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Soon You Might Be Able To Airbnb The Opera House

Soon You Might Be Able To Airbnb The Opera House

Hold onto your hats: lucky guests might soon be able to spend the night at Sydney Opera House.

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is currently considering a plan to turn six spots inside Sydney’s famed Opera House into temporary “experience accommodation”. These overnight stays would be a “new and innovative” way to experience the Opera House and “shift perspectives on a well-known public institution.”


The proposal will see guests camping the Opera House’s Utzon Room – a room which boasts floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the harbour – and the Board Room in a set of “Danish-themed” luxury suites, at five occasions throughout the year. Another plan sees the northern and southern foyers of the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Hall being converted into dorms twice a year, with the capacity for 100 people on cot-type beds.

Overnight visitors wouldn’t be charged, but instead have to enter into a lottery through Airbnb to secure their spot.


In 2015, the Sydney Opera House signed a two-year deal with Airbnb, with the global accommodation brand funding free tours of the building for Airbnb super hosts.

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The development proposal is yet to be determined by NSW Planning, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, there’s still a few other ways to get inside this World Heritage Building, including a new package that includes a walk-on role during a performance at the House. Cooooool.

(h/t The Guardian)

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