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

Have an unbelievable start to 2019 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

Each year, the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall plays host to the Opera Gala concert features much-loved arias.

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?

While prices for 2018/2019 haven't been announced yet, here's what prices were like for the past year's event to help you get an idea of what to budget for.

Seats Price
Premium $479 (2017)
A-Reserve $399 (2017)
B-Reserve $359 (2017)
C-Reserve $299 (2017)


The Opera House also puts on an opera each year, with the 2017/2018 show being The Merry Widow. The 2018/2019 show is still yet to be announced, but once it is, we'll give you all the details about the show.

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

To give you an idea of what to budget for, here's what 2017/2018/s The Merry Widow sold for.

Seats Price
Premium $479 (2017)
A-Reserve $399 (2017)
B-Reserve $359 (2017)
C-Reserve $299 (2017)


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

Host to multiple dining and drinking venues, the Opera House puts on an event in more than just it's concert halls. The 2018/2019 details are yet to be announced, but here's what was on in 2017/2018.

  • 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.

Alex Keshen

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