Junior Adventure Tour
For curious minds and adventurous beings
Updated 14 October
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be reopening tours from Thursday 5 November with a reimagined 1-hour guided tour where we’ll take you beneath our sails to experience this World-Heritage masterpiece up close. Uncover the magic, untold stories, anecdotes and history from on and off the stage.
Be amongst the first to also venture into our new space to witness unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, brought to life by a 270 degree immersive digital experience.
We hope to have more details to share about the reopening of our other tours soon.
Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you at the Opera House.
Uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts with this jam-packed journey through the Sydney Opera House. The Junior Adventure Tour is filled with interactive activities and games for the whole family: explore with our expert guides, and inspire your inner performer to become a Sydney Opera House star.
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.
Tours run during the School HolidaysPlaces sell out in advance, we recommend you book early to guarantee your place
School Holiday dates
- Summer: 4 - 26 January 2020
- Autumn: 9 April 2020 - 28 April 2020
- Winter: 4 July 2020 - 19 July 2020
Running time 1 hour
This is fun filled and action packed hour, from when one of our dedicated Junior Tour Guides meets families, through to the end of the tour.
Standard tickets from $22
Adult* $32 | Child^ $22
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 at all times by an adult who has also purchased a ticket for the tour.
*Adult price is the same as the concession price for the Junior Adventure Tour.
This tour is targeted to children
Children must be accompanied on the tour by an adult who has also purchased a ticket to the tour.
Please note there are many stairs and it is quite energetic and fast paced to give our Junior Adventurers the best experience possible.
“We were astonished by how much we enjoyed our day and highly recommend the experience.”
The Kid Bucket List
See what makes the Opera House so special
From mysterious secrets to flabbergasting facts, our expert guides take you on a journey under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Try on a tutu, rule like royalty, and walk like an egyptian
With opportunities to dress up in costume and pose with props in the world's most iconic venue, we invite you to become anyone or anything you can imagine.
Become an Opera House Expert
We'll take you on a magical adventure through the Opera House and hope you’ll walk away with wide eyes, and plenty of tales for your friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take photos during the tour?
We can’t confirm that you can take photos at this event. Please check with staff when you arrive.
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.
What time do I need to arrive before the event?
It’s a great idea to arrive 15 minutes early in preparation for your adventure. This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of bags and personal belongings by Opera House security staff before starting your tour.
Where possible, please leave bags at home. Please note we are unable to cloak bags larger than A4 size.
If you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this the tour starts. If you have already received your tickets, meet your tour guide beside the Welcome Centre, located on the lower concourse.
Do I need to join my kids on the tour?
Yes. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Will the building works at the Opera House affect the tour?
You’ll notice that Sydney Opera House has building works underway in one of the theatres. These works will not impact your visit, it’s business as usual!
Do ensure that you arrive at Sydney Opera House at least 30 minutes before your tour to collect your tickets. For more information head to the Renewal pages.
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.
You’ll be on your feet for the Junior Adventure Tour, there are over 300 stairs, so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you!
Where can I eat nearby?
Treat the kids to a Junior Lunch at one of our family friendly restaurants. Find what you’re after, see our Restaurants.
What are the transport options to the Opera House?
You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min 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 meeting point. Need a bit more info? Click here
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