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 for over 40 years, and proudly returns to the venue in 2018.
With its black walls and deep blue carpet, all eyes are drawn to centre stage in the dark beauty that is the Drama Theatre – Sydney Opera House’s most alluring and unique space. A classic and purist venue, the Drama Theatre is the site of some of the most original artistic endeavours, such as those by performed by Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare and the internationally renowned Sydney Theatre Company.
Public Transport: The Opera House is a 5–7 minute walk from Circular Quay. You can catch multiple train, bus and ferry services to Circular Quay.
Shuttle Bus: Designed for elderly and less mobile patrons, Sydney Opera House offers a complimentary Shuttle Bus service from Circular Quay at Stand B on Alfred St (under the Cahill Expressway). This service is not available on Sundays. For more information, click here.
Bike: Some bike parking spaces are available to the public underneath the Sydney Opera House Monumental Steps.
Taxi/Drop-Off: Taxis are able to drop off passengers at the on-site roundabout or under the covered concourse.
Parking: Wilson Parking operates the Sydney Opera House car park at 2A Macquarie Street.
For further public transport information, please call 131 500 or visit transportnsw.info.
BAG CHECKS AND SECURITY
The Opera House implements mandatory bag searches for all ticket holders, and patrons may be subject to random electronic screening. Patrons are encouraged to leave anything larger than an A4 sheet of paper at home to avoid delays in accessing the venue.
Items that will not be permitted inside Opera House venues and will be required to be cloaked include – but are not limited to – backpacks, umbrellas, briefcases or suitcases, large bags, prams and other items that may be hazardous or restrict the movement of visitors. Please arrive early and allow plenty of extra time if you will be cloaking items.
Entry and Parking
The public lift is located on the Harbour Bridge side of the building and connects three levels to enhance the paths of travel for patrons using wheelchair, pram or with limited mobility.
The lift entry is via the corridor next to the escalators on the Lower Ground Level, and also in the Western Foyer, via the corridor on the Ground Level.
A limited number of accessible parks are available on the concourse near stage door. For more information about booking and rates, see the Opera House website.
The Sydney Opera House car park also has a number of accessible parks available and is serviced by lifts.
Inside the Venue
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.
Accessible toilet facilities are located on the Lower Ground Level (near the Opera Kitchen), inside the Western Theatre Foyer and on Level One (Box Office Level).
FM Radio Systems are available and free of charge and can be obtained from the cloakroom prior to the performance.The FM system is also compatible with hearing aids via an induction loop. Please enquire at the Cloakroom for this service.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
All theatres operate licensed bars which are open one hour before the performance for refreshments and light snacks.
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