WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
You don’t need any background information before you go to an opera because English translations are projected above the stage, so it’s easy to follow the storyline. In 2016, we also have two operas performed in English; The Magic Flute and Cloudstreet! If you want to enrich your experience there will be in-depth programmes available to purchase, and there is always information available on our website such as musical excerpts, video guides and cast information. There are also several events associated with each production. Please turn to pages 24 – 27 of this brochure to find out more.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
The city centre district, where most of our venues are, can often be very busy, so it’s best to arrive at least 40 minutes before the performance is due to begin. This will leave you time to find parking, buy a drink before the performance, purchase a program, and find your seat. Latecomers will be allowed in at an appropriate break in the performance.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Please see the venue information on pages 38 – 41 to find out the best parking places for each venue. Spaces can fill quickly on performance nights, so it is recommended you arrive early. Free car parking is available at The Opera Studio when performances are held there.
HOW LONG DOES AN OPERA USUALLY LAST?
An opera usually runs between two and three hours with intervals included. Sometimes they can be shorter than this, and on occasion, longer. The estimated run time for each performance can be found on the opera’s information page in this brochure or on the State Opera SA website.
ARE THERE CONCESSION AND STUDENT TICKETS?
Concession and student ticket prices are available for The Magic Flute and Cloudstreet!. Please check the website for up-to-date ticket price information.
WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PATRONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
Wheelchair allocation is available at all State Opera SA performances. Hearing loops and disability parking are also available for Festival Theatre performances. Please tell us your requirements when booking.
IS THERE A MAILING LIST?
State Opera SA distributes its Backstage online newsletter each quarter and also sends out invitations, discount offers and updates prior to performance dates. To stay up-to-date with industry news, events and offers, please sign up to our online mailing list at saopera.sa.gov.au/newsletter/
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
We’re a small and friendly team here at State Opera SA and the people you talk with over the phone or online will be the same people you see at our events and productions. Please contact us on the details below.