Opera for Students

A night at the opera your students will never forget at an affordable price.

Opera for Students is our program offering discounted tickets to secondary students. For selected performances, school groups may book for $59 per student, with one free ticket for a teacher per 10 students. We will let you know available dates when we return to the stage.

Student Rush

Are you a full-time student at an Australian institution? Bam! With appropriate ID, you can buy a $35 ticket from 9am on the day of selected performances.

Step 1 – Visit this website on the morning of a performance, from 9am.

Step 2 – Go to the web page for the production you wish to see and select that day’s performance.

Step 3 – If tickets are available, you’ll be able to select and purchase a 'Student Rush' ticket. You may be offered any seat from A Reserve to restricted view — depending on availability.

Step 4 – Bring your student ID to the box office to collect your tickets.

You can book ($9.80 transaction fee applies) between 9am and noon, or until tickets are sold out.

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$20 Tickets for Year 11 and 12 students

We're thrilled to offer Year 11 and 12 students and teachers the opportunity to attend selected opera performances at $20 a ticket, thanks to The Bourne Foundation.