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 Alice Through the Opera Glass at Arts Centre Melbourne this June.

Hosted by music educator Angus Grant, students will gain access to the creative process, rehearsal studio and orchestra pit as they learn the tricks of the theatrical trade. The program concludes when students attend Victorian Opera’s production of Alice Through the Opera Glass and witness everything come together live on stage.

Term 2: 22 May to 17 June 2019.

Ideal for Primary School students in Years F-6.

Aligns with Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas in:

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

Supported by downloadable classroom resources and activities tailored to each workshop.

The Access All Areas: Livestream Program is easily accessed online with all four workshops available later on-demand, with up to three additional views.

What will we learn about?

All workshops will run for approximately 45 minutes and are livestreamed directly into the classroom. Sections of this production will be sung in French, Italian and German with English scene descriptors.

Workshop 1: Alice Through the Opera Glass
Wednesday 22 May, 10:30am
Discover the origins of opera and meet Alice and the White Rabbit.

Workshop 2: The design process
Wednesday 29 May, 10:30am
See the design process unfold around the costumes, set and props for each opera featured in the performance.

Workshop 3: Inside the rehearsal room
Wednesday 5 June, 10:30am
Meet the artists and creative team as you enter the rehearsal room to witness how an opera production comes together.

Workshop 4: An orchestral reading
Wednesday 12 June, 10:30am
Experience a live orchestral rehearsal and learn about the various instruments that make up the orchestra.

Performance: Alice Through the Opera Glass, Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre
Friday 14 June, 10:30am
Monday 17 June, 10:30am or 1:00pm

See all the elements from the workshops combine when you watch the production live on stage at the theatre. Students will be able to ask the cast questions in a Q&A session following the performance.


Book tickets to attend any of Victorian Opera's Alice Through the Opera Glass at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse and receive access to all four livestreamed workshops free of charge.

Student tickets are $15 each, with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.

Schools can apply for a subsidy via Arts Centre Melbourne’s First Call Fund. Alternatively, visit Public Transport Victoria to discover free return travel options for school groups.

How to register

  1. Book tickets to your preferred performance date through Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts Learning Department.
  2. After booking your tickets, register your students for the livestreamed workshops using the 'Register Now' buttons.
  3. In the week before each workshop you will be emailed the link and login details you’ll need to access the livestream.
  4. On the day, gather your students and enjoy your journey into the world of opera.

Please contact our Education Officer, Ioanna Salmanidis for more information on (03) 9012 6659 or

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

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