Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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1,312 reviews   (4.59)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with our knowledgeable guides, and learn about how Jørn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds.

Watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, learning about the history and future of this world-famous hall in an immersive digital experience.

Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour.

Option: Tour & Dine at Opera Bar OR House Canteen:
Make the most of a day out at the Opera House by going on our 1-hour tour followed by a lunch or an early dinner at your choice of Opera Bar or House Canteen, both located on the lower concourse.

Option: Language Tour.
Choose French, German, or Spanish Tour, to experience the tour with one of our language-speaking guides.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance and on a tour. Please bring your own mask;.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants under 5 are permitted on the 1 hour tour free of charge, however still require a ticket to be booked
  • Please check you have selected the correct language tour for the tour you want to experience the language in
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve before 1pm
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • One Hour Tour including Tour & Dine please check in at the Welcome Centre on the lower concourse level ten minutes prior to your tour time
  • Please note the standard guided tour contains approx. 200 stairs - Low Impact. If you have limited mobility there is a daily 12:00pm access tour available on request pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Tour & Dine at Opera Bar or House Canteen: Pre-select your dining option at time of booking. Can be redeemed anytime after your tour from 11.30am-6.00pm on the day of your tour booking. Includes main meal and a beverage from a selection.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sydney Opera House
Your tour of the Sydney Opera House takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s most iconic performance venues, where more than 1,500 concerts, plays, musicals and ballets are staged every year. Explore it with an insider guide, who shares stories and fun facts about the opera house’s history, performances and architecture throughout your 1-hour tour.

Walk through the elegant foyers, visit one of the largest pillar-free chambers in the world, sit down in a custom-made white birch chair and look up at the vaulted ceiling. Check out areas that are off-limits to the general public, learn about the distinctive exterior design made up of ‘shell’ tiles, and hear about opera house’s Danish architect, including his inspiration and building challenges.

• Admission Ticket Included


Beautiful Design and Ingenious Engineering
Jennifer_V, 22-12-2022
Jeannette was our tour guide and she was friendly and informative. There were only 4 of us so it felt like a private tour. I asked a lot of questions and she offered many interesting facts. She also catered to our preference to take photos and slowed down the tour a bit to make time. My mom had some walking difficulty due to arthritis and Jeannette did an alternative route with less stairs. I really enjoyed the little tour inside the large concert hall and learned about the engineering behind the design and structure of the opera house. The balcony offered a wonderful view of the bay and the acoustic inside the concert hall was beautiful. We later booked a choir show (Aboriginal Women Choir) on the same night and confirmed the nice acoustic. Doesn't matter where you sit, it still sounds great.
Great tour
Sabrina_L, 22-12-2022
I love the tour. The guide is so knowledgeable, we got to know the architecture, the history & the architects. We also sample types of musical programs were offered. Great tour
Sydney Operahouse guided tour
Hentiette_S, 22-12-2022
Great tour. Our tourguide Jason was a fantastic storyteller and made the tour very fun & interesting.
A must see
Philagirl, 21-12-2022
A must as far as tours go! The opera house is a beautiful structure that has a story as well. Stunning interior and even if you can’t see a show here you should definitely view the inside. I like how every person has a headphone and adjustable volume and a LIVE guide. Lots of steps though.
Patrick_K, 20-12-2022
The whole tour was amazing. My kids were really engaged from beginning to end. Lots of wonderful nuggets of information that were really fantastic
Fabulous tour!
Allforfood, 29-12-2022
Amazing experience!

So much information! What an enjoyable tour. So much history and we were able to see both theatres while they were empty. Highly recommend
Great insights into a national icon
Emma_N, 29-12-2022
Our tour guide was great. Using the headsets so we could hear him clearly throughout the whole tour was genius. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Opera House Tour was wonderful.
Deb_D, 26-12-2022
A great tour and tour guide. Highly recommend. Best way to see the interior of the Opera House. Our guide Rebekah was very informative.
Great guide, tour and food
Sonja_M, 26-12-2022
Took myself and my 15 yo son on this tour and we both really enjoyed it. The lunch afterwards was delicious, too.
Kathy_K, 12-01-2023
Nick was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The opera house is amazing. The engineering behind the opera house is truly remarkable
Great tour quide! Interesting and clear english! So pleased to see the fantastic house from inside and learn things
Hobbit777, 11-01-2023
Great experience, great tour guide. Over my expectations. Facinating views from inside to the see. Good to hear about the building,
“Walk into the Opera House Life”
Monica_S, 11-01-2023 , history and the guide (Spanish)was excellent clear friendly .I will recommend to everyone..looking forward to go again on May ( family coming from overseas)
Thank you very much .chao chao.
just the right amount of information !
tattooedtraveller_uk, 29-12-2022
I felt I should do this tour as I was in Sydney !! I don't have any specific interest in the Opera House, but obviously being in Sydney, I had to investigate.

The write up for this tour was accurate, and it was a reasonable price.

You get a headset so you can hear the tour guide which was a very good idea, it also meant that they could have a few tours near each other and noone was shouting over anyone else.

You get to see all around the Opera House and into one of the auditoriums, but I think this depends on what is happening at the time.

T|He guide imparted just the right amount of information and he also sounded like he really cared about the House and also Sydney in general, which was very nice.

I reccomend this tour.
Sydney Opera House was...
Jason_N, 10-01-2023
Sydney Opera House was good thank you, Tour was good we enjoyed it…….,…………………………………….explain good very formative.
Well run Opera house tour.
Louis_S, 10-01-2023
Well run activity full of interesting information. A few surprises to boot.
Good audio provided for the tour so we didn't miss any of the info.

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