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Amadeus on New Year's Eve

Make this New Year's Eve the best one yet with a special performance of Amadeus, starring Michael Sheen, plus dining and party packages with unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour.

Witness fireworks on and off the stage this New Year's Eve as Michael Sheen stars in an explosive revival of Peter Shaffer's masterpiece, Amadeus. This is a once in a lifetime experience to see the award-winning actor perform in the newly reopened Concert Hall on the biggest night of the year.

Enjoy a two-course dinner before the show and catch the 9pm fireworks during interval. Stay on for the exclusive post-show party in the Concert Hall Northern Foyer with canapés, drinks and a live DJ. Dance the night away then watch the world-famous Sydney fireworks light up the sky at midnight as you ring in the New Year.

Celebrate with family and friends with our inclusive packages with guaranteed entry to the Opera House this New Year's Eve.

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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.

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority – 9am, Tuesday 30 August 2022
  • What’s On e-newsletter pre-sale – 9am, Wednesday 31 August 2022

General public on sale 9am, Friday 2 September 2022

One performance on 31 December 2022

31 December 2022 at 7.30pm

Standard tickets from $299 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Description & price
Platinum Package Pre-show dinner in the Concert Hall Northern Foyer, premium ticket to Amadeus, a complimentary program, a glass of Champagne at interval, and the post-show party. 
Platinum $1479
Standard All tickets
Premium $499
A Reserve $439
B Reserve $379
C Reserve $299

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 over 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.

The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval of 30 minutes for the 9pm fireworks

Please note while the Northern Foyer offers a good view of the fireworks, space outside on the balcony is limited.

If you do not have tickets to the post-show 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 can be viewed from the Southern Foyers inside the Sydney Opera House at midnight. These spaces are limited also and cannot be guaranteed.

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Reccomended for ages 15+

May contain some adult references. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. All children must hold a valid ticket. 

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Package Options

Pre-Show NYE Dinner

Before the show, enjoy a two-course dinner of entrée and main with petit fours, together with a two-hour beverage package of sparkling, red wine, white wine, beer and soft drinks, served with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge.

$392 per person
Performance ticket not included

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Post-Show NYE Party

Don’t let the night end, continue celebrations after the performance with canapés, a three-hour beverage package of sparkling, red wine, white wine, beer and soft drinks, and a live DJ. Party-goers will enjoy exclusive access to all levels of the Concert Hall Northern Foyer to ring in the New Year with the world-famous midnight fireworks. 

$349 per person
Performance ticket not included

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Platinum NYE Package

Everything is taken care of with this all-inclusive package combining pre-show dinner and premium performance ticket, a complimentary program, a glass of Champagne at interval and a ticket to the post-show party where guests will take in premium views of Sydney Harbour and the midnight fireworks.

$1479 per person
Includes performance ticket

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Side profile of Michael Sheen looking to the right against a background of gold and black

Ambition. Obsession. Betrayal.

Antonio Salieri may be a religious man but the vengeful dark of his desires are wholly unholy, and atonement won't come easy for the alleged murder of the world’s most famous composer - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His startling confession involves regency-sized egos, envy-inspiring concertos and dizzying mayhem. 

Watch as history’s most fictitious rivalry comes to life on the Concert Hall stage on New Year's Eve as a gripping contemporary spectacle fuelled by ambition, obsession, and betrayal.

Presented by the Sydney Opera House and Red Line Productions.

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

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 Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you 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. 

Ticketholders must comply with the directions of Opera House ushers to assist with contact tracing.

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 line 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 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.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agency for this event is 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 to be purchased in the venue?

  • 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, and should be consumed while seated in designated foyers spaces. 
  • Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. 
  • The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you take your seats as soon as you arrive.
  • 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.

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