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The Ceramic tiles of the Sydney opera house.

Architectural Tour

8.15am and 10am Saturdays

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Join us on this tour where you'll learn how in the mid-1950s, Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture. To quote US architect Frank Gehry, “(it) changed the image of an entire country.”

Delve into the history and construction of the Opera House

Join us on this historical tour where you'll learn how in the mid-1950s, Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture. To quote US architect Frank Gehry, “(it) changed the image of an entire country.”

Hear how visionaries, idealists, architects, engineers, pragmatists and artists  together built this architectural and engineering masterpiece that was at the cutting edge of what was possible at the time. 

See their work up close on this special tour around the Opera House on Saturdays at 8.15am and 10am.

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the Opera House's many venues and theatres on this tour. Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour.

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