About Sydney Opera House
Undoubtedly the most iconic architectural symbol of Australia, the Sydney Opera House remains as vivid against the city skyline as it first did when opened in 1973.
Sydney’s beautiful Opera House is situated at Bennelong Point facing outwards over the famous Sydney Harbour, with its striking roof featuring over one million tiles designed in curved shapes to represent a ship's sails.
The multi-venue performing arts centre is a must-see for any visitor to Sydney City, whether it be attending a performance, strolling through the open-air grand scale forecourt where the likes of Sting, Crowded House and Oprah Winfrey appeared before thousands of fans, or simply taking a ferry and soak up the ambience from the water of this World Heritage-listed marvel.
“3000 events held at Sydney Opera House each year for a combined two million guests”
With 3000 events held at Sydney Opera House each year for a combined two million guests, there's plenty of variety to suit any taste, plays host to world class musicals, theatres, ballet, concerts and performers.
Each interior venue is unique, with the largest and most prestigious space being the world-renowned Concert Hall – home to the Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonic Choirs.
When staying at accommodation near the Sydney Opera House it's easy to catch public transport into Circular Quay and make the seven -minute walk to the building, joining the 200,000-plus people each year who take a guided tour. Kids Discovery Tours are also available every school holidays.