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West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

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Witness a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet through a revival of one of the most renowned musicals to take the Broadway stage. Witness an immersive fusion of music, dance and theater, created by the legendary Jerome Robbins!

Highlights

  • Dine by the harbor as a grand rendition of the iconic musical West Side Story unfolds before you in an open-air theater.

  • Watch Sydney Harbor transform into a slice of New York. A set so elaborate that a 30-meter highway underpass soars above the stage.

  • Sway to an eclectic mix of jazz, theater, and classical music as hits like ‘Maria’ and ‘America’ come alive with a spirited choreography.

  • Marvel as a kaleidoscope of colors fills the Sydney sky with fireworks after a live orchestra fills your heart with a timeless love story.

  • Fun fact: The West Side Story is so loved that it was adapted into a movie not once but twice, in 1961 and 2021. Truly an evergreen hit!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor

  • 2.5 hour West Side Story musical

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Japan
  • China
Guests from United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Vivianne stewart

Vivianne

3/5

May, 2024

The performance was really great and we enjoyed it. However, getting to the venue was problematic. Nothing was said about the gates to the park being closed as we thought we'd walk from Circular Quay. This proved very problematic as all gates to park were closed and we had to uber there and we only just made it. Nothing was said on the ticketing about the fact you could not walk through the park to get to Fleet Steps.
Deborah Safi

Deborah

5/5

Apr, 2024

Had a fantastic outdoor experience not even the rain bothered us.The view was amazing and seating was spot on.Only bad experience was when we arrived to botanical gardens the gates were shut so this was stressful as we randomly found a cab which drove us to the venue.
Beverley Eleanor Fraser

Beverley

5/5

Apr, 2024

The evening was perfect. Well organised and tickets waiting at the ticket office. The seats were excellent with good views.
Ronald D Lister

Ronald

4/5

Apr, 2024

Ticketing was good, venue great, weather perfect, getting to & from not so good - we were not aware that walking from the Opera House would be closed - needs to be made clearer in future.
Susan Ann De Vine

Susan

5/5

Apr, 2024

The show was absolutely stunning- Westside Story at Sydney Harbour. Clear instructions with the ticket on the app helped a lot

Imagine a stunning outdoor location with spectacular views, an extravagant set, colorful costumes, feisty choreography, acrobatics, and a live orchestra playing musical hits to tell the tale of timeless love, the West Side Story!

NY on Sydney Harbor

Head to the grandstand by the water to enjoy an enthralling show set in New York with its graffitied subway cars and the Statue of Liberty against the backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. The entire musical is performed under a 30-meter highway underpass that runs across the length of the stage, symbolizing New York’s underbelly, riddled with urban gang culture. 2.5 times larger than any other Australian indoor stage, it required 105 workers to toil for 25 days to build this elaborate stage such that it gives you a taste of New York.

Staging an iconic musical

The West Side Story, a 1950’s musical tale of two star-crossed lovers, is adapted especially for the massive Sydney Harbor Stage. The live orchestra hidden behind the stage accompanied by energetic dance routines make crowd favorites like ‘Maria’, ‘I feel pretty’, ‘America’, and ‘Somewhere’ enliven the air with aching joy. An eclectic mix of music and colors showcase and celebrate the gang rivalry - making the musical a sensorial extravaganza.

But that’s not all, your perfectly balmy Broadway night will end on a high note as fireworks fill the Sydney sky.

Show Details

Genre: Musical

Audience: Suitable for 12+

Opening Date: 22 Mar 2024

Closing Date: 21 April 2024

Theatre Name: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Theatre Capacity: 3000

Theatre Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Accessible Seating, Wheelchairs, Lift Access

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Billy Bourchier as Tony

Nina Korbe as Maria

Director

Francesca Zambello

Choreographer

Kiira Caper Schmidt

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind that Australian showers are unpredictable and bring a weatherproof jacket along with you.

  • This production contains the use of strong language, adult themes, and a depiction of sexual violence. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.

  • Wheelchair and/or companion seating is available at the venue. Contact the Opera Australia customer service team to book, it can only be done over the phone.

  • Photography, sound recording, or any kind of filming is not permitted during the performance but you're welcome to take photos before and after the performance and at the interval.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your show to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at Fleet Steps.

  • Address: Fleet Steps Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

  • Landmark: On-site Box Office at Fleet Steps at Mrs Macquaries Point.

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