Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House: Hours, Address, Sydney Opera House Reviews: 4.5/5

Sydney Opera House
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Theatres
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. It's a place where the past shapes the future, where conventions are challenged and cultures are celebrated. Step inside and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a first-timer or an aficionado, the Sydney Opera House has something for everyone.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from A$69.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Circular Quay • 8 min walk
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Carol
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Fabulous excursion. Highly recommend it to anyone. Great history and easy walking. Easy parking - great location.
Written 18 May 2022
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Gail C
6 contributions
May 2022
At the very last minute, we decided to attend Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. We could only get row N but that didn't matter. The view was good, the acoutics were good and the play was great. The facilities at the Opera House, from taking your coats to the Bar service were excellent.
Written 18 May 2022
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linnman
singapore278 contributions
May 2022
This was the second time I visited the Opera House and continued to be amazed by the architecture whether looking at it near or far. I continued to be amazed by the dining crowd below the Opera House. I think a visit to Sydney is not complete without a stop at this iconic place.
Written 17 May 2022
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Alice N
Newcastle, Australia144 contributions
Apr. 2022
A great walk - lots to see - take water and food sit and enjoy - it’s free. Nice eateries in the area - plants have really grown as I can remember looking at them as baby plants
Written 15 May 2022
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Phil
4 contributions
Apr. 2022
We wanted to go on the one hour tour to have a look inside the Opera House and this we did. The tour itself was of some interest, but rather padded out, although to be fair, there is not much more that could have been done once we had seen the inside.
Written 13 May 2022
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joe malma
Joe Batt's Arm, Canada9 contributions
Jan. 2022
I made it to australia and went to this place. Quandle (from Dingle, Ireland) recommended it to me when we landed and it was sight. it has a beautiful view and looks good. but why do the people talk so weird?
Written 4 May 2022
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Irna S
California5 contributions
Apr. 2022
Very nice and iconic place to visit. A lot of tourist though but on a nice day the crowds are worth it.
Written 2 May 2022
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quekl
Singapore, Singapore127 contributions
Apr. 2022
Just a visit to the Sydney Opera House.
It is a must-see place for me. Unfortunately it was raining the day I went, so all I could see was just the majestic exterior. Would love to go back there again!
Written 30 April 2022
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Gloria C
Sydney, Australia99 contributions
May 2021
To visit the OH for a performance is a nightmare. One has
to navigate through hundreds of party going young people
drinking and making noise with cheap bands. The OH should
b e a place of refinement, dignity and reflect the arts, not a drunken
hangout for party goers.
Written 23 April 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
Feb. 2022
The Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the 2 must-sees on any tourist itinerary. You can book guided tours of the Opera House but for those with limited time and a tight itinerary, you can see a lot on your own for free.
From the forecourt, walk all the way around the outside (it will take about 10 minutes). As you walk around, the curves and the light changes as the angles change. There are a thousand angles for the photographer.
Walk up the grand Monumental Staircase to the podium and walk around the Upper Concourse level to see the famous tiled shells up close, close enough to touch. There are 1,056,006 tiles which were made of a special composite of clay and crushed stone in 2 different colours.
It’s free to go inside and you can walk around all the public spaces although access to many areas will be restricted.
ITINERARY PLANNING:
From the Opera House, you are well positioned to head off in any direction. The Botanic Garden gates are next to the Opera House and you can stroll along the harbour promenade to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a well known lookout point and continue on to the NSW Art Gallery. If you head in the other direction, you can walk the 10 minutes back to Circular Quay towards the Harbour Bridge and explore the historic Rocks area. Or jump on a ferry to Manly, Watsons Bay or Taronga Zoo.
Written 19 April 2022
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Sydney Opera House is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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