FAQs

  • What is All About Women?

    All About Women celebrates its fifth year in 2017 and is one of Sydney Opera House’s flagship festivals. The festival includes talks and debates on ideas that matter to women today and platforms the voices of a selection of the world’s most innovative thinkers and creators.
    Join us on March 5, 2017 as a prelude to International Women’s Day on March 8.

    If you can’t make it to Sydney we stream two of our main sessions to Satellite events, check out the venues that will be hosting events here

  • What's a Multipack?

    By purchasing 3 or more tickets to different AAW sessions on the day, you qualify for a ‘multipack’ which entitles you to a discount! It’s also the best way to attend the festival, in our humble opinion. Visit this page to get the details.

  • Refunds or Exchange

    Refunds for performance tickets are payable in accordance with the  Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice - Consumer Code . Exchanges for performance tickets or the replacement of lost, stolen or missing tickets may be permitted under certain conditions and fees may apply. 

  • Can I Buy Speakers' Books at AAW?

    Yes you can! There will be a bookstore in the Western Foyer for the duration of the festival, and speakers often sign books immediately after their sessions.

  • Contact

    Questions? Give us a bell on 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com

  • Is All About Women Filmed?

    Yes, most of All About Women is recorded and is then available the following week on the Ideas at the House YouTube or iTunes.

    The festival also live streams two of its main sessions to Satellite venues across Australia. Check out who’s hosting events here

  • Where Can I Buy Tickets?

    All the usual ways: 
    - Online via this website
    - Phone Box Office at 02 9250 7777
    - In person at the Box Office at Sydney Opera House. Opening hours are 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.

  • Getting Here

    Circular Quay is a five to seven minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. You can catch buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay. Visit Transport NSW for details on public transport. 

    Drivers can enjoy one of 1200 parking spaces at Wilsons Carpark. We recommend booking your park ahead of time online

  • Where to Eat?

    Take the hassle out of your day by pre-purchasing lunch from Portside Sydney with your festival ticket. Your $38 lunch pack includes a delicious selection of treats created by hatted chef, Lauren Murdoch, to keep you energised between talks. See what’s on the menu below:
    • Salad of watermelon, feta, mint (gf)
    • Vegetarian rice paper roll
    • Mini dessert of cardamon custard, macerated strawberries, pomegranate, baklava
    • Bottle of sparkling water
    • Apple

    To purchase, simply choose to add the ‘All About Women lunch pack’ from under ‘enhance your experience’ before checking out of your cart with your festival tickets.

    There are also plenty of options within easy walking distance from the theatres on the day. Enjoy the seasonal menu at Opera Bar or experience the fresh charcuterie and seafood from their Meat & Cheese room and RAW bar. From handmade burgers to delicious Asian cuisine there is something for every taste at Opera Kitchen. Watch the chefs in action at the Cured & Cultured counter at Bennelong, showcasing the flavour, diversity and quality of Australian produce or go for a quick drink at the bar to debrief about your day at the festival.

    Open early until late, seven days a week. To view the menus and open times, visit sydneyoperahouse.com/eatanddrink 

  • Foyer Installations & Activities

    Details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for announcements, or sign up to our newsletter here to receive updates.

  • Can I Watch Past Talks Online?

    Yes you can! Head to our YouTube channel to watch past talks online.

  • Accessibility

    Sydney Opera House is committed to providing equal access for all to ensure that everyone can fully participate and enjoy the arts. Information about our accessibility services to help you attend All About Women can be found here, or listen to our accessibility services here.

    Our mobility map can be found here.

    The following sessions will be Auslan signed:
    Clementine Ford
    Lindy West

    The following sessions will be live captioned:
    Jessa Crispin
    Julia Baird
    Karen O'Brien
    Lucy Clark

    The following sessions are relaxed performances:
    Backstage in Biscuit Land

    More information about accessibility services can be found on Sydney Opera House’s Accessibility Information page here

    For any other information, please contact our Information Desk
    Tel: +61 2 9250 7111
    Email:infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com

    National Relay Service
    Customers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call through the National Relay Service at no cost:
    - TTY users, phone 133 677 then ask for 9250 7111;
    - Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay), phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 9250 7111; and
    - Internet relay users, connect to the NRS – see www.relayservice.com.au for details – and then ask for 9250 7111.