Sydney Opera House
Asymmetric roof of Sydney Opera House, Australia
Asymmetric roof of Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Opera House Tours and Tickets

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A world-class performing arts venue and iconic Australian landmark, the Sydney Opera House—with its distinctive design by Danish architect Jørn Utzon—defines the Sydney Harbour district. Distinguished by soaring halls with a white ceramic–tiled exterior shaped to evoke the sails of a yacht, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see Sydney attraction.

  • Daily
  • Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

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What are people saying about Sydney Opera House

Nichola_L, Sep 2023
It was the most interesting day
The information about the tiles for the opera house was off white so people could look at it and the tiles are gritty so the don’t need cleaning or get pollutants on them, how the different areas have different coloured carpets
mollyann77, Nov 2023
Recommend
It was great to go in the different areas all over the opera house and learn so much about the history. The hour tour flies by. And we loved the lunch and drink options that were included.
Jacques_B, Nov 2023
Thoroughly Enjoyed the Opera House Tour
It was an excellent tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very interesting an impressive indeed. The only misunderstanding I had was that the lunch we purchased as part of the package deal wasn't at the restaurant inside the Opera House itself, but we had an option between 2 other restaurants outside the Opera House. If I had known that beforehand, I wouldn't have purchased the tour tickets with the lunches included.
PaulG_K, Nov 2023
Getting to know Sydney
We had an awesome time with Andrew. He took us all around Sydney. He was very well informed and had stories about everything. The day went by too quickly. We would recommend this tour, especially if your guide is Andrew!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Sydney Opera House hours of operation?
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Sydney Opera House hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Sydney Opera House tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sydney Opera House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Sydney Opera House 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sydney Opera House costs USD 28.65. Guided Sydney Opera House tours start around USD 28.65 per person.
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Q:What time is best to visit the Sydney Opera House?
A:If you want to beat the crowds, the best time to visit the Sydney Opera House is in September or October, before the peak season that coincides with the Australian school holidays begins. The blue skies of spring should make for great photographs. For the most festive atmosphere, watch the fireworks display above the iconic landmark on New Year's Eve.
Q:Can you go inside the Sydney Opera House for free?
A:You can go inside the Sydney Opera House, but only if you've bought a ticket for a performance or booked a guided tour. It's not free to enter. Otherwise, you can walk around the whole of the venue's exterior or pose for photographs on top of the steps leading to its entrance.
Q:What do you see on a tour of the Sydney Opera House?
A:On a tour of the Sydney Opera House, you'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed venue's foyer spaces and theaters, watch clips from famous past performances, and trace the history of the structure during an immersive digital experience. You'll climb around 300 steps during the tour, so be sure to pack comfortable footwear.
Q:Is there a dress code for the Sydney Opera House?
A:Even though operas have a reputation for expecting smart, glamorous attire, the Sydney Opera House doesn't have a dress code. Most visitors wear smart-casual outfits for performances, but be sure to bring a warmer layer as it can get cold inside the main theater, especially during longer performances.
Q:Is there parking at the Sydney Opera House?
A:Yes, there is parking at the Sydney Opera House. The car park is owned by Wilson Parking and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The entrance is at 2 Macquarie Street, and the exit brings you out on the lower concourse of the opera house.
Q:How long is a Sydney Opera House tour?
A:A tour of the Sydney Opera House is approximately one hour long, but aim to arrive around 15 minutes before your tour begins to greet your guide. It takes around 15 minutes to walk all the way around the perimeter of the venue.