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Programs for Children

In the Education department we take our operatic fun as seriously as we do opera. Our programs inspire creativity and foster lifelong learning. We're dedicated to providing a variety of entry points to the world of opera and facilitating meaningful exchange of ideas and stories. Most of all, we're committed to increasing people's enjoyment, understanding, and practice of opera and its many forms of art.

Want to know more, to become a Seattle Opera insider?

Are you:
between the ages of 3 and 103
brand new to opera, an occasional audience member, or a seasoned veteran
a budding performer or an expert at enthusiastic applause
interested in watching, listening, participating or even creating?
...then we have a program or two for you!

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Programs for Children

Opera Time
(turning small moments into big stories)

A musical storytime program that fosters literacy in and through the arts for Pre-K through 2nd Grade and ELL. Available for schools and special appearances at libraries, community centers, and even birthday parties near you.

Opera Goes to School
(or wherever you want it to go)

Our Touring Program, designed to serve students K - 8, offers hour-long performances of fully-staged opera for schools and community centers.

Experience Opera
(behind-the-scenes, in our "home" or yours)

Middle and high school students, youth choirs, orchestras and other youth groups learn from dress rehearsals, backstage tours, and visits to our costume and scene shops. We also provide masterclasses and technical workshops.

More Opera Fun
(opera camps, workshops, and other programs for young people)

Free time is FUN time. Join us during school breaks, summer holidays, in-service days and the occasional weekend.

Programs for Adults

Professional Development
(fostering learning in and through the arts)

Partnering with teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists in school and non-school settings to design and deliver programs that provide practical tools for imaginative and effective teaching and learning in the arts.

Speakers Bureau
(talks on your turf and ours, on your terms)

We satisfy your operatic, musical, and artistic curiosity. Pre-Performance Talks, Community Previews, the SU Series, Retirement home programs: anywhere, anytime. Volunteer opportunities available.

Programs for Families

(new opera for all of us)

Opera lives! We've found a way for opera to celebrate the here and now, to explore stories of our time and our place. Get involved by sharing your stories with us.

Family Day

Our Family Day matinees, with $15 tickets for students, are a great way to introduce young people to opera.

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