Tours & Experiences
Behind the scenes, walks, tours and experiences
Sydney Opera House Tour
Step inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Experience the life, energy and buzz of Australia’s favourite building.
Also available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
Go behind closed doors and experience the House from behind the scenes. Venture backstage through the corridors to our rehearsal spaces, into the orchestra pit before enjoying breakfast in the exclusive domain of our performers, the Green Room.
Get your architecture fix on an in-depth tour with our expert guide. Hear how architects, engineers, builders and artists came together to create this UNESCO World Heritage-listed masterpiece.
Take your students on a walking journey to learn about how Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture and the city of Sydney as we know it.
Tailored for patrons with limited mobility, go inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Experience the life, energy and buzz of Australia’s favourite building.
Step inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Complete the experience in true Sydney-sider style with lunch by the harbour at Opera Bar or House Canteen.
Did you know the special topaz glass of the Sydney Opera House was imported from France? Step inside and discover the secrets of this iconic building.
The first performance in our Concert Hall was a program of works by German composer, Richard Wagner. Take a tour and discover the building’s fascinating history.
From Don Quixote to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House has a diverse and rich cultural history. Take a tour and discover incredible stories inside this global cultural icon.
Over the years, the Sydney Opera House has welcomed Yayoi Kusama and Ryuichi Sakamoto to the Sydney Opera House, and you’re invited too. Join us on a tour of the building’s extraordinary history.
The Sydney Opera House has many stories to tell, from the Korean National Ballet tour to the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performances. Step inside, take a tour and be moved by the beautiful design and history.
The Sydney Opera House is home to a rich history of world-class performers, from the China Philharmonic Orchestra to the Peking Opera. Step inside and experience unforgettable moments and history on a tour.
Badu Gili - meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people - is a free daily experience that explores First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails.
This year, the Sydney Opera House is celebrating 50 outstanding years in the cultural and social life of Sydney and the nation. The free exhibition, The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50, at the Museum of Sydney and the Sydney Opera House, commemorates five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments.
Join like-minded creative souls to explore the Opera House through an artist’s eyes in our free monthly walking and drawing tours.
Dance NYE away with a 4-course seated dining and drinks experience, 10 piece band, DJ and the world’s best NYE fireworks display at the Sydney Opera House.
Unlock an evening of unbounded luxury as you celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Yallamundi Rooms, featuring front-row views of Sydney's famous fireworks.
Dress up to the nines, kick up your heels and leave the crowds behind for a glamorous start to the New Year with a fresh perspective on an opera classic.
There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve, so enjoy a few drinks overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour before you take your seats for this Opera Gala.
Plan your visit
Information for visitors to the Sydney Opera House.
Our goal at the Sydney Opera House is to provide barrier-free access, making the site, building and the experiences they offer accessible to all people.
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