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Celebrations

Whether it’s a milestone anniversary with your nearest and dearest or a lavish birthday party, Sydney Opera House has a range of venue options to ensure you celebrate in style. 

Our event partner Trippas White Group will guide you every step of the way, from designing delicious menus to seamless event service with the support of a dedicated event planner to deliver a truly memorable celebration.

Our Functions team are here to help you plan your event. Contact them via the online enquiry form or take a virtual tour to start planning.

COVID-safe information

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority.
  • The Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • We regularly review our operational measures and conditions of entry in line with the latest NSW Government advice and Public Health Orders. These conditions of entry may be subject to change between the time of booking and the event date.
  • Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Book with confidence 

We are offering flexible booking terms so you can book your next event with confidence. Our aim is to ensure you can secure your desired event date while feeling at ease should government restrictions change. Find out more. 


"Best venue for celebrations in Australia, possibly the world."

Krishan

Special offers and packages

Cheese grazing table

Bring your guests and we'll take care of the rest. Celebrate over a mimosa filled brunch or a long leisurely lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, starting from $79 per person. 

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Discover our venues

Our venues can be transformed to suit your needs for a range of events – from long lunch birthday celebrations to cocktail functions. 

Venue capacities

Wedding ceremony chair set up behind two high tables with flower arrangements, and glimpse of harbour bridge in the view from the windows

Yallamundi Rooms

Our newest venue, the Yallamundi Rooms, are designed to accommodate a range of events and includes access to an outdoor space - making the most of the spectacular harbour views.

Utzon Room

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Utzon tapestry, this space combines elegance, intimacy and eastern harbour views through floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyers

With spaces across three levels; Granite, Lounge and Bar, impress your guests with the signature red carpets and breathtaking water views.

Purple carpet stairs in the Concert Hall Northern Foyers

Concert Hall Northern Foyers

With luxurious purple carpets, uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge and spaces on offer across three levels, the Concert Hall Northern Foyers is one of our grandest venues. 

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Take a virtual tour 

Can’t quite make it down to the Opera House just yet? Regardless of where you are, we have a virtual site tour available, giving event and conference organisers an opportunity to view all of the Opera House’s venues and experiences, including our newest function space, the Yallamundi Rooms. 

To find out more and book a private tour, contact functions@sydneyoperahouse.com

Meet our Events Partner

Trippas White Group 

Trippas White Group are leaders and innovators in the Australian hospitality industry, with outstanding events experience in some of Australia’s most notable locations.

In collaboration with the Opera House Functions team, Trippas White Group will guide you through every step of your event, from the seating plan to which flower arrangements to go with. Careful preparation and attention to every detail means you can relax, knowing that we can bring your vision to life with passion and dedication.

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Inspiration

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Under the Sails: Krishan's Birthday Celebrations

Krishan Anand celebrated his 70th birthday in the sweeping surrounds of the Opera House’s Yallamundi Rooms, with sixty of his nearest and dearest.

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Couple cheers infront of sails at sunset
Women behind bar pouring sparkling wine
Long cheese grazing table with reflection of the Harbour bridge in the window
Cheese wheel tower

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we bring our own food and alcohol to my event?

External catering or self-catering within our venues is not permitted with the exception of a birthday or celebration cake. However, please speak with our events specialists for specific permissions in relation to BYO beverage, cakeage and applicable charges. 

Are your venues accessible?

Most of the Opera House's venues are accessible and our events team are here to help you with any inquiries you may have. For more information on accessibility at the Opera House click here.

What audio-visual equipment is available?

Please speak with our friendly event specialists about any audio-visual requirements. Please note, there is a charge for any audio-visual equipment hire.

Can I utilise styling and themeing items for my event?

Within your exclusive spaces there are no restrictions on styling, however, no naked flames are permitted. There are some restrictions on styling external and public spaces. You may use your own suppliers or our Event Partner, Trippas White Group can help recommend suppliers for styling and theming for your event.

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 of Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park, you’re just minutes to your tour meeting point.  Need a bit more info? Click here

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