The Ring Cycle - props

Opera Centre Tours

It all happens at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney...

Staging an opera involves a thrilling combination of highly talented people from all kinds of disciplines – milliners, wig makers, cobblers, costumiers, designers, carpenters, model makers, scenic artists, choreographers, repertoire and language coaches, stage hands, stage managers, directors, musicians and conductors, not to mention the singers.

You can take a guided tour of the Opera Centre's vast production workshops and rehearsal studios, and see firsthand how an opera is made. 

Tours take place every weekday
General Tour: 10am and 2pm
Lunch Tour: 11am
Bookings essential

02 9318 8200


$25 per person
$20 per person for groups of 8+
$10 per student
$40 per person for the Lunch Tour (includes a light lunch)


The Opera Centre
480 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills, NSW

10 minutes' walk from Central Station (take the Devonshire Street exit).  Please assemble at the Tour Meeting Point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.


The minimum number for a tour is two and the maximum is 40
At least two weeks' notice is required, so that we can allocate an experienced Guide
Participants must have a good level of fitness for this walking tour.  It includes many stairs and there are no passenger elevators.