Where to book Sydney Opera House New Year’s Eve event tickets

Have an unbelievable start to 2018 with an opera followed by the midnight fireworks.

Sydney is well known for being one of the greatest places in the world to ring in the new year. Pair that with a seat in the city’s most iconic building and you’ve got a night that will be hard to forget.

Each year, Sydney Opera House puts on a grand New Year’s Eve show. Getting tickets to this event offers you premier positions to view both the 9pm and midnight fireworks.

This year, the two shows on offer are the opera The Merry Widow and a collection of arias at Opera Gala. Here’s how you can get tickets.

New Year’s Opera Gala

Taking the stage in the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House, the Opera Gala concert features much-loved arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini. The show’s interval is perfectly timed with the 9pm fireworks display when you can step out and see the show. Guests are welcome to stay at the Opera House until the midnight light show for unparalleled views.

How much are Opera Gala New Year’s Eve tickets?

Premium$479Get your tickets now
A-Reserve$399Get your tickets now
B-Reserve$359Get your tickets now
C-Reserve$299Get your tickets now


The Merry Widow

A show full of glitz and glamour, The Merry Widow is the story of a widow who's heiress to a city's fortune soon after getting married, starting Australian singer Danielle de Niese.

The performance begins at 8pm on New Year's Eve and has one interval where you can see the first fireworks show at 9pm. The Opera House stays open after the show so you can also catch the midnight fireworks. The best views are available for ticket-holders to the Midnight Party, however other viewing areas are available.

How much are The Merry Widow New Year’s Eve tickets?

Premium$479Get your tickets now
A-Reserve$399Get your tickets now
B-Reserve$359Get your tickets now
C-Reserve$299Get your tickets now


Other events at Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve:

  • NYE Party at the House: Dine on a canape menu by Matt Moran and the ARIA team, plus wine, cocktails and champagne - all served throughout the evening. Entertainment includes L'Tric and DJ Dan Rowntree before kicking off the new year with one of the best views in the city of the midnight fireworks. Price: $595 per person
  • Opera Kitchen: Get guaranteed seating on Opera Kitchen's upper level, complete with personal butler serving a continuous canape-style dinner and premium beverages including top-shelf spirits and French champagne. Finish off the night with the fireworks seen from a private viewing area. Price: $1,200 per person.
  • Bennelong: Executive chef Peter Gilmore has created a six-course degustation menu, paired with matching wines, all served at Bennelong within the sails of Sydney Opera House. Price: $1,350 per person.
  • Opera Bar: Miami is the theme of the night at this outdoor party, complete with palm trees and flamingos. The 18+ event tickets include food through the night. Price: $460 per person.

What you should know about a New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House:

Is there a dress code?

For New Year's Eve events at Sydney Opera House, a dress code is in place.

Where can I buy Sydney Opera House New Year's Eve tickets?

Tickets for Premium, A-, B- and C-Reserve seats for both La Bohème and Opera Gala can be purchased right here. Just click on the seats you'd like to purchase above and you'll be able to complete your order.

Can I watch the New Year's Eve fireworks from Sydney Opera House?

If you've purchased tickets to an event or dinner listed on this page, then you'll be able to view the fireworks from the venue. Check the terms and conditions on the specific event you're attending for more details about where you can access on the big night.

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