Attention, Sydney lovers: This news will be music to your ears.
The is set to undergo a $202 million renovation, according to . Though it may be world-renowned for its architecture, the building's acoustics are (ironically) known for being among the worst in the country. As such, the opera house, a , will receive its most extensive makeover since it opened in 1973.
The new-and-improved landmark will feature acoustic drapes and stage risers to enhance the sound in accordance with different types of performances, reports . Quieter air conditioning, a surround-sound system, ceiling reflectors and custom acoustic panels will also be installed.
But that's not all: The updated Opera House will be redesigned to be accessible to even more people. That means 26 additional wheelchair seating areas, more elevators, a refurbished entryway and a learning center for children and their families. There will also be a digital classroom, where students can work with artists on a host of topics ranging from drama to history. Oh, and casually, a wedding venue.
Booking your ticket to Sydney, yet?
In celebration of its renovation, the Sydney Opera House will present a show about itself (yes, you read that right). According to the Opera House's website, will tell the story of how the building came to be this October and November.
Construction is set to begin in mid-2019 and will be completed in 2021. The funds for the renovations have been allocated from the , a financing program sponsored by the Australian government, according to .
A final bit of good news? The work will be done in intervals, so you can still visit the Opera House during its renovations. (Whew.)
To learn more about the upcoming renovations, check out the video below.