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Overture Dining

Pre-show experience for select Opera Australia shows

We invite you to sit back and relax before the show at Overture Dining.

Enjoy a delectable three-course set menu paired with a glass of sparkling cuvée on arrival, before heading into the performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Combined with uninterrupted harbour views, this will be the perfect start to your Opera Australia experience at Sydney Opera House.

Location: Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer

Choose from the 2023 Opera Australia productions below

Don Giovanni - Overture Dining

La Bohème- Overture Dining

Adriana Levouvreur - Overture Dining

Rigoletto - Overture Dining

Aida- Overture Dining

The Tales of Hoffmann - Overture Dining

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  • Practice physical distancing (1.5m metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by Sydney Opera House staff and signage.
  • For further information about our COVID-19 safety measures, including the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House and what’s required of you when on site, please see our plan your visit page.

Dinner from $89

Ticket Price
Overture Dining  $89 per person

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

Authorised ticket agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

Available 90 minutes prior to performance start time

We recommend you arrive 1.5 hours prior to the show start time (and no later than 1 hour prior to the show) to ensure you receive the full experience. Please check your show schedule on the night. We are unable to service your table should you arrive less than 30 minutes prior to the show start.



3 Course Pre Theatre Dining Menu

On arrival

Glass of NV First Creek ‘Botanica’ Sparkling Cuvée
Warm cantina bread roll, whipped butter, black sea salt (gluten free available)


Australian tiger prawn salad, fennel, tomato gazpacho, furikake, chilli pangrattata df


Heirloom tomato salad, basil oil, crumbled feta, black olive tapenade gf, v

Main Course

Slow braised beef cheek, pommes puree, crispy cavolo nero gf


Chickpea panisse, summer vegetable ratatouille, spiced yoghurt gf, v

Side salad: Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette


Dark chocolate pebble, coconut mousse, raspberry gel vg


Please note menu items are subject to change depending on seasonality and availability.

This is a fixed menu. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Theatre Bars at least 2 days prior to your booking on 02 9250 7220.

Additional food or drinks requested on the night to be paid for by cash or card.

How to book

When booking your tickets, select 'Opera Australia Pre-Theatre Overture Dining Experience'. Choose your preferred date and time, select your seats and 'Add Tickets To Cart'. You will then be able to select the number of desired Overture Dining experiences.

Please note Overture Dining is not available before matinee performances.

If you already have performance tickets, please call 02 9250 7777 
to add the pre-theatre dinner to your existing booking.


Wheelchair access is available however this must be pre-booked and availability is limited so booking early is recommended. Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and 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.

Tickets purchased from Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised re-seller may be cancelled without notice and/or the holder may be refused admission to the event. 

Will the vouchers be Print at Home if I have selected this when purchasing my show ticket?

Vouchers will not be sent via Print at Home, so may need to be collected in person even if your show tickets have been emailed.  You will just need to check in at the Box Office to pick up the voucher you have purchased.

Can I redeem my voucher at more than one venue? 

Overture Dining is only available at the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer and is not available at any other venue at the Opera House. On arrival please surrender your voucher to Theatre Bars staff.

Can I bring a friend to the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer?

If they have also purchased a ticket then yes they are welcome to join you. This experience is for pre-bookings only. There will be no purchases on the night due to the limited capacity and personalised service.

What if I want to use the voucher for other food and beverage options?

Your Overture Dining experience is inclusive of the menu items provided. 

Overture Dining is only available at the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer pre-show and the voucher cannot be redeemed for other food and beverage options.

Can I take food & drink inside the venue?

You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues.

Can I purchase this experience without buying a ticket to an Opera Australia performance?

This experience is for selected Opera Australia performances. Please ensure you have a ticket to an Opera Australia performance when purchasing Overture Dining. 

Please note the Overture Dining experience is not available before matinee performances.

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