The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts complex in the Australian city of Sydney. The opera house was formally opened in October 1973 and was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2007.
The opera house was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and is one of the most distinctive buildings from the 20th century, some say its design represents shark fins others argue that its boat sails, either way, the design is iconic. The build started in 1958 and the complexity of the build meant for the project overrunning by many years and at a large cost, the buildings did finally open in 1973. The opera house hosts over 1500 performances in its venues each year.
You can either get to the opera house on foot or by using public transport. You can walk from most city centre locations to the harbour area and will be able to take in the city on your way. By bus, take the 400, 333 or M52. By train, take the train to Circular Quay which is a short walk.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the opera house is by attending an event, tickets to events are listed on the website of the opera house. If you don’t have the time or money to attend a show the second best way to visit is to go on a tour of the opera house. Tours run daily from 9am-5pm and cost 37$ per person, with discounted prices available for concessions.