Sydney Opera House

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-292507111
  • Ticket Price: 11 AUD
  • Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, View Point, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids, Architecture , Opera House

About Sydney Opera House, Sydney

The Sydney Opera House is famous for its architecture as well as for being one of the largest concert hosting buildings in the world. The estimated budget for the construction of the House was estimated around AUD7 million. However, at the end the expense went upto AUD102 million. It bears the signature shell work of the exterior which makes it an iconic structure. But it is not just beautiful; it serves its purpose too and how! It can accommodate a huge number of people making it perfect for international performances as well. Moreover it hosts more than fifteen hundred performances every year! There are several performance halls in the Sydney Opera house making it famous worldwide as a performing arts venue. It hosts a huge and amazing variety of performances with artists from around the world. It is thus culturally very significant.

It is also situated in the province of the New South Wales, and along the coast of the adjoining Sydney cove and the Farm Cove, and is a neighbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This scenic location makes its site truly worth a visit from the aesthetic point of view as well. As a result, the Opera House of Sydney is one of the best and most imposing tourism destinations of the world. If you have just one day in Sydney, it's the Opera House that will be the first thing in your itinerary.

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The Opera House in Sydney is a prime attraction which no body misses even though there are high Ticket prices for Sydney Opera House. The best way to explore this classic attraction is to take up a guided tour and know its history and culture better. Sydney Opera Tickets are a gateway to understand the city better. Add this opera house to your Sydney trip planner and grab great deals on tours and tickets.

Sydney Opera House Information

  • The Sydney Opera House is also itself a major art production unit, besides housing the releases of the Opera, Ballet and Theatre companies of Australia.
  • It houses the world’s largest mechanical Organ worldwide known as the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ, in the world famous Sydney Concert Hall, along with the Joan Sutherland and Drama Theatre.
  • Besides it also has a large studio as well as various court rooms with multiple facilities.
  • Ticket prices are less for children, senior citizens and differently-abled persons.
  • Wheelchair access is possible. Audio description of the venue is also available.
  • The tickets are for guided tours that usually last for an hour.
  • Booking can be done online.

How To reach Sydney Opera House by Public Transport

  • Circular Quay; you can catch busses trains as well as ferries to this stop. It is 5 minutes away from the Sydney Opera House.

Restaurants Near Sydney Opera House

  • Guillaume at Bennelong
  • Campos Espresso Bar
  • Bistro Mozart

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sydney Opera House

  • 95% of people who visit Sydney include Sydney Opera House in their plan

  • 78.22% of people start their Sydney Opera House visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Sydney Opera House

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

65.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sydney Opera House

People normally club together Sydney Harbour Bridge and Museum Of Sydney while planning their visit to Sydney Opera House.

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  • What a beautiful building both from the inside and outside. I'll start with the outside. The Opera House is an icon of architecture so seeing if for the first time in person was quite exhilarating. We were there are Chinese New Year and caught the split second fireworks behind the opera house too. They have wide open plazas/pathways around so you can capture photos from all angles and enjoy the architecture from every viewpoint. The inside is very minimalist but quite beautiful in its simplicity. I expected the main theater to be quite ornate but it was quite the opposite, SIMPLE! It was magnificent to watch an opera at the Opera House and the simplicity of the decor didn't detract from the opera which was a plus for me. Around the winds of the theater are many floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the view of the harbor from many different views. Go to the back after you enter for a beautiful bar area with tons of windows. Highly recommend visiting! Try to catch a show or opera if you can as well.

  • This iconic building is a must do when visiting Sydney. We choose the early morning behind the scenes tour. It was so worth every penny. Through a guided tour, our group of 8 explored the Green Room, all 4 halls, went on stage in 2 halls and behind the scenes of 3 halls. Saw the property storage area and a dressing room. We stood in the Orchestra pit in the opera hall. We were awed by the Symphony hall! The tour ended back in the Green Room where we ate a most amazing breakfast (included in the price of the tour.) There were 4 breakfast options from a simple croissant and fruit to a full scrambled egg, bacon and toast meal. The food was excellent. Our guide was amazing! He was very informative and answered all of our questions. In fact, he asked each of us what we were doing next and offered directions and suggestions to help. Strongly recommend the Sydney Opera House and, especially the early morning tour.

  • We attended a French musical 'Carmen' by Bizet, and the 'Merchant of Venice' in the past. The experience was absolutely fabulous. The acoustics are splendid, so was the lighting. Step out of the hall and you get to soak up the beautiful view of the harbour. It's definitely a must visit place. When I finally got inside my mind was blown. I was in town for a week. There are a few venues beside the largest. The stage and theater was very intimate, not a bad seat in the place although there are only 550 seats. The lighting, acoustics and flow of the small theaters is amazing. As for the building itself, the details are subtle and classy, from the open elevator shafts to the bathroom sink it seems no detail was left without care and consideration. I can't wait to go back to see something else.

  • What can I say about the Opera House which hasn't already been said. Go late afternoon to see the sunset over the harbour. The most iconic modern building in the world! See a classical concert in the concert hall if you possibly can. Don't bother with seats lower than A Reserve, unless you are reading this after the 2019 refurbishment. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is one of the world's best full size orchestras. An absolute bargain compared to the New York Phil. The Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of a handful of truly great small classical orchestras in the world. Both are based in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. The Opera Theatre is relatively small by world standards, but superb. Operas are much less expensive than in London or New York. The food area, between the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, is noisy, expensive, and worth it!

  • Been to theatre, opera and orchestras here and absolutely enjoyed every single time. The iconic Opera House lives up to its name and the staff, facilities and location is great. Can get busy when lining up for tickets, so by all means if you can book online, definitely a better alternative. Note that you will have to cloak your bag if it's too big, so stick to the warnings. Seat ushers are great to talk to and make sure you arrive early so that you can snap a few pictures before your show.

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