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Sydney Opera House Vivid Site Access 2014

Important Information about Site Access during Vivid Sydney 2014
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The Sydney Opera House is a prominent and popular vantage point during Vivid Sydney. It is home to the stunning Lighting of the Sails and the Vivid LIVE contemporary music program.

City road closures will be in place during the festival. Public transport should be used wherever possible. Additional services will be in operation.

Please allow sufficient extra travel time when arriving for a show. Large numbers of visitors are expected during the festival, particularly on weekends. The Circular Quay precinct and buses, trains and stations will be crowded in the peak times.

There will be normal entry to the site for ticket holders. If the site reaches capacity at any point, managed access will be in place for show patrons.

For everything you need to know about road closures and getting around Sydney by public transport during the event, please visit Vivid Sydney Transport or call 131 500. 

Sydney Opera House Shuttle

Throughout Vivid Sydney the complimentary Sydney Opera House Shuttle Bus will continue to operate for elderly and less mobile patrons and visitors. 

Please note: On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday during the festival (23 May – 9 June), the existing daytime pick-up point will be moved to an evening pick-up location 75 metres away on Phillip Street.  Please see map for more information. 

Photography On Site

During Vivid Sydney 2014, handheld photography equipment is encouraged to capture your experience. No large and intrusive photography equipment will be permitted on site. No permanent photography set-ups will be permitted on any part of the Sydney Opera House precinct.  

Accessible Viewing Area

The Sydney Opera House will provide an accessible viewing area and thoroughfare for people with disability and mobility support needs.

The accessible viewing area will be located along the Opera House Lower Concourse at the southern end of Opera Bar - see map. Access is via the East Circular Quay promenade. Accessible toilets and food vendors are located nearby. The Lighting of the Sails – the centrepiece of Vivid Sydney – along with other harbourside lighting attractions can be viewed from the accessible viewing area.

Vehicle Access

During the festival, there will be managed access in the evenings for any drop-offs by vehicles entering the site from the Macquarie Street roundabout. This will be limited to SOH patrons with accessible requirements and vehicles with authorised parking. All other vehicles, including taxis, will be directed to a designated drop-off area on the east side of Macquarie Street.

To contact the Sydney Opera House, please call +61 2 9250 7111.  

Wilson Sydney Opera House Car Park

The Wilson Sydney Opera House Car Park will be operational and access to the entry will be managed until full,  however we strongly encourage the use of public transport at all times during the festival. For enquires please contact Wilsons directly on 1800 727 5464.


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