5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This is a very early morning tour starting at 7:00 am so keep that in mind when booking. My husband and I took this tour along with about 10 others. We had a great guide and learned so much about the history and most importantly about Jorn Utzun, the Danish Artchitect who was the winner of the international competition to build a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney in 1957 and how it went for him. We were surprised by the story. The opera house is really special and I had no idea it was a multi venue showing art center. There are 5 stages that you will visit and each one was designed for a specific venue. We learned that the tiles on the outside were made in Sweden and are self washing. We did not get into the area where the props were as there was some work welding going on and it was a safety issue. We did get to visit the green room. I can't remember why, but we were treated to our breakfast on the outside patios overlooking the Sydney Harbor Bridge. It doesn't get much better than that. Take the tour and have a great time. We did.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Outstanding, Well worth the money. There were only 6 in our tour, so it was a very intimate group. Our guide made the Opera House come alive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Amazing tour highly recommend it our guide was very enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

AMAZING!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The best tour ever! Steve was an amazing tour guide. Everything I would expect from a Viator Tour. Informative, fun and just a delightful experience. I have been to Sydney 3 times and this was the first time I decided to do this tour because my 13 year old daughter was with me and had a report due on the Sydney Opera House. The history came alive with the stories you won't find in any books and to be there and experience standing on stage....absolutely a priceless memory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and excited about being able to show us the Opera House. The breakfast was great - a few options to choose from, and everybody in our group enjoyed their selections. The guide gave suggestions for activities, shows to see, and restaurants based on what we wanted to do in Sydney. It was cool to see the Opera House behind the scenes - something not a lot of people get to do!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our guide was great. We learned a lot about the various props, stages, and some info about the Opera stars.
The breakfast was good as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The highlight of Sydney. Our host, Alan, was terrific. Spent more than three hours with us and showed us all the nooks and crannies of the Opera House, complete with some stories of past events. A most enjoyable morning and the breakfast was pretty good too. A must recommend. Much better than the standard Opera House Tour which I did about 15 years ago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was the best and most informative tour we have ever taken. Our docent Molly was a fantastic representative and went out of her way to explain the history and detail of the building. She took usgo backstage where the costumes for the King and I which was currently playing were displayed in the dressing rooms. Afterward we were treated to an excellent and very filling breakfast. The best part of this tour is the limit of 12 people per tour. This makes it special and is well worth the cost. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to visit the Sydney Opera House take the breakfast tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This was everything I had hoped for and much, much more. As a person who enjoys theater and is fascinated with the Sydney Opera House in general, I was thrilled with the access that we had. Our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Even the breakfast in the Green Room was delicious. Definitely do this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very informative tour. Excellent tour guide who was prompt and very friendly. She was knowledgable and all questions were answered. Great way to see the opera house and exclusive VIP access areas!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Excellent. Bruce was a great guide. Well worth getting up for the 0700 start.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellant guide; extremely interesting backstage tour, fascinating experience; I would take the tour again if we return to Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

good but no cameras inside most places

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The tour was interesting and the tour guide lively and knowledgeable. Breakfast in the 'green room' was wonderful and made the early start all the more worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Knowledgable guide and lots of behind the scenes fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This tour is amazing. Manage to see what is behind the scene, it broaden up my knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Tour guide did an outstanding job of explaining history of opera house.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Our tour guide Steve was fantastic!!! He was incredibly knowledgable and so passonate about the Opera House. The breakfast was REALLY GOOD as well and not like other crappy tour meals. If you are willing to wake up really early on your vacation then this is a must tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Very informative. Steve was great guide and breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Worth the money spent! Great breakfast, great tour guide (Steve). Great to see the Opera house from that perspective, especially if you're in the arts.

Anna J
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Great tour, informative and full, conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable insider. It was a privilege to take part.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

It was a wonderful experience which I highly recommend.

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