The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The Opera House covers 1.8 hectares of land. It is 183 meters long and about 120 meters wide at its widest point. The Concert Hall is the largest interior venue at the Sydney Opera House. With its high vaulted ceiling and interior finishes of brush box and white birch timber. There are restaurants at the Opera House. It is often possible to purchase a combination deal of dinner and a ticket to a performance. The original plan to build the opera house was put forth in 1950, and designed by John Utzon. Transportation to the opera house in Sydney is generally quite convenient from any place in the city. Sydney Opera House and Skyline, Australia Pictures. As well as many touring theatre, ballet, and musical productions the Opera House is the home of Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.