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Architectural Tour

8.15am and 10am Saturdays

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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.

Delve into the history and construction of the Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings, breaking new ground for design and engineering around the world. To quote US architect Frank Gehry, “(it) changed the image of an entire country.” Delve into the controversy of the building and into a new era of cultural discovery and community engagement when you step inside for a tour.

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House’s many venues and theatres on this tour. Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour.

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