• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 134.48 View price calendar

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Get an exclusive experience of the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of this world-famous center for the performing arts. Your expert guide shares stories about the real-life dramas behind the curtain and in the venue's storied history since it opened in 1973. Go behind the scenes to see parts of the opera house normally reserved for staff and performers, including the stage and dressing rooms. Wrap up this fascinating morning tour by sitting down with your small-group companions for a full Australian breakfast in the Green Room. Numbers are limited to 12 participants for a more intimate tour.


  • 2-hour guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Gain exclusive access to rooms reserved for performers and staff
  • Walk on the same stage where luminaries such as Cate Blanchett, Luciano Pavarotti and Ella Fitzgerald have performed
  • Get the inside scoop on what goes on behind the scenes from your knowledgeable guide
  • Learn the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed building
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures an intimate experience with fellow art-lovers

What You Can Expect

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour

Meet your small-group tour guide in the morning to hear the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, as well as the insider stories and industry secrets that play out behind the curtain. Performing arts fans of all stripes will relish the chance to experience the inner workings of this famous venue.

Get started early in order to ensure that you can access rehearsal areas, dressing rooms and concert stages; access is restricted later in the day. You might catch a glimpse of actors, dancers or musicians as they warm up backstage. You may might step onto the conductor's podium and view the orchestra section, then walk onstage where countless artists have performed, seeing the majesty of the opera house from their perspective.

After your guide takes you through some of the center's five performance halls and backstage areas, sit down for a full continental breakfast served in the Green Room — which is usually only accessible to performers and staff. As you enjoy a hearty meal, you can ask further questions and hear more stories. Choose from several hot and cold dishes with options for different dietary needs. It's the perfect ending to a memorable tour of this iconic performing arts center.

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Customer Reviews

Alva A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I am so glad I had the opportunity to take this guided back stage tour. Coming to Sydney and not touring the Opera House would have been a waster trip. Getting to go inside this iconic building was a real pleasure. I felt very lucky to get the information we received. Everyone should take this tour.

James T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing information about the structure. Tour followed up with a free breakfast.

Jim R H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The views you get behind the scenes of the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Music Hall are great. You're in the orchestra pit and in the wings they can't get you any closer. Our guide, Kenny, was the BEST. This was one of the things we scheduled that we felt was entirely worth the time and the money.
It starts AWFULLY early in the morning when you're on vacation!!, but it's definitely worth it. The included breakfast we expected would be a roll and some coffee. You actually had several choices, including a full eggs, bacon, toast, juice, coffee. And you dine in the green room where the musicians and technicians meet and dine before, during, and after work.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very interesting and up close. Just a tip, nothing to do with the tour....we wish we had seen a show at the Opera House...on the tour, our guide said tickets are usually available.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018


DEREK H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Was fantastic great experiance


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour starts early, but is one not to be missed. Excellent!!!!

Brian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour guide made an interesting tour even better. Breakfast in the Green Room was very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is one of the best tours I have been on. Alex, our guide, was engaging, funny, and knowledgeable. The Sydney Opera House is truly and amazing place.

judy a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful experience. Everyone should take this tour.

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