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Regularly voted one of the top five greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story returns to the spectacular Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour over-water stage this March.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience this smash-hit musical in a unique open-air setting unlike no other, with the city lights, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House creating a dazzling backdrop.

A slice of New York City’s gritty backstreets and urban gang culture will be recreated on the outdoor stage, two and a half times larger than any theatre in Australia, when this critically acclaimed production returns on 22 March for a limited four-week season until 21 April 2024.

Firmly established as a ‘must-see’ event, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour delivers a quintessential Sydney experience. World class entertainment in a uniquely Australian setting with nightly fireworks, stunning views of Sydney’s skyline and world famous landmarks complete the vista.

In addition to the pop-up stage and grandstand seating for 3,000, the custom-built site offers an impressive range of themed dining and drinking options that make the most of the magnificent views.

The HSBC Platinum Club – a dining room, bar and lounge set amongst the tree tops – offers fine dining before the show, and drinks at interval. Dinner and show packages are available with variable components that include a three-course dinner, interval drinks, program and performance. The HSBC Platinum Club can also be booked privately for groups and corporate entertaining.

And to arrive in style, guests can catch a Water Taxi to the site, which picks up at Man o’ War Steps at the Opera House and drops off at Andrew Boy Charlton pool, just a short walk to the site entrance.

Travel packages are available from a number of tour operators including HelloWorld (AU), Down Under Answers (USA), House of Travel (NZ) and Dial-A-Flight, offering planned itineraries and discounts on accommodation, dining, and other iconic Sydney experiences with the purchase of a show ticket. Or visit Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s Official Hotel Partner Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour.

HelloWorld packages from $545pp twin share: Discover Deals Details Page ( 

NZ: House of Travel, West Side Story on Sydney Harbour- Darling Harbour Hotels – Hot Deal – House of Travel

US: Down Under Answers, Broadway on Sydney Harbour – Great Sydney Vacation Experience | Down Under Answers | DUA Travel

UK: Dial-A-Flight, Sydney flights and holidays. Bigger choice and better value luxury hotels from DialAFlight

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is supported by the NSW Government, via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and through the International Foundation for Arts and Culture as Naming Rights Partner, Dr Haruhisa Handa OA’s Patron in Chief, and Principal Partner HSBC.

Tickets to travel agents are available via [email protected]