Sydney Opera House Backstage

Sydney Opera House Backstage: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Sydney: Opera House Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Join a walking tour to explore the halls and foyer spaces of the Sydney Opera House with your entrance ticket. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece from your guide. You might catch a rehearsal in action or the crew working on a set. The story of the Opera House rivals any dramatic opera for plot twists and jaw dropping cliff-hangers. Step inside and explore beyond the magnificent sails to hear the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable design. On this one-hour guided tour you’ll discover the intricate workings of a living, breathing icon.

Sydney: Opera House Tour with Meal and Drink

2. Sydney: Opera House Tour with Meal and Drink

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Sydney Opera House and a meal and drink from a selection at either the House Canteen or the Opera Bar. Take in sweeping views of Sydney Harbor and the iconic Harbour Bridge. On the tour of the opera house, experience the history and magic of the venue as you follow your guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,800 performances come to life each year. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House's many venues and theatres on this tour. After the tour, head to your choice of venue on the lower concourse level of Sydney Opera House: Either the House Canteen which has a pan-Asian inspired menu, or Opera Bar with modern Aussie classics. Easily redeem your ticket at the bar to choose one meal from a selection of options and a beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink). Tour & Dine menu is available from 11:30am - 6.00pm at Opera Bar or House Canteen on the day of your tour booking. A voucher will be provided for dining after you check in for your tour at the welcome centre.

Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass - Save on 2 to 7 Attractions

3. Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass - Save on 2 to 7 Attractions

Maximize your time and save during your visit to Sydney with the Explorer Pass. Valid for 60 days, you can save up to 50%* off on combined admission fees at over 30 of the city's most popular and famous attractions. Choose between a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7-day pass and get exploring. During your time in Sydney, you can use your Explorer Pass to enjoy the iconic Sydney Opera House with a 1-hour Guided Tour, visit the Australian National Maritime Museum, indulge in some fine wine tasting, take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Sydney, and so much more. Choose from a variety of different experiences to enjoy with your pass including: • The Sydney Opera House with a 1-Hour Guided Tour • The Rocks Walking Tour • Sydney Harbour Hopper – 48-hour ticket • Urban Winery Sydney Wine Tasting and Cheese • Magistic Cruisemart: 1-Hour Harbour Sightseeing Cruise • Taronga Zoo with Fantasea Return Ferry • Sydney Tower Eye • Madame Tussauds Sydney • Australian National Maritime Museum • Sydney Jet Thrill Ride • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus: Discover Tour (Red & Blue Routes) • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Entermission - Virtual Reality Escape Rooms • Bondi Surf 2-Hour Board and Wetsuit Rental • 4-hour Bike Rental by Bonza Bike Tours • The Sydney Opera House - Architectural Tour • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour • Escape Hunt Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Sydney's Razor Gang True Crime Tour • Maroubra: 2-hour Surfboard & Wetsuit Rental • Adventure Clues - Bloomin’ Botanic Gardens Sydney • Quiz Room Experience • 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise (seasonal - back May 2024) • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - The Mad Botanist for Kids • Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park • Sunset Views & Twilight Hues Cruise with 3-Course Set Menu (adults only) • Hunter Valley Wildlife Park • Mogo Wildlife Park • Harbour Sights Running Tour • Blue mountains Stargazing Tour Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction list, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. * Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House

4. Opera Performance Tickets at the Sydney Opera House

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Sydney Opera House, the city’s most famous building. And what better to do when visiting the Sydney Opera House than to spend a pleasant evening inside enjoying an opera performance. No matter what sort of entertainment you're in the mood for, there's always an opera to fit the bill. Typically, performances start at 07:30 PM and run for 2-3 hours, with an interval or 2. All performances have full English subtitles projected on a screen above the stage. Matinee performances are noted with *. The Sydney Opera House has a range of eateries for all price types, including Bennelong and the Opera Kitchen.

Sydney: Sydney Opera House VIP Backstage Tour and Breakfast

5. Sydney: Sydney Opera House VIP Backstage Tour and Breakfast

Arrive at Stage Door for this backstage experience, and join an intimate tour group to begin your exploration. Experience first-hand what it’s like to walk through Stage Door where thousands of actors, performers and famous names have walked before. Get ready to explore places usually off limits to the general public to find out how the magic of theatre happens. Learn about the real-life stories and insider secrets that take place behind the curtain.  Discover what makes the Sydney Opera House both a world-renown icon and a world-class performance venue. Complete the experience with a delicious breakfast in the Green Room - the exclusive domain of our crew and performers.

Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

6. Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

Explore some of the finest attractions Sydney has to offer, unlocking the charms of the capital of New South Wales at your own pace. Choose from up to 30 museums, tours, and activities and discover them at your own pace with the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass. The Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 40 percent on several of the city's top attractions. Once your pass is activated, get an early start and indulge in a bevy of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters over the course of 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days. Included Attractions: • Sydney Opera House • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride • Entermission Sydney • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Escape Hunt Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock The Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Adventure Clues - Bondi Beauty • Adventure Clues - X-Fierce Nights & Neon Lights • Bonza Bike Tours

Sunset Boulevard at Sydney Opera House

7. Sunset Boulevard at Sydney Opera House

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Sydney Opera House, the city’s most famous building. And what better to do when visiting the Sydney Opera House than to spend a pleasant evening inside enjoying the Opera Australia production of Sunset Boulevard. Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by Hollywood with the advent of “talkies”, legendary silent movie star Norma Desmond is tortured by her longing for a return to the big screen. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in a dramatic chance encounter, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. This brand-new production features stunning sets and costumes, evoking the glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is the musical theatre event of the year. Don’t miss this strictly limited season at Sydney Opera House from August 2024.

Tosca at Sydney Opera House

8. Tosca at Sydney Opera House

Love. Jealousy. Betrayal. Renowned prima donna Tosca is in love with Cavaradossi, a painter and revolutionary. When the sadistic Chief of Police Scarpia tries to crush them, our heroine finds the strength to do the unspeakable. Puccini’s music is sensational: from the overpowering choral power of the famous Te Deum, Tosca’s ode to art ‘Vissi d’arte’ and the haunting tenor showpiece ‘E lucevan le stelle’ as Cavaradossi faces death. Tosca is the perfect first taste of opera, and one opera lovers return to again and again, to experience how music can bring great stories to emotional highs. Tosca has it all: romance, action and an unforgettable ending.

Sydney Sightseeing and Bondi Beach Tour

9. Sydney Sightseeing and Bondi Beach Tour

Experience the Essence of Sydney with a Comprehensive Morning Tour Starting Point: Begin your journey into the heart of Sydney at the front of the historical Cadman's Cottage, 110 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000 (on the grass area facing the harbour), promptly at 8:00 AM. This iconic location serves as the perfect backdrop for the start of an unforgettable exploration. Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sydney's history with a 45-minute guided walking tour of The Rocks. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the cobblestone streets, sharing stories of the area's past, its significance to Sydney's development, and pointing out key architectural wonders. Exclusive Mini-Bus Journey: Continue your adventure in the comfort and style of our air-conditioned mini-bus, designed for an intimate small sized group. This exclusive transport allows for a personalized experience as you venture to Sydney's most iconic landmarks. Sydney's Icons Unveiled: Discover the marvels of Sydney with stops at the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, offering spectacular views and photo opportunities. The journey doesn't stop there; delve into the vibrant cultures of Chinatown, the chic streets of Paddington, and the serene bayside charm of Rose Bay, among others, revealing the diverse facets of Sydney life. Bondi Beach Leisure Time: The highlight for many, enjoy 30 minutes of free time at the world-renowned Bondi Beach. Whether you wish to dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters, capture the scenic beauty, or simply relax on the sand, Bondi offers a slice of Australian beach culture at its finest. Tour Conclusion: The adventure concludes at 12:00 PM, with a bus drop-off at 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. This central location is perfect for guests to further explore Sydney's offerings or enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the many local eateries. Embrace a Morning of Discovery This meticulously designed tour promises an immersive experience into Sydney's most celebrated landmarks, along with the unique charm of Bondi Beach, ensuring a memorable start to your day in one of the world's most beautiful cities.

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The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned everything about the history of the opera house. We were also able to see the renovated concert hall, which was very satisfying.

a beautiful visit, well explained with interesting anecdotes. Seeing a rehearsal was a plus which made this moment even more memorable. THANKS !

Our tour was very informative. Our guide was so knowledgeable and truly loved the Opera House. What a marvelous structure l!

great tour of the Opera House. good info about the architecture

just seeing the inside of the Opera house which is amazing