Sydney Open Sunday Program Sneak Peek
The first 500 people to secure their Sydney Open Pass will have the chance to win a place on a secret, yet-to-be-announced After Dark Focus Tour.
Stay tuned for the full 2019 program and ticket launch, including Focus Tours – announced exclusively to members on 18 September and opened to the public on 19 September.
Looking for more? Get closer to the city you love year-round with our Sydney Open Membership bundle. Enjoy pre-sale access to Focus Tours, skip the queues at some of the most popular buildings and enjoy an annual program of architecture & design events. Explore more and save with a membership bundle.
Check out a special sneak peek of the Sunday program below:
New for 2019
George Place, owned by ISPT
Architects: Fender Katsalidis
Style: Contemporary & Heritage
This brand new architect designed space uses a shared lobby to connect three contemporary and heritage buildings into one modern precinct. On the day be mesmerized by the dynamic lighting, experience the offices of both ISPT and Peace of Mind Technology and learn more directly from architect, Rob Mirams.
City Tattersalls Club
Architects: Sheerin & Hennessy (202 Pitt Street)
Enter a hidden bank vault, peek inside the roof to discover the building’s original lantern structures and explore the many layers of architecture hidden inside this fascinating space.
The Bushells Building
Architect: H E Ross & Rowe
Style: Adaptive re-use
Steep yourself in tea-making history: glimpse the original slides used for packing and distributing tea, the heritage lift shafts and the dedicated spot where tea was tasted! Explore the now adapted office space of progressive communications company HAVAS.
Genesian Theatre Company at St John’s Church
Architect: William Munro
Theatre and history buffs unite with our backstage experience! Venture into dressing rooms, take the stage and enjoy talks from theatre historian Grant Fraser.
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel & Masonic Club
Architect: Claude William Chambers
Step inside this intriguing space, once the tallest building in Sydney, and discover its many secrets – from trails of secret freemasonry symbols to its original boardroom and ballroom.
Baker McKenzie at One International Towers Sydney
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Enjoy panoramic views and experience serious office envy at the tallest of the three International Towers in Barangaroo, one of Sydney Open’s most popular buildings.
50 Martin Place
Architect: H E Ross and H Ruskin Rowe, Ross & Rowe
Style: Adaptive re-use
Step inside the breathtaking Beaux-Arts facade and explore the award-winning contemporary interiors, with futuristic glass lifts and a striking domed rooftop.
Sydney Masonic Centre
Architects: Joseland & Gilling & PTW Architects
Explore one of Sydney’s most enigmatic examples of brutalist architecture with rare access into the world of this mysterious organisation.
Sydney Town Hall
Architect: John Henry Wilson
Style: Neoclassical revival and French Second Empire
Go beyond the striking exterior and explore more than 120 years of history. Discover the largest pipe organ in the Southern Hemisphere and the first large Wunderlich (pressed zinc) ceiling in Sydney.
The Great Synagogue
Architect: Thomas Rowe
Style: Byzantine and Romanesque
Marvel at the beauty, history and elaborate interiors of the earliest surviving synagogue in Sydney.
More building highlights
Missed out on seeing all the buildings on your list last year? We’re excited to announce more returning favourites including: AMP Building, Arup offices at Barrack Place, Australia Square, BVN Studio, Chief Secretary's Building, Grosvenor Place, King Street Court Complex and St James Rd Banco Court, Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Museum, Parliament of New South Wales, Primus Hotel Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Trades Hall, the Justice & Police Museum and the Grace Hotel. Stay tuned for the full program launch shortly.
Sydney Open 2019
Join us for a weekend-long celebration of architecture.
Saturday 2 November: Focus Tours
Sunday 3 November: Sydney Open program
Full program on sale 18 September for members and 19 September for the general public.