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Access the 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. We provide a range of access services, performances and dedicated programs for people with disabilities. 


There are a number of wheelchair and companion seating locations in all theatres. To book accessible seating, call the Box Office on 61 2 9250 7777 or email

Patrons holding a Companion Card can call the priority line 61 2 9250 7752.

Patrons who are deaf can call (at no cost) the National Relay Service;

  • TTY users phone 13 36 77
  • Speak and listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727
  • Internet relay users connect to the Nation Relay Service

Auslan Interpreted and Captioned performances have allocated seating in the venue with the best visibility. These can be booked on the web by selecting the Auslan or Caption price type.

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact the Sydney Opera House information desk via email or call 61 2 9250 7111. For general information on Accessibility, please contact the Sydney Opera House Access Team via email

Assistance Animals Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome at Sydney Opera House. To ensure appropriate seating is allocated please advise your requirements when booking.

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Access Action Plan

We are committed to making the Sydney Opera House accessible to everyone. 

Getting around the precinct

Sydney Opera House has a public lift on the Harbour bridge side of the building. This connects the three main levels:

  • Lower Concourse
  • Street Level/Western Foyer Level
  • Main Box Office level

Venue Access Maps

Sydney Opera House Precinct

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Main Box Office Foyer

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Concert Hall Southern Foyer

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Concert Hall Northern Foyer

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Joan Sutherland Theatre Southern Foyer

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Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer

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Western Foyers

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