Today we head on down to the Sydney Opera House their once a year open day. Even though this is the tenth year in a row the landmark has thrown its doors open to the public, this is the first year I’ve actually heard of the event.
For one day a year, the Opera House lets the public inside for free, to see areas of the house typically off limits to your regular Joe.
I had intended to get up early and get down before the crowds, but, like all good plans, ours went pear shaped, and we arrived at midday, along with about a hundred other locals and tourists.
After a very long wait, we finally were able to set off on the self-guided tour through the concert hall and other areas like backstage rehearsal spaces.
The Sydney Opera House is one of those Aussie things I take for granted as I see it all the time. Days like today remind me how special it is.
Love the photos. I have never been inside the opera house (being a Brissie girl who’s only been the Sydney a handful of times) and I’d love to one day.
Thanks Robyna – totally worth it! They do great tours actually that you can do – probably a better option than the open day I did as there were so many people on the open day tour, and the regular organised ones are much smaller.
Beautiful photos, Christine. I went to the Opera house many years ago, and can still remember how awesome it was. Bell went there as part of a school trip last week, and was stunned by the size and beauty of it.
Thank you Lisa! I always going too – any occassional is a special one when it’s at the opera house.
This is the first I’ve heard of it too! I wonder why the subterfuge? We will try and go next year! Thanks for spreading the word about a side of the House that we rarely get to see without a ticket. x
I don’t know! Maybe they promote it using a form of media I don’t see? Like a traditional newspaper?!