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Australia Wants You To Sleep At The Sydney Opera House, Because Why Not?

Travelers Today       By    Glory Moralidad

Updated: Jan 18, 2017 03:32 AM EST

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When will the sleepover begin? Dozens have asked if when will the project proposed by The Sydney Opera House and Airbnb get to have the green light from the government.

Visitors can spend a night on the famous landmark which is being considered by state planners right now. On August 2016, the Sydney Opera House's $247 million interior makeover has been revealed and will start this year with renovations to conclude on 2021.

According to the Daily Telegraph, renovations included are "massive upgrades to the Concert Hall and the Joan Sutherland Theatre will be delivered alongside a new function center overlooking the harbor, an improved foyer and a learning center for children."

But any news on the sleepover? Samantha Hutchinson of The Australian, writes: "Sydney Opera House is considering introducing a lottery for guests to stay for free in the landmark under proposals that could herald the ultimate democratization of an institution devoted to the ­famously exclusive - and expensive - performance arts."

So far, we only know that five people will get to sleep at Utzon Room which was named in honor of the architect. Moreover, the opera would see that the grand foyer is turned into a dormitory where guests up to a hundred can stay and sleep in the iconic attraction.

The government, as well as Opera House and Airbnb, have opened this proposal to the public for their sentiments. The deadline was locked in October 2016, yet it seems no words were heard since then.

The public and the world waits whether the sleepover is a go. It would turn out to boost the country's tourism industry even more.

The Guardian wrote: "the accommodation would be associated with special promotional events, with a proposed schedule combining the sleepover with a Concert Hall performance; a meet-and-greet with the artists (subject to approval) backstage; and even the chance for guests to perform own piece on the stage."

In fact, the Sydney Opera House has already hosted a sleepover in 2016 for 158 people.

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