Access All Areas: Livestream Program

Go behind the scenes with Victorian Opera’s Access All Areas: Livestream Program without leaving the classroom.


Join the company in a series of four interactive livestreamed workshops as the cast and crew prepare for Victorian Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) at Arts Centre Melbourne in June next year.

Hosted by music educator Angus Grant, students will gain access to the creative process from inside the rehearsal room and orchestra pit as they learn the tricks of the theatrical trade. The program concludes when students attend a performance of Cinderella at Arts Centre Melbourne to watch everything come together on stage.

Ideal for Primary School students in Years Foundation to Six.

Aligns with Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas in:

  • The Arts – Music, Drama and Visual Arts
  • Languages – French
  • English

Supported by downloadable classroom resources and activities tailored to each workshop (available April 2020).

Workshop Information

All four workshops will run for approximately 45 minutes and are easily accessed online. Schools can log on to either watch the livestream on the scheduled dates or catch up with three extra views on-demand to better suit school timetable planning.

On-demand workshops will be available for 6 months from the livestream date.

Workshop 1: What is opera?
Wednesday 20 May, 10:30am

Meet members of the cast as they introduce the different voice types and singing techniques unique to opera.

Workshop 2: Who’s who in the rehearsal room? 
Wednesday 27 May, 10:30am

Watch the characters from Cinderella come to life as the Director shapes the action inside the rehearsal room.

Workshop 3: Creating the world of Cinderella.
Wednesday 3 June, 10:30am

Explore the costumes, set and props and meet the Designer as she explains how the world of Cinderella is created.

Workshop 4: Backstage at the theatre
Wednesday 10 June, 10:30am

Discover the backstage world of Art Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse Theatre as the production moves in ahead of the performance.

Please note: the content of each workshop is subject to change.

Program cost

All four workshops are free with the purchase of tickets to Victorian Opera’s schools’ performance of Cinderella.

Student tickets are $16 each with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.

How do I book?

  • Visit Arts Centre Melbourne’s Arts Learning Department to book tickets for you and your students to see Cinderella.
  • You will automatically be registered to receive the workshops when tickets are booked.
  • You’ll receive an order confirmation that will let you opt in or out of accessing the workshops.
  • If you opt in, we’ll send you the log-in details to access the program in the week before the first workshop.
  • Log on to Access All Areas of Cinderella!

If your school is located over 150km from Arts Centre Melbourne, please see this page.

For more information, contact Education Manager Ioanna Salmanidis on (03) 9012 6659 or

Victorian Opera acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program