Lunar New Year 2024 at the Sydney Opera House
There is plenty to see and do at the Opera House this Lunar New Year. Celebrate the year of the dragon with the lighting of the sails or lion dancers at House Canteen. Step inside for a tour led by our Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and English speaking guides or catch a performance. Taste our festival specials at our restaurant and bars or take home a gift for family and friends from our retail shop.
Glamour, riches and a tragic secret: this is the story of a courtesan falling in love. Classic opera with stunning costumes and Verdi’s outstanding music.
Escape into an enchanted world for Mozart’s fabulous adventure. A noble hero and his loveable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger.
Welcome to a sparkling world where the 1920’s parties with 2020’s in this reimagining of Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, experienced through the prism of cabaret, variety and contemporary music.
The Sydney Opera House is home to a rich history of world-class performers, from the China Philharmonic Orchestra to the Peking Opera. Step inside and experience unforgettable moments and history on a tour.
Over the years, the Sydney Opera House has welcomed Yayoi Kusama and Ryuichi Sakamoto to the Sydney Opera House, and you’re invited too. Join us on a tour of the building’s extraordinary history.
The Sydney Opera House has many stories to tell, from the Korean National Ballet tour to the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performances. Step inside, take a tour and be moved by the beautiful design and history.
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Celebrate the year of the dragon at the Bennelong Bar with their cocktail special, Lunar Eclipse. Made with whisky, Chilli Koji liqueur, Moutai and tea bitters, pink grapefruit, berry, ginger beer, and finished with sesame smoke. Walk-ins welcome, no reservations required.
Nestled beneath the Opera House sails, House Canteen is an all-day hawker-style venue with show stopping views of Sydney Harbour. Sample the Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese inspired dishes.
Celebrate by the water's edge at this iconic Sydney venue. Enjoy a seafood platter to share including Sydney rock oysters, tiger prawns, salmon gravlax, scallop ceviche and crab rolls.
Lighting of the Sails
From 8.30pm - midnight
The NSW Government will celebrate Lunar New Year by lighting the sails of the Sydney Opera House. The Opera House will shine a brilliant red to symbolise good fortune, vitality and prosperity and welcome in the year of the dragon.
House Canteen will be hosting a traditional Lunar New Year celebration complete with lion dancing, delicious food and fun activities for all ages. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about and experience the rich traditions of the Lunar New Year and celebrate on Sydney’s Harbour. Entry is free.
Lunar New Year Weekend Specials
Available Friday 9 February to Sunday 11 February
Tsingtao Premium Lager - $12
Steamed Barramundi, bok choy, ginger, chilli - $34
Glazed beef short rib, Chinese broccoli, pickles, puffed rice - $35
Treat yourself or family and friends to something special from the Sydney Opera House Shop this Lunar New Year. Visit the gift shop on the Lower Concourse, at the Main Box Office or shop online.
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