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The Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    About 1 hour 

  • Start time

    Different timeslots available (Choose while booking)

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to Welcome Centre on the Lower Concourse .
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.
  • Ending Point

    Box Office foyer

Key Highlights

  • Get up close to one of the world’s most iconic landmarks – Sydney Opera House!
  • Marvel at the vaulted ceilings, capture photos from vantage points and explore drama theatres & foyers
  • Delve into the building's 14-year creation and 58-year history in this guided tour
  • An opportunity to purchase a photo memento in the Opera House memory book is offered
  • Frequent departures gives you flexibility to join this incredible tour at your convenience
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted

Overview

The Official Sydney Opera House Guided Tour offers a live guide who will take you behind the scenes, sharing untold stories and funny anecdotes. You'll get to explore the stunning cathedral interiors and learn about the rich history of this iconic landmark.

Here is the plan...

Your guide will bring to life the amazing stories behind this miracle of architecture and engineering. Working with new, rich audio-visual components, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building, your guide will take you on an exhilarating journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. Some 1,500 performances, from opera to circus, rock and cabaret, are staged each year to audiences of around 1.5 million.

The tour ends in the Box Office Foyer. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to purchase a photo memento in an exclusive Sydney Opera House memory book. In this book, you will also be given access to unlimited digital copies of your exclusive tour photos.

Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance to Sydney Opera House
  • Visit the major performance venues
  • Live Guide 

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Access to individual theatres is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals, and other events.

You may have to climb approximately 300 steps; we recommend comfortable shoes.

Large bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the venue for security reasons.

Videography is prohibited during performances to respect the artists. There may be restrictions on photography in certain areas. To avoid disruptions, it is recommended to switch off your mobile phone during the duration of the tour.

Customer Reviews

  • Glen MacLean

    Excellent and extremely informative tour. Guide was well trained, entertaining and funny!

    02/05/2024
  • Kylie Jackson

    Well worthwhile, all of the added details and seeing the inside was great.

    Australia 01/20/2019
  • Bronwyn williams

    Brilliant informative tour.
    Lots of steps.

    Australia 01/17/2019

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