Keeping you safe at the theatre

We're excited to welcome you safely back to the theatre in 2022.

Our performances will comply with all Public Health Orders and adhere to our epidemiologist-approved COVID-Safe Plan, including any requirement at the time of the performance that audience members be vaccinated. Specific details for each venue will be published below as soon as it becomes available.

Please familiarise yourself with our COVID-Safe practices so we can all play our part in keeping our community safe:

There is a flexible cancellation policy for your tickets, should you need to stay home.


Sydney Opera House — Let’s stay safe together

When you visit the Sydney Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

Bring and wear a mask.

Bring and wear a mask. Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell,

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms as identified by NSW Health; are required to self-isolate or quarantine. Please check the latest case locations and alerts, and act on NSW Health advice.

There is a flexible cancellation policy for your tickets, should you need to stay home. Our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events are available here.

Get together, but keep apart

Get together, but keep apart. Practice physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible), follow the separate entry and exit points, screening and bag-check procedures, and physically distance in all queues.

Practise good hygiene,

Practise good hygiene, by washing your hands regularly with soap, using hand sanitiser, covering sneezes and coughs, and disposing of tissues promptly. Dettol hand washing tips are on display in all bathrooms.

Pay with card.

Pay with card. Contactless payment methods are strongly encouraged, so please bring a credit or debit card for onsite purchases.

And remember...

Visiting the Sydney Opera House when you are unwell puts yourself and others at risk. Attending while under quarantine or isolation orders is prohibited, and if you appear to have COVID-19 symptoms we may need to deny you entry or ask you to leave to minimise the risk to others. Please also consider your own safety and well-being and whether attending is the right thing for you.

Please check this page prior to attending the Sydney Opera House for the most up-to-date information. 


Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is a COVID-Safe event.  As such, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep you safe. Including:

Present proof of full vaccination.

Visitors 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt). Under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Check-in processes will be in place for verifying proof of vaccination upon entry.

Bring and wear a mask.

Bring and wear a mask. Face masks are highly recommended for patrons 12 years and over while within the site, including during the performance.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell,

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms as identified by NSW Health; are required to self-isolate or quarantine. Please check the latest case locations and alerts, and act on NSW Health advice.

There is a flexible cancellation policy for your tickets, should you need to stay home. Our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events are available here.