Frequently Asked Questions
Our knowledgeable customer service staff can also answer your questions, guide you through the season and help you choose performances. For all enquires, call (02) 8215 4600 (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm).
To be eligible to renew your seats, you must submit your renewal by Friday 29 September 2017. If you do not renew before this date, your seats may be released and become available to others.
In the majority of series, only full-pack subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for the concerts each season. Subscribers to Master Series 6- and 4-concert packages, Metro Series 4-concert packages, Great Classics 4, Thursday Afternoon 4- and 5-concert packages and Tea & Symphony 4-concert packages are also entitled to renewable seating. Subscription packages comprising less than the full complement of concerts in the series will be seated in their selected reserve where possible. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will contact you to discuss options.
Once we receive your order and payment in full we will mail your subscription pack (tickets, subscriber card, concert diary and diary stickers) to your nominated address.
If you are a new subscriber, we will assign seats in the seating reserve you have selected, or be in touch with you to discuss other seating options.
Any new or additional series from the 2018 season will be discounted by 20% up to 31 October 2017. For new subscribers in 2018, the discount applies to the less expensive of the two series selected. The discount does not apply to pre-existing multiple pack renewals. This discount applies to full price Premium to C-reserve packs only, and not in conjunction with other offers.
We accept the following methods of payment:
You can certainly subscribe as a group, however there is no discount for group subscriptions. Subscription packages are already discounted from the full single ticket price - in some cases up to 32%. However, groups of 8 or more receive a 20% discount on single tickets. If you're planning outings with your group of friends or society, call us to discuss the best package that suits your dates and times. Call our box office (02) 8215 4600 to find out more.
Concession discounts are available upon provision of proof for the following:
Holder of means-tested Australian pensions are now able to renew their subscriptions online. Youth subscribers must continue to provide proof of age via the box office. Please note that Seniors Cards are not means-tested and will not be accepted for a concession discount.
Each year between January and December the SSO presents a season of around 100 concerts divided into 13 subscription series - and 1 customisable series. When you subscribe you choose one (or more) of these series to attend.
Whether you choose a pre-designed package, or a Create Your Own package, you are a highly valued SSO subscriber with the benefits and privileges that come with that.
If you can't attend a performance in your series, or would simply prefer to enjoy a different concert, it's easy to exchange your tickets to another concert from Monday 20 November 2017.
Our Exchange Policy: Subscription tickets may be exchanged up to two working days before the performance for which tickets were originally issued. Depending on your subscription package and frequency of exchanges, you may be liable to pay a $5/ticket fee plus an upgrade cost - the full single ticket price of the concert you are moving to less your 10% subscriber saving.
Don't panic! Missing ticket vouchers can be arranged by telephoning the SSO on (02) 8215 4600 (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm)
If you need to replace tickets at a performance, ask an SSO customer service representative. For Sydney Opera House Concert Hall performances, they can be found 90 minutes before each performance at the specially indicated Fifth Window in the Box Office Foyer on Level 1. For City Recital Hall performances, head to the SSO Customer Service Desk in the main foyer.
Please note that exchanges are not available on lost tickets.
Subscribers have the option to transfer their seats to another patron in the event they might be travelling for most of the season. Simply request a transfer form from the box office before the renewal deadline of Friday 29 September 2017.
Subscribers have several options for supplementing their series packages or even substituting concerts from a different series. Why not supplement your series with single tickets? Single tickets are available to subscribers ahead of their release to the general public, from Monday 20 November 2017. Or you can purchase tickets for special events. Subscribers receive a 10% discount on most additional performances.
Our subscribers are valued members of the SSO family and enjoy not only an enhanced concert and customer experience but additional benefits from some of the best companies here in Sydney. Become a subscriber today and take your place at the front of the queue, with the available best seats, the best prices, and fantastic cultural, shopping and dining offers.
By subscribing today, you can save up to 32% on single ticket prices. The more series packages and additional concerts you pre-book now, the more you will save.
The best seats in the house – every year!
Subscribers have first priority to obtain our best available seats, before they go on sale to the general public. And for many series, you will receive the same seat for each performance that can be renewed each and every year.
Flexible exchange service
The SSO prides itself on offering a flexible and understanding approach to accommodating subscribers' changing needs, with our easy Ticket Exchange Service. Exchanges can be made between one and three times (depending on your series) before a minimal fee applies – subject to availability and any costs incurred for an upgrade. Original tickets must be presented via person or post to the SSO two working days prior to the first occurring concert in the exchange.
Have peace of mind knowing that your subscription guarantees you a thrilling year of great musical experiences, all planned in advance so that you and your concert-going companions will never miss out on those must-see performances. All you have to do is attend and enjoy.
Secure your seats now, pay later
You have the option to pay only 20% now using SSO's deferred payment plan, with the remainder not due until the following January, to ensure you receive the benefits of being a subscriber immediately.
We also have 50/50 and 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-payment plans depending on the date you make your booking.
Fantastic exclusive discounts
Complement your SSO experience with more of the best that this city has to offer. Your Subscriber Card ensures exclusive offers and discounts at bars and restaurants, hotels, art galleries, theatres and other orchestras as you travel around the country. View Subscriber benefits in full.
Our Customer Relations Team are specialists in catering to your needs and can offer expert advice on everything from seating and booking enquiries to artist and repertoire information. Simply call (02) 8215 4600, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The Customer Service Desk has your full seating details and can provide you with a missing ticket voucher should your tickets be lost or stolen