Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is on Circular Quay. It was completed in 1973 and was designed by Joern Utzon. The first public performance being Prokofiev's 'War and Peace', and the acoustics are fabulous. From outside the Sydney Opera House looks remarkable and if you get up close you will be able to see several of the million or so ceramic tiles which cover the Sydney Opera House shells.
The Opera House hosts 4 auditoriums, showing music, ballet, theatre and film performances. The Studio is a new venue, which offers contemporary performances. Sunday generally offers the cheapest tickets, although there are a range of prices offered all weekend as well as several free performances. The box office is open:
Sunday: 2 1/2 hours before the performance
Tours are also run daily of the Sydney opera House between 9.00am - 4.00pm. Sometimes areas are closed due to rehearsals, although the earlier tours offer more possibility to see everything. There are also backstage tours available.
Sydney Opera House also has a number of restaurants all serving fabulous food and a small gift store where you can buy your souvenirs.