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The Sydney Opera House Mobility Access Tour

Go beneath the sails and discover what makes the Opera House so inspiring

We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the Sydney Opera House, which is why we offer tours tailored to those who need a little extra assistance. The Sydney Opera House Mobility Access Tour is designed for patrons with limited mobility, and we offer Australian Sign Language Interpreters on request.

The Sydney Opera House Mobility Access Tour has been reimagined and we’re excited to take you on a journey to uncover untold stories, anecdotes, and history – it has a story to tell, and now’s your chance to uncover the magic beneath the sails. 

For the first time ever, watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, learning about the history and future of this world-famous hall in an immersive digital experience within a new purpose-built venue that boasts state-of-the-art technology.

From the jaw-dropping sweep of the sails to our soaring cathedral interiors, it is impossible to complete a tour of the Sydney Opera House without being compelled to look up.

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House's many venues and theatres on this tour. Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour. 
 

COVID-safe tour information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during a performance and on a tour. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the tour date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their tour.

Please check our Plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Mobility Access Tour is available for booking upon request

The Mobility Access Tour can be booked by emailing tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com or phone +61 2 9250 7250. 

Running time approximately 1 hour

This time is from when one of our guides meets guests at Stage Door through to the end of the tour.

Tour in English

AUSLAN tours are offered on request. On these tours an Australian Sign Language interpreter will accompany the tour guide to interpret the tour commentary. Bookings must be made at least 14 days in advance and are subject to the availability of the interpreter. 

Tickets from $43 per person

 

  Adult Child> Concession*
Tour Only  $43 $23 $33


PRICING INFORMATION EXPLAINED

> Child 5 to 15 years of age. Children under 5 years are free of charge. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

* Concessions are available to holders of an Australian Seniors Card, Australian Pensioners, full time students aged 16+.

Terms and Conditions

Can be booked by emailing tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com or phone +61 2 9250 7250

Customers who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment can call (at no cost) through the National Relay Service:

TTY users phone 13 36 77 then ask for 9250 7250

Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 9250 7250

Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service (NRS) and then ask for 9250 7250

Register for a Mobility Access Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a COVID Safe business?

Yes. The Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.  

What safety and hygiene measures are in place?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. Our COVID-19 health and safety information is available on the Plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during a performance and on a tour. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contract tracing?

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

What happens if I can't make my tour?

Please contact our Tourism Reservations team on 02 9250 7250 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you.

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 minute walk to the Opera House. If you’re getting dropped off in a car, head to the roundabout at the bottom Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park, you’re just minutes to your tour.  Need a bit more info? Click here

What time do I need to arrive before my tour?

It’s a great idea to arrive early, grab a drink and soak up the view. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any large bags.

This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of bags and personal belongings by Opera House staff before starting your tour.

Where possible, please leave bags at home. Please note we are unable to cloak bags larger than A4 size. 

What if I'm late for my tour, what can I do?

If you are going to be late for your tour please call our Tourism Reservations team on 02 9250 7250 for assistance.

What should I wear?

So long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, whatever you like. We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House. There’s no real dress code for tours, so you’ll fit right in with casual attire.

You’ll be on your feet for a guided tour, there are over 300 stairs, so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you! 

What can I bring with me on the tour?

Where possible, please do not bring bags to the Sydney Opera House. Bags larger than A4 size will need to be cloaked before you can go on the tour.

Cameras are allowed on the tour and there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the entire tour. Your tour guide will advise you whilst on tour if photographs are not to be taken inside any venues. Please note there is no video filming on the tour.

Mobile phones are permitted on the tour however please ensure they are switched off or on silent for the duration of the tour.

Will we go inside all the theatres on the tour?

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House’s many venues and theatres on this tour.

Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour. 

Where can I eat nearby?

Satisfy your hunger at one of the many restaurants and bars here at the Opera House. Our restaurants offer everything from casual snacks to award-winning fine dining. Find what you’re after, see our Restaurants

Where are the accessible toilets located in the Opera House?

There are several locations for accessible toilets throughout the venue:

On the Lower Ground Level – there are two facilities, one located near the Opera Kitchen and one at the bottom of the escalators leading down from East Circular Quay;

Inside the Western Theatre Foyer - there are two facilities, one located adjacent to the Playhouse and one between The Studio and the Drama Theatre, open all day till theatres close. 

On Level 1 - there are two on Box Office Level

Will the building maintenance works at the Opera House affect the tour?

The Opera House is currently undertaking critical maintenance works to address water leakage issues affecting the Lower Concourse. These necessary works are required to mitigate long-term water damage to the Opera House building and its structure. These works will not impact your visit, it's business as usual!

Do ensure that you arrive at the Sydney Opera House at least 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any bags and personal belongings.

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