OPERA CENTRE ‘BACK OF HOUSE’ TOUR
COSTUMES, COLOUR, FOOD, WINE & FRIENDS
GREEN ROOM MORNING TEA, DEAR DELICIOUS LUNCHEON AND DULWICH HILL LIGHT RAIL
Join us for an exciting tour exploring the ‘back of house’ at the Opera Centre, enjoy coffee or tea in the Green Room, then travel by train to Dulwich Hill for lunch at the Dear Delicious Café, before returning to Sydney on the Dulwich Hill Light Rail. Our SJR friend Leith Cooper will lead one of the tours! Do not miss out!!
Date : Thursday 25 May 2017
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Meet at Central Station at 9.30 am (we’ll provide exact details with the final letter.)
We walk the few minutes to the Opera Centre for our 1 ½ hr tour of the Opera Centre’s ‘back of house.’ Enjoy a tea or coffee in the artists’ Green Room, before we walk back to Central Station for the train journey to Dulwich Hill.
Enjoy a freshly prepared luncheon at Dear Delicious Café adjacent to Dulwich Hill Station, and then return with us aboard the Dulwich Hill Light Rail for the 40 minute journey as we travel through Waratah Mills, Taverners Hill and Leichhardt North to Central Station.
THE OPERA CENTRE
Staging an opera involves a thrilling combination of highly talented people from all kinds of disciplines — milliners, wig makers, cobblers, costumiers, designers, carpenters, model makers, scenic artists, choreographers, repertoire and language coaches, stage hands, stage managers, directors, musicians and conductors, not to mention the singers. Our guided tour of the Opera Centre's vast production workshops and rehearsal studios, allows you to see firsthand how an opera is made.
*You must have a good level of fitness for this tour. It includes many stairs and there are no passenger elevators. You need to be able to stand for 90 minutes to visit and view the back of house.
THE OPERA CENTRE DULWICH HILL LIGHT RAIL
Most of the alignment of the Dulwich Hill Light Rail Line had its origins as the Metropolitan Goods railway line. From the time when the Sydney Railway Company was formed in 1848, it had been the intention of the company to build a freight terminal at Darling Harbour. To this end, a railway line was constructed between the Sydney Railway Station (the predecessor to Central railway station) and Darling Harbour, which opened on 26 September 1855. This line was extended to Dulwich Hill via Lilyfield in 1922. Between 1996 and 2014 construction and extension of a light rail line has taken place, with patronage exceeding each Government’s expectations – proving as always that good public transport will be well used. Enjoy a ride on the light rail with friends !
REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCHEON
The day includes morning tea and freshly prepared luncheon – and the companionship of your SJR friends. We enjoy a simple quality two-course luncheon at Dear Delicious Café, Dulwich Hill. Adjacent to both the Dulwich Hill station and the light rail station, we enjoy a fresh, quality luncheon - “We tested this place to see what Dulwich Hill had to offer since Sydney’s Inner West was booming and Marrickville cafes hit capacity most weekend mornings. We were not disappointed! Dear Delicious is a future classic that has earned the affectionate nickname in my circle as Double D’s. The dining experience is awesome, the layout of the courtyard is brilliant…”
Three-day tour (Mon 14 to Wed 16 Nov 2016)
$ 95 Adult
$ 85 Concessions*
* Concession fares apply to those who travel for $2.50 all day on public transport with their own Opal Card.
BOOKING AND ENQUIRY
*Bookings are confirmed on receipt of the booking form and the tour fare. The booking form is attached to each tour brochure or can be downloaded above. After receipt of the booking form and payment, we will send a confirmation letter to you.
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