For the 2015/16 season, LA Opera is continuing our innovative seating program, Community Circle, which has enabled us to increase our service to students, low-income senior centers and underserved community groups. Carefully selected groups will be able to experience opera at a significantly reduced price and, at times, even at no cost.
Hundreds of tickets will be set aside from our orchestra for every performance to accommodate these special groups and supplement the extensive education and community outreach we already provide. These tickets will not be available for sale to the public.
HOW IT WORKS
Community Circle is one of several initiatives as part of LA Opera's ongoing community outreach. It is managed through our Education and Community Engagement department with the help of a volunteer committee who help select recipient organizations for the program.
Blocks of tickets will be awarded to schools, colleges or non-profit organizations only. No individual or family applications accepted. Tickets will be awarded based on availability and need to the following groups:
- Full-time, for-credit college students ages 18 and up. May be accompanied by an instructor/administrator, limit one per 10 students.
- Underserved students (ages 9-17). Students must be accompanied by enough responsible adults to ensure their good behavior. No more than one adult per four students is allowed, unless your agreement specifies otherwise.
- Adults or senior citizen members of an underserved non-profit community group or organization.
Organizations wishing to participate in the program should fill out the Community Circle application below. Applications will then be reviewed by our Education and Community Engagement Department and the volunteer Community Relations committee. Filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Seats will be granted based on the availability of seats, the needs of the organization and the population served. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Be sure to include accurate contact information so someone may be reached in case we have any questions or so that we can contact you with the results of your application.
If you would like to donate to the program, or sponsor a specific group that meets LA Opera's Community Circle qualifications, please call us at 213.972.3157.
Please fill out the application to be considered for Community Circle. Note that we are only accepting organizational applications at this time. Only complete applications will be considered. Receipt of application does not guarantee access to Community Circle seating. LA Opera reserves the right to refuse admission to groups on the basis of past behavior or attendance problems.