New Year’s Eve

Kick off 2025 in operatic style with one of two spectacular performances at the Sydney Opera House.

No other city celebrates New Year’s Eve like Sydney and there’s no better place to join in the celebrations than at the Sydney Opera House with Opera Australia.

Choose between The Opera Gala in the Concert Hall, featuring opera's most beautiful music, or Massenet's Cinderella (Cendrillon), in the splendour of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

New Year's Eve Opera Gala

New Year's Eve Opera Gala

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

A wild operatic celebration with a distinctively Australian flavour. Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks are the cherry on top.

A must-see if you love big voices, big laughs and fireworks – both dramatic and literal.

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Cinderella (Cendrillon) on New Year's Eve

Cinderella (Cendrillon) on New Year's Eve

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Feel all the magic of the fairy tale with enchanting music, playful choreography and extravagant costumes in this whimsical production of the classic opera. Don’t miss the ball – and don’t miss a magical countdown to midnight you’ll remember forever!

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Make the most of your special night

We’ve done all the planning for you, so you can relax and enjoy the memories you’re making with these package add-ons:

New Year's Eve Pre-performance dinner

Pre-performance Dinner

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine on a three-course menu, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm.

New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House Midnight Party

Midnight Party

Canapés, drinks and live entertainment, in the Northern Foyer with views of the spectacular midnight fireworks on Sydney Harbour.

Dancers performing at the New Year's Eve Opera Gala in the Sydney Opera House

Platinum Package

Pre-performance dinner in the Northern Foyer, Platinum seats to the show, a program, and a glass of champagne at interval, and the Midnight Party.