The Sydney Opera House has announced a new tour called Hidden House for its 50th anniversary. The brand-new tour will open more of the Opera House to visitors giving them a chance to explore never-before-seen areas of Australia’s most recognised icon.
Through the tour, guests will get a chance to wander into back-of-house spaces including the Concert Hall’s world-famous organ – the largest known mechanical action pipe organ in the world and its follow-spot lighting room which shines the spotlight on some of the most recognised talents in the world. Also on the agenda is a look at the Joan Sutherland Theatre’s backstage lift, which carries up to twenty tonnes of set props for a number of acclaimed performances by Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.
Hidden House Tour at the Sydney Opera House
The Hidden House tour kicks off this June and will run until October. The tour will consist of intimate groups of ten, hosted by two Opera House tour guides plus staging and lighting technicians who will share their stories and experiences of working in the Opera House. The tour run time is approximately two and a half hours and guests are encouraged to bring their questions for the tour guides.
Following the tour, you can also sit back and indulge in a lush high-tea brunch at Portside restaurant surrounded by lovely harbour views. Menu offerings include scones, tarts, Australian teas and cocktails so get your appetite along. It’s the quintessential Sydney outing. Book your tickets here.