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Exploration Workshops: Inside The Secret Garden!

San Francisco Opera invites you to learn more about The Secret Garden in preparation for seeing the performance!

Family workshop photo by Kristen LokenSaturday, March 9, 2013 at 3:30-4:30pm or 5-6pm

Ages 6 and older recommended. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Snacks will be served after each workshop.
 
Experience this new opera in an interactive, multi-generational workshop based on the themes, story, characters and music of The Secret Garden

 
Price
$5 per person.

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 3:30pm
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Saturday, March 9, 2013, 5pm
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Location
Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley. Map
 
Presented by San Francisco Opera's and Cal Performances' Education Departments.
 
FAQ
 

How do I order tickets?
How much does the workshop cost?
Do I need to have any prior knowledge of opera to attend the workshop?
What is the minimum age for attendance at the workshop?
What is the format of the workshop?
Do I need to prepare for the workshop?
Where will the workshop be held and how do I get there?
Where can I park?
What time should I arrive at the workshop?
Will there be a break during the workshop?
Will refreshments be served?
Can I bring my own food?
What should I wear?
Who is conducting the workshop?

How do I order tickets?

In person
301 Van Ness Avenue (across from City Hall)
San Francisco, CA 94102

By Phone
Telephone: (415) 864-3330
Fax: (415) 626-1729

Online
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 3:30pm
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Saturday, March 9, 2013, 5pm
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Box Office Hours
Monday 10am–5pm
Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm (Saturday phones only)
 
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How much does the workshop cost?
The cost is $5 per person, regardless of age.

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Do I need to have any prior knowledge of opera to attend the workshop?
No, all experience levels are welcome!

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What is the minimum age for attendance at the workshop?
This workshop is recommended for children ages 6 and up, accompanied by a parent.

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What is the format of the workshop?
The workshop will be interactive. We aim to learn about opera by taking part in the creative process ourselves. Presentations will take the form of lively discussions and activities rather than lectures.

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Do I need to prepare for the workshop?
No.

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Where will the workshop be held and how do I get there?
The workshops will be held in the Toll Room in Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.  Alumni House is next to Zellerbach Hall, where the opera will be performed. Map

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Where can I park?
Parking is available in several lots in the surrounding area. For a map of nearby lots click here

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What time should I arrive at the workshop?
The workshops will begin promptly at the times listed above. The doors will open a half-hour before each start time.

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Will there be a break during the workshop?
We are not planning a formal break during the workshop; participants can take individual breaks as necessary.

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Will refreshments be served?
Yes, beverages and light snacks like cookies will be served after each workshop. If you would like something more substantial you are welcome to bring your own food.

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Can I bring my own food?
Yes, you can bring your own food. Keep in mind that we will not have formal breaks scheduled during the workshops, so you may want to come early if you plan to eat. The doors will open a half hour before each start time. If you prefer to eat before or after the workshops, you can find a list of local restaurants here.

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What should I wear?
Since the workshop will be interactive, you should wear comfortable clothes. There is no dress code at Cal Performances, so you can wear your comfortable clothes to the opera as well.

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Who is conducting the workshops?
The San Francisco Opera Education Department and the Cal Performances Education Department are conducting the workshops in collaboration with various presenters associated with San Francisco Opera.

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Image by Visual Designer Naomie Kremer.
Family workshop photo by Kristen Loken.