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The Backstage Tour

01 April 2014– 31 March 2015

Venue: Various Venues
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

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The only tour that grants you unprecedented VIP backstage access to the Sydney Opera House - book online and save 10%.


Sydney Opera House's Backstage Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the real-life dramas behind this celebrated performing arts centre.

Your personal guide will raise the curtain on what really goes on beyond the spotlight. Revealing industry secrets that you will not hear anywhere else.
Have you ever dreamed of taking centre stage in an iconic performance venue that’s famous throughout the world? Treading the very same boards as the likes of Cate Blanchett, Luciano Pavarotti, Ella Fitzgerald and Dame Joan Sutherland? On a Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour, you’ll do all that and more.
This show-stopping two-hour journey beneath those celebrated sails is your VIP invitation to unparalleled behind-the-scenes access. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide who is ready to answer all your questions about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed building, you’ll see exactly what the stars of yesterday and today see as they prepare for their big moment on one of the world’s most significant stages. If you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the actors, dancers and musicians going through their rehearsals and warm-up routines. 
Then, once you’ve uncovered just a few of the mysteries of the backstage world and had your fill of insider secrets, you’ll enjoy a full-cooked breakfast in the Green Room – the exclusive domain of the staff and performers who call this remarkable building home – where you might even rub shoulders with a celebrity or two. For lovers of dance, opera, theatre and performing arts of all kinds, a Backstage Tour at the Sydney Opera House is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t soon forget.
The two-hour tour runs daily at 7am only, in order to provide the best behind-the-scenes access for guests. Group sizes are intimate, with a maximum of 12 guests. 
Save 10% by booking online at, or call the Box Office on 9250 7777.


Please note bags larger than a standard handbag will need to be cloaked on arrival and may be subject to a search before being cloaked. Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to allow sufficient time for this to occur before your tour.   

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Booking / Pricing Information

Bookings are essential and limited to a maximum of twelve people per tour. Online sales close at 4.00pm one day prior to the tour.

We ask guests to please arrive at Stage Door 15 minutes prior to the 7.00am departure time for check in.

You can buy tickets online by following the Book Now link above, over the phone on +61 2 9250 7250 
or in person from the Box Office.

The Backstage Tour includes up to 300 stairs. Flat, enclosed, rubber-soled shoes must be worn. For safety reasons, children aged 12 years and under are not permitted on the Backstage Tour.

Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied at all times


All tickets $165

Dates & Times

Daily at 7am Running Time: Approximately 2 hours


“We went this morning on the Backstage Tour and had such an informative and entertaining tour with our guide Adam.  The time went so quickly and we were all amazed at what is hidden away behind the scenes.  It will certainly make me appreciate everything much more when I attend the various theatres in the Opera House. Thank you again for this very rewarding experience.” — Sandra Tiltman (NSW)


"Don't let the 0700 start deter you - it’s worth it! And there's a big yummy breakfast waiting for you at the end - SO great!"  Tripadvisor Reviewed 11 October 2013

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