Locals and internationals are invited to explore beneath the sails with a new range of onsite and online guided tours of Australia’s masterpiece.
A new Guided Digital Tour will give would-be travellers from around the world the chance to explore Australia’s most famous building from their living room in English or Mandarin. Hosted by one of the Opera House’s expert guides, the live online tour takes guests behind-the-scenes to discover one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres between the acts, waking up, in rehearsal and at rest.
For Sydneysiders and interstate travellers eager to discover their own backyard, a new Beyond the Stage Tour is now giving visitors a rare opportunity to go behind-the scenes and into the domain of artists and staff, before relaxing by the harbour in true Sydneysider style, enjoying Australian-inspired cuisine at Opera Kitchen.
The more adventurous foodie can Tour and Dine with a one-hour guided tour followed by a relaxing lunch by the harbour, enjoying Australian-inspired cuisine at Opera Kitchen. The pre-selected menu means there’s no need to plan – simply relax and unwind without any reservations required.
Each onsite Opera House tour features a new immersive experience, which takes place inside a purpose-built venue, fitted out with state-of-the-art technology, 270-degree visuals and surround sound, as well as heritage-inspired interiors. In this newly opened space, guests can watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances and learn about the renewal of the world-famous venue.
Sydney Opera House Director of Visitor Experience Jade McKellar said: “As we reopen the doors of the Opera House, it’s exciting to be able to offer new and refreshed tour experiences for both local and international audiences.”
All of the Opera House’s guided tours are available now and can be booked in advance online here.
All onsite tours are being conducted in line with NSW Health advice, with a range of robust onsite measures to ensure the safety of artists, audiences, visitors and staff. Full details here.
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