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Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW, Australia (View on map)

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1300 647 488



Capacity 30 - 1000 People
Catering Internal Catering Only
Amenities & Extras
Air Con
Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
Dance Floor
External Catering
External Music
Filtered Water
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Inhouse Catering
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper
Shared Kitchen
Smoking Area
Video Conferencing

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About this Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

I have more questions. How do I get in contact?

There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page

The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.

What steps are involved in booking an event at Sydney Opera House?

There are a few steps involved in booking an event at Sydney Opera House and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.

Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements

Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at Sydney Opera House to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?

This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.

If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with Sydney Opera House to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).

VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by Sydney Opera House if you book via us.

How do I find out if Sydney Opera House is available for my event date?

The best way to find out if Sydney Opera House is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.

Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.

How much does an event cost at Sydney Opera House?

Events at Sydney Opera House start from 1000.00.

This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements. For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.

What type of events can be hosted at Sydney Opera House?

The following types of events can be held at Sydney Opera House:
- 18th Birthday Party
- 21st Birthday Party
- 30th Birthday Party
- 40th Birthday Party
- 50th Birthday Party
- Awards Dinner
- Bar Mitzvah
- Birthday Party
- Christening
- Christmas Party
- Cocktail Party
- Conference
- Corporate Function
- End of Financial Year Party
- Engagement Party
- Function
- Gala Dinner
- Meeting
- Networking Event
- Product Launch
- Seminar
- Trivia Night
- University Ball
- Wedding
- Workshop
- Private Dining
- Baby shower
- Bat Mitzvah
- Ceremony
- Exhibition

If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if Sydney Opera House is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.

What catering / food and beverage options are available at Sydney Opera House?

The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at Sydney Opera House:
- Filtered Water
- Coffee / Tea
- Inhouse Catering
- Bar Tab
- BYO Drinks

For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.

There are also several dining establishments at the Sydney Opera House. Opera Bar, which boasts menus curated by celebrity chef Matt Moran, offers light Sydney-inspired fare for snacking and sharing. Live music and DJs create a festive air on evenings and weekends at the Sydney Opera House bar. Opera Kitchen, also by Matt Moran, is a new market food hall that's open for breakfast all the way until late evening.

Bennelong, the famed Sydney Opera House restaurant, is an award-winning formal dining establishment with a menu by Peter Gilmore and the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. For light pre-show meals, there's Portside Sydney, a casual dining restaurant with stunning views of Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

What are the available Sydney Opera house function spaces?

There are several Sydney Opera House function rooms available for private hire through VenueNow.

The Yallamundi Rooms is a new addition to the Opera House that will accommodate events of all sizes. The name Yallamundi, which means storyteller, honours the venue's First Nations legacy and its location on Bennelong Point. The Yallamundi Rooms are all-weather function spaces with direct access to the Northern Broadwalk and views of the Harbour Bridge. These spaces will have room for up to 400 people at a cocktail event.

With a capacity of up to 200, the Utzon Room is perfect for intimate celebrations, small conferences, meetings, and recitals. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the harbour.

For events that aim to impress, the versatile and glamorous Joan Sutherland Theatre is the perfect spot. This part of the building can hold up to 500 guests and is set over three split levels. The Joan Sutherland Theatre Foyers are your go-to for red carpet events.

The Concert Hall Foyers can hold up to 1000 people at a cocktail function and boasts three levels: Granite, Lounge, and Bar. Purple carpets and sparkling views of Sydney Harbour make this function space one of the most breathtaking function areas at Sydney Opera House.

Where is Sydney Opera House located?

Sydney Opera House is located at Bennelong Point in Sydney, Australia. It overlooks the Sydney Harbour Bridge and faces the Royal Botanic Gardens. You have several transport options if coming to the Sydney Opera House for an event. The closest train station is Circular Quay, which is only a 5-minute walk away from the Opera House entrance. You can also get there by bus or ferry. There are parking facilities in many parts of the city, but you probably won't need them since public transportation is so convenient.

What are the popular attractions near the Sydney Opera House?

There are many popular attractions near the Sydney Opera House. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie's Chair also overlook Sydney Harbour and make for perfect spots to take pictures. You can also visit Circular Quay and see some of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

When was the Sydney Opera House completed?

Construction of the Sydney Opera House began on 28th March 1959. It was finished in October 1973. The building is now one of the most popular structures in Australia and, indeed, the whole world. You can visit the Opera House all throughout the year to enjoy a variety of exhibits and productions.

What are the most popular Sydney Opera House events?

With over 40 different shows taking place every week, there's no shortage of fun and exciting events and performances at this one-of-a-kind location. There are thousands of performances and arts events at the venue every year. These include Australian ballet, chamber music performances, opera theatre, pop music concerts, and more. The Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW is home to the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia, The Sydney Theatre Co., The Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare, and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

What should I keep in mind when planning an event at Sydney Opera House?

Whether you're planning a small gathering or an extravagant event, Sydney Opera House is the perfect place to create unforgettable experiences that will be talked about long after they occur. Here are some things to consider when planning to rent Sydney Opera House spaces:

- The Opera House is one of the most popular venues in Australia, so it's crucial to book your event as early as possible. Every week, hundreds of events are hosted here! This means that availability fills quickly, especially during peak season.

- Renting out any space comes with specific rules and guidelines for use. If you're not sure where to begin, the Opera House's website features an event planner that will help walk you through each step of hosting your shindig at this amazing venue.

- Keep in mind that certain spaces accommodate only a few people while others can hold hundreds. The location and space suitability depends on your needs and what you want to do!

- The Opera House is a fully catered venue and has a large catering capacity.

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