Nov 2015
Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Travel by Design
Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House


The Sydney Opera House is a four-decade old iconic structure that graces the Sydney harbour. It is home to different venues and facilities for art and cultural performances. You can read more about its history here.

Last October 18, it once again opened its doors to everyone who wanted to do a self-guided tour of its stunning interiors. This one-day event happens once a year and is for free.  It gives rare access to the Opera House’s main stages, rehearsal rooms, and other areas one would not have access to if you just went there to see a show. Below are some photos taken on that day, in chronological order. The tour began at the Forecourt where the queue was thick but moving. Enjoy!


We’re now inside the iconic sails


The Joanne Sutherland Theater was dressed up for “Anything Goes,” a nautical comedy


Concert Hall


The lights change into various colors inside the hall


Notice those hanging lights above the stage?


Here they are from on the stage, looking up!


The Drama Theater Stage




Once you exit, you’d see another architectural icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Opera House is conducting a renewal and you can own contribute by purchasing a tile (or more) through the Own Our House program. The chevron-shaped tiles are available in two types, Ice ($100) and Snow ($400), which you can personalize. Head on to the website for more information.

2 responses to “Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House”

  1. Samara says:

    thea0Sydney central buinsess districta0(CBD) and thea0North Shore. a0Across from the infamous Sydney Opera Hall, both stands still as the icons of Sydney anda0it is also thea0fifth longest spanning-arch

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