Get the Finder app 🥳

Track your credit score

Free

Sydney Opera House on New Year’s Eve 2020/2021

Have an unbelievable start to the year with an opera followed by the unrivalled views of the midnight fireworks.

Updated . What changed?

Fact checked
Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve

We’re committed to our readers and editorial independence. We don’t compare all products in the market and may receive compensation when we refer you to our partners, but this does not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn more about Finder .

Sydney is famous 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 iconic Sydney Opera House for its New Year's Eve show and you've got a night that's pretty hard to forget.

Getting tickets to this event offers you a premier position to view both the 9pm and midnight fireworks.

The Sydney Opera House's New Year's Eve shows

This year's Sydney Opera House shows have yet to be confirmed.

In previous years, La Bohème and The Opera Gala played on New Year's Eve. Their intervals are perfectly timed with the 9pm fireworks display which you can step out and see from this pristine harbour view.

Guests are welcome to stay at the Opera House until the midnight fireworks. For unparalleled views, canapes, drinks and live entertainment, there's often a Midnight Party you can book a spot into alongside your opera tickets.

How much are tickets for The Opera Gala at Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve?

Details of the 2020 gala have yet to be released. For an idea of what to expect, these are 2019's prices.

SeatsPriceWhere to book
Standing$199Direct through Opera Australia
Wheelchair$299Direct through Opera Australia
C-Reserve$299Direct through Opera Australia
B-Reserve$379Direct through Opera Australia
A-Reserve$439Direct through Opera Australia
Premium$499Direct through Opera Australia
Platinum$1,422Direct through Opera Australia


How much are tickets for La Bohème at Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve?

Details of the 2020 La Bohème performance have yet to be released. For an idea of what to expect, these are 2019's prices.

SeatsPriceWhere to book
E-Reserve (No Stage View), Standing and wheelchair$199Direct through Opera Australia
D-Reserve$269Direct through Opera Australia
C-Reserve$299Direct through Opera Australia
B-Reserve$379Direct through Opera Australia
A-Reserve$439Direct through Opera Australia
Premium$499Direct through Opera Australia
Platinum$1,422Direct through Opera Australia


Dinners, drinks and other at Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve

Host to multiple dining and drinking venues year-on-year the Opera House puts on an event in more than just its concert halls. The 2020/2021 details are yet to be confirmed though these are the usual suspects that offer meals with views:

  • Opera Kitchen: Guarantee yourself a front row seat to the New Year's Eve action at Opera Kitchen. This waterfront venue typically has canapes and premium beverage packages from this private viewing area. Event TBC.
  • Bennelong: Expect a five-course degustation menu, paired with premium wines, within the sails of Sydney Opera House. Event TBC.
  • Opera Bar: Each year Opera Bar hosts a themed outdoor party with food through the night. It is an 18+ event. Event TBC.
  • NYE Soiree in the Yallamundi Rooms: Celebrate the beginning of 2021 at the Yallamundi rooms at the Sydney Opera House, while supping on free-flowing champagne, beer, wine and canapés as midnight strikes for fireworks. Event TBC.
  • New Year's Eve at Portside. French Champagne shall flow and canapes shall be eaten as you sit underneath the sails with unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and ready yourself for a night of splendour. Event TBC.

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

Is there a dress code?

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

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

None of the Opera House events has been confirmed yet. We'll keep you updated here on where you can purchase tickets, if the events go ahead.

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

Yes. Anyone with tickets to an event or dinner on this page can 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.

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

2 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    IgorNovember 12, 2018

    We live at Milsons Point and would like to watch NY fire works from Bradford Park.. Do we need to buy tickets?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Igor,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      It’s nice to know that you’re preparing for the NY Fireworks. I would assume that you are referring to Bradfield Park. It is a popular site for families. It offers views of the eastern and western sides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As of this time, I’ve looked into their official website and there’s no fee to get inside. The place opens from 8 am until 1 am.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

Go to site