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Overview

When in Sydney, don’t miss the chance to watch the Australian Ballet Company light up the stage at the Sydney Opera House. Your Sydney ballet and dinner experience begins with a guided tour of the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House, and depending on your choice, is followed by an exquisite three-course meal at either Aria Restaurant or Bennelong Restaurant inside the Sydney Opera House or a 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Portside Sydney. After dinner, watch the ballet of your choice under the sails of the iconic opera house, selecting from options such as Cinderella, Spartacus, Murphy and Merry Widow.
  • See the Australian Ballet perform at the Sydney Opera House
  • Guided Tour of the of the Sydney Opera House
  • 3-course dinner at the award-wining Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant or a 3-tiered tasting plate from Portside
  • 2018 Performances include Murphy, Merry Widow, Cinderella and Spartacus
Make your own way to the Sydney Opera House and start your evening with a behind-the-scenes tour of the venerable performing arts center.

Your knowledgeable guide shares tales about the history, architecture and performances of the opera house during a walking tour that lasts approximately one hour. Gain access to off-limits parts of the building and get an insider’s perspective on a celebrated venue that hosts more than 1,500 live performances per year.

After a captivating tour, stroll over to the newly renovated Aria Restaurant for your three-course dinner (see sample menu under Itinerary), Bennelong Restaurant located inside the Sydney Opera House or Portside Sydney for a 3-tiered tasting plate. Enjoy views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House as you dine.

When you have finished your meal, return to the opera house to take your seats for your Australian Ballet Company performance. Have your choice of A-reserve, B-reserve or C-reserve tickets for one of the company’s full-length classic ballets or contemporary works. In addition, you will receive a small gift to take home as a souvenir of your Sydney ballet experience.

Please note: The Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package often sells out weeks in advance. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Click on the "View Additional Info" link below for the Sydney Opera House map.

Itinerary

Premium Reserve – A premium reserve will be in the middle/center of a row for a ticket, giving the guest an optimal view of the stage.
A Reserve – A Reserve tickets will normally be more towards the aisle of a row, and will still have a very good view of the whole stage.
B Reserve – B Reserve tickets will be either aisle seats or seats very close to the aisle on either side of a row.

The evening begins with the a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, then afterwards, you will be taken to Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant or Opera Kitchen for a pre theatre dinner and then the Ballet, as per your choice from the options below.

2018 Performances at the Sydney Opera House:

Spartacus (117 minutes, no interval)
The world premiere of Lucas Jervies' Spartacus, the heroic story of a slave who leads a rebellion against tyranny, and his passionate love for his wife.

In 2018, one of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works springs to new life. Spartacus tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and freedom, the ballet showcases the company’s men at their spirited and athletic best.

Lucas Jervies is a choreographer, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer of The Australian Ballet: Spartacus is his passion project. His brand-new production will feature the soaring music of Aram Khachaturian; sets and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan, who created the inventive designs for Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella; and our male dancers in their most powerful moment as the slaves who rise against the tyranny of their rulers. See an army of our male dancers flood the stage to portray this epic struggle for freedom.

Think ballet is all pointe shoes and tutus? Think again.

6:30pm
November: 12

7:30pm
November: 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Cinderella (154 minutes, with 2 intervals)
Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella will sweep you off your feet.

Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the world’s most in-demand choreographer, this Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love – a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother – with some fantastical additions. Ratmansky is Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre, a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” grant, and the acknowledged master of the modern story ballet. His Cinderella, designed by the acclaimed Jérôme Kaplan, takes its vision from Prokofiev’s dark and surprising 1940s score and whirls with stars and planets, Surrealist-inspired projections and a Dior-worthy golden ball gown.

After playing to packed houses and adoring audiences in London, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, this witty and romantic Cinderella returns to the Sydney Opera House stage for an exclusive encore performance that will delight every generation.

See why Cinderella is the perfect fit.

6:30pm
December: 3, 17

7:30pm
November: 30
December: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19

Reviews

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L
, Apr 2017

Loved this experience. The tour exceeded expectations with insight to the history and engineering of this iconic structure. Also you get to be backstage and inside all the theaters while they are empty and see the inner workings of the theaters. Booking this package allows you to experience all three parts - the tour, dinner, and the show - with just one reservation, so it is a lot less stress and work on your end. The tour guide ensures you get to the restaurant just in time and the dinner is over with plenty of time to get to the show. It is all so convenient. We ate at Bennelong and the food was superb. The one thing I caution on is that everything I read prior stated the dress for the Opera House and the restaurant was smart casual - we wanted to dress up in skirt/dress pants and were glad we did. Everyone near us in the restaurant and the theater was very dressed up aside from one couple I saw in casual wear. We chose the most expensive seats in the package so folks in the balcony may have been more casual, but if you want to blend in I would suggest dressing up.

S
, Mar 2017

I really enjoyed the tour of the Sydney Opera House and getting to see a performance there. Our guide was very knowledgable about the architecture as well as the performances. While the ballet itself wasn't particularly notable, I greatly enjoyed the experience of seeing it in the opera house. The dinner was also a nice addition to the evening, although the food itself wasn't all that memorable. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience.

B
, Jan 2017

A great package which included the tour, meal and ticket to the ballet. No hiccups in the entire event which was professionally organised
and lived up to our expectations - well done to all involved.

B
, Jan 2017

This tour is definitely worth it. I had never seen a ballet before, so I figured the Sydney Opera House was the best place to do it. Don't really think its my thing, but the ballet was still awesome. The dinner at Aria was phenomenal, and our tour guide of the Opera House was very knowledgeable about the history of the building. Highly recommend doing this tour if you are in Sydney.

L
, Dec 2016

I enjoyed the evening tremendously. The tour was great and informative, the dinner was great and performance very beautiful. I would have liked to be able to choose my seats in the theater. Instead, we found out the seatings just before the performance. But overall great evening and worth every penny!

J
, Nov 2016

This was a great experience with top class meal in Aria followed by our first ballet experience

k
, May 2016

AMAZING!!! Seen Swan Lake and it was breath taking. The restaurant was so elegant and the food was so delicious. Every one should do this. The only problem was the tour of the Opera House was not that good, I thought we were going back stage and we never did get there and the tour guy seemed kind of confused at times.

P
, Feb 2016

We loved it. Our guide, who later sold us the program, was so knowledgeable and charming. We liked it that the admin staff knew our names on arrival. Ten out of ten, everyone. The Aria meal was superb and the ballet remains with me still. We would definitely book things with you again. Thank you so much for making our time in Sydney so special,
Philippa from Cornwall, U.K.

S
, Dec 2015

Dinner could not have been better. The guide was courteous and what he knew was interesting, but I had thought we would see the backstage. Unfortunately I didn't know about the breakfast tour which the guide indicated was the tour that would have shown the mechanics of the building. The performance was incredible.

D
, Dec 2015

Every thing was above expectations.
Restaurant was great and theBallet was super.
Highly recommendes.


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