Mazda Opera in the Domain

Mazda Opera in the Domain

It's a tradition: every year, thousands of Sydneysiders head to the Domain with picnics packed and friends in tow.

Hear Australia's brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the magnificent backing of Opera Australia's very own Opera Australia Orchestra.

This January, experience the midsummer night's dream that brings opera to the people.

Dress up—or not—it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Sydney loves best.


The most famous arias, under the stars — free!

How do I get there?

Train: Martin Place is the nearest train station.

Ferry: It is an easy 20-minute walk from Circular Quay to The Domain.

To plan your trip, visit

Cycling? Bike racks will be available at The Domain.

Is there parking nearby?

Is there parking nearby?

Undercover parking is available at The Domain Car Park. For more information or to pre-book a parking space, visit


A accessible viewing area for patrons with accessibility requirements is located on the eastern side of The Domain between towers 6 and 7. Friends and family are also welcome in the designated viewing area.

The Domain precinct is relatively flat but does have inclining and declining sealed pathways throughout. We provide accessible amenities, a drop-off and pick-up area and limited parking close to this viewing area for MPS permit holders. Registration is essential to access the viewing and parking area. 

For disability access information at Opera in the Domain please contact Opera Australia directly on 02 9318 8200 or email

What can I bring to the venue?

Call your friends and family, pack a picnic,sunscreen and bring a blanket to enjoy a magical night under the stars.

For extra comfort, take along a portable chair, but be mindful of your neighbours and make sure it's no more than 20cm off the ground. Alcohol is allowed on site, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine, or make use of the venue's various bars and food outlets.

For the comfort of your neighbours, please don't bring high chairs, tables, tents, beach umbrellas, glass drinking glasses or animals. To protect the lawn, avoid placing plastic sheeting and ice on the grass.

Food and drinks
A range of food and beverages are available for sale in The Domain from the afternoon to the end of the evening. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic and alcohol. However, glass drinking glasses are not permitted on site. Please ensure waste is disposed of in the rubbish bins located around the site.
Can I take pictures and video?
Nothing compares to listening to live opera. Once the performance begins, please put away your phones and cameras.
What if it rains?

This event will go ahead if rain is forecast. Umbrellas are allowed until the performance begins.

In the unlikely event that the performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, announcements and notifications will be made on the Opera Australia website and on radio stations after 5.00pm. Alternatively, please call 02 9699 1099 on the day for wet weather details.

Saturday 13 January 2018

The Domain

Principal Partner of Opera Australia


Venue Supporter

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

 In association with

Sydney Festival