Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour
2 hr, 30 min
Meet your small-group Tour Guide early in the morning to ensure that you can see the inner sanctum areas; access is restricted later in the day. Get a peek into the goings on backstage as you check out rehearsal space's and dressing rooms. You may even catch a glimpse of actors, dancers or musicians as they...
Meet your small-group Tour Guide early in the morning to ensure that you can see the inner sanctum areas; access is restricted later in the day. Get a peek into the goings on backstage as you check out rehearsal space's and dressing rooms. You may even catch a glimpse of actors, dancers or musicians as they warm up!
Then, walk onstage where countless superstars have performed, taking in the Sydney Opera House from their perspective. You may also want to step onto the conductor's podium and view the orchestra section.
Throughout the morning, your knowledgeable guide shares industry secrets and insider stories about life backstage, as well as the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed building.
After touring backstage, tuck into a full continental breakfast served in the Green Room — the exclusive domain of performers and staff. Ask further questions and hear more stories as you enjoy a hearty meal. Choose from several hot and cold dishes with options for different dietary needs.
Performing arts fans of all stripes will relish the chance to experience the inner workings of the world's most iconic performing arts center! The tour is a walking tour and does contain approx 300 stairs.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age to participate is 10 years old
- Please note: There are over 300 steps on this tour, a moderate level of physical fitness is required to participate on the tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Due to safety requirements - fully covered enclosed rubber soled shoes must be worn for the duration of the tour
- Please meet your tour guide at the Sydney Opera House Stage Door at 6:45am - your tour will commence at 7:00am sharply
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.View Less
Unique experience, great guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Great opportunity to look behind the scenes.
Excellent tour. We were taken all around the backstage area and our guide shared lots of information around what happens behind the scenes, all the work that goes on to insure a successful production, and how the sets are moved in and out quickly and efficiently. She also shared some interesting anecdotes when things didn't go exactly as planned and performers had to do some some quick thinking to avoid disruptions. Very good breakfast too! Highly recommend this tour.
Was on this tour Monday morning with my brother and 8 others. Great overview of the Opera House, and how it works. I expected a lot more stairs, but because they showed us the rails for the drama theatre, and not the opera, the tour is friendly even for those with sore legs...(little different than when I was on it 5 years ago with my daughter). The cover history as well as the workings behind the scenes, which anyone involved in local community theatre will really appreciate. Tour ends with a lovely breakfast in the green room (which has a view of the water), making the early 7am start well worth it. Also as a nice perk - if you buy tickets for a show and you have been on a tour, there is a discount, let them know at the box office. Heads up - you meet at the 'backstage door' - not where the other tours do.
Wonderful tour- and our guide was so knowledgeable. Well worth being there by 6:45 am. From entry through the stage door to delicious breakfast in the green room, all corridors and backstage areas were toured.
Jeanette did a lovely job during our behind the scenes tour, she is very knowledgeable! You can tell she has been guiding guests for years, we never got lost!