Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour with
parkland to its south and close to the enormous Sydney
Harbour Bridge, the building and its surroundings form
an iconic Australian image.
To some the spherical-sectioned shells are reminiscent
of the flotilla of sailboats commonly cruising there.
Tourists, mostly with little or no interest in opera,
throng to the building in the thousands every week
purely to see it.
As well as many touring theatre, ballet and musical
productions the Opera House is the home of Opera
Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney
Symphony Orchestra. It is administered by the Opera
House Trust under the New South Wales Ministry of the
Arts. Performances by the various companies are being
conducted all the time at the Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House has about 1000 rooms including
five theatres, five rehearsal studios, two main halls,
four restaurants, six bars and numerous souvenir shops.
The Sydney Opera House interior is composed of pink
granite mined from Tarana, NSW and wood and brush box
plywood supplied from northern NSW.
Sydney CBD offers hotel, motel and self-contained
apartments. In the suburbs of Sydney the accommodation
offerings are resorts, hotels, motels, self-contained
apartments, holiday houses and backpacker style