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Tours & Experiences

Behind the scenes, walks, tours and experiences

Specialty tours

A tour guide showing the backstage of the Sydney Opera House.
Daily Tour

Backstage Tour

Go behind closed doors and experience the House from behind the scenes. Venture backstage through the corridors to our rehearsal spaces, into the orchestra pit before enjoying breakfast in the exclusive domain of our performers, the Green Room.

Saturdays Tour

Architectural Tour

Get your architecture fix on an in-depth tour with our expert guide. Hear how architects, engineers, builders and artists came together to create this UNESCO World Heritage-listed masterpiece.

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Term 1 - 4 Tour

Schools Tour

Take your students on a walking journey to learn about how Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of 20th century architecture and the city of Sydney as we know it.

Daily Tour

Mobility Access Tour

Tailored for patrons with limited mobility, go inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Experience the life, energy and buzz of Australia’s favourite building.

Daily* Tours & Experiences

Tour & Dine

Step inside and discover the history and secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Complete the experience in true Sydneysider style with lunch by the harbour at Opera Bar or House Canteen.

Last Sunday of the Month Tours & Experiences

Taste of the House

Wine and dine your way around Sydney Opera House restaurants and bars to experience the culinary delights of some of Sydney's best chefs.

Language tours

French Tour

Did you know the special topaz glass of the Sydney Opera House was imported from France? Step inside and discover the secrets of this remarkable building.

German Tour

The first performance in our Concert Hall was a program of works by German composer-Richard Wagner. Take a tour and discover the building’s fascinating history.

Spanish Tour

From Don Quixote to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House has a diverse and rich cultural history. Take a tour and discover incredible stories inside this cultural landmark.

Japanese Tour

Over the years, the Sydney Opera House has welcomed Yayoi Kusama and Ryuichi Sakamoto to the Sydney Opera House, and you’re invited too. Join us on a tour of the building’s extraordinary history.

Korean Tour

The Sydney Opera House has many stories to tell, from the Korean National Ballet tour to the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performances. Step inside, take a tour and be moved by the beautiful design and history.

Mandarin Tour

The Sydney Opera House is home to a rich history of world-class performers, from the China Philharmonic Orchestra to the Peking Opera. Step inside and experience unforgettable moments and history on a tour.


From 15 December 2023 Experiences

Badu Gili: Celestial

Badu Gili - meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people - is a free daily experience that explores First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails.

A hand drawn picture of the Sydney Opera House on a clipboard
28 Apr - 25 Aug 2024

Draw the House

Create a range of drawings inspired by one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Once a month join like-minded creative souls to explore the Opera House and its surroundings through the eyes of an artist. Working with a different artist each month, explore various drawing techniques, and perspectives inspired by one of the world's most iconic buildings.

Plan your visit

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Thinking about visiting us? Uncover travel options, delve into venue insights, and discover the accessibility facilities that make your visit seamless.


Our goal at the Sydney Opera House is to provide barrier-free access, making the site, building and the experiences they offer accessible to all people. 

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