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Symphony Spectacular

Inside/Out at the House

For 50 years the Sydney Symphony has been resident at Sydney Opera House. Join us for a celebration of the music which has moved and inspired Sydneysiders for half a century. 

In the Concert Hall and broadcast to the Forecourt | Classical Music

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • 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; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

In-theatre tickets | Standard tickets from $20 + $8.50 Booking Fee
Performance in the Concert Hall

 

Ticket Description & price
Standard Adults aged 17+
A Reserve $20
Concession Full-time Aust Student / Pensioner card holders (Aust. only)
A Reserve $20
Concession Youth (Under 35)
A Reserve $20

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.

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

Celebrating 50 years of great music at The House

Join the Sydney Symphony for a celebration of the music which has moved and inspired Sydneysiders for half a century. From the very first performance in the Concert Hall in 1973 to today, the Sydney Symphony has been at the centre of the biggest moments in the history of this iconic building.

As part of Inside/Out at the House, the Sydney Symphony brings you some of these history-making moments featuring unforgettable music by Smetana, Wagner, Ross Edwards and many other great composers.

And to make sure everyone can join in the celebrations, tickets are only $20 in the recently reopened Concert Hall, or $10 to sit under the stars on the Sydney Opera House steps.

Presented by ABC Classic’s Genevieve Lang and conducted by Umberto Clerici.

Programme 
Programme to include:
EUGENE GOOSSENS Tam O’Shanter
RICHARD WAGNER 
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure halle
ROSS EDWARDS Maninyas: II. Chorale
HOLLY HARRISON Burnout
MAURICE RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
BEDŘICH SMETANA Má Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau)
RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier: Suite

Artists
Umberto Clerici conductor
Genevieve Lang presenter

Presented by Sydney Symphony 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.

All tickets $20

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 - Inside/Out at the House

What are the set times for this event?

Gates open 90 minutes before each performance.

Monday 1 May
5:30pm Gates open
7pm London Symphony Orchestra live broadcast

Tuesday 2 May 
5:30pm Gates open
7pm London Symphony Orchestra live broadcast

Wednesday 3 May 
5:30pm Gates open
7pm London Symphony Orchestra live broadcast

Thursday 4 May 
6pm Gates open
7.30pm The Australian Ballet live broadcast

Friday 5 May 
5:30pm Gates open
7pm Sydney Symphony Orchestra live broadcast

Saturday 6 May - SPC
5:30pm Gates open
7pm Sydney Philharmonia Choirs live broadcast

Sunday 7 May - ACO
5pm Gates open
6.30pm Australian Chamber Orchestra live broadcast

Can you help me with accessibility requirements?  

If you use a wheelchair or have special access requirements, call our Accessibility Hotline on +61 2 9250 7752 or email us at bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com as early as possible to book a wheelchair space or suitably located seats for your requirements. 

Find out more information about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.

How do I get to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt?

The Opera House Wilson car park will be open, however it is expected to reach capacity early. Patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transport and allow plenty of extra travel time.

The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is offering discounted rates on weeknights and weekends if you book ahead but please note this does not guarantee you a parking spot. Details are available on their website.

If the Opera House Wilson car park is full, alternative parking is available at:

One Farrer (43 Phillip St) – entry via Young & Phillip Streets. 800m walk to the Opera House (approximately 12 minutes).

Sofitel Wentworth (61-101 Phillip St) – entry via 2 Blight Street. 1.1km walk to the Opera House (approximately 13 minutes).

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.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

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

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.

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 is now a smoke-free site, as of 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.

Will there be pram parking?

There will be no pram parking available.

Will there be any seating on the Forecourt?

Yes, for those attending on the Forecourt these are general admission seated events.

Will the event go ahead if it’s raining?

This is an all-weather event. Visitors are encouraged to check the weather and come prepared.

This event is taking place outdoors so we recommend you dress appropriately for the weather. Umbrellas are not permitted for any ticketholders attending performances on the Forecourt. We encourage ticketholders to bring their own ponchos and raincoats.

Except in circumstances beyond our control, this event will proceed rain or shine.

Will there be bag checks by Opera House security?

In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs or within the Western Foyers, 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. Please travel lightly and do not bring items that require cloaking e.g. handbags bigger than A4-size, backpacks and umbrellas, which are not permitted inside our venues.

Will there be cloaking at the event?

There will be no cloaking on the Forecourt. No umbrellas, strollers, chairs, laser pointers, sparklers, professional cameras or recording devices or selfie sticks, sharp knives or objects.

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

Food and beverages will be available on the eastern side of the Forecourt when gates open. 

There will be a selection of food trucks serving food and beverages each night.

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.

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.

Is there anything I can’t bring?

Please note that BYO alcohol or glass is not permitted onsite. Further information about items that are prohibited onsite can be found on our Conditions of Entry.

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.

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.

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 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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