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Sydney Opera House in Australia is one of the greatest architectural marvels from the 20th century known for its design, innovation, and identity. The multi-performance halls at the Sydney Opera House host many plays, theatres, dance and music performances from artists worldwide. The Sydney Opera house near Sydney Harbour, constituting 5738 seaters within, is known for the magnanimity of its sail-like exteriors and is undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
The Concert Hall at the famous Sydney Opera House is one of the most picturesque seating halls in the world, known for its breathtaking interiors, state-of-the-art facilities and life-size heights extending like a cathedral. It can accommodate 2664 people in the round and nearly 2102 people facing towards the stage. The hall received a recent upgrade via renovations in July 2022 that added to the existing charm of the Concert Hall.
The intimate surroundings at the Playhouse are ideally suited for conducting theatre, debates, lectures, plays, music, and dance concerts. With motorised battens, scenery changes are becoming easier without any manual intervention. The seating capacity of the Playhouse is nearly 398 and is ideally suited for a smaller gathering.
The well-lit and mini Utzon room can gather nearly 100-200 people for recitals, lectures, intimate conferences, and relatively close party settings inside the Sydney Opera House. With bare necessities inside the room, the place is well suited for small functions requiring minimal attendees. It also overlooks the Sydney Harbour for a better view inside the hall.
Another majestic ground for theatre plays inside the Sydney Opera House is the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Known for an extensive seating provision for nearly 1507 people, it is the second largest space in the Opera House (the first being the Concert Hall). The orchestra pit is equipped to handle nearly 70 musicians in a go. The staging at the theatre is ideally suited for all genres of plays. In the past, there have been some iconic theatrical, comic, dance, and other performances by world's famed artists in the theatre.
Forecourt is the expansive area between the white shell exteriors and the city skyline. Practically set as an amphitheatre, it can accommodate nearly 6000 people for rock concerts, musical shows, etc. It is currently the largest space in the Sydney Opera House that looks breathtakingly beautiful for those looking to cherish the night lines of the Australian Emerald City. The venue has been a host to some world-famous concerts like Crowded House, Machine, Florence, etc.
Want to feast on some authentic Australian and intercontinental delicacies on your trip to the Sydney Opera House? Why not visit the Opera Bar and House Canteen that serve a variety of local dishes? With the view of Sydney Harbour to your side, order your favourites from the menu and sip wine until you fulfil your heart. Do not forget to stop at Bennelong Restaurant to catch signature desserts along with Australian jazz.
A dimly lit room at the Sydney Opera House, the Studio is best suited to host contemporary music, dance performances, spoken shows, and corporate meetings. The cabaret and tiered-styled seating are great for smaller meet & greets and gatherings. The technologically rich studio at the Sydney Opera House can hold nearly 600 standing people and 320 in seating.
Yes, there are multiple guided tour tickets available for Sydney Opera House. You can pick the one of your choice and book them online.
Sydney Opera House guided tour ticket prices start from A$43. The prices will vary depending on the inclusions in the tickets.
Different types of Sydney Opera House guided tours that you can look for are:
1. Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
2. Sydney Opera House Architecture Tour
3. Sydney Opera House Guided Tour with Meal at the House