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The Sydney Opera House Tour

01 April 2015– 31 March 2016

Venue: Various Venues
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

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 Discover the stories, history and magic of Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour taking you underneath the world famous sails. 

When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”.  Now it’s your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You’ll find out on this very special one-hour guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House. 

You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and 58-year history. You’ll run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world. 

Once you’ve visited areas off limits to the general public and captured photographs from rare vantage points inside the majestic Sydney Opera House, you’ll realise that from the outside you’re only getting half the story. 

Save 10% by booking online at, or call the Box Office on 9250 7777. 

Tours run daily from 9am-5pm with a maximum group size of 35 people. Available in English, French and German.   

There are over 200 stairs included on the tour; if you have limited mobility there is a daily 12pm Access Tour, bookings are essential. Please click here for more information.

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

Advanced bookings are available online and close at midnight for the next day. Advanced bookings are recommended. 


Adult $37.00
Child> $20.00
Concession* $28.00
Family^ $95.00
Additional Child^ $12.00
Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

Add a Tasting Plate with your tour
Explore a world of taste before or after your tour. Take a Tour and Tasting Plate and indulge in a three-tier gourmet tasting plate at Opera Kitchen, with the best views of Sydney Harbour. 

> Child 5 to 15 years of age. Children under 5 years are free of charge. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied at all times 
* Concessions are available to holders of an Australian Seniors Card, Australian Pensioners, full time students aged 16+.
^ The family price includes 2 adults and 2 children (15 years and under). Additional child tickets are available for $12.00 when purchased with a family ticket. Additional child prices only available over the phone and box office. 

Dates & Times

Daily, between 9am and 5pm. Running Time: Approximately 1 hour


“Take the Tour of the Opera House”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 - Tripadvisor
Our docent gave us an excellent view of the different stages at the Opera House, as well as its history. The interior is beautiful, and a tourist doesn't get the entire picture from just the outside of the building.

“More than a pretty face”
Reviewed 2 March 2015 - Tripadvisor
Everyone knows the iconic view of the opera house. A detailed tour with entertaining and informed guides, gives you all kinds of interesting info, including its history, politics construction, Well worth spending the time, even if you cannot catch a show

“Great Tour!”
Reviewed 28 February 2015 - Tripadvisor
The tour was interesting and very informative. We were lucky to be able to see inside both of the main halls as well as some of the smaller ones. Our guide was very professional and eager to ensure that everyone got the experience they desired. I enjoyed it so much I might even do it again.

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