San Francisco Opera Guild hosts among the most engaging events in the Bay Area. From the glitz and glamour of our prestigious Opera Ball to our thought-provoking lectures, your attendance supports the Guild’s education programs and gives voice to potential. Funds earned at our events underwrite our innovative Opera in school programs that reach more than 50,000 students in nearly 200 Bay Area schools.
Upcoming Guild Chapter Events
Join us at our Chapter events throughout the Bay Area! Check back often for added events.
East Bay Chapter Summer Potluck Garden Party - August 1, 2015
Marin Chapter Champagne Gala - August 8, 2015
Opera Guild Opera Previews
Learn more about each opera's composer and librettist and historical and musical context at one of Guild's special preview lectures. These 90-minute sessions feature noted musicologists, composers, librettists, and singers and are sponsored by the Bay Area's Opera Guild Chapters (East Bay, Marin, Peninsula, San Francisco and Sonoma) and the San Jose Opera Guild. Each session is illustrated by audio and visual examples and includes a question-and-answer and discussion period. Learn more here.
Backstage Tours of the War Memorial Opera House
Discover the magic that goes into creating an opera production! Visit backstage, guided by a trained San Francisco Opera Guild volunteer docent. During a 75-minute tour, you will visit the prompter's box, dressing rooms, wardrobe, and wig and makeup department in addition to other areas as available. Your guide will enchant you with insights about the architecture, colorful history and little-known facts about past performances. Advance reservations are required.
2015 Fall Season Tour Dates and Times Coming Soon
For group tours contact Lynn Watson at email@example.com.
During the Off-Season:
Tours of the War Memorial Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall are held on Mondays except for holidays, every hour on the hour from 10 AM until 2 PM. General admission is $7 per person and $5 for students and seniors. They leave from the box office area of Davies on Grove Street. Reservations are not required.