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Badu Gili Showcase

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with the Opera House and see the spectacular sails lighting in 4 alternating nightly showings.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the Opera House will showcase both chapters of its spectacular sails lighting Badu Gili in 4 alternating nightly showings.

Badu Gili, meaning ‘water light’ in Gadigal language, shares the ancient stories and rich contemporary culture of Australia’s First Nations in a 7-minute animation projected onto the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail. The free nightly experience runs year-round at sunset, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, and is best viewed from the top of the Monumental Steps.

Chapter 1: Sunset and 8pm
Chapter 2: 7pm and 9pm



Every day, 5.30pm to 10pm

Sunday 7 July to Sunday 14 July 2019



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