It all happens at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Staging an opera involves a thrilling combination of highly talented people from all kinds of disciplines — milliners, wig makers, cobblers, costumiers, designers, carpenters, model makers, scenic artists, choreographers, repertoire and language coaches, stage hands, stage managers, directors, musicians and conductors, not to mention the singers.
You can take a guided tour of the Opera Centre's vast production workshops and rehearsal studios, and see firsthand how an opera is made.
Participants must have a good level of fitness for this walking tour. It includes many stairs and there are no passenger elevators.
Some tours can be booked online, simply select an available date. Or you can contact us to organise a tour for your group. Tours for school groups can only be booked by calling 02 9318 8200 during business hours.
Bookings are essential.
The Opera Centre
480 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
The Opera Centre is a 10-minute walk from Central Station (take the Chalmers Street exit). Please assemble at the Tour Meeting Point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.
Tours may be arranged any weekday, at 10am and 2pm. The tours take approximately 90 minutes.
The minimum number for a tour is 2 and the maximum is 40.
At least two weeks' notice is required, so that we can allocate an experienced guide.
To organise an Opera Centre Tour, please contact the Opera Australia Box Office:
Phone: 02 9318 8200
$20 per person
$10 per student
The Opera Centre, Surry Hills
The Opera Centre is located at 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills which is a 10-minute walk from Central Station (take the Chalmers Street exit). Limited on-street parking is available.