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Sydney Opera House is located in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, the building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Opera House comprises multiple performance venues, which together host well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including three resident companies: Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, the site is visited by more than eight million people annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year. The building is managed by the Sydney Opera House Trust, an agency of the New South Wales State Government.

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate since 1980, the National Trust of Australia register since 1983, the City of Sydney Heritage Inventory since 2000, the New South Wales State Heritage Register since 2003, and the Australian National Heritage List since 2005. Furthermore, the Opera House was a finalist in the New7Wonders of the World campaign list.

Sydney Opera House hosts thousands of variety kind of performances every year.

Sightseeing tours and fees:

External visits: free of charge

Sydney Opera House Tour: Led by a professional tour guide, stepped into the opera house and explored its magic

  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Frequency: daily from 9: 00 to 17:00, every 15 minutes or 30 minutes
  • Cost: $42/pp for adults; $22/pp for children (5 – 15); $106 for families (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Language: English; French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese guide services are optional

Backstage Tour: explores opera houses that are not open to the public, visiting rehearsals, and enjoying breakfast in the exclusive area of the performers

  • Length: about 2.5 hours
  • Time: starting at 7: 00 daily, please arrive the back door of the theater before 6:45
  • Cost: $175/pp; children under 15 need to be led by adults
  • Language: English only

Tour and Tasting Plate: Same as the Sydney Opera House Tour, and after the tour visitors are allowed to the Opera Kitchen to enjoy Australian cuisine

  • Time: about 1 hour, then go to the Opera Kitchen to enjoy food
  • Frequency: daily from 9: 00 to 17:00, every 15 minutes or 30 minutes
  • Cost: $82.8/pp for adults; $64.8 for children (5 – 15)
  • Language: English; French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese guide services are optional