Sydney Opera House Official Small Group Guided Backstage Tour

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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 2482SOH2
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Adult (Age : 10 to 99)

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Stop At: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Meet your small-group Tour Guide early in the morning to ensure that you can see the inner sanctum areas; access is restricted later in the day. Get a peek into the goings on backstage as you check out rehearsal space's and dressing rooms. You may even catch a glimpse of actors, dancers or musicians as they warm up!

Then, walk onstage where countless superstars have performed, taking in the Sydney Opera House from their perspective. You may also want to step onto the conductor's podium and view the orchestra section.

Throughout the morning, your knowledgeable guide shares industry secrets and insider stories about life backstage, as well as the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed building.

After touring backstage, tuck into a full continental breakfast served in the Green Room — the exclusive domain of performers and staff. Ask further questions and hear more stories as you enjoy a hearty meal. Choose from several hot and cold dishes with options for different dietary needs.

Performing arts fans of all stripes will relish the chance to experience the inner workings of the world's most iconic performing arts center! The tour is a walking tour and does contain approx 300 stairs.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Behind the scenes tour - with a professional guide
  • Breakfast - Full hot breakfast with tea or coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:


Departure Point:

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Departure time

7:00 AM


2 hours 30 minutes(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to participate is 10 years old

Please note: There are over 300 steps on this tour, a moderate level of physical fitness is required to participate on the tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Due to safety requirements - fully covered enclosed rubber soled shoes must be worn for the duration of the tour

Please meet your tour guide at the Sydney Opera House Stage Door at 6:45am - your tour will commence at 7:00am sharply

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Posted By : Blondie

My friend and I really enjoyed the Backstage Tour of Sydney Opera House, friendly tour guide and very informative. I would recommend and go back there again.

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Posted On : 2019-10-28

Posted By : Jacko

Although this is a early start it was an awesome tour and our tour guide Steve was excellent in ensuring we saw everything that was possible. Only one theatre that we could not visit due to a stage set change. It is amazing the amount of backstage stairs and rooms that there are within the Opera House. We even got to see inside a Dressing Room that is used by the stars. We then finished off with breakfast in the Green room and this was enjoyable as well. As this tour is done once a day, you should take every opportunity to fit this in.

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Posted On : 2019-10-21

Posted By : qianzhao0303

The staff were super friendly, learnt a lot during the tour!
Strongly recommend to everyone who is visiting Sydney!

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Posted On : 2019-10-01

Posted By : Brian W

Great, great tour! You get to see all the behind the scenes places that you never would in another tour. Some people complain that you can't take pictures in certain spots. Yes, that is true, but it is really only in the green room and stage sets that are not owned by the Opera House. Personally, I was more for the building and history and I was able to take pictures of all the things I wanted to in regards to those two things. Yvonne was amazing!

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Posted On : 2019-08-13

Posted By : Alva A

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.

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Posted On : 2018-04-09

Posted By : James T

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

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Posted On : 2018-03-25

Posted By : Jim R H

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.

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Posted On : 2018-03-07

Posted By : welch.tom

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.

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Posted On : 2018-02-23

Posted By : dann9862

This was a very interesting tour. My husband took our nicer camera thinking we would get lots of interesting photos. However, because of copyright laws and privacy issues there are many areas that we were not allowed to photograph. So my advice would be to just plan on taking a few snapshots and just enjoy the sights and stories. Our guide was very nice and entertaining while showing us around. What you see and where you get to go may possibly depend on the shows and events that are taking place at the time of your tour. The breakfast was tasty. You are presented with a menu part way through the tour, and then your breakfast is ready for you at the conclusion. It was exciting to go inside the Opera House and see some of the behind the scenes areas and different venues that are within the buildings. It was definitely worth our time and the price of the ticket.

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Posted On : 2018-03-15

Posted By : martin.vaughan

Very good “back stage” tour; get to see how all behind the scenes work gets done; we had access to all venues (told that was unusual as some can be off limits due to setup/production)... only negative was a so so breakfast in the green room (scrambled eggs were only half cooked); learned a lot.

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Posted On : 2018-03-04