Opera Performance on Sydney Harbour

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Sydney, Australia
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket


    What's Included

    • Ticket for West Side Story performance
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions

    Meeting and Pickup

    Start time

    What To Expect

    Opera on Sydney Harbour

    Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants and children at all adult pricing
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair seating is available and must be requested at time of booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Service animals allowed
    • This is an outdoor event there is no undercover seating
    • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance
    • Near public transportation
    • No mobile phones or recording devices to be used during performance
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Only food and beverages purchased at the venue permitted
    • When purchasing tickets you are choosing your seating reserve, not the seating section. Opera Australia will choose the best available seats in the seating reserve and performance you have chosen.
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If we cancel a performance before it commences or during the performance prior to the scheduled interval, you may exchange the ticket for a subsequent event or obtain a refund. If the performance is stopped or cancelled after the interval due to bad weather or other factors you will not be entitled to an exchange or refund.

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    71 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    West Side Story on Sydney Harbour
    Rose_R, Apr 2024
    Great music and beautiful backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Definitely recommend this unique show!
    Wow! Amazing - must see!
    Karen_W, Apr 2024
    Fabulous! All the way around, the setting, the talent, the choreography, the vocalists! We bought tickets late and were in the back row, but worth every penny. We love theatre and have seen shows in London, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis and we were absolutely thrilled with the experience. We ate at one of the on-site cafes on the theatre grounds. We could view the Harbor Bridge, Opera House and the moon setting - magical! Well done!
    Lucy and Ann
    Lucy_F, Apr 2024
    We had fun. We enjoyed the show very much. The show is great. And the background with Sydney Opera House was fantastic. And the fireworks were so amazing.
    Sydney Opera (not in the Opera House)
    Kathy_g, May 2023
    Fabulous experience. This was not in the Opera House but outside across the harbour. Glad it didn't rain! Loved the set changes.
    It was an amazing show and experience
    Holly_C, Apr 2023
    The opera was beautifully placed in the botanical gardens of Sydney all outside with the skyline of the city as the background. The opera was perfectly sung and the Sydney orchestra was top notch. So glad there was no rain ,it was perfect!
    Magical not to be missed, Madame Butterfly
    JuneT_G, Apr 2023
    Magical, wonderful performance, the setting with the opera house & bridge in background amazing. Highly recommended
    Butterfly in the Harbour Rain
    Robyn_B, Apr 2023
    The setting is breathtakingly beautiful and the cast outstanding. Even though it rained (actually bucketed) we enjoyed the entire experience. The rain engendered a sense of camaraderie between performers & audience. The performers were not daunted by the downpour & we celebrated their professionalism & resilience. We could recommend the show to everyone.
    Rained out
    Lori_F, Apr 2023
    Rain downpour at intermission and left. Watching set change was the most interesting. Lost umbrella between seats.
    Mesmerizing performance
    Ha_H, Apr 2023
    The whole show is magnificient. Even the 30-min recess is worth viewing when the crew remade the whole stage. Sydney Harbour exquisite view provides an amazing background. Make sure to arrive early to not miss any minute.
    Madame Butterfly Sydney Opera House outdoor venue
    Nicola_E, Apr 2023
    Stunning back drop of the opera house and bridge. Beautiful singing and flawless performance. Fireworks were disappointing and over in seconds. My low score was due to poor instruction finding the venue. The gates at the Botanical gardens are all closed at 6pm so accessing the venue needed to be via the Domain gate. We wandered around with at least 20 other people trying to find the venue for over 1 hour Thankfully we found a local resident to guide us there and arrived with 2 minutes to spare before the show started. Coming home we took a taxi which was outside the gates and there is also a shuttle bus and water taxi available.
    Outdoor Opera in Sydney
    BeverlynT_E, Apr 2023
    The event was perfect. Location was beautiful and easy to find. Show was good with lots of places to buy food and drink prior to the show. The tickets were absolutely the best. A great way to spend an evening in Sydney.
    Christina_C, May 2022
    It was a great show and nice seats! The venue was outside, a bit rainy but also was very nice. I thought the venue was hard to get to.
    Unbelievable experience...
    Valerie_L, Apr 2022
    Unbelievable experience seeing The Phantom of the Opera at the outdoor stage! Totally iconic. We will remember this for the rest of our lives... And we will be back! Get there around 5 to get a good table at the outdoor Opera Restaurant, and leave time to take a water taxi to the outdoor stage!
    Amazing Experience
    Hilary_A, Apr 2022
    Amazing experience. Hard to put into words. To watch an outdoor opera on the harbour with Sydney lit up in lights as a backdrop was unbelievable. Performance was outstanding
    A life memory.
    Janet_M, Apr 2022
    A beautiful night on the harbour. A spectacular performance. World class. Well done to all involved in putting on a magnificent show.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Dear Janet, thank you for kind review, we appreciate the feedback and are very glad you enjoyed the performance. Kind regards, Andrew
    Phantom on the Harbour
    Janine_M, Apr 2022
    The show was absolutely brilliant! Amazing sets, great performers, beautiful night!!! We were lucky with the weather. I should have picked up the tickets from the box office. I didn't read that, so there was some confusion initially. We had wonderful seats. The production and whole experience was 10 out of 10!
    Debra_A, Mar 2022
    The backdrop,the venue. The ambience . The special effects. The performance itself. Seating. Fireworks
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Dear Debra, thank you for your kind words, we're very glad you had an enjoyable time.
    Wet performance
    Phillip_F, Mar 2022
    It rained super hard but the performance was good while it lasted. The actors/actresses were definitely top notch.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Hi Philip, we appreciate your feedback regarding the quality of our performers and apologise that the performance concluded prematurely due to poor weather. Kind regards, Andrew
    Whole experience....
    Michelle_S, Mar 2022
    Whole experience. Everyone walked the red carpet not just VIPs. Amazing cast. The only drawback was no taxi at the end. Waited 2 hours. We were the last to leave.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Dear Michelle, thank you for your feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed the show. We'll ensure your comments regarding transport at the end of the evening is fed back to our event producers. Warm regards, Andrew
    Beautiful opera, but access difficult
    Leslye_T, May 2021
    We enjoyed the experience with the opera outside on such a beautiful night. Unfortunately, walking to and from the venue, up the stairs and down to get food, toilet, etc was quite difficult for my husband. And then getting a taxi at the end of the evening, we were forced to stand and wait for a very long time. There were no provisions that we could see for people with a mobility disability. That was disappointing.

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