Information for Subscribers

What is a subscription?

To subscribe, you just need to book for three or more performances at the same time. You can either choose which operas and dates you would like to attend, or you can choose one of the recommended set series and attend the operas and dates listed in that. If you book a set series subscription, you get to keep your seat year after year. 

Closing dates for subscriptions
Bookings for Set Series Subscriptions close 5pm, Friday 20 September, 2013. Choose Your Own and Youth subscriptions are available throughout the year.
Free Subscriber ticket exchanges
Subscribers can exchange tickets for another date or another opera.  Exchanges are available from Monday 21 October, 2013, and up to two working days before a performance. Ticket exchanges are FREE for subscribers, but you may need to pay any difference in price between your original ticket and your exchange ticket. To exchange your tickets call Ticket Services and reserve seats to the opera(s) of your choice. One of our Customer Service Representatives will talk you through returning your original tickets and advise of any upgrade costs. Please note that exchanges are not available for Dido and Aeneas, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – Madama Butterfly, or Opera on the Beach.
Subscriber discounts for additional tickets
2014 subscribers can purchase additional tickets to the 2013 and 2014 season at a discount of 10% off the published standard price. If you are purchasing your additional tickets online, remember to log in before you make your booking. Your discount will be applied automatically. If you do not have an Opera Australia online account you will need to set it up 24 hours before making your online booking, to ensure that we can provide your discount. Or, you can book immediately by phone - call 02 9318 8200.
If you are paying for your subscription by credit card, you can choose to pay in 4 instalments. The first payment will be processed at the time of booking. The remaining 3 instalments will be charged to the same card on Wednesday 20 November 2013, Wednesday 15 January 2014, and Wednesday 5 March 2014.  Instalments incur a $40 fee per order, which will be spread equally over the 4 payments. If you wish to pay by instalments, your subscription booking must be received by Friday 20 September 2014 and must include two Winter performances, if you are subscribing in Sydney. Instalment payments are only available for subscription packages. Any additional tickets or donations will be charged in full with your first subscription instalment payment. Instalments are not available if you purchase online. Book by phone on 02 9318 8200 or use the form in your brochure.
Concession prices are offered at many performances, and are available to:
Full pensioners (Australian)
Full-time students (Australian)
Children aged 16 years and under
If you book concession tickets online, you will need to provide proof of entitlement before your tickets are posted out. You will also need to take your concession ID to the performance to ensure admission.
Youth Subscriptions
Youth Subscriptions can include a minimum of three and a maximum of six operas. To purchase a Youth Subscription you must be 30 years of age or under on 1 January 2014. If you book a Youth Subscription online, you will need to provide proof of age for each person before your tickets are posted out.  You can do this by sending a photocopy, scan or photo of your ID to Opera Australia Ticket Services. Tickets are not refundable, but you are welcome to exchange into another Youth performance at no cost if tickets are available.
All prices include GST where applicable.
Please indicate in the Special Request section of your booking if you require a wheelchair space and access. More about accessibility.
All ticket holders are bound by Opera Australia’s Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Performance and cast updates 
Performance and cast details are subject to change. Please check production information on this website closer to the performance date to confirm details.
Customer Service Desk 
There is an Opera Australia Customer Service Desk at each performance venue. It opens one hour before each performance to assist with ticket and subscription enquiries.
Lost tickets 
Replacement tickets can be arranged by calling Ticket Services prior to the performance and can only be collected from the Opera Australia Customer Service Desk at the venue immediately prior to the performance. Proof of ID will need to be shown.


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