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Australian Chamber Orchestra

Celebrating Icons - From Bach to Barnes

Inside/Out at the House

One of the world's leading chamber orchestras performs music from JS Bach and Tchaikovsky through to Jimmy Barnes and William Barton.

In the Concert Hall and broadcast to the Forecourt | Australian Chamber OrchestraClassical Music, Contemporary Music

COVID-19 safety information

The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We encourage you to wear a mask in indoor settings or when physical distancing can’t be maintained, and please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.

In-theatre tickets | Standard tickets now $50 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction [$8.95 from 28 March 2023] Performance in the Concert Hall

Ticket Description & price
Standard  
All tickets $50
Under 35 Patrons under the age of 35
Premium N/A
A Reserve $35
B Reserve $35
C Reserve $35
D Reserve $35
Student Full Time Student card holders (Aust. only)
Premium N/A
A Reserve $25
B Reserve $25
C Reserve $25
D Reserve $25

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 Australian Chamber Orchestra. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

Live broadcast tickets | Pre-sale and on-sale information Outside on the Forecourt

ALL FORECOURT TICKETS $10 WITH NO BOOKING FEE

Forecourt ticket pre-sale timings:

    SOH Insiders pre-sale, 9am Tuesday 6 December
    SOH What's On pre-sale, 9am Wednesday 7 December

Forecourt ticket general public on sale 9am, Friday 9 December

Suitable for ages 12+

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.

“If there's a better chamber orchestra in the world today, I haven't heard it.” 

The Guardian UK

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Richard Tognetti and the ACO are joined by Jimmy Barnes and William Barton live

There aren’t many orchestras like the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Who else could present JS Bach and Jimmy Barnes in the same concert?

Renowned for explosive performances, adventurous collaborations and dynamic programs, the ACO prides itself on both challenging and inspiring their audiences. This concert is no exception.

To celebrate the 50th birthday of another Australian icon, Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leads the Orchestra in a showcase of everything that makes the ACO so unique. Beloved masterpieces including JS Bach’s divinely beautiful Concerto for Two Violins and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, sit alongside the timeless sound world of didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton’s Didge Fusion and the soaring vocals of Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes.

It’s a fitting celebration from an orchestra that has always forged their own path. 

Programme
WOJCIECH KILAR Orawa 
WILLIAM BARTON Didge Fusion – Hypersonic 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 
RANDY NEWMAN (arr. Richard Tognetti) Texas Girl at the Funeral of her Father 
JIMMY BARNES AND DON WALKER (arr. Richard Tognetti) Killing Time 
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings 

Artists
Director & Violin Richard Tognetti 
Vocals, Guitar & Didgeridoo William Barton 
Vocals Jimmy Barnes 
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Opera House

Proudly funded by

New South Wales Government

This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbusters Funding initiative.

Take your seat, inside or out

INSIDE: Concert Hall

Experience the superb new acoustics of the renewed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. See this incredible performance up close and make this a night to remember.

From $49

OUTSIDE: Forecourt

Enjoy the unparallelled artistry from 'Inside' live broadcast to the Forecourt on the big screen, in a stunning open-air setting with food and beverage available.

All tickets $10

Inside/Out at the House

1 — 7 May 2023

Celebrating 50 years of the Sydney Opera House, Inside/Out at the House invites you to join us under the sails or the stars for an extraordinary 7-day festival from 1-7 May.

Inside or out, choose your own adventure and join the celebrations.

Explore the festival

Celebrate the extraordinary

In our 50th year, we’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited.

Join us for a year-long festival celebrating the past, present and future of Australia’s favourite building.

Explore the highlights

Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House. 

Frequently asked questions – COVID-19 safety measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. 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.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

What safety measures do you have in place?

The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We encourage visitors to wear a face mask in indoor settings or when physical distancing can’t be maintained. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options here.

Does my child need to wear a face mask?

Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as 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 if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase in the venue?

Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.

The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.

Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.

Will there be pram parking at kids performances?

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Can my baby sit on my lap?

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-2 years old at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Can I smoke at the Opera House?

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House will become a smoke-free site from Saturday 1 January 2022.
  • By becoming a smoke-free site, the Opera House seeks to reduce exposure to harmful second-hand smoke, as well as minimise the impact of smoking on the environment, including litter and pollution of the surrounding marine environment. 

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