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La Boheme On New Year's Eve

La Bohème

On New Year's Eve

The original bohemian love story, set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks.

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre. | View Seat Map

One performance on Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Tuesday 31 December 2019 at 7.45pm

Standard tickets from $199 + $8.50 Booking Fee 

Ticket Description & price
Standard All Tickets
Platinum Reserve Available as part of the Platinum Package
Premium Reserve $499
A Reserve $439
B Reserve $379
C Reserve $299
D Reserve $269
E Reserve $199

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

This show runs for approximately 2 hours 30 mins, with one interval timed for the 9pm fireworks.

Should ticket holders arrive late, they will be let in at an appropriate time.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

For ages 16+ This production contains partial nudity

Young people under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all times

“If you’re new to opera, La Bohème is one you must experience. If you’re prone to tears, this production will assist.” 
Herald Sun

This Event is:


A celebration of first loves

The way that first love grabs hold and floods you with something you've never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant that you realise love can't last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

Some human emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express.

Gale Edwards’ glittering production is set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s bohemian Berlin.

You can enjoy the 9pm fireworks during the interval.

After the show, make your evening even more special with tickets to our exclusive midnight party. Held in the Northern Foyers of the Opera House, this event includes drinks, canapes and entertainment – and of course, a great vantage point for Sydney’s famous NYE fireworks.

There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year's Eve and there's nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. 

Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.

If you don’t have tickets to the Midnight Party, there are a limited number of outdoor viewing areas you'll be able to access following the performance. Please note that these spaces are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Some fireworks are visible from the Southern Foyers inside Sydney Opera House at midnight, but you may not have a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Presented by Opera Australia


Opera Australia's New Year's Eve

Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year 's Eve yet. Choose between two Opera Australia offerings: a full performance of La Bohème or the entertaining Opera Gala.

Pre-Performance Dinner

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine on a three-course menu, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm.

**PLEASE NOTE - Pre-performance Dinners are now sold out**

Midnight Party

Enjoy canapés, drinks and live entertainment at the conclusion of the performance, with views of the midnight fireworks from the Northern Foyers.

For the best viewing of the midnight fireworks, book tickets to this exclusive party, overlooking Sydney Harbour with fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Please be aware that this event is very popular, so the balconies will be crowded during the fireworks.   

To book, select 'packages' and add the Midnight Party alongside your tickets for La Bohème.

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 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.

Do I have to get dressed up?

It’s a lot of fun to put on your glamorous best for a night at the opera, but casual dress is perfectly acceptable.

I have specific access needs. How can I plan my night?

We warmly welcome patrons with mobility issues, however entry to the Sydney Opera House on New Year’s Eve can be difficult and needs careful prior planning.

Any guests with access needs, particularly those with mobility support needs, must contact Sydney Opera House on 02 9250 7777 before the event to help plan their evening at the Sydney Opera House.

Patrons who require information about accessible transport should contact the Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer on 02 9265 9333 or nyedisability@cityofsydney.nsw.

Can I arrive early?

We understand that you want to leave plenty of time to arrive at the Sydney Opera House on such a special night, however we suggest you don’t arrive before 4:30pm. The Southern Foyers will be open from 6pm, unless you have booked the pre-performance dinner.

Where's the best place to see the midnight fireworks?

For the best viewing of the midnight fireworks, book tickets to the exclusive Midnight Party, overlooking Sydney Harbour with fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

If you’re unable to attend the Midnight Party, there are a limited number of viewing areas you'll be able to access following the performance. Please note that these spaces are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

When do I clap?

All applause will be gratefully received, although it is polite to wait until the singing has stopped. Don’t be alarmed if the people around you start stomping their feet at the end of the performance: this is an opera tradition to show your enjoyment and appreciation. Feel free to join in!

How do I get to the Sydney Opera House on NYE?

Plan ahead and allow extra travel time when arriving for an event or performance. Large crowds are expected and significant road closures will be in place.

Visitors to the Opera House are strongly encouraged to use public transport wherever possible. Please note: 

• Trains will not stop at Circular Quay station from 5pm until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Use Wynyard, Martin Place or St James stations instead.

• Buses will be relocated from Circular Quay to Martin Place from 2pm on New Year’s Eve, and relocated to Hyde Park from 6pm as CBD roads close. 

• Ferries will not stop at Circular Quay from 5pm on New Year’s Eve.

For up-to-date citywide transport information, visit or

The best way to enter the Opera House site is on foot via East Circular Quay. When the site reaches capacity and closes, pedestrian access will still be available for ticketholders via Macquarie Street. 

How do I get home by taxi?

Taxis cannot be booked to pick up in areas where there are road closures. If you wish to travel home by taxi, the closest secure taxi rank is located approximately a two-kilometre walk from Sydney Opera House, on Liverpool Street, between Wentworth Avenue and Elizabeth Street, south of Hyde Park. Further details at

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