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Sydney Opera House Tours

Sydney Opera House Guided Tours offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to venture inside one of the great architectural masterpieces of the 20th Century! Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a fascinating journey through the extraordinary history, breathtaking architecture and the unseen workings of its daily life.

Sydney Opera House offers also offers a range of Performance Packages designed to deliver an all encompassing Sydney Opera House experience for visitors to Sydney. You’ve seen the Sydney Opera House, so why not join a tour or enjoy dinner and a show, and experience our House from inside?

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Touring Options

SHOWCASE – Tour, Performance and Interval Drink

Guests of the Showcase Performance Package can enjoy a superb performance in one of the five theatres and enjoy a drink during the interval under the sails of Sydney Opera House. A tour voucher is also included in this package, allowing guests to take a tour at their leisure. All Showcase guests will receive an exclusive Sydney Opera House gift to take away with them as a souvenir. For more information including cost, contact the Sydney Opera House direct.

STARRY NIGHTS – Tour, Dinner and Performance

Guests begin the evening with a 5pm guided tour of Sydney Opera House and can choose between a pre theatre dinner or a post theatre supper in either Guillaume at Bennelong or Aria restaurant (2 or 3 course option). A performance in the famous Opera Theatre, Concert Hall, Drama Theatre, Playhouse or The Studio will complete the ‘Starry night’ experience. All Starry Night guests will receive an exclusive Sydney Opera House gift to take away with them as a souvenir. For more information including cost, contact the Sydney Opera House direct.

COCKTAILS – Tour, Cocktail Cruise, Performance and Interval Drink

A twilight cocktail cruise is the perfect complement to a night at Sydney Opera House. Guests begin their special night with a Twilight Cocktail Cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury sailing catamaran. They will be dropped off at Circular Quay for a short stroll to Sydney Opera House, to attend a performance of their choice. At interval guests can enjoy a drink looking out across Sydney Harbour. For more information including cost, contact the Sydney Opera House direct.

Backstage Tour of Sydney Opera House

See where the magic is made!

An early start beckons with our new Backstage tour exploring behind the scenes at Sydney Opera House. See the Opera Theatre scenery dock, the Orchestra Pit, stand on the stage in either the Concert Hall or the Opera Theatre, and walk past rehearsal rooms and dressing rooms.

The Backstage tour runs every day from 7am and takes 2 hours, followed by a light breakfast in the Greenroom (where staff, technicians and performers mingle during breaks).

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

This 60 minute tour offers guests the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operations. Visitors are guided into theatres, given a fascinating account of the history and architecture of the House and introduced to the excitement of Performing Arts in Australia.

This is a walking tour with 200 steps to climb and shows available theatres.

Guided Tours may be cancelled or curtailed at the management’s discretion due to performances, rehearsals and other activities.

Bookings are taken for groups.

There is a maximum of 40 people taken on any one tour.

Tea and coffee included.


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