Visit: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Your tour of the Sydney Opera House takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s most iconic performance venues, where more than 1,500 concerts, plays, musicals and ballets are staged every year. Explore it with an insider guide, who shares stories and fun facts about the opera house’s history, performances and architecture throughout your 1-hour tour.
Walk through the elegant foyers, visit one of the largest pillar-free chambers in the world, sit down in a custom-made white birch chair and look up at the vaulted ceiling. Check out areas that are off-limits to the general public, learn about the distinctive exterior design made up of ‘shell’ tiles, and hear about opera house’s Danish architect, including his inspiration and building challenges.
Please note: in line with the Australian government decision to cease non-essential gatherings due to Covid 19, no public performances or guided tours will be held in the period up to 17th June 2020. Thank you for your support and understanding at this time.
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please note the standard guided tour contains approx. 200 stairs - Low Impact. If you have limited mobility there is a daily 12:00pm access tour pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly. The Sydney Opera House (English Tour) is available between 9:00am and 5:00pm daily. The tours are subject to a maximum capacity. If you did not book a specific guided tour time upon booking you can contact the supplier directly to arrange your departure time
Tour & Dine is available daily at Opera Bar between 11.30am - 6.30pm and the Tasting Plate is available daily at Opera Kitchen from 11:00am - 8:30pm. The Dine and the Tasting Plate are an added option only and not included in the standard tour ticket price. Minimum of two people are required to book the Tasting Plate option. Seasonal menus subject to change.
The Backstage Tour (if option selected) operates at 7:00am only - enclosed shoes must be worn, this tour is a more in depth behind-the scenes option.
Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Posted By : Roger D
Excellent tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the facility. We saw most of the theaters and learned the history of each one since some today are not used as they were initially. We recommend this tour.
Posted By : Kathy
I enrolled in the 1st tour of the morning. At promptly 9:00 we were greeted and told where to store backpacks and large pocketbooks.
Our young guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. There were
steep steps to climb and dark space to walk through single file, so be
warned if you have any problems walking. I have dreamed for years of traveling to Sydney and taking this backstage tour was awesome!
Posted By : Graeme I
On the day of the tour the weather was bad, so we couldn’t get to see the outside structures. But it didn’t spoil the amazing inside tour and tour guide.
Posted By : Charlene T
If you do no other tour in Sydney, do this one. Absolutely wonderful. Our guide was great. You can always see the opera house from the outside but this takes you inside and makes you realize what a great architectural feat the Opera House is.
Posted By : Mercedes P
Very nice and accommodating. The tour guided was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We got a nice memory album
Posted By : mipena7
Beautiful building; excellent tour. Wish the tour would have taken us backstage and other areas of the concert/opera hall. Still thought it was a wonderful tour. Our guide explained the architectural history of the building, which was very interesting.
Posted By : Jenn H
Informative guides provided 1 hour of fascinating titbits of Opera House history, maintenance and random facts as they took us ( single mum with a 12 year old ) to explore the inner three shells including the theatres. You are able to ask questions along the way. Backpacks ( any bag etc. larger than A4 ) must be checked at a clock room. There are over 200 stairs which many over their 70’s in our group navigated easily. Photos are permitted but only in areas where it will not cross copyright laws for the performances that the House is currently showing. There is easy access from the tour to the Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay and ample food choices of which the tour supplies a discount card for.
Posted By : Barbara S
Great tour. Guide was very informative. Loved the architect story of the building and happy that he and his family are part of the refurbishment
Posted By : Melody J
Tour was informative and it was fun to get into some of the concert halls, but disappointing not to be able to take any photos. They do photograph you at the start and photoshop you into several nice photos which you can purchase in a book for $50. You can also get these photos online later. We found the tour to be informative and well done, a good use of our morning and such an iconic landmark of the area.
Posted By : James G
TheOpera House is beautiful! However, the tour was long, long winded, and not too informative. The tour info said it was 200 steps. However, it was waaay over 8,000 steps. Plus, there was no signage providing information regarding the location of places to view. Overall, we enjoyed seeing the building and will remember it as one of the highlights of our trip.