In 1957, a young Danish architect, dreaming of Bennelong Point, designed a masterpiece which pushed the boundaries of creativity and science � and put Sydney on the map forever.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the architectural wonders of the world � arguably the best known building of the 20th century, with its design and construction involving countless innovative design ideas and construction techniques.
J�rn Utzon was this young Danish architect and in 1999, aged 81, he was re-engaged to develop a set of Design Principles to act as a guide for all future changes to the building.
This is believed to be an unprecedented situation � to have the architect of one of the world's most iconic buildings back working on his creation more than 30 years after he was last involved.
The building�s cultural, heritage and architectural importance will now be protected forever, thanks to its inclusion in 2007 on the World Heritage List and in 2003, on the State Heritage Register, exactly 30 years after its official opening.
J�rn Utzon said in 2003: �To me it is a great joy to know how much the building is loved, by Australians in general and by Sydneysiders in particular�.
There are a number of wheelchair spaces in each theatre. Wheelchair users are asked to inform the Box Office of their requirements when booking tickets. There is wheelchair access to the Sydney Opera House Carpark on Levels 1 and 6. Special facilities available in theatres for hearing and visually-impaired. Tours for disabled persons must be booked in advance.
Contact operator for further details.
02 9250 7250
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Access With Assistance for the Disabled, Cafe, Car park, Catering, Conference/Convention Facilities, Guide, Parking for the Disabled, Public Telephone, Public Toilet, Restaurant - Licensed, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Shop, Toilet facilities for the Disabled, Tour Desk, Visitor Information Centre
Experiences you can enjoy at Sydney Opera House:
Cultural, Educational Tourism, Food and Wine, Historic/Heritage, Nature based, Nightlife/Clubs/Pubs/Casinos, Shopping, The Arts