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Beyond the Stage Tour

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look


Uncover what happens before the curtain call when you travel Beyond the Stage and step behind closed doors into areas traditionally reserved for performers and workers on this exclusive small-group tour.

Let our tour guide take you to unseen vantage points around the House, and listen as they divulge fun facts, anecdotes and history on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House.

Relax after the tour with a delicious, leisurely brunch beside Sydney Harbour at the city's newest market food hall - Opera Kitchen.  Brought to you by Matt Moran, take a seat in the shadow of the sails for simple, fresh food with a view.

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.


Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • Please bring and wear a mask. Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times while inside our foyers and theatres, including attending a tour. Children 12 years and under are exempt.
  • We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online or via phone where you’ll receive an eTicket. Please bring this with you and present it upon check-in at Stage Door.
  • To help maintain physical distancing, this tour will not exceed 10 guests per tour.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres wherever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • If you’ve booked a tour for other people, you are responsible for maintaining the contact details for all of your guests for the purpose of contact tracing, if required.
  • All tour guests will be required to provide their contact details on arrival, signing in via a QR code.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for people attending a tour. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

Take a peek off the stage

Arrive at Stage Door for this VIP backstage experience, and join an intimate group to begin your exploration. Experience first-hand what it’s like to walk through Stage Door where thousands of actors and performers, famous names such as Cate Blanchett, Dame Joan Sutherland, Prince, the Wu Tang Clan and Lizzo have walked.

We'll take you to places usually off limits to the general public to find out how the magic of theatre happens. Discover what makes the Sydney Opera House both a world-renown icon and a world-class performance venue.

Then for your grand finale, indulge in brunch beneath the sails at Opera Kitchen including:

- Baked Italian Eggs with a side of focaccia
- Granola with yoghurt
- Ricotta and chocolate cannoli
- Amaretti cookies

Brunch also comes with your choice of one hot and one cold beverage from the following:

- Prosecco
- Parkers Juices
- Orange, cloudy apple, pineapple or cranberry juice
- Sparkling or still water
- Soft drinks
- Single O coffee
- Tea by Truly Tea

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