We miss seeing all your smiling faces at the opera house on Saturday mornings. Until we can return, we're sending the fun, crafts and crayons straight to you. Join us for a series of live, online art and music workshops. Then snuggle in with your little ones and watch a recorded opera performance written just for them.


Before watching the opera, little ones enjoy two hours of music, dance and art workshops online with LA Opera Teaching Artists. (We even mail you the supplies.) These specially-created workshops encourage children ages 4-8 to explore the elements of an opera: costumes, scenery, singing and more. Make Saturday Mornings at the Opera your family tradition. We’ve saved a spot just for you.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - The Prospector

10am-12pm,  Online Art Workshops
Based on Puccini’s opera The Girl of the Golden West, our story transports you to the rugged American West where a colorful cast of characters meet in a mining camp during the 1850’s California Gold Rush.
Reservations Available Beginning January 29, 2021
(Make your reservation by March 13 to be mailed the art packet.)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Sing out loud: Spring Fling

10am-12pm,  Online Art Workshops 
Gather up your family and friends and enjoy a musical celebration of Spring featuring some of your favorite LA Opera Connects artists.
Reservations Available Soon
(Make your reservation by May 8 to be mailed the art packet.)

Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Open door days

10am-12pm,  Online Art Workshops 
Ready to explore the opera house and learn what it takes to be a great opera audience? The "doors" are open. First, take a guided virtual tour of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and then enjoy a magical opera performance that’s written just for you. 
Reservations Available Soon 
(Make your reservation by May 29 to be mailed the art packet.)

Things to know:

  • Program is free, but reservations are required. The first 300 families to reserve space, at least two-weeks before each program, will receive a packet of art supplies in the mail. Short notice? Don't worry, we will provide downloadable templates you can print at home. (Maximum two art packets per household. Need extras? You will be able to download and print the workshops too.)
  • Art Workshops require families to have access to scissors and tape (or a glue stick) at home.
  • Art Workshops are provided safely via an LA Opera Zoom invitation.
  • Opera viewing is provided via a YouTube or Vimeo link.

For general information, please contact LA Opera Connects at Connects@LAOpera.org or 213.972.3157.