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Our most recommended Sydney Shows & Musicals

La Traviata at Sydney Opera House

1. La Traviata at Sydney Opera House

Relish an evening at the Sydney Opera House, and watch a fabulous production of La Traviata, a must-see if you love Moulin Rouge, Pretty Woman, and My Fair Lady. This successful production by Elijah Moshinsky features lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside. Gaze at lavish sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous score and enjoy the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favorite with an exciting new cast. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.

Sydney Opera House: New Year's Eve Opera Performance

2. Sydney Opera House: New Year's Eve Opera Performance

The Opera Gala puts on a world-class selection of arias and other favourites, and the intermission is timed to coincide with the evening fireworks show. Audience members can watch Sydney's famous fireworks display from a superb vantage point right on Sydney Harbour, which provides incredible views of the colourful festivities. New Year's Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House Watch opera stars perform pieces from masters such as Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini. You’ll hear some of the finest performers join with the 60-piece Opera Australia Orchestra for a concert of some of opera’s most impressive arias.

Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3, 4 or 6-Course Menu

3. Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3, 4 or 6-Course Menu

Experience a first-class dining experience aboard one of Sydney's premier vessels, the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman II, as you sail around a dazzling night sky or a mesmerizing Sydney Harbour during sunset (summer). Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and savor the scrumptious choices of an a la carte meal of a Contemporary Australian menu and 5-star service. Once you have indulged in the fantastic cuisine on offer, enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday nights. See stunning Sydney Harbour by night aboard your premium dining experience.

Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

4. Sydney Harbour: 3-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

Spend the afternoon at leisure on a 3-hour lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Climb aboard the pleasure boat at King Street Wharf and make use of all the on board facilities, including a licensed bar selling a range of refreshing drinks. Live musicians will perform ultimate relaxing tunes to unwind you, while the aroma of a delicious and fresh seafood and carvery buffet will whet your appetite for the hours ahead. Dig into tasty chicken and roast beef, succulent seafood, and fresh pastas and salads. Follow it off with a choice of teas and coffee, along with sumptuous desserts. Wash it down with a glass of bubbly from the bar, and enjoy the brilliant sights of Sydney Harbour, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from various spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

5. Sydney Opera House Tour and Opera Kitchen Lunch or Dinner

A great day out in Sydney is to be had with this tour. Enjoy a tour of the opera house and a delicious meal at the Opera Kitchen with sweeping views of Sydney Harbor and the iconic Harbor Bridge. On this 1-hour tour, you'll experience the history and magic of the venue, as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The Opera House features 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theaters where more than 1,800 performances come to life each year. For your meal, Opera Kitchen is located just a short walk from the Welcome Center, located on the Lower Concourse Level. Choose one meal from a selection and a beverage of your choice. You can redeem your main meal and beverage, before or after your tour between 1130-5pm.

Sydney: Great Opera Hits Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

6. Sydney: Great Opera Hits Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera. Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.

Sydney: 1.5 Hour Vivid Harbor Cruise with Canapes

7. Sydney: 1.5 Hour Vivid Harbor Cruise with Canapes

Avoid the crowds and admire Sydney’s Vivid Festival from the comfort of a catamaran. Arrive at the wharf departure point and be met by a friendly crew member who’ll welcome you aboard and tell you everything you need to know about your cruise. Depart the wharf and begin your cruise around Sydney's world-famous harbor. The catamaran offers indoor and outdoor viewing spots, allowing you to take in the beauty of Sydney from all angles. To enhance the experience, enjoy a complimentary beverage and a selection of delicious canapes. There's also an onboard bar where you can purchase drinks.  From the water, soak up uninterrupted 360 degree views of the stunning cityscape that surrounds you and admire the mystical lights that dance across the buildings. The cruise also passes by some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, so you can snap incredible photos for your vacation album.

Sydney: Bring Your Own Drinks 1.5 Hour Vivid Harbor Cruise

8. Sydney: Bring Your Own Drinks 1.5 Hour Vivid Harbor Cruise

Avoid the crowds and admire Sydney’s Vivid Festival from the comfort of a catamaran with the freedom to bring your own alcoholic drinks to enjoy as you sail. Arrive at the wharf departure point and be met by a friendly crew member who’ll welcome you aboard and tell you everything you need to know about your cruise. Depart the wharf and begin your cruise around Sydney's world-famous harbor. The catamaran offers indoor and outdoor viewing spots, allowing you to take in the beauty of Sydney from all angles. To enhance the experience, enjoy a complimentary soft drink and a delicious antipasto spread complete with bread rolls. From the water, soak up uninterrupted 360 degree views of the stunning cityscape that surrounds you and admire the mystical lights that dance across the buildings. The cruise also passes by some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, so you can snap incredible photos for your vacation album.

Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

9. Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

Planning a night out or a special occasion? Look no further than Sydney’s premier Latin themed dinner cruise. Enjoy a delicious entree, purchase a drink at the bar, enjoy catching up with your friends and dig into the delicious spread served to your table. After dinner, kick back and enjoy the show! Experience Brazilian samba with live drums and the rhythmic horns of Cuban salsa as our cast of professional dancers take you on a tour through South America. Join in on the action, learn a step or two and compete for first place to win some cool prizes (or at least give your friends a good laugh trying). After the show, the lights go down and the DJ turns the music up so you can dance the night away, grab some more bubbles, indulge in some decadent chocolate cake or head outside and take in the stunning views.

Kirribilli: Private Picnic for 2 with Sydney Harbor Views

10. Kirribilli: Private Picnic for 2 with Sydney Harbor Views

Enjoy some of the best views of Sydney on this private picnic for two at Copes Lookout in Kirribilli. Admire the Opera House and Harbor Bridge as you look out over the iconic Sydney Harbor. Sit down at a table decorated with flowers and a table cloth. Feel the comfort of plush cushions and a soft rug as you lean back and take in the harbor views. Snack on a delectable antipasto grazing board with plates, cutlery, and napkins. Drink from Champagne flutes and water glasses. Sip on ice-chilled orange juice, sparkling apple juice or alcohol-free sparkling wine. Play your favorite music with the Bluetooth speaker. Make someone feel special with a personalized message board. Feel good about your purchase, as for every picnic, 10 meals will be delivered to hungry Australians through a partnership with a for-impact organization.

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What people are saying about Sydney

3 hour cruise around Sydney Harbour is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Food was very good and the drinks package at $30pp for house beer and wine (including bubbles) was excellent value. We had a duo providing the live music and they were very good. All in all, a great trip and well worth the money.

The performance was stellar ! Amazing ! Enthralling and captivating ! The venue was spectacular , majestic and awe inspiring ! I would highly recommend it .

Food was excellent, service was great. Menu had a good selection, drinks also a good selection.

Beautiful program. Excellent singers from Opera Australia. Perfect program length. Thanks

Our guide was fantastic Very knowledgeable, spoke clearly & answered all questions