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Theatre Bars

Meet before the show

We are excited to announce our theatre bars are now open.

The health and safety of everyone at the Opera House is our greatest priority, and we’re operating in line with the current Public Health Order.

We look forward to seeing you at the Opera House soon.

Our Sydney Opera House Theatre Bars are the place to meet with friends and family before a show. Enjoy refreshing drinks from the premium beverage list, sip on a cocktail and snack on the delicious and convenient food options, whilst taking in some of the best views of Sydney Harbour.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. 

Drinks and refreshments purchased at our theatre bars must be consumed in the designated foyer spaces and cannot be taken into venues. Unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals.

Please bring and wear a mask. Face masks are required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres unless lawfully exempt. We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times.


Opening hours

The Joan Sutherland Theatre foyer will open 90 minutes prior to the start of a performance. 

The Western Foyer theatre bars will open two hours before all performances.


Theatre bars are a place to enjoy substantial canapés with your favourite beverage to begin your evening.

Click here to view the theatre bar menu for Joan Sutherland Theatre.

View our theatre bar menu for Western Foyers here.


Theatre Bars are located in the Joan Sutherland Theatre and Western Foyers.

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Reservations are not required.

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