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Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Opera House has announced that all public performances will be cancelled until Sunday 29 March inclusive. As such, this performance will not proceed. Further information available here.

While this is a charity fundraising event, all ticket holders will receive a full refund including booking and payment processing fees. Ticket holders will receive a full refund from the point of purchase, remitted back to the credit card account used to make the original booking. This will be processed as soon as practicable but please allow up to 14 days for this to arrive.

If you would still like to make a donation to the bushfire relief efforts, you can do this directly via the four charities, including:

Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery: https://soh.online/redcross

NSW Rural Fire Service: https://soh.online/nswrfs

Wildlife Victoria: https://soh.online/wildlifevic

WIRES: https://soh.online/wires

On-sale & fundraising information

All tickets on sale 12pm, Wednesday 15 January

The event is being made possible thanks to the waiving of fees and commissions by all performing artists, the Opera House and Live Nation and many other contributing organisations. 

Net proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.

We are currently working with our partners and suppliers to cover all remaining costs associated with putting on the event so that as much of the ticket sales as possible can go directly to supporting the bushfires effort. 

One performance on Monday 16 March, 2020

Monday 16 March 2020, 8pm.

IMPORTANT: A maximum of ten (10) tickets per customer are available for purchase. 

A maximum of ten (10) tickets per customer are available for purchase. Tickets purchased in excess of prescribed limits may be cancelled without notice. 

Standard tickets from $149.90

Ticket Price
A Reserve - Reserved Forecourt Seating
$199.90
B Reserve - Unreserved Seating on Monumental Steps
$149.90

 

VIP Experiences
Price
The Highest Step
$1,999.90
Backstage Tour
$999.90

The Highest Step, VIP Experience includes:

  • Premium A Reserve seat in the first 2 rows, closest to the stage
  • Meet at least three comedians on the line-up for a professional photo on the stage, with a view of the Opera House
  • A printed copy of your photo, sent post show
  • Pre-show drinks & canapes at Bennelong Restaurant
The Backstage Tour, VIP Experience includes:
  • Premium A Reserve seat in the row 3, closest to the stage
  • Exclusive backstage tour with a member of the production crew
  • Group photo on stage, with a view of the Opera House
  • Pre-show drinks & canapes at Bennelong Restaurant

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Ticketmaster including Ticketmaster Platinum auction listing, but excluding Ticketmaster Resale as a secondary resale platform. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show's run time is yet to be confirmed.

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Performance may contain adult content or strong language

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

 

This performance has been cancelled. All ticketholders will receive a full refund including booking and processing fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Net proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.

The event is being made possible thanks to the waiving of fees and commissions by all performing artists, the Opera House and Live Nation and many other contributing organisations. 

We are currently working with our partners and suppliers to cover all remaining costs associated with putting on the event so that as much of the ticket sales as possible can go directly to supporting the bushfires effort. 

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Ticketmaster including Ticketmaster Platinum auction listing, but excluding Ticketmaster Resale as a secondary resale platform. 

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable.

The Sydney Opera House is the only authorised ticket seller for Events at the Sydney Opera House, unless we specify on our website that there are other authorised ticket sellers for a specific event.

If you purchase tickets from Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled.

RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

It’s a great idea to arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

If you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 30 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event. This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of bags and personal belongings by Opera House security staff before entering the venue and finding your seats.

We recommend leaving all large bags at home, any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper is required to be checked into the Cloak Room.

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as possible, but please be aware that some events have lock out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Can I take photos during the event?

Unfortunately, you can't take photos during this event.

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. If you’re getting dropped off in a car head to the roundabout at the bottom Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park, you’re just minutes to your seat.  Need a bit more info? Click hereWilson Parking is generously donating all revenue from the Sydney Opera House car park on the evening of the event. 

What can I bring with me to the Forecourt?

All ticketholders must present their bags and personal belongings for visual inspection by Sydney Opera House security staff before entering the venue as a safety precaution and condition of entry. Valid photo ID must be presented to purchase a drink from the bar.

To avoid delays, please leave anything larger than an A4 sheet of paper at home.

No BYO alcohol, glass, beverages, food. Water in sealed plastic bottles permitted. No umbrellas, backpacks, handbags bigger than A4-size, suitcases, strollers, chairs, sparklers, selfie sticks. BYO cushions permitted.

Find out more about venue security at Sydney Opera House.

What should I wear?

So long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, whatever you like. We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House.

Where can I eat nearby?

Satisfy your hunger at one of the many restaurants and bars here at the Opera House. Our restaurants offer everything from casual snacks to award-winning fine dining. Find what you’re after, see our Restaurants

Will my experience be impacted by the Opera House's Renewal works?

  • In February 2020, the Opera House will begin major Concert Hall renewal works to transform the world-famous venue for 21st century performances. You can find out more here.
  • While the Concert Hall is closed, the rest of Opera House will remain open and vibrant, with unmissable performances and experiences across all other venues and the wider precinct.
  • We are working hard to minimise disruption associated with these important works.

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