Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is world-renowned for its iconic architecture and incredible performances. Step inside the World Heritage-listed masterpiece and discover why Australians are so proud of this special centre of art and culture.


Sydney Opera House provides a range of guided tours for visitors to experience the wonder of the Opera House. The standard tour includes information on the story of the Opera House and the history of the site. The architectural tour focuses on the design and architecture of the Opera House. Both tours are one hour long and cost $42 per person.

Kids tours allow visitors to experience a child-friendly view of the Opera House. Try a Junior Adventure Tour, or an added Kids Show. Standard tour prices start at $20 per person.


The Sydney Opera House has been host to some incredible world famous performances during its long history. From musical theatre, to dance, classical music and cabaret, you’re sure to find a show to enjoy.

Explore the Sydney Opera House website for latest information on current and upcoming performances. Pricing is dependent on performance type and seating.

How to Get Here

The Sydney Opera House is located on the banks of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Framed by the iconic Harbour Bridge, you can’t miss the striking ‘sails’ of the Opera House roofline.

Circular Quay is the nearest public transport hub, only a six-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. Circular Quay includes access to buses, trains and ferries traveling to locations around Sydney and beyond.

For elderly and less mobile visitors, there is a Courtesy Bus running from Circular Quay to the Opera House. Visit the Sydney Opera House website for more information.

The Sydney Opera House car park in located at 2 Macquarie Street and provides undercover access to the lower concourse. The car park is open 24/7 and offers 1200 paid parking bays.

Bike parking facilities are available on site.

Things To Know

Opening Hours

The Box Office at the Sydney Opera House is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8:30pm, and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Performances may fall outside of these times – check the website for more information.

The Opera House is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Food and Drink

There are lots of options for eating and drinking nearby, whether you’re after a quick morning coffee or a lavish meal.

  • Opera Bar is a waterfront open air bar offering cocktails and Sydney-inspired cuisine
  • Bennelong is a formal dining experience showcasing the best in modern Australian food
  • Portside is a relaxed indoor and outdoor dining space
  • The Lounge offers coffee and light meals.


There is no dress code to visit the Sydney Opera House. However, feel free to wear something fancy for an evening performance!

Free Visits

You can visit the Opera House and view it from the outside, and the foyer, for no charge. It takes 10 minutes to walk about the whole Opera House, enjoying amazing views all the time!


33.8688° S, 151.2093° E


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