Plan Your Visit
Frequently Asked Questions
All main stage productions of Calgary Opera are held at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Avenue NW). Performance times for Saturday, Friday and Wednesday evenings is at 7:30 pm promptly.
What Should I Wear? There is no dress code - wear what you feel comfortable in going out on a night on the town!
Where Can I Park? Parking is available through Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium at a cost between $7.00 and $11.00.
What Time Should I Arrive? It is appropriate to arrive one hour prior to performance time (6:30 pm). Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Latecomers following the first overture of the production will not be admitted.
I'd Rather Not Drive. Is There Public Transportation? Yes, you can access Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium via the CTrain, which stops at Jubilee Auditorium.
What Happens If I Am Late? Latecomers will be let in until the ending of the Overture of the production, which is approximately 5 - 7 minutes after the performance has begun. After the Overture has been played, latecomers will not be admitted until after the first Intermission.
What Services Are There For Persons With Disabilities or Reduced Mobility? If you can, please try to alert Calgary Opera if you need assistance prior to the performance, so that we may make arrangements with the Front of House Staff at Jubilee Auditorium to assist you. The Auditorium does have wheelchair access and capabilities, however we do not supply wheelchairs, but can provide assistance.
Are Children Allowed at the Opera? It depends on what the Opera's content is - generally we recommend that children under 5 would be hard pressed to sit through an entire opera - but this depends on the child. Some operas do not have content that would be appropriate for younger children.
How Long Does the Opera Last? Operas are generally 3 hours in total, with an intermission in between. Check our website for each production running time, or visit the onsite Box Office at Jubilee Auditorium to check for running times.
Are There Discounts Available? Student discounts (Full-Time Students only, with valid student I.D. required) are available, as well as Student Rush Tickets (Full-Time Students only, with valid student I.D. required) available at the Jubilee Auditorium Box Office on the evening of the performances, at 1 hour prior to the performance time ( (through www.liverush.ca).
Oh No! I've Lost My Tickets! Don't worry - we have a record of your purchase in our system and are able to print the tickets off again for you when you arrive at Jubilee Auditorium. It's always best to carry your email receipt with you just in case so that you have a record of your account number and we can do it quickly if you are running late.
Where Can I Stay If I'm From Out-Of-Town, Or Just Want A Staycation? We have partnered with the Farimont Palliser, who've given Calgary Opera ticket holders a special rate. To find out more, or to book your room, click HERE.