Celebrate Sydney WorldPride with a specially crafted Sydney Opera House x Archie Rose Pride Tour of the House.
Exclusive for WorldPride 2023
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;
- 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 the Welcome Centre located on the Lower Concourse;
- To help maintain physical distancing, tours will not exceed 25 guests per tour;
- As you move around the Opera House, practice 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.
Tour runs for a limited time on 24 February 2023 We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online
There will be two Pride Tours running on the 24 February departing at 12:30pm from outside Stage Door. Please arrive early. Bags larger than A4 will need to be cloaked.
|Friday 24 February||12:30PM|
There is a maximum of 25 people per tour. If you would like to make a group booking or are unable to book online, please call 02 9250 7250 to place a reservation via our Reservations team.
Running time approximately 120 minutes
This is the time from when your guide greets all guests at the Stage Door through to the end of the experience.
Tickets only $69 per person
Price includes two cocktails
PRICING INFORMATION EXPLAINED
> Adult only (18+) tour.
What to know before you go
- 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.
- We stage lots of live performances, so venues are subject to availability at the time of your tour.
- 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!
- If you have mobility concerns, you may wish to take a Mobility Access Tour. Learn more about the Mobility Access Tour.
- We can’t store suitcases or large bags, however you can contact the nearest storage facility at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Videoing is not allowed.
- There are plenty of photo opportunities — your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.
For one day only...
Get ready to experience a glittering journey through the Sydney Opera House, where you'll hear all about the most memorable LGBTIQ+ performances and moments that have taken place under our sails since 1973.
Our passionate pride guides will lead the way, sharing their insider knowledge and taking you behind the scenes for a truly unforgettable experience. After the tour, wrap up at the Always Proud Exhibition, where you can explore the rich history of LGBTIQ+ performances at the Opera House.
And of course, no visit is complete without indulging in two bespoke Archie Rose Mardi Gras Cocktails, made with their award-winning Signature Dry Gin (18+)
So let's celebrate! Join us on this journey of pride, celebration, and fabulousness!
This experience is brought to you by Sydney Opera House and proud partner Archie Rose.
Meet your extraordinary Pride Guides
Indulge in two limited edition Archie Rose cocktails
Discover untold LGBTIQ+ Opera House stories
Wrap up with one last drink at the Always Proud Exhibition
Archie Rose is a Sydney Opera House Partner.
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.
Do I need to book in advance?
We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online or via the phone where you’ll receive an eTicket. Please bring this with you and present it upon check-in under the Monumental Steps.
Can I make a booking for 10 people or more?
Yes, though the maximum capacity per tour is 25 people. For capacity reasons the booking must be made by calling 02 9250 7250. Our Reservations team will assist with your reservation.
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 of 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
Where do I go for the tour?
The tour meeting point is at the Stage Door located underneath the Monumental Steps.
What time do I need to arrive before my tour?
Please arrive at the Stage Door at 12:45pm (15 minutes prior to departure time) 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.
If I am 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.
The Concert Hall is currently closed for renewal works to improve theatre machinery, acoustics and accessibility.
Click here to learn more about the Concert Hall renewal works.
Will the building works at the Opera House affect the tour?
You'll notice that Sydney Opera House has building works underway around the precinct. 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.
For more information head to the Renewal pages.
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