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How to get the best out of your Dine & Discover vouchers

It’s never been a more affordable time to visit the Opera House. Here’s our guide to maximising value on your $100 Dine & Discover vouchers.

Dominic Ellis & Nicole Russo
Sydney Opera House

How they work

Sydney is returning to normal and Sydneysiders are gradually starting to peer out of their caves, looking for assurance that it’s OK to have fun again.

Well it is OK. In fact, it’s encouraged. This Autumn, the NSW Government, like a parent during school holidays, has handed you a wad of cash and told you to ‘go wild’. And where better to go wild than the Sydney Opera House?

You can access your vouchers through the Service NSW app on your phone. To apply, hit the voucher button and then you'll just need to provide a couple documents proving your identity.

With that wad of cash comes a few caveats:

  • You will receive four vouchers each valued at $25
  • Two of them are ‘Dine’ vouchers and two are ‘Discover’ vouchers
  • The Dine vouchers can be used at Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen, Portside, Bennelong and Theatre Bars 
  • The Discover vouchers can be used to book shows and experiences across Opera, Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy, Talks and Tours, and unlike the Dine vouchers, can be claimed on our website!
  • The vouchers can we used any day of the week (including public holidays) until 31 July 2021

To claim your Discover voucher on the Opera House website, simply enter your code (left) to the Discover Voucher Code field in the checkout step (right). You can't use both of your Discover vouchers at once, but you can combine vouchers with someone else. Make sense?

What to use them on

Dinner and a show

Cash in your Dine & Discover vouchers all at once. Book one of our four dining options, then double down with an evening at the theatre. There are plenty of quality shows on the horizon, no matter your taste. Dance, musical theatre, kids shows, classical and contemporary music – we've got it all.

Cry Baby The Musical

case of Sandsong posing against a cave-like background

Bangarra Dance Theatre's Sandsong

A drink and a feed

This is self-explanatory. Rock up anytime, QR code in hand, order yourself a pizza and a beverage from Opera Bar, and pay the difference – which will basically amount to pocket change. Alternatively, Opera Kitchen has now reopened as a 'market food hall' of sorts, featuring everything from ramen to pasta to cheese cake. Certainly worth a try.

A Vivid night out

Gather all your mates for the return of Vivid LIVE this August. To celebrate Astral People’s 10th Birthday they’ve called in Cosmos’ Midnight, Genesis Owusu, Hiatus Kaiyote, DJ Seinfeld (from Sweden, no less) plus more for a huge outdoor, two night blowout in the best backyard in Sydney. While you’re at it, spend your second Discover NSW voucher to witness G Flip in all her anthemic electric pop glory for her only Sydney headline shows of 2021.

Astral People party shot with Vivid colours

Astral People
 

Spend big, save big

This is the fanciest option. So you’ve been cooped up at home waiting for that one big night to splurge? Well the time has come. The Dine vouchers should make a half-decent dent in the bill over at the incredible Bennelong (or should at least cover one of Peter Gilmore's luscious cherry jam lamingtons). Alternatively, if you're a die hard foodie and want a little taste of everything, try our Taste of the House experience ;and wine and dine your way around the Opera House.

Take a tour

Ever wanted to explore under the sails and beyond the stage but never made the effort? Uncover the stories, history and magic of the Opera House with our Opera House or Architectural Tours and get 60% off tickets with your Discover vouchers. Be a tourist in your own city for a fraction of the cost.
 

Tour guide gestures as he speaks to crowd of 5 sitting in Joan Sutherland Theatre stalls

Entertain kids and adults these school holidays

School holidays are upon us and take the whole family to experience the immersive kids show making light of the big questions. Zooom is a groundbreaking piece of interactive kids theatre with a spectacular synergy of technology and theatre. Now here's one for the adults, follow up Zooom with a midweek lunch at Opera Kitchen. Our Let's Do Lunch offer includes a main meal from the Japanese-inspired menu or Pasta Bar, and a beer or wine for $30. Plus when you use your Dine voucher that comes down to only $5! That’s an outright bargain! Never fear Opera Kitchen caters for little ones with a terrific kid’s menu.

Zooom

Zooom

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