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Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour

The Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour

What you see on-stage is only half the story.

Sweep back the curtains and explore behind-the-scenes with an intimate small-group Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour. Dine in the exclusive domain of our performers, journey through rehearsal spaces not open to the public, and be tantalised with insider secrets from our expert guides. 

Tours run daily at 5.30pm between the 25th May - 4 June

Please arrive at Stage Door at 5.15pm (15 minutes prior to departure time) to check in with your Tour Guide. 

Running time approx two hours

This this tour is two hours in duration, and is the time from when one of our guides meets guests from the Stage Door entrance, through to the end of the tour in the Green Room. 

In English

The Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour is provided in English only.

Standard tickets from $175 per person

This tour is available for adults 18+ only.

Terms and Conditions 

For those with a good level of fitness

On the Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour you will climb around 300 steps as you move throughout foyers and spaces. While there are railings and a number of rests throughout the tour when the guide shares our stories, you will not have the opportunity to sit for any long period of time during the tour until you reach the Green Room to enjoy your dinner amongst the staff and performers. 

“I did the Opera House Vivid Tour and it was simply amazing and I would recommend this to everybody..."

Gary S, Tripadvisor

Guests on The Backstage Tour

The Opening Act – start the tour like a VIP

Meet at Stage Door for this Vivid LIVE backstage experience, and join an intimate group to begin your exploration. Get ready to see first-hand what it’s like inside the secret nooks of the Concert Hall, explore inside a dressing room and the Intel Broadcast Studio, and hear insider stories and secrets from your tour guide along the way. 

Performance Sign

The Real Story – as Much Drama Back-stage as On-stage

Relish the opportunity to get a glimpse into the demanding, passionate, dramatic (and sometimes scandalous) world of our performers – as our guides impart the stories and insider secrets of what really happens behind the curtain. 

Guests in a dressing room

A Grand Finale – the Inner-Workings of a Living House

From pulleys to props, sequins to sound-checks, we take you through nooks and crannies not known to the public. Discover during Vivid LIVE what makes the Sydney Opera House both a world-renown icon and a world-class performance venue. Complete the experience with delicious dinner and drinks in the Green Room - the exclusive domain of our crew and performers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos during the tour?

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 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 seat.  Need a bit more info? Click here

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?

The Backstage Tour includes up to 300 stairs. Flat, enclosed, rubber-soled shoes must be worn. 

What time do I need to arrive before my tour?

It’s a great idea to arrive early and soak up the view. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any large bags.

How many people can join the tour? 

The group size of the Vivid LIVE Backstage Tour is limited to a maximum of 16 people per tour and is for persons 18+. This smaller number helps us to bring you to the best backstage areas possible. 

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