West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Relaxed Performances

Opera Australia creates a friendly and supportive environment with relaxed performances.

To extend our accessibility programs, we have designated the performance of West Side Story on Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 17 April 2019 as a relaxed performance.

This style of performance is designed to ensure young adults with disability and their families, or anyone who enjoys a relaxed environment, are able to enjoy the performance experience together. This relaxed performance will allow guests to come and go from their seats during the performance and venue lights will remain on at low levels. There are no changes to the performance itself.

The performance will be audio-described, and those who wish to will be able to read captions on handheld devices. Audio-described bookings can only be made through Opera Australia by calling the Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200 or by emailing

A ‘Quiet Space’ will also be made available if a break from the show is needed and our staff can offer advice on other spaces if needed.

This is also a closed captioned performance. Simply download the GoTheatrical app to access live captions on your mobile or tablet device. Captioning will be accessible via the app from any seat in the grandstand, so there is no need to choose a seat in any particular designated area of the theatre.