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Tour and Dine

Tour and Dine

Expand your horizons. And your tastebuds.

Make the most of a day out at the Opera House by going on our 1-hour tour followed by a lunch at one of the best dining venues by the harbour - Opera Kitchen*.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and this is your chance to join us on a guided experience beneath its sails. Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of this vibrant performance space.

Be amongst the first to also venture into our new purpose-built space to witness unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, brought to life by a 270 degree immersive digital experience.

After the tour enjoy a show-stopping meal at Opera Kitchen located beside the famous sails with some of the best views of Sydney Harbour*. 

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. 

*Please note during July lunch will be at Opera Bar.

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 30 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.

Tours run daily at 10.30am, 12pm and 2pm* We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online

*Tour and Dine runs Monday to Friday and Sunday at 10.30am, 12pm and 2pm. Tours on Saturday depart at 9am, 10.30am and 12.30pm.

From 30 May 2022 to 31 August 2022, Tour and Dine will depart daily from 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 3.30pm.

Please note Tour and Dine is not available on Boxing Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Good Friday, 12-13 March 2022 and 11 September 2022. The tour is also subject to availability.

The meal and beverage component of the tour is available before or after your tour at Opera Kitchen between 11.30am and 4pm. Soak up the best views in Sydney while enjoying your meal. Please note during July lunch will be at Opera Bar.

There is a maximum of 30 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 1+ hours

No reservations are needed to dine at Opera Kitchen. You can enjoy your meal anytime between 11.30am and 4pm*.

This time is from when one of our guides meets guests at the Welcome Centre through to the end of the tour. Enjoy your meal at Opera Kitchen either before or after your tour. Opera Kitchen is located near the Welcome Centre on the Lower Concourse.

*Please note during July lunch will be at Opera Bar.

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Tour in English

This tour is currently only available in English. 

If you wish to make a group booking of 8 or more guests in another language, please reach out to our Reservations team on 02 9250 7250 to make an enquiry.

Standard tickets from $80 per Adult
Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 years are free of charge for the tour only. Children ages 5+ must hold a valid ticket.

 

  Adult Child> Concession*
Tour and Dine  $80 $45 $70

PRICING INFORMATION EXPLAINED

10% discount off adult 'tour only' online bookings.

> Child 5 to 15 years of age. Children under 5 years are free of charge for the tour only. Children and minors aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 years at all times.

* Concessions are available to holders of an Australian Seniors Card, Australian Pensioners, full-time students aged 16+.

Terms and Conditions

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. Please note the Concert Hall is currently closed as it is undergoing renewal works to improve theatre machinery, acoustics and accessibility. Learn more about the Concert Hall renewal works.
  • 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 circularquay@baggagestorage.com.au
  • 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.
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Opera Kitchen

Take a seat under the Opera House sails for simple, fresh food with a view before or after your tour.  Choose from one of the following delicious dishes:

For the adults

  • Tofu, edamame, shiitake, almond and tamari poke bowl
  • Karaage chicken burger with cabbage slaw, teriyaki and kewpie
  • Pappardelle with veal ragù and parmesan 
  • Gnocchi pomodoro, stracciatella and basil
  • Heirloom tomato salad with cucumber, onion and majoram

All adult meals come with a choice of one drink of either:

  • A glass of white, red or sparkling
  • Local Australian beer
  • Juice or soft drink

For the kids

  • Tomato and parmesan pasta 
  • Chicken bites and chips
  • Pan-fried chicken tenders, chips and salad

All kids meals include a choice of one soft drink or juice.

During July lunch will be at Opera Bar.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 at the Opera House and Opera Kitchen?

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.

Opera Kitchen is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID-19 health and safety measures here.

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 at Stage Door.

Can I make a booking for 10 people or more?

Yes, though the maximum capacity per tour is 30 people. For capacity reasons the booking must be made by calling 02 9250 7250. Our Reservations team will assist with your reservation.

Are there vegetarian options available?

Yes, vegetarian options are available.

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 Stage Door which is located beneath the Monumental Steps.

What time do I need to arrive before my tour?

It’s a great idea to arrive early, grab a drink and soak up the view. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak all your bags and personal belongings.

This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of all 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. Flat, enclosed, rubber-soled shoes must be worn or patrons may be refused entry on the tour. 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

How do I find Opera Kitchen?

Opera Kitchen is located on the Lower Concourse.

Opera Kitchen will have a single entry and exit point to ensure registration and venue capacity are effectively managed. This will be located under the parapet along the Lower Concourse.

Queues will be managed to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.  We ask that you please follow the directions of our staff at all times.

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