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Sydney Opera House

One of the biggest attractions in the world – The Sydney Opera House is not only a symbol for Sydney, but for the whole Australia. Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues. The Sydney Opera House is among the busiest performing arts centers in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people. Beside the education you can also find a lots of fun events (you can see a video below showing you one cool beatbox performed in Sydney’s Opera House). Also there are many tours you can read about here. The Sydney’s shells are 183 meters (6000 ft) long and 120 meters (394 ft) wide and it is supported on 588 concrete piers sunk as much as 25 m (82 ft) below sea level. All you have to do is have fun. So if you are visiting Sydney you can’t miss this one in a life time opportunity. It is really hard to get a ticket so be sure to do that before visiting Sydney.
The Opera House houses the following performance venues:
– The Concert Hall, with 2,679 seats, is the home of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and used by a large number of other concert presenters. It contains the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ, the largest mechanical tracker action organ in the world, with over 10,000 pipes.
– The Opera Theatre, a proscenium theatre with 1,507 seats, is the Sydney home of Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.
– The Drama Theatre, a proscenium theatre with 544 seats, is used by the Sydney Theatre Company and other dance and theatrical presenters.
– The Playhouse, an end-stage theatre with 398 seats.
– The Studio, a flexible space with a maximum capacity of 400 people, depending on configuration.
– The Utzon Room, a small multi-purpose venue, seating up to 210.
– The Forecourt, a flexible open-air venue with a wide range of configuration options, including the possibility of utilising the Monumental Steps as audience seating, used for a range of community events and major outdoor performances.