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  • Address: Bennelong Point
  • Hours: Open daily, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Tours and event times vary
  • Admission: Tour and event prices vary. Check ticketing booth for prices

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Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is Australia's pre-eminent cultural center. Famous for its cutting-edge architecture, the building's series of white-tiled sails jut into the harbor at Bennelong Point, perched on a platform of pink granite. The iconic structure was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, and Australians have been divided about its design ever since it opened way over-budget in 1973.

Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the opera house has a range of venues under its sails, including the large Concert Hall, Opera Theatre, intimate Playhouse, and Drama Theatre. As well as attending a concert or play at the Opera House, one of the best ways to explore this iconic building is on a guided backstage tour of the famous stages, studios and technical areas.

Other must-do activities include afternoon high tea with operatic accompaniment, award-winning French food at the Guillaume at Bennelong restaurant, or drinks with harbor views at the outdoor Opera Bar.

Practical Info

Bennelong Point is lapped by the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove. Circular Quay’s ferries, trains and buses are less than a five-minute walk away. Unless you’re visiting on a guided tour, visitors are unable to access the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre foyers, or performance spaces.

Tours & Tickets

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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 340 Reviews

Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.71

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

Catch one the many amazing performances by Opera Australia at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. With your choice of seating, the 2014 season ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $74.61

Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Dinner, guided tour and an Opera Australia performance - experience the very best of Sydney on this all encompassing Sydney Opera House experience. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.09

New Year's Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 in operatic style at the Opera Gala at Sydney Opera House, where the world’s favorite opera moments will be performed by an array ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $261.43

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Music lovers - why not enjoy dinner, guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance when you're next in Sydney. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $180.09

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of one of the world's most famous performing arts centers! You'll gain exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.94

Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

A must-do Sydney Opera House experience for lovers of ballet! This guided evening tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House also includes a 3-course ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $203.33

New Year's Eve Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Ring in the New Year at the Sydney Opera House with passion, fireworks, celebration and 'La bohéme'! Be swept up in the emotion of Puccini’s famous opera, ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $261.43

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