Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is one of the most widely recognised performing arts venues in the world and encompasses six unique venues. Sydney Festival has presented a diverse range of events at Sydney Opera House and is proud to be presenting events in the Concert Hall and The Studio in 2011.
The Concert Hall is the largest interior venue at Sydney Opera House. With its high vaulted ceiling and interior finishes of brush box and white birch timber it is designed primarily for acoustic performances. All seating in the Concert Hall is reserved seating.
Playhouse is one of the most intimate performance venues within Sydney Opera House. It was originally designed for chamber orchestra recitals but has since been adapted and fitted out to accommodate theatrical productions. The performing companies that present annual programs in the Playhouse are Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House and Bell Shakespeare Company.
Events at Sydney Opera House
41 Strings by Nick Zinner
Anatomy of an Afternoon
iOTA: Young, Hard and Solo
Washington presents Insomnia
West Side Story
There are a number of wheelchair and companion seating locations in all theatres. A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs are also available one hour before performances for patrons attending events in the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre.
Accessible toilet facilities are located on the Lower Level, inside the Western Foyer and on the Upper Level.
FM Radio Systems are available and free of charge and can be obtained from the nearest cloakroom prior to the performance. Customers will be required to give cloakroom staff a driver's licence, seniors card or credit card as security. These will be returned to you when the receiver is returned to the cloakroom. The FM system is also compatible with hearing aids via an induction loop. When the hearing aid is switched to the 'T' position, the wearer will receive the program sound through the hearing aid. Please enquire at the cloakroom for this service.
We make every effort to ensure Sydney Festival events are accessible to our whole audience. To book your tickets or if you have any queries please call 02 8248 6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sydney Festival is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. To enable us to determine your requirements and assist you fully we are unable to offer this service online.
Restaurants and Bars
All theatres operate licensed bars, which are open from one hour prior to performances. They serve refreshments and light snacks.
Circular Quay is a five to seven minute walk from Sydney Opera House. You can catch buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au.
There is a paid car park at Sydney Opera House. There are 11 accessible parking spaces on Level 1 and 12 spaces on Level 6 of the car park for holders of RTA Mobility Parking Scheme permits. Car spaces on Level 6 also have direct wheelchair access to lifts. The closest public car park to Sydney Opera House is Secure Parking at 131 Macquarie Street.
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