Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

Building generations of opera lovers.

Education programs are an essential part of what we do, enriching the experiences of our current patrons and building audiences for tomorrow through student and young people outreach. This includes great programs like Let’s Create an Opera that gives students the opportunity to create their own original opera, the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and Allegro Group for those opera lovers (or soon to be opera lovers) under 35. 


Discover everything you need to know about opera, and Calgary Opera.

This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Toi Toi Toi! at the end of the performance, and everything in-between. You can also discover our Emerging Artist Development Program. Each season, Calgary Opera provides up to eight young singers with the opportunity to study and perform under a highly prestigious professional staff of teachers and performers. This program acts as a bridge between post-secondary education and the professional opera world.

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover less than a third of the cost of producing live opera, even on sold-out shows. We rely on government funding, sponsorships from corporations, and charitable donations to ensure that opera is alive and well for our community. 


Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)



Calgary Opera's 2019-20 main stage series is performed at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium at 1415 – 14th Avenue NW.

Parking at the Jubilee Auditorium is available in two lots. (See yellow shaded areas in map below)

LOT 25 (North Lot) - 290 Spaces

LOT 27 (Jubilee Parkade) - 650 Spaces


The parking lots are controlled by Advanced Parking. The evening / event rate is in effect for scheduled performances, evenings and weekends at $7.00 per performance.


  • Payment for parking can be made at the pay stations by credit card, cash (exact change is required, change is not dispensed)
  • Pay using the smartphone “hangTag” app (available on Google Play and the App Store).
  • NEW for 2019-20: Calgary Opera subscribers can pre-pay for parking in Lot 25 (North Lot) with their subscription. Call our box office to add parking for our Main Stage Series to your subscription order today. (Limited quantity available.)


Calgary Opera's 2019-20 Opera Extras Series is performed at the Mamdani Opera Centre at 1315 – 7 Street SW.

Street parking around the Mamdani Opera Centre is limited. Please plan to arrive early to find parking and give yourself time to get to the venue. Nearby parkades include:


Mount Royal Place
Lot #210
1414 – 8th St SW

Calgary Board of Education Parkade
Lot #334 
1221 – 8th St SW

Mount Royal Village Parkade
Lot #281
1508 – 8th St SW 

Surface Lot #208
712 – 12th Ave SW

Please note: costs for parking are not controlled by Calgary Opera and are subject to change without notice.