, the Opera House is the home of Opera Australia
, the Sydney Theatre Company
and the Sydney Symphony
. It is administered by the Opera House Trust, under the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts.