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The Phantom of the Opera

This beloved story of a flawed genius has enchanted audiences for decades.

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Performance Update | 1 October 2021

Originally scheduled for 2021, Opera Australia's production of The Phantom of the Opera will now proceed at the Sydney Opera House from August 2022.

Existing ticket holders will be contacted directly to transfer tickets to new performance dates. Sign up to our waitlist to be the first to know about upcoming ticket releases and news.

The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our top priority.

We will be operating in line with the public health orders in place at the time of this event, including any requirement that patrons aged 16 years and over be fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt).  Please check our ‘Plan your visit’ page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show makes its Sydney Opera House debut

Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show makes its Sydney Opera House debut.

Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of 'Music of the Night', 'Think of Me' and 'All I Ask of You' to the splendid 'Masquerade' and brilliant title song.

Now, you can hear them all in a spectacular new production that has stunned critics across the United Kingdom and North America. It features a new direction by Laurence Connor, brand new scenic design by Paul Brown, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Scott Ambler and the original, Tony Award-winning costume design by Maria Björnson.

Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the “simply epic” new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra. Its “bigger and better than ever before” (Yorkshire Post), “stunning, intense and spectacular” (Sunday Express).

The Phantom of the Opera haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daae, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night?

Opera Australia and the Really Useful Group in association with Cameron Mackintosh present The New Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera


A white masquerade mask in front of a red background with opera theatre detailing
Stage Direction: The Phantom of the Opera


Stage Direction: The Phantom of the Opera

Unmask Phantom, the original ‘mega-musical’, from its humble beginnings in a French newspaper to being part of our cultural DNA over 100 years later.

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“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled — this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need. ”

The Scotsman

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THE PHANTOM Josh Piterman

Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for 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

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • 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. 

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