Pitched as a family outing/way to keep the kids from sending their parents insane during the school holidays, the Opera House will hold a two day Minecraft event over July 2 and July 3.
It'll be held in the Concert Hall and Northern Foyer of the Opera House, with a competition being held on the main stage and freeplay areas elsewhere. Lydia Winters and Jens Bergensten from Mojang will also fly in for the event, with the former holding a fan Q&A and the latter taking part in some interactive sessions over the two days. The competition will also be broadcast onto a large screen with commentary, although at the time of writing the Opera House couldn't confirm what the format for the tournament would be.
Nonetheless, it's neat to see one of Sydney's most iconic venues getting more into live gaming events. The Opera House made a number of outreaches during the Pokemon GO craze, and it's also hosted a number of orchestras and performances related to video games in the past. Now they just need to one-up the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra by playing the battle music for Tekken during a Tekken tournament. Tekken 7 did come out last week, after all.
Tickets for the Minecraft Opera House event go on sale to the general public from Thursday, starting from $35. You can find out more on the official site.