Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events

Create an unforgettable experience for your delegates, clients, employees or guests with opera in either Sydney or Melbourne.

Opera is a lavish and entertaining experience that will provide the perfect inclusion to your meeting, conference or incentive program. Impress business colleagues or clients with a night at the opera as the perfect end to a busy day of meetings, as a distinctive way to build morale and reward high achievers in your incentive program, or to provide that extra special night out for conference delegates. 

An evening at the opera can be for groups of any size. You can combine the performance with interval drinks and canapés, or a pre- or post-performance cocktail function.
In Sydney performances take place at Sydney Opera House, one of the most iconic buildings in the world. There is also Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, a unique outdoor event held in late March to early April at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline provide a spectacular backdrop.
For your Melbourne event, you will spend your evening at Arts Centre Melbourne, under the magnificent spire that is an artistic landmark. Set on the banks of the Yarra River, this venue is conveniently located just a short stroll from the centre of the city.
For very large groups we offer the option of a private performance
Sydney Opera House up to 1,500 guests. 
Arts Centre Melbourne up to 2,000 guests. 
A private performance can be arranged and can include:
  • A full opera from our production season or a customised opera concert.
  • Pre- or post-performance cocktail function or dinner.
  • Interval drinks and canapés.
  • Customised programs, tickets and cast sheets to acknowledge your sponsors and welcome delegates.
  • Foyer banners to welcome your delegates.
  • Surtitle screen displaying a special message of welcome prior to the performance.
  • Distribution of conference programs, delegate gifts etc via a seat drop.
  • Pre-performance talks providing a fascinating insight into the production.
  • Onstage address – a client or sponsor may give a welcome speech prior to the performance.
  • Finish with a bang – it may be possible to arrange petal drops, confetti or flutter cannons.


Contact Opera Australia to discuss how we can assist you with your next MICE proposal.

Julie Barrington
+61 2 9318 8391
Member of

Australian Tourism Export Council
Business Events Sydney
Melbourne Convention Bureau