Sydney Opera House

Plan your visit

The Australian Ballet's Sydney Opera House performances take place in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly Opera Theatre).

To get the most out of your ballet experience at the Sydney Opera House please read the following information. For more detailed information please also visit the Sydney Opera House's official website

Select your own seat at the Sydney Opera House. Download the seating plan.

Getting there

The Sydney Opera House is located at Bennelong Point. Information about transport and parking to help you plan your visit is available on the Sydney Opera House's website



To ensure a comfortable visit to the Sydney Opera House's Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly Opera Theatre), please place large bags, long umbrellas and briefcases at the cloak room located in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly Opera Theatre) Foyer. This service is free.


Children at the theatre

For more information about children attending a ballet performance read our tips.



For the comfort and convenience of all patrons, latecomers will only be admitted into the theatre at a suitable break in the program.


Photography and audio/video recording

It is strictly prohibited to take photos or audio/video recordings at any performance by The Australian Ballet.


Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be turned off prior to a performance.



The Australian Ballet and the Sydney Opera House are committed to a positive customer experience for all patrons. The best way to check accessibility is via the Sydney Opera House's official website - visit Click on the ‘Plan Your Visit’ heading. Alternatively, please phone The Australian Ballet Customer Services Team on 1300 369 741 or email us at with your access needs.


Access for patrons using a wheelchair

There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly Opera Theatre). Please inform The Australian Ballet Customer Services Team or the Sydney Opera House Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets. Limited on-site parking is available for patrons with a valid RTA Accessible Parking Permit if space is available. Bookings essential on 02 9250 7777. Visit for further details and fee information.


Assisted listening devices

FM radio hearing assistance is available in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (formerly Opera Theatre) for audience members with a hearing impairment. To take advantage of this service please collect a headset and receiver from the Opera Centre Cloakroom. This service is free. The duty Theatre Manager can assist with any queries at the venue.


Guide dogs

Guide dogs are permitted in the theatre.


Priority passenger shuttle service

A free shuttle service designed especially for elderly and less mobile patrons is available from Circular Quay near Stand E (under the Cahill Expressway) and Sydney Opera House to assist elderly and less-mobile patrons. Call 02 9250 7777 for details.


National Campanion Card Scheme

The Australian Ballet supports the National Companion Card scheme. For more information about the Companion Card, visit To book tickets using your Companion Card, please phone The Australian Ballet on 1300 369 741.


Venue terms & conditions

All patrons are bound by the conditions of entry printed on the reverse of their ticket. Please read carefully. Youth 26 years and under, children 17 years and under, seniors and pensioners must provide appropriate proof of entitlement when booking at a concession rate. Proof of entitlement should also be carried when attending performances. All patrons, irrespective of age, must hold a valid ticket to gain admission to a performance. For more information please read The Australian Ballet's concession policy.

If a member of your subscription group holds a concession ticket for a performance but is unable to attend, we are happy for you to give the ticket to a friend. Please note, however, that an upgrade fee may apply if the ticket is to be used by a patron not eligible for the same concession. Upgrades can be made any time up to performance date, including the day of the performance, at the Sydney Opera House Box Office only.


Performance and cast details

Nightly casting for each performance is published on our website approximately one week before opening night. A nightly cast sheet will be handed out at the performance. In an effort to be sustainable, one cast sheet is handed out per person. Casting is subject to change due to illness or any unavoidable causes.


Contact details

For more information about the Sydney Opera House visit or call the Sydney Opera House Box Office on 02 9250 7777.