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Lunar New Year

Celebrate at Sydney Opera House


Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

There is plenty to see and do at the Opera House this Lunar New Year. Discover more on a tour beneath the sails led by our Mandarin and English speaking guides or catch a performance. Taste our festival specials at our restaurants and bars or take home a gift for family and friends from our retail shop. See our sails lit in red on 2 February to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

What's on


Choose from onsite, architectural or mobility tours

Explore the halls and foyer spaces of the Sydney Opera House and learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece. With four different House tours, there is something to discover for everyone.

La Bohème

04 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022

Set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin, this is the final season of one of Opera Australia’s most popular productions.
Musical Theatre

SIX the Musical

19 Dec 2021 - 2 Apr 2022

Re-introducing the six wives of Henry VIII - six rebellious heroines take to the mic to remix over 500 years of history and heartbreak in a celebration of girl power.


12 Jan 2022 - 14 Mar 2022

The fantasy opera of poetry and myth that features famed aria ‘Nessun dorma’.

Lunar Eats

Come try our Lunar Eats at our restaurants and bars.

Bennelong Restaurant


Lunar New Year Special
Indulge in lobster when you dine from the à la carte menu.

Half tail of Tasmanian rock lobster, lobster gnocchi, coral butter and baby leeks - add $70

Pair with either:
Cloudburst Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018
150ml glass - $83
375ml carafe - $205

Krug ‘Grand Cuvée’ 169ème Edition Champagne MV
125ml glass - $88
750ml bottle - $540

Available from 1 - 11 February.

Opera Bar

Opera Bar

Seafood Platters to Share
Celebrate by the water's edge at this iconic Sydney venue.

Enjoy a seafood platter to share of salmon, kingfish and tuna sashimi, oysters, blue swimmer crab and prawns.

Open from 12pm weekdays
and 11am on weekends.

Opera Kitchen

Opera Kitchen

Let's Do Lunch
Quick and affordable lunch for just $30 per person.

Choice of a glass of wine or beer with one meal:
Salmon Sashimi Poke
Pork Katsu Sandwich
Korean Fried Chicken Burger
Rocket & Pear Salad
Gnocchi Pomodoro

Available Monday to Friday
from 11.30am.


Portside Sydney

Pre-Theatre Dining
Wine and dine under the sails before the show.

Choose from:
2 courses and a glass of house wine - $75 per person

3 courses and a glass of house wine - $90 per person

Lighting of the Sails

Lighting of the Sails

Wednesday 2 February 2022
From 8.30pm

See the Opera House sails illuminated red on Wednesday 2 February to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Enjoy dinner or drinks at Opera Bar or Opera Kitchen for a close up view of the sails.

Sydney Opera House Shop

Lunar Gifts

Treat yourself or family and friends to a something special from the Sydney Opera House Shop with 30% off selected items* this Lunar New Year

Visit the Shop on the Lower Concourse, at the Main Box Office or shop online.  

Shop online now

*Terms and conditions apply. See online or instore for details.

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Foodie Tours

Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House and then join us at one of our harbourside dining spots for a plate of Sydney-inspired food or an alfresco beverage.


Vivid Live Audio-described Session 2022

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to join us for a personalised live audio-described tour of the Opera House’s Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.


Architectural Tour

Join us on this limited run tour where you'll learn how in the mid-1950s, Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture. To quote US architect Frank Gehry, “(it) changed the image of an entire country.”