A NIGHT AT OPERA COLUMBUS
First time at the opera? Or a seasoned fan just wanting to learn more? OC has got you covered!
HOW WILL I UNDERSTAND IF THE OPERA IS IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
How will I understand if the opera is in another language?
Every opera has English surtitles. These are very similar to subtitles you see on TV shows and movies.
And check out our social media to view videos of the cast members explaining the plot of each show in 90 seconds or less!
WHEN DO I APPLAUD DURING AN OPERA?
When do I applaud during an opera?
Our performers love to hear your applause! If you are ever unsure of when to applaud, take cues from your fellow audience members.
Want to feel like a true opera extraordinaire? Add a “BRAVO” (or “BRAVA” for female leads) during the cast’s bows. This is opera language for “well done!”.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE OPERA?
What should I wear to the opera?
There is no dress code for opera!
Some patrons choose to dress for a special occasion, while others prefer to keep it casual.
We encourage our audience members to wear whatever they are comfortable in.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES AT THE OPERA?
Can I take pictures at the opera?
Flash photography and video/audio recordings are prohibited during an opera performance. You can take non-flash photos during the performances.
And you are more than welcome to take pictures before the show, after the show and during intermission! Opera Columbus has amazing photo opportunities in the lobby area.
Posting on social media? Tag Opera Columbus! We love to see our audience members having fun at the opera.
@Opera.Columbus on Instagram
@OperaColumbus on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN I ARRIVE
How will I know what to do when I arrive?
For every performance, Opera Columbus sends a “Know Before You Go” email.
This email includes all of the key information you will need to know before coming to the theatre.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE TO THE OPERA?
When should I arrive to the opera?
Plan on arriving about 30-40 minutes early. This gives you plenty of time to park, get your tickets from Will Call if needed, and find your seats in the theatre without feeling rushed.
Latecomers are seated (or stand) in the rear of the theatre until ushers take them to their seats at an appropriate point in the production.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
How do I purchase tickets?
There are three ways to purchase tickets:
Visit www.CBUSArts.com to purchase tickets online.
Call the CBUS Arts Ticket Center at 614-469-0939
Visit the CBUSArts Ticket Center located at 39 E. State St
WHERE DOES THE OPERA PERFORM?
THE SOUTHERN THEATRE
21 East Main Street
The historic Southern Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio and one of the oldest in the state.
Parking is available directly across Main Street in the Columbus Commons Main Garage.
Opera Columbus continues to innovate and explore new ways for opera to be performed and experienced.
In addition to the Southern Theatre, we have performed at popular Columbus venues such as COSI, Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown, 400 West Rich and more!
ACCESSIBILITY AND ADA INFORMATION
Opera Columbus believes that the arts should be enjoyed by all.
We strive to make all our theatres & programming welcoming and accessible for all audiences.
THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
Single tickets give our audience the opportunity to buy tickets to each show individually.
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