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Open House

Welcome to a wonderful day for the whole family!

  • Duration

    Varies per activity

  • Dates

    04 Apr 2024

  • Stage

    Foyer, Small Stage, Main Stage

  • Genre

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  • Price

    Free admission (ticket required)

  • Recommended age

    All ages

  • Accessibility

Ticket release 19 March

Welcome to an open day at the opera!

On Easter Thursday, we open the opera house to all curious children and their guardians. This year's theme is witches and sprites. Sneak a peek inside the auditorium, be directed, listen to our singers, dress up in theater costumes, take a guided tour behind the scenes and take part in a host of other activities. All program items have free entry , but a limited number of places. For others you need to book a free ticket. These activities are marked with an *asterisk below.

Come along to a day for the whole family!

There’s always something to do at our Open House, regardless of whether you have a ticket or not. The activities that require a ticket are marked with an *asterisk below.

Free activities, all day (11:00–15:00)

No ticket required.

Small Stage and in the foyer

  • Dress up in theater costumes
  • Be directed
  • Get your makeup done by a makeup artist
  • Take a look at how hats, wigs, patination and leather work are made. Some of our costume department staff will be on hand to demonstrate.
  • Try VR glasses
  • Craft witches and creatures on Easter cards and Easter eggs
  • Look and feel exciting props from our archive
  • Listen to our singers who appear during the day

Main Stage

Peek in the auditorium to see our dancers rehearse for the next big world premiere, Vaults of heaven.

Food & drink for young and old

The cafe is open at 10:00–15:00
The restaurant is open for lunch service at 11:30–15:00

More information about the programme will be published on this page as the ticket release approaches.

*Activities which need a ticket
Ticket release March 19.

Dance with our dancers! Workshop in the orchestra hall. Free entry with ticket*
Guided tour behind the scenes. Free entry with ticket*
Story reading in the Opera's story tent. Free entry with ticket*