SF Opera Community Programs

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 workshops

For families with children ages 6 and under.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, December 9:
Hansel and Gretel's Adventure

Exploration Workshops

For families with children ages 7 and older.

Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday, December 3:
All About Turandot


For all ages!

Upcoming Screenings:

Saturday, December 9:
The Magic Flute

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 Teens

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.

adults singing during an overture workshop

Overture Workshops for Adults

Curious about opera, but unsure where to start? Ever wonder how the opera chorus makes that incredible sound, or how sets magically change from one act to the next? Find out in our interactive workshops for adults!

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, December 9:
Dance in Opera

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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.