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Experience an evening of sublime music that features a performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Go in-depth with an orchestra and dinner package that starts with a guided tour of one of the world’s most iconic performing arts venues: the Sydney Opera House. Walk next door for a delicious three-course meal at Aria Restaurant, head inside the Sydney Opera House to Bennelong Restaurant or enjoy a 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Portside Sydney. Top off your evening with a premium seat to hear the music of the Sydney Symphony fill the opera house.
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance at the Sydney Opera House
  • Guided Tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Three-course dinner at the award wining exclusive Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant or a 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Portside Sydney
  • Premium, A and B Reserve seating available
After making your own way to the Sydney Opera House, your symphony evening begins with a fascinating one-hour tour of the celebrated performing arts center.

Follow your expert guide on a walking tour of approximately one hour. Your guide shares fascinating details about the architecture, artists and history of the opera house and gives you access to parts of the building that are normally off-limits. In a venue that hosts more than 1,500 live performances per year, there are sure to be stories around every corner.

After your tour, walk just a few minutes to enjoy a three course pre-theater dinner at Aria Restaurant or step inside the Sydney Opera House and enjoy a 3-course dinner at Bennelong Restaurant (depending on which option you choose). If you've chosen the 3-tiered tasting plate to share, sit back and take in the unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour at Portside Sydney. A performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will complete your Red Carpet experience.

At the end of your meal, simply stroll back to the Opera House to watch the Sydney Symphony take the stage. Your dinner and symphony package includes a ticket for the show. The Sydney Symphony is known to select pieces that range from well-loved orchestra classics to innovative contemporary works. This exquisite night with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House promises to be one of the highlights of a trip to Australia (details under Itinerary below).

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

Refer to the 'View Additional Info' link below for the Sydney Opera House map.


After meeting at the designated point you will be taken on a Sydney Opera House Guided Tour. Afterwards, you will be taken to Aria Restaurant, Bennelong Restaurant or Portside Sydney (depending on the option you choose) for a pre-show dinner. Following dinner, make your way to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for the Sydney Symphony performance.

2018 Performance Schedule:

Beethoven Seven
Performance Pieces
  • Wednesday DEAN Engelsflügel (Wings of Angels)
  • Wednesday MACMILLAN Percussion Concerto No.2
  • Wednesday BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
  • Thursday PADEREWSKI Overture
  • Thursday MACMILLAN Percussion Concerto No.2
  • Thursday BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
  • Friday PADEREWSKI Overture
  • Friday BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
Immerse yourself in the obsessive, hypnotic rhythms and inexorable power of this awesome symphony.

6:30pm November: 7

Prokofiev Five
Performance Pieces
  • PADEREWSKI Overture
  • MACMILLAN Percussion Concerto No.2
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5
David Robertson conducts a modern Russian classic and an exciting new percussion concerto with soloist Claire Edwardes.

7:00pm November: 12

European Tour Farewell Concert
Performance Pieces
  • DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
  • KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
  • MAHLER Symphony No.5
We’re heading to Europe! Come cheer us on our way with a gala program featuring music from the luscious Romantic sound world of Vienna.

8:00pm November: 16, 17


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2018

Worth every cent. We enjoyed learning about the construction history and the politics behind it.

, Feb 2018

Unbelievable tour. Completely worth it. The tour was informative and fun. Dinner at Bennelong was SUPERB!!! And being in the
Sydney Opera House watching the Australian Symphony perform was something I'll never forget. Book this tour!

, Nov 2017

terrific behind the scenes tour. visit the stages of many studios hidden within complex. tour guide excellent. Dinner 4 star at Aria.
Concert and acoustics wonderful. Opera house and surrounding harbor views outstanding.

, Nov 2017

The concert was good, but promoted as Belshazzar's Feast which was 30 mins in length but really excellent. The first part of the programme was 50 mins long and by an unknown composer.
The tour was useless as we were not told that the opera hall was being refurbished and we were shown two other halls one of which we had been to for the concert.
The meal at the restaurant was really minimal. Wine was twice or three times the price at other opera house venues. It really felt like a rip-off.
We cannot recommend this tour to anyone right now. Only the Belshazzar's Feast made us pleased we went.

, Nov 2017

I heard a wonderful concert in this amazing venue. The tour of the SOH was amazing. I got to go behind the scenes to view the inner working of the House. My tour guide explained the history of the building, the architect and all the struggles involved with actually building it, why there are so many sails and the inner beauty of this venue. I then had dinner at The Bennelong Restaurant! This was amazing. I was seated by the window so I was able to watch the sun set behind the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The photo ops were great. The food was spectacular. I ate for the variety of the locale, including the wine I splurged on. This was a fantastic package. I'd encourage anyone who wants to delve in the Sydney Opera House to experience this tour.

, Aug 2017

What can I say. Tour was very interesting - guide was excellant. Dinner as Aria Restaurant was divine. Orchestra was excellant .

, Nov 2015

The tour guide was extremely informative and interesting. We chose the dinner package , the Aria Restaurant is wonderful and the food delicious. The concert was brilliant. Highly recommend this tour package .

, Aug 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The Opera House tour was brilliant - our guide was clearly besotted with the place and passed his enthusiasm onto us. Our meal was very nice - quite small and ridiculously overpriced - must admit that I would never pay as much for any meal as a rule and as usual, the more you pay, the less you get ! - and the concert was very good. That it was in the Concert Hall was excellent as we thought that was a wonderful room.

, Jul 2015

The guide was completely knowledgable and the back stage and inside your was absolutely wonderful. It was with a small group and felt private and personal.
Afterward the Aria Restaraunt was a fabulous way to begin a charming night of enjoying the arts as the symphony that followed was perfect!

, May 2015

The concert was great, as well as the tour and dinner.

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