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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, Joan Sutherland 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.

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 Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers, or performance spaces.

Tours & Tickets

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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 479 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $26.54

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $42.96

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $118.35

Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $188.89
From USD $71.01

Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $213.75

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $170.35

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