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“The tour is an hour, but you'll stay all evening”
Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
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USD 37.54*
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Ranked #3 of 566 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Walked up to the Opera House on the Circular Quay Warf side (this station has both ferries and multiple train lines). There were tons of little shops, and place to eat and drink. As you get closer, there's an upper and lower pavilion with amazing views of the Bridge and Opera House. On the lower section there's plenty of seating and a large bar area for a meal. The tour inside is incredible with knowledgeable guides. You may even get lucky enough to sit in as techs work on the next preformamce!

Thank Sean K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This venue is soooooo beautiful. It is obvious why it is world acclaimed. We attended a weeknight performance of La Traviata, our first opera. We had the least expensive of the available tickets and had clear, unobstructed views of the stage and cast. The sets, the costumes, the vocals, the acoustics, everything was top notch. Will we see another opera performance elsewhere, don't know but we certainly treasured the experience. Disappointed that so many in the audience were dressed down , wearing casual clothes. Feels disrespectful to the venue and the cast but this observation is one that could be made anywhere. I regret that we did not take the tour others have mentioned but we had such a jam packed schedule for Sydney that we had no extra time. Having read those reviews, I would say, do both. Attend a performance while also fitting in the tour.

Thank 2011lovinitsteph
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Interesting insight into the less seen areas of the Opera House, I think the experience is subject to the timing of the tour in relation to what productions are underway. At this time of year it was between Opera and Ballet seasons so no costumes or staging to be seen. A bit over priced.

Thank Norma K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

An iconic place to visit. The tour gives you insights and if you then decide to go for a concert or event, the ticket prices of the tour is knocked off. A must see/do

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A must do when you arrive in Sydney. We took the one hour walking tour by Kat who was just fabulous. Getting to hear about the history of this remarkable facility and see it up close and personal was very entertaining.

Thank Scott C
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