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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.

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

Please note menu items are subject to change according to seasonality and availability.

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