Sweep back the curtains and join us on a Backstage Tour of the Opera House. Tours run daily at 7am and include a delicious breakfast in the Green Room – the exclusive domain of our crew and performers.
Enjoy a coffee and snack at Opera Kitchen while basking in the views as the morning gets warmer. Watch the ferries as they come and go.
Welcome to Gadigal country
Make sure to stop by and listen to a Welcome to Country from Rhoda Roberts, our Head of First Nations Programming, as you enter the Opera House precinct. You can hear the welcome at the plinth as you enter the Forecourt from Circular Quay (from 8am).
Say hello to our Seagull Patrol Dogs who patrol Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen during the peak lunch time period. These plucky pups scare away the seagulls so you can enjoy your delicious harbourside meal. You can even ask them for a ‘pawfect’ selfie.
Check out our gift shop and pick up a unique memento from your Sydney Opera House experience. Care for the environment with a sustainable Opera House straw or reusable coffee cup, take a piece of Australian fine art home with the Utzon Tapestry Collection, or buy a fine Bausele watch with a fragment of an Opera House tile embedded in its very crown.
There’s lots going on at the Sydney Opera House every day, and your favourite band or opera might just be in town when you are. Check out the What’s On section for all other show times and pre-show talks.
Don’t have time for a three-course meal? Enjoy some freshly shucked oysters and al fresco wine and cocktails at Opera Bar while listening to live lounge music. It’s the quintessential Sydney experience.