Community Programs

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

a child playing a large piano at a first act workshop

family Events

First Act


For families with children ages 6 and younger.
New events coming soon
Exploration Workshops
For families with children ages 6 and older.


Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
All About Hansel & Gretel
Programs for Adults



new events coming soon


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 and Madrigals

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

Children at a family film screening

Fun for the Family

Free Family Movie Screenings

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.

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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.