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For Families

Family DayFamily Day

Arizona Opera is thrilled to announce the return of our annual Family Day, featuring enchanting children's performances of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Join us for a day packed with excitement, including delicious food, fantastic performances, face painting, zoo animals, and more!

Beginning at 11 AM, before or after your performance, indulge in a tasty lunch from the Chicken and Waffles for the People food truck. Meet and snap a picture with critters from The Phoenix Zoo, transform into fantastical characters with face painting by @evolvingthroughart, and receive delightful balloon animals from Arizona’s Balloon Lady. Unleash your creativity at our craft station and let your imagination soar!

Bring the whole family and join us for a day of fun, food, and fantastic performances at Arizona Opera's Family Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Arizona Opera Center


Student PreviewsStudent Previews


Student group and family tickets are available for the final dress rehearsal performance of every Main Stage opera. These previews are reserved exclusively for students to get swept away by great music and stories - while enhancing classroom learning.


Tucson Seats-for-Students Seats for Students


Student tickets are available for every Saturday Main Stage performance at the Temple of Music and Art and The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall (formerly Tucson Music Hall). Registration is required and seats are limited.


Opera For Lunch: Arizona Opera Recital SeriesOpera For Lunch: Arizona Opera Recital Series

Step away from your desk and experience world-class singing with our Opera For Lunch Recital Series! Join us for our free, 30-minute lunchtime recitals each month at the Arizona Opera Center. You are welcome to bring your lunch! Registration is encouraged.

Don't feel like packing your own lunch? Not a problem! Feel free to reserve a $16 sack lunch catered by Sacks Sandwiches when you reserve your ticket!

12:15 to 12:45 PM at the Arizona Opera Center.



Musical Storytime with Arizona OperaMusical Storytime with Arizona Opera

In-Person and Digital

Join members of the Arizona Opera Education Department for Storytime with a musical twist! Travel with us as we visit Cinderella, explore the forest with Hansel and Gretel, take up residence at The Metropolitan Opera House, and more! Each selected story is woven together with musical experts to enhance the story being presented.

Interested in enjoying a Musical Storytime live and in person? We would love to visit your school or library with live singers and musicians as we dive deeper into our stories together.

For inquiries contact the education department at

Be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our email list to enjoy each unique musical story.



Music Movement BreaksMusic Movement Breaks

For Students K-6, Digital

Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona are proud to present Music Movement Breaks, a FREE digitally interactive tool that encourages your students to get up, dance, and have fun while learning important rhythm, listening, and movement skills. Whether used as a tool to teach important state standards, or just to take a break from virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, these Music Movement Breaks are sure to get your students moving and dancing!