Community Programs

Enrich your opera experience with a wide range of community programming, including interactive workshops for families with children, seasonal programs for teens, adult workshops and much more.

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family Events

First ACt
For families with children ages 6 and younger.
No Upcoming Events
Exploration Workshops

For families with children ages 6 and older.

Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday, June 23, 2019
All About Carmen

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All About Hansel & Gretel

Fun for Adults

Overture Series Upcoming Events

Monday, June 10, 2019
Backstage Access


Kids and Teens

We offer seasonal, immersive arts programs for ages 10–18.

opera scouts singing during a performance

September to June | Ages 12–18

Opera Scouts

Meet weekly for training, rehearsals and trips to local performances.

students performing at the performing arts connection community showcase

Spring | Ages 11–14

Performing Arts Connection: Spring Break for Middle Schoolers

Fill your spring break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling!

students performing an opera during the summer conservatory

Summer | Ages 10–18

Summer Conservatory

Sing your way through three weeks of non-stop opera and theater.

Aria 2018

Aria Festival


Enjoy original student performances and workshops by community partners plus crafts and performing arts activities for all ages. 


Saturday, May 4, 2019

10am -4pm


Wilsey Center for Opera
Veterans Building, 4th Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102



For all!

More Information

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Behind the Performance

Expand your understanding and enjoyment of this season’s productions.

Opera Previews

Learn more about this season's operas in these 90-minute previews led by lively opera experts.


Get a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process with our cast and production team members.


Backstage Tours

Discover the magic that happens behind the scenes and learn all about the War Memorial Opera House.