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Behind the Scenes Tour

In line with the government decision to cease non-essential gatherings announced on 18 March, no public performances will be held at the Opera House in the period to 17 June 2020. Guided tours of the building have also been suspended between 21 March and 16 June.

All bookings within this timeframe will be automatically cancelled and refunded. Please be patient with our team who are working hard to process a large volume of requests as quickly as possible. If you have not received a refund by 10 April please contact us.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this time.  We look forward to welcoming you or your guests to the Sydney Opera House in the future.

Take a peek behind the stage and discover the intimate surroundings of our performers. You'll journey through the inner workings of the Sydney Opera House discovering the spaces and places that bring to life the world class performances you see on stage. To finish off, indulge in canapés and beverages at Portside Sydney. 

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House's many venues and theatres however please note the Concert Hall is currently closed as it is undergoing renewal works to improve theatre machinery, acoustics and accessibility.  Click here to learn more about the Concert Hall renewal works. 

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Take a peek behind the scenes

Arrive at stage door and journey behind closed doors, traditionally reserved for performers and workers. 

The Behind the Scenes Tour takes you on a journey to discover the places and spaces that bring performances to life on the stage. See the view from our musicians' perspective in the orchestra pit, take a photo in the dressing room, and handle the intricate wigs worn by our performers. Once you've discovered each intimate space, enjoy harbour views at Portside and indulge in canapés and beverages.

Book a tour before your next performance for the ultimate Opera Australia evening at the House.

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