Sydney Opera House Theatre

The Sydney Opera House Theatre is what we call a proscenium arch lyric theatre.  The Sydney Opera House Theatre contains an orchestra pit which holds up to 70 different musicians.

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Sydney Opera House Theatre Peformances

The Sydney Opera House Theatre is suitable mostly for ballet, opera and contemporary dance.  As a result, there are three main companies which present regular programs in the Sydney Opera House Theatre including The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia.

Sydney Opera House Theatre Seating

The Sydney Opera House Theatre has a seating capacity of 1507.  883 seats are located in the stalls, there are 466 seats in the dress circle and 158 boxes.

Sydney Opera House Theatre Tickets

Like all other Sydney Opera House Tickets, these can be purchased via the Sydney Opera House Box Office, ticketmaster and other various places.

Sydney Opera House Theatre – Other Interesting Facts

    • The stage is 17.5m deep – Two lifts at the rear of the stage can add 7m to the stage depth
    • The Sydney Opera House Theatre Orchestra Pit extends in an arc downstage to a maximum depth of 3 metres
    • The fron part of the pit can be raised to stage level
    • The seats are made from birch timber, the walls and roof are painted black and the floor is made from brushbox timber.
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