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 watch Victorian Opera’s full performance of Alice Through the Opera Glass, livestreamed from Arts Centre Melbourne, 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.

Livestreamed Performance: Alice Through the Opera Glass
Monday 17 June, 10:30am (65 minutes plus Q&A session)

Watch the entire performance livestreamed from Arts Centre Melbourne. Following the performance, students can send in their questions for the cast via the online platform.


Book now to gain access to the livestreamed performance of Victorian Opera’s Alice Through the Opera Glass on Monday 17 June 2019. 

Student tickets are $1 each and include access to all four workshops. 

How to register

  1. Register your school via the 'Register Now' buttons.
  2. In the week before each workshop you will be emailed the link and login details you’ll need to access the livestream.
  3. 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 within 150km of Arts Centre Melbourne, see this page.

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