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Sydney Opera House Sydney

Where is it at?

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Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie Street
Sydney
NSW
2000
Tel: 02 9250 7111

Directions

Circular Quay is a five to seven minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. You can catch buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay. You can't miss it - it's the big building with white sails! Everyone in the city will be able to help you with directions if you get stuck.

Where are we going today?

When you think of Sydney, you can't go past those iconic white sails sticking out in front of the sparkling blue harbour background.

That's right - the iconic Sydney Opera House. Known of course for its incredible location, beautiful restaurants and cultural performances, and a must-do tourist spot when visiting the city.

But don't think it's all for adults! Sydney Opera House offer various tours across the year which are specially designed for kids. These tours often take kids behind the sails and lets them experience what goes on leading up to one of their famous productions.

They also hold special kids performances which involve famous kids fairytales, or allow the kids to immerse themselves in Creative Play. Musicals, dances, storytelling and kids fun, these performances change across the year so you can always go back and see something new. 

These are all part of their Kids At The House events, which offer specific performances for different ages, ranging from 2 to 12, so you can be sure you get an age-appropriate event for your children. 

During school holidays, they also offer The Junior Lunch at their family friendly restaurants. So you can explore, learn, be entertained, play and then eat! All that creativity would work up an appetite! 

It's a great way to show the iconic and cultural Sydney Opera House to the kids, where they may have not thought there would be something for them. Of course there is! It's Sydney - and they love to accommodate EVERYONE!

Happy sailing! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $29.60
  • ChildrenFrom $20
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Times very depending on the performance or tour

Teachers corner

They have extensive educational offerings from teacher's workshops to class notes..

I'm Hungry!

They have family friendly restaurants who offer lunch as part of the Kids At The House, but it's Sydney - you just walk outside the Opera House and you will be spoilt for choice! .

Any Top Tips?

If you can't time it for the kids' show, Sydney Opera House's Backstage Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the real-life dramas behind this celebrated performing arts centre..

Need a little extra help?

The Sydney Opera House want to make sure they provide equal access for everyone. Access Tours, the box office, and theatres all have wheelchair access, as well as accessible toilets. .

What people are saying?

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    I had the chance to go to the Opera house to watch Matrix with a live orchestra. Incredible experience!!!! Very unique atmosphere, we went to the concert hall, which is the biggest room. As impressive from the inside as it is from outside! I hope you will be as lucky as me to go there! I cannot wait to go again.

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    Inside and out you can truly see why the Sydney Opera House is so iconic. Having seen the Sydney Symphony play in the main hall several times, the grandeur,excitement and awe is always peaked, drawing you back in again. Many people, myself included wander around Sydney stopping to take in the incredible architecture from the outside, but if you ever have the chance, go and see an event in the main hall so you can see how this amazing architecture is carried on inside. The only down size if there is any is that the food is a little sub par, so grab...Read More

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    This is a world famous icon situated beautifully on Sydney Harbour. However if you are a Sydneysider who goes to the SOH often or (lo and behold! Works at the venue) you might think a little differently.
    The venue is actually hard to access. As is it on a point the nearest public transport is a good 10-15 minute walk away. A little bit hard if you have mobility issues
    The interior is old, warn and dated and in massive need of an overhaul. (The backstage areas and Green Room need it more so however these are areas not seen by the public)
    It's nicknames...Read More

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    Iconic place in the Sydney Harbor. If you have a chance to go to any event what so ever, DO IT!!! Perfect acoustics as well as extremely elegant and fashionable architecture and design. After the show it's always good to grab a beer and a grub at the opera bar and ask for the house beer :D

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    Sydney Opera House is a part of my life here in Sydney and I never cease to be in awe of the vision that the architect Jorn Utzon had so long ago. Regular concerts in The Concert Hall an occasional drama and my absolute favourite, Chamber Music in The Utzon Room. It is obvious by the crowds that it is a well loved icon in Sydney; architecturally stunning....particularly across the harbour or from the Manly Ferry.

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by Vijay Bhatia

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Inside and out you can truly see why the Sydney Opera House is so iconic. Having seen the Sydney Symphony play in the main hall several times, the grandeur,excitement and awe is always peaked, drawing you back in again. Many people, myself included wander around Sydney stopping to take in the incredible architecture from the outside, but if you ever have the chance, go and see an event in the main hall so you can see how this amazing architecture is carried on inside. The only down size if there is any is that the food is a little sub par, so grab a wine wonder around inside then sit back and take in one of best venues Sydney has to offer.

by Danielle Lonnon

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This is a world famous icon situated beautifully on Sydney Harbour. However if you are a Sydneysider who goes to the SOH often or (lo and behold! Works at the venue) you might think a little differently.
The venue is actually hard to access. As is it on a point the nearest public transport is a good 10-15 minute walk away. A little bit hard if you have mobility issues
The interior is old, warn and dated and in massive need of an overhaul. (The backstage areas and Green Room need it more so however these are areas not seen by the public)
It's nicknames the concert bunker as it's full of concrete that no mobile phones work inside the building unless near a window - however as it is a performing arts venue maybe this is a good thing.
Outside - outstanding. Inside - meh! Such a shame for such a world famous iconic building.

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