Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 2482SOH2
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Visit: 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.


Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

Daily.

Departure Point:

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

Departure time

7:00 AM

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes(approx.)

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

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 : anita.m.gaston

Excellent tour. We were taken all around the backstage area and our guide shared lots of information around what happens behind the scenes, all the work that goes on to insure a successful production, and how the sets are moved in and out quickly and efficiently. She also shared some interesting anecdotes when things didn't go exactly as planned and performers had to do some some quick thinking to avoid disruptions. Very good breakfast too! Highly recommend this tour.


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Posted On : 2020-03-17


Posted By : Cleophea B

Unique experience, great guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Great opportunity to look behind the scenes.


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Posted On : 2020-03-17


Posted By : Holly S

Was on this tour Monday morning with my brother and 8 others. Great overview of the Opera House, and how it works. I expected a lot more stairs, but because they showed us the rails for the drama theatre, and not the opera, the tour is friendly even for those with sore legs...(little different than when I was on it 5 years ago with my daughter). The cover history as well as the workings behind the scenes, which anyone involved in local community theatre will really appreciate. Tour ends with a lovely breakfast in the green room (which has a view of the water), making the early 7am start well worth it. Also as a nice perk - if you buy tickets for a show and you have been on a tour, there is a discount, let them know at the box office. Heads up - you meet at the 'backstage door' - not where the other tours do.


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Posted On : 2020-03-16


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Wonderful tour- and our guide was so knowledgeable. Well worth being there by 6:45 am. From entry through the stage door to delicious breakfast in the green room, all corridors and backstage areas were toured.


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Posted On : 2020-03-09


Posted By : WILLIAM L

Jeanette did a lovely job during our behind the scenes tour, she is very knowledgeable! You can tell she has been guiding guests for years, we never got lost!


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Posted On : 2020-03-02


Posted By : Diane C

Excellent tour. I highly recommend this tour. Steve is a great tour guide and is very knowledgeable of the opera house. The pace was perfect and the breakfast was great to end the perfect tour.


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Posted On : 2020-02-24


Posted By : Carl S

It is an excellent tour, but it is pretty strenuous, so be prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed it! We viewed all the different venues in the Opera House and learned much about it! Did you know it is covered in tiles?


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Posted On : 2020-02-24


Posted By : Michael E

Highly recommended!! It’s something we will never forget Alex our guide was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and we saw and learnt so much of how it all operated backstage! The breakfast at the end was excellent!


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Posted On : 2020-02-03


Posted By : Tyler F

Nabilah was a fantastic guide with wonderful energy. The tour was well-organised and very comprehensive. Learned the story behind architecture, the construction process, and the inner workings of the Opera House. Highly recommended.


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Posted On : 2020-01-06


Posted By : Alexander R

This is probably one of the top Sydney attractions, aside from actually seeing a show at the SOH. Our guide was wonderful, and the whole tour was very entertaining and informative. Just go, you will not regret it. Cheers!


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Posted On : 2019-12-16