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Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

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    Meet your small-group tour guide in the morning to hear the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, as well as the insider stories and industry secrets that play out behind the curtain. Performing arts fans of all stripes will relish the chance to experience the inner workings of this famous venue.

    Get started early in order to ensure that you can access rehearsal areas, dressing rooms and concert stages; access is restricted later in the day. You might catch a glimpse of actors, dancers or musicians as they warm up backstage. You may might step onto the conductor's podium and view the orchestra section, then walk onstage where countless artists have performed, seeing the majesty of the opera house from their perspective.

    After your guide takes you through some of the center's five performance halls and backstage areas, sit down for a full Australian breakfast served in the Green Room — which is usually only accessible to performers and staff. As you enjoy a hearty meal, you can ask further questions and hear more stories. Choose from several hot and cold dishes with options for different dietary needs. It's the perfect ending to a memorable tour of this iconic performing arts center.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    The Opera House was great to experience and see up close!! We learned a lot through our guided tour and we were able to see inside several Opera theatre. We loved our tour so much that we booked a show afterward for that night! We...More

    Thank kimberlyg607
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear kimberlyg607, It's great that you have experienced a lot of what the Sydney Opera House has to offer, like a show and a tour. Blanc de Blanc especially would have made for an excellent night. The cast of that cabaret is amazing as they...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This tour was fine. It’s the best word I can use to explain it. They take you through the building to look at the different theaters in the building and on some of the stages which is fun. We were looking for more information about...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Laura H, Thank you for leaving your feedback regarding your recent backstage tour with us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't have the best time on the tour and was after some more information. As the backstage tour goes through work zones...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Awesome tour. We loved seeing the sets, pretending to conduct the orchestra, going into the conductor’s dressing room & playing the Steinway & having one on one time in the Green Room to have breakfast & ask questions at the end of tour.More

    Thank josiecat48
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear josiecat48, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House. It's great that you got to have a go at being a conductor on stage and even twinkle the keys of our Steinway. We hope to see you again...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It’s very well spent money to take the guided tour. It’s very informative and you get to see parts that aren’t available at regular performances.

    Thank Jesse661
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Jesse661, The Sydney Opera House tour is a great way to get informed about our history and architecture. We are thrilled that you joined in on the fun! Kind regards, Team SOH

    Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

    This was an tour that we had not planned for. Whilst browsing the Sydney Opera House website, we chanced upon this backstage tour. The description sounded interesting and thus we signed up. Absolutely fabulous!!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw parts...More

    Thank angelical753
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

    Dear angelical753, Thankyou so much for your wonderful review of our backstage tour! What you get on the tour is certainly worth the early morning start- it allows for visitors to get an insight into the house before the rest of the building wakes up....More

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    10 July 2018|
    Response from josiecat48 | Reviewed this property |
    2.5 hours includes the time spent eating breakfast. Breakfast was about 30 minutes at the end of the tour.
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
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