NYE 2018

December 7, 2018

NYE 2018


Farewell 2018 and party into the new year with Opera Bar’s world-famous NYE celebration. Our ultimate harbour-side party has sold out every year for sixteen years running – and NYE 2018 is set to be better than ever.

Watch the sun set over the harbour and be dazzled as Sydney’s world famous fireworks light up the sky. With the Harbour Bridge right before your eyes, the Opera House by your side and the city skyline above you - it doesn’t get any better than this!

Guests can sip on the limited edition Chandon x Seafolly summer bottles and Veuve Clicquot Champagne  whilst they dance the night (and year) away with non-stop live entertainment through out the night ft. special guest DJ Hot Dub Time Machine.

Hot Dub (aka. DJ Tom Loud) plays songs in “strict” chronological order, mixing and mashing visuals and audio live from vinyl turntables. It’s every song you love, presented in a whole new way.

This year we’re bringing the heat of the Cuban street to Sydney with the vibrant mystery of old HAVANA NIGHTS! Think flowing dresses, tropical headpieces, sandles, guayabera shirts & fedoras.

This is one party you will never forget!

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM and party until 2am.

Tickets are $495 + BF and includes:
- Priority entry to the Sydney Opera House precinct
- Non-stop live entertainment
- Food all night




Q: What does + BF mean?
A: + BF means ‘plus booking fee’ which is $4.50 per ticket

Q: What is the dress code?
A: While the event is themed and guests are encouraged to dress up, we have a smart casual dress code. Shorts, thongs and t-shirts are ok. “Dress up” is recommended (a lot of people do) but not compulsory. This year we’re bringing the heat of the Cuban street to Sydney with the vibrant mystery of old HAVANA NIGHTS! Think flowing dresses, tropical headpieces, sandals, guayabera shirts & fedoras.

Q: What time can I get there?
A: Doors open at 6pm. If you arrive before 6pm you will be required to queue for entry until the doors open at 6pm. Ticketholders can come any time after we open however we recommend getting here early to capture all the colour and excitement and, of course, the best vantage points are more readily available earlier in the evening.

Q: Is this an over 18’s event?
A: This is an over 18’s event, persons under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter, even with a ticket. Proof of age identification must be presented before entrance to the event. Identification must match the name on the ticket, entered at the time of purchase.

Q: I need to change the name on my ticket?
A: The name on your ticket may be changed once only after initial purchase.

Q: How much food is included in the ticket?
A: Food stalls will open from 6pm for those that are peckish on arrival and canapé service will start at 6.30pm until the event concludes.

Q: I have a dietary requirement- can you cater for me?
A: Our menu on NYE includes vegetarian and GF options. Please be aware of your own dietary conditions and ask staff before consuming roving canapés.

Q: When does entertainment start?
A: Entertainment kicks off at 6pm and runs all night. There are many great acts this year including Hot Dub Time Machine, Soulphonics, Ctrl + alt + delicious, Natural Selector.

Q: Will there be seating available?
A: Although this is a dance party there will be a limited amount of tables, chairs and stools around Opera Bar as well as cabanas. There is seating available along the granite wall however no additional furniture can be moved up to the upper viewing platform. There is no reserved seating anywhere and all seating is on a ‘first come’ basis.

Q: How crowded will it be?
A: Ticket number are limited to ensure a safe and comfortable environment with adequate service. There’s plenty of room for you to be able to enjoy the colour and excitement of the event

Q: How do I get to the Sydney Opera House on NYE?
A: Access to the Opera House is via Macquarie St only. There will be road closures in place. Catching public transport and walking the rest of the way is the best option. With the crowds you should allow an extra hour for travel into the city. The Sydney Opera House car park and public transport will be affected due to road closure. For public transport information call 131 500 or go to www.livetraffic.com

Q: What does my ticket include?
A: Tickets include entry to Opera Bar, food and entertainment.

Q: Who can I contact for issues with my tickets?
A: For any ticketing enquiries please contact mail@operabar.com.au

Q: Will there be a cloak room?
A: There are no cloaking facilities available on the night. It’s summer in Sydney on NYE and generally jackets are not required for warmth.

Q: Does this event allow me access inside the Sydney Opera House?
A: No. A ticket includes entry to the New Years Eve event at Opera Bar, tickets for the New Years Eve events inside the Opera House can be purchased through https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/



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