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Grandstand Seating on Sydney Harbour

Grandstand Seating on Sydney Harbour by Clifton Productions
Grandstand Seating on Sydney Harbour by Clifton Productions

Grandstand Seating on Sydney Harbour

The iconic Fleet Steps in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens was once again the location for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
This year saw Opera Australia’s performance of Carmen set to the spectacular background of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, CBD and Opera House. An impressive location like this called for an equally impressive grandstand.

Temporary seating structure

So with a seating capacity in excess of 3,000, Clifton Productions provided what has been called “the best temporary grandstand seating structure in Australia”. The Layher structure had to accommodate a full underworld as well as fit around the tight, sloping site and existing trees, and the numerous other structures being erected for the event. The design featured Layher Allround Scaffolding sub structure with EV decks and grandstand elements on a 250mm riser. The Grandstand took nine months of planning and one week to complete.

Thanks to Jeremy Fleming of Clifton Productions for use of these photographs.


Layher Event Systems used on the production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour
Layher Event Systems used on the production of Carmen on Sydney Harbour
Front of house and lighting towers constructed using Layher Allround Scaffolding for Sydney event
Front of house and lighting towers constructed using Layher Allround Scaffolding for Sydney event
Grandstand seating and staging overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge
Grandstand seating and staging overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge

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