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Birdseye view of the Opera House sails, with Sydney Harbour in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

Attending an event 

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

It’s a great idea to arrive early, grab a drink and soak up the view. 

If you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 30 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event. This will give you time to pass security and find your seats. We recommend leaving all large bags at home, any bags larger than an A4 sheet of paper is required to be checked into the Clock Room.

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as possible, but please be aware that some events have lock out periods where late comers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.  Occasionally this is not until the interval, or if there is no interval, late comers won’t be admitted at all. Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions  for Tickets and Events.

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. If you’re getting dropped off in a car head to the roundabout at the bottom Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over. More information about transport options.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park, you’re just minutes to your seat. 

Need to find maps and other inrotmation such at ATMs, and baby change facilities? See this page.

 

Where can I eat nearby?

Satisfy your hunger at one of the many restaurants and bars here at the Opera House. Our restaurants offer everything from casual snacks to award-winning fine dining. To find what you’re after, see our restaurants.

Dress code - what should I wear?

So long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, whatever you like. We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House.

There’s no real dress code for this event, you’ll fit right in wearing smart casual. But, if you’d like to frock up, go for it! It’s a special occasion, dressing up makes everything 100% more enjoyable.

You’ll be on your feet for a guided tour, there are over 300 stairs, so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you! 

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