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Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong Point, Sydney, 2000

The Basics

The Sydney Opera House is a highlight of any city tour or harbor cruise, and it’s well worth an up-close look, too. It’s best explored as part of a guided tour, either a guided walking option that hits highlights of the building's history and architecture or an in-depth tour that goes backstage to concert halls, green rooms, and studios usually off-limits to visitors. Given that this is a functioning performance venue, visitors can also experience the Opera House by attending a show, whether pairing a theater performance with dinner as part of an evening package, or dining along the waterfront before a night of ballet.

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
$33.83 per adult
Great photo opportunities
Amazing tour! We got to see all the behind the scenes parts of the Opera house, plus a digital show. Highly recommended.
Lee, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Sydney

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Tour and a show.
Boni, May 2021
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
The tour was just right, not too long and great information. And we got a discount off tickets to a show.
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Oh what a beauty
Julie_M, Apr 2021
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Seeing the Opera House from the inside was a fabulous experience, we feel very proud to be Australian. She is amazing and quite unique
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The story behind the Opera House
Louisarose, Apr 2021
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
I loved touring the inside and outside of the Opera House. It was beautiful. A very interesting design with so much fascinating history, controversy, sadness and triumph! I would definitely recommend when visiting Sydney.
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Very good tour, excellent guide
clemenswannemacher, Oct 2019
Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
Chris was a wonderful guide and showed us around in this amazing building, giving us heaps of informations, answering a lot of questions and being very passionate about the sydney opera house. Thanks for the tour Chris!
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Great Time In Sydney
ksb2women, Jun 2019
Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach
Jason picked us up from the hotel and took us all over town. He took us to Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House, and other main attractions around Sydney. He was knowledgeable, professional, and humorous. We totally enjoyed this tour and felt like we understood the area better when the tour was over. When we were done he returned us to our hotel. It was a great way to see Sydney in 4 hours.
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Fantastic guide
Michalina_Z, Mar 2021
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
The tour guide was the best! Thank you for teaching our group so much about the Opera House in such an engaging and fun way, we’ll be recommending the tour for sure!
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Scenic & aural delight
Dave87104, Mar 2020
Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Beautiful building & Sutherland Hall. Too bad we couldn't see the other hall too. Gounod's Faust was an excellent performance.
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Sydney Highlight
Peter_M, Mar 2020
Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Such an exciting evening, a highlight in our month of travel in Australia. Faust was excellent- unique - not just singing but classical ballet, modern dance , extraordinary choreography!
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Opera House Tour - highlight of our Sydney holiday.
Pearse, Feb 2021
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
A 1 hour, very informative and entertaining tour behind the scenes of this outstanding structure. Our guide David (a former dancer) was very good and really connected with us. We loved his knowledge and engaged the tour group. A highlight of our Sydney trip! The lunch was good too.
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This tour was the highlight of my visit to Sydney
Janice_F, Feb 2020
Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
Very interesting! Seeing all the venues except Performance Hall which was under renovation was so fascinating. The attention to detail with both the structure design and interior design is mind blowing! Our guide, Jessie, was charming and so informative. The history about the architect Otzen and the political turmoil that short changed him was heartbreaking. This is a must do I’m Sydney. Just taking pics of the exterior is just not enough.
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Still good
Les_B, Dec 2020
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Great to see a number of performance halls however the main concert hall was closed due to opera house renovations
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A night at the opera
Donald77, Mar 2020
Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
The venue is an absolute must just to visit for it’s iconic design, thus making it extra special when performances are on. As for the opera itself a fantastic performance and production. Even if you are not a complete opera buff like me it is well worth a visit

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Attending a performance at the Opera House is a must for music, dance, and theater fans.

  • Tickets for tours and events often sell out, so it’s best to book in advance.

  • Public areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible, and accessible show seating is available for all performances (seats must be pre-booked, and availability is limited).

  • Unless visiting on a guided tour, travelers are unable to access the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers or performance spaces.

  • The Opera House complex contains restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and outdoor plazas.

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How to Get There

Located on Bennelong Point at the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, the Sydney Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and its ferries, trains, and buses. The site is easy to spot from around Sydney Harbour and from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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When to Get There

Shows and performances run year-round at the Opera House, and with more than 2,500 of them taking place each year, you’re likely to find one during your visit. For a special experience, time your trip during the Vivid Sydney festival, when the Opera House exterior becomes the canvas for colorful light displays.

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