|Cost to Build||₡135,000|
The Opera House is a Level 4 unique building in Cities: Skylines. To unlock it, you’ll need to extract 3,000 units of natural resources, and you’ll need to reach the Busy Town population milestone.
You can extract these natural resources either with specialized industry districts (base game), or with industry area extractor buildings (Industries DLC).
Method 1: Specialized Industry Districts (no DLC)
To create specialized industry in the base game, you’ll need to create a district over your generic industry zones (orange zoning) and then apply a specialization to it.
First, determine the location and types of resources on your map using the natural resources info view.
The resource types are fertile land (for farming), forestry, ore, and oil.
Once you’ve picked the location of the resources you want to extract, create a district over it using the Paint District tool.
Next, go to the Industrial Specializations tab of the Districts and Areas menu. Select the specialization that corresponds to the natural resources your district is on.
Click on the district you created to assign that specialization to it.
Build the necessary road, power, and water connections to the area, then begin zoning industry (orange zoning) on it.
The industry buildings that will grow within this district will be specialized industry, which will extract natural resources from the land.
Method 2: Industry Areas (Industries DLC)
Compared to the first method, using the extractor buildings from the Industries DLC has far greater costs upfront. So do this only if you actually want to have a specialized industry area anyway (they do tend to pay off in the long run).
Just like in method 1, start out by determining the location and type of natural resources you want to extract.
Instead of painting a district, create an industry area using the Paint Industry Area tool (also from the District and Areas menu).
Build the main building for the industry area type that corresponds to the natural resources there.
|Building||Build Cost (₡)|
|Farm Main Building||15,000|
|Forestry Main Building||20,000|
|Ore Industry Main Building||25,000|
|Oil Industry Main Building||30,000|
With your main building in place, you can now start placing your extractor buildings.
These are the extractor buildings available to you at the starting level of your industry area:
|Industry Type||Building||Cost (₡)|
|Farming||Small Crop Field||4,000|
|Farming||Small Fruit Field||4,000|
|Forestry||Small Tree Plantation||4,000|
|Ore||Small Ore Mine||6,500|
|Oil||Small Oil Pump||8,000|
Whichever of the two methods you use, once you have the specialized buildings in place, it won’t be long before they extract the necessary 3,000 units of resources.
You can then build the opera house from the Level 4 tab of the Unique Buildings menu, for ₡135,000.
The opera house provides 120 entertainment points, and is a requirement for the Space Elevator monument.
- How To Unlock the Opera House in Cities: Skylines