Children and young people love opera! Some 3000 students each season experience fully staged opera productions through POV's Student Dress Rehearsal Program .
Full-time students in elementary, middle, secondary and post-secondary institutions, as well as home learners, have the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsals for POV`s productions. Tickets are ordered through a recognized school, college or university, and tickets are distributed to full-time students only.
It couldn't be easier to plan a group outing to the theatre. Supervisors collect the payments and then make a group booking by calling 250-385-0222.
Groups can enjoy the opera for the low price of $10 per student ticket and $15 for teachers, supervisors or chaperones.
Study guides for the productions can be found on our website just prior to each opera to help teachers introduce each new opera to the classroom and to allow anyone who is interested to explore each new opera.
More Information: Guidelines and Application Form for Cherniavsky's "Mr. Music" Fund, which offers grants to schools to assist in purchasing tickets for students to attend live performances. Application Deadline October 10, 2013.Download Information (PDF)
POV is excited to offer in-class programs for each opera this season. These 40-minute in-class workshops enable students to engage with each opera at a deeper level. Members of the Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus will facilitate these workshops.
The workshops are appropriate for Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-7 and will include a selection of activities such as:
Workshops are available at no cost, during the 3 weeks leading up to the dress rehearsal of each production as follows:
In-class workshops are ready to be booked now! To arrange your complimentary in class workshop, please contact Nicole Olszewski at Pacific Opera Victoria, 250.385.0222 orDownload Information (PDF)
Encourage those students who love opera and can't make it to a dress rehearsal, to purchase Student Rush tickets. These are available at the door of the Royal Theatre 45 minutes prior to any regular performance (valid student ID required, subject to availability). Rush tickets are $15 for the best seats available anywhere in the theatre!
To reserve Student Dress Rehearsal tickets or a complimentary in-class workshop, please contact Nicole Olszewski at Pacific Opera Victoria, 250.385.0222 or
If you have any questions about our education or community outreach programs, please contact Janet Lewis, Director of Marketing, at 250-382-1641 or
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