What's On


Looking for something fun to do? Check out our What's On page for the latest events and activities at House Canteen. From school holiday extravaganza’s, puppet shows and light shows, there’s something the whole family can enjoy - and the solo traveller too!

April 2024

School Holidays

Ditch the lunch boxes and let the kids dig into our Japanese-inspired bento boxes. Satisfy the taste buds and keep the kids entertained for hours at House Canteen. DARE the magician will have their imaginations enter a world of trickery, while our central and icon location will keep them engrossed for hours!

Sunday 12 May

Mother's Day

Let us make your Mother's Day extra special with the best way we know how; delicious food and dazzling views of Sydney Harbour. Choose from a selection of Mother's Day brunch options to share with your loved ones in our laid-back surrounds. 

Dining Options

Golden Brunch

Elevate your Sunday morning by joining us at House Canteen for a tasteful rebellion on traditional Sunday brunch. Think sushi, Chandon and unparalleled views of Sydney icons.

24 May - 15 June

Vivid Sydney 2024

Be prepared to be inspired at Taste, See, Connect, which is more than an event; it's a journey of human connection whilst you enjoy front-row seats to Sydney Harbour's dazzling light displays.

Dining Options

Pre & Post Theatre

Discover the perfect spot for your pre-theatre cravings or late-night indulgence - House Canteen! 

Previously, at House Canteen

Fri 9 and Sat 10 Feb 2024

Lunar New Year


On Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February 2024, we welcomed lunar year with luck and happiness! 


We celebrated the year of the dragon at House Canteen with food and drinks specials, and traditional lion dance performances. It was a wonderful way to discover and enjoy the rich traditions of the Lunar New Year and celebrate on Sydney's Harbour that the whole family could enjoy. 

November 2023

Melbourne Cup

Race day ready! Ticketed event including welcome drink, roaming canapes, big screen TVs and not forgetting the iconic views. 

October 2023

Gold Party

From Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October we rolled out the Gold carpet on the lower concourse to celebrate 50 years of Sydney Opera House. Join by roving entertainers and a specially curated gold themed menu including cocktails! 

July 2023

School Holidays

During the July school holidays, House Canteen was a hub of enchantment! Our favourite Sydney magicians wowed customers with their dazzling show by the harbour. Laughter, wonder, and applause filled the air as the magic unfolded before delighted eyes. A truly unforgettable experience!

26 May - 17 June

Vivid Sydney

Just over three weeks of non-stop fun, lights, and good vibes were experienced during Vivid Sydney. We had a truly unforgettable experience at House Canteen! Our space was transformed by mesmerising LED glass blown light installations by the talented Carla O'Brien, providing the perfect backdrop for an evening of wonder and excitement.

April 2023

School Holidays

Looking for something fun and exciting to do with your family during the school holidays? Look no further than House Canteen! Our Japanese-inspired bento boxes are sure to satisfy your cravings, and our live entertainment will keep the kids entertained for hours.

In April we had building blocks and Lego sets for children of all ages, so they could let their imaginations run wild while you enjoyed your meal. Plus, our skilled balloon twisters created intricate designs that left your kids amazed and delighted.

20 - 22 Jan 2023

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year weekend was a spectacular celebration! Guests were treated to delectable food specials, including succulent pork belly and refreshing cocktails. The traditional Dragon Dance under the sails of the Opera House was a highlight of the event, with its stunning performance captivating the audience. The festive atmosphere was infectious, with visitors embracing the cultural spirit of the Lunar New Year. It was an unforgettable weekend filled with delicious food, exciting performances, and a joyful sense of community. If you missed it, be sure to mark your calendars for next year's festivities!

NYE Party 2022

Tokyo Nights

The vibrant world of Tokyo Nights transported guests to the bustling streets of Tokyo this New Year's Eve! The party was filled with sensory delights, from roving performers to live DJs, and Tokyo-inspired food and cocktails. The electrifying energy of the city was palpable as guests danced, dined, and celebrated the arrival of the new year - all under the iconic Harbour Bridge. It was an unforgettable night of fun and festivities that guests will always remember. Book now for 2023 NYE on the harbour.