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Sydney Opera House

thm Must do votes 15 of 15 in Sydney / New South Wales / AU

Category    Entertainment, Family & Kids, Arts & Culture

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th centurys most famous and distinctive buildings.
Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzons 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The governments decision to build Utzons design is often overshadowed by circumstances that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architects ultimate resignation.
The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point in 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.
Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together are among the busiest performing arts centres – hosting well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including four resident companies: Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site 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.


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Sunday 8:00 - 11:00
Sunday 13:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 7:00 - 8:00
Friday 10:00 - 11:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Thursday 6:00 - 13:00
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Monday 6:00 - 7:00
Monday 15:00 - 19:00

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Bennelong Point, Sydney / New South Wales / AU,
Australia, 2000.
Website - http://www.sydneyoperahouse.co m
Telephone - (02) 9250 7111
Email - infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com

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    Posted by - rajesh mathur | 3 years ago

    An iconic building for most Australians, it is a must see building. Great architecture, built in years is best seem from across the harbor or from a ferry which can give you many angles for your camer

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    Posted by - Jonathan McCauley | 3 years ago

    They don't call it the '8th Wonder' for nothing. Opened in 1973, our magnificent Opera House continues to attract discerning tourists from all over the World. The location, the building, the many and

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    Posted by - Heather Fishburn | 3 years ago

    Beautiful building with the most amazing views. The main concert hall is perfect for watching performances and even paying for standard seats you can sit so close to the stage! Seating is arranged so

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    Posted by - Ximena Nunez | 3 years ago

    Sydney Opera House what a remarkable place, attracts people all over the glove, it is really a wonderful place. You can have the best views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, of the ferries coming and goin

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    Posted by - Joana | 3 years ago

    The most glorious and iconic place in Sydney matches up expectations. Unless you go very early early in the morning you will find yourself surrounded by tourists.
    A nice way to enjoy the view o

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    Posted by - Paul Blackburn | 3 years ago

    Exactly what it says on the tin. Mooched off of one of their free open days and saw the ins and outs of the place along with a thousand other pushing and shoving animals, but saved myself a few hundre

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    Posted by - Lyon Rogers | 3 years ago

    One of my favourite places in the world. Love sitting by the water and having a beer. Just to be clear, My review is of outside the opera house. Just the area around it. Great place to hang out.

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    Posted by - Rattan Muttoo | 3 years ago

    Splendid venue on the Sydney foreshore. It's iconic sails are unmissable from any direction. There are a number of restaurants and bars nearby (open till late) so if you feel you can always grab a dri

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    Posted by - Jad Letcher | 3 years ago

    Great spot even if just for the views. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background to boot. Lots of food locations and places to see. Day or night, great spot. It's a spot you gotta see.

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    Posted by - Nino Bustillos | 3 years ago

    Seeing this architecture beauty in person is truly an amazing experience but watching a musical inside is even more special! My wife and I watched 'My Fair Lady' last September and it's definitely som