The Australian Ballet

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Sydney Opera House

Venue information

The Sydney Opera house with it's shark, fin-like sails. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background.

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Seating guide

Follow our guide to learn more about the different view and location of our reserve seats at Sydney Opera House.

Seating reserve guide

Premium: Centrally positioned seats in high demand that give the best views.

A-Reserve: Excellent seats that offer clear and unrestricted views.

B-Reserve: Very good seats that are more distant from the stage and may have some restrictions on side of stage views.

C-Reserve: These seats may be positioned further from the stage and may have restricted views of some peripheral elements of the ballet. Among the lower-cost seats, these offer the best value. These seats may be located to the rear or side of the auditorium and have a restricted view of some peripheral elements of the ballet. Among the lower-cost seats, these offer the best value.

D-Reserve: These seats are located in the rear or sides of the theatre and have a restricted view. These seats are located in the extreme rear or sides of the theatre, and have a restricted view; however, the centre of the stage is still clearly visible.

E-Reserve/Restricted view: These seats are on the extreme sides of the loge in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (Sydney Opera House). These seats have significant sightline restrictions and are recommended for a music-only experience.

The Australian Ballets seating map for Sydney Opera House with colour coded seating sections and an attached legend.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit to Sydney Opera House - with public transport located conveniently nearby, or learn more about parking options ahead of time.

Getting there

Sydney Opera House is located at Bennelong Point. Information to help you plan your trip is available on Sydney Opera House’s website.


Wilson Parking owns and operates the Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is a public car park serving Sydney Opera House visitors and ticket buyers, as well as visitors to Circular Quay.

Subscribers of The Australian Ballet can apply for the Wilson Parking Platinum Card, giving you $5 off the night rate at the Sydney Opera House Car Park. To receive this discount, head to the Wilson Parking website or download the Wilson Parking app to pre-book your space using promo code AUSBALLET. Select the Sydney Opera House car park and simply follow the instructions of car park entry and exit provided on your booking confirmation from Wilson Parking.

Pre-book your space online, redeem discount with promo code AUSBALLET when booking.

Terms and conditions apply.

For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464).

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Accessibility at Sydney Opera House

The Australian Ballet and Sydney Opera House endeavour to accommodate the individual needs of visitors wherever possible. The best way to check theatre accessibility is by visiting Sydney Opera House.

Wheelchair access

Wilson Car Park has 11 accessible parking spaces on Level 1, and 12 accessible spaces on Level 6 of the car park for RTA Mobility Parking Permit holders. Car spaces on Level 6 also have direct wheelchair access to lifts.

For those catching public transport, there is a free accessible Courtesy Bus to carry passengers to and from Circular Quay and the Opera House doors for matinee and evening performances.

Please visit this page to confirm the Courtesy Bus is operating on the day of your performance:

Assistive listening devices

FM radio hearing assistance is available in the Joan Sutherland Theatre. To take advantage of this service please collect a headset and receiver from the theatre cloakroom. This service is free. The Duty Theatre Manager can assist with any queries at the venue.

Assistance animals

Guide dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside all areas of the Sydney Opera House.

National Companion 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.

General Venue Information

Sydney Opera House is a registered COVID-safe business and has introduced new measures to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. For the most up-to-date information, please visit their website.


To ensure a safe and comfortable visit, please leave large bags at home and arrive early. Large and oversize items such as backpacks, umbrellas and briefcases will not be permitted inside the venue and will need to be cloaked. There are cloaking facilities located in the foyer area.

Bag screening

Sydney Opera House conducts mandatory bag screening upon entry into the building under the Monumental Steps.

Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre ticketholders will be required to present their bags and personal belongings for visual inspection by Opera House security staff.

Photography and audio/video recording

It is strictly prohibited to take photos or audio/video recordings during any performance by The Australian Ballet. Photography is permitted during curtain call.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be turned off prior to a performance.

Terms and conditions

All patrons are bound by the Sydney Opera House's terms and conditions.

Admittance to all venues is subject to the venue's COVID safe plan at time of entry.

Contact details

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