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Where do you park at the Sydney Opera House?

Where do you park at the Sydney Opera House?

2 Macquarie Street
The Sydney Opera House Car Park Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse.

What’s beneath the Opera House?

Known as Bennelong Point Parking Station, the Sydney Opera House car park has just 7 metres of soil and rock between it and the surface of the gardens, built within a man-made sandstone cavern 42 metres into the Earth.

How was the Opera House car park excavated?

The crown section of the main cav¬ern was excavated by successive widen¬ing from an initial outer 6 m wide heading. Support was installed as the heading was widened from 6 m to 10 m to 15 m to 18 m.

Is there a dress code for the Opera House?

We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House. There’s no real dress code for this event, you’ll fit right in wearing smart casual. But, if you’d like to frock up, go for it! It’s a special occasion, dressing up makes everything 100% more enjoyable.

What happens if it rains for Phantom of the opera?

The performance will only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the safety of performers or the audience. Cancellation will occur in the event of heavy rain and/or strong winds as Opera Australia acknowledges that the comfort and safety of the audience and its performers are paramount.

Why did they build the opera house where it is?

Built to “help mould a better and more enlightened community,” in the words of New South Wales Premier Joseph Cahill in 1954, the Sydney Opera House has been home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance since opening in 1973.

What is a double helix parking garage?

A double-threaded helix rises two levels with every 360 degrees of revolution, which allows for two intertwined “threads” and the opportunity to circulate to an available parking space without passing all parking spaces as inbound and outbound traffic can be separated.

Can you photograph the Sydney Opera House?

Can I take pictures or film footage of Sydney Opera House [SOH]? Yes. SOH encourages visitors to the precinct to photograph or film their experience for personal use. You are welcome to share the memories of your trip to SOH with your friends and relatives.

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