Primary Schools

Access All Areas

Access All Areas: Livestream Program takes your students into the world of opera without leaving the classroom.


Bring the magic of opera into your classroom in 2022 and join Victorian Opera behind the scenes of its Education opera, The Selfish Giant.

Over four interactive workshops, streamed live into your classroom, students will meet the opera singers in the production, explore the story, discover how the director shapes the action on stage, sit in on an orchestral rehearsal and learn about the creation of the costumes and set.

The program concludes with a performance of The Selfish Giant, written and composed by Emma Muir-Smith and Simon Bruckard. Based on Oscar Wilde’s short story of the same name, The Selfish Giant teaches the importance of generosity and kindness and how we often learn these lessons in the most unlikely of circumstances.

Ideal for Primary School students in Years Foundation to 6.

Aligns with Victorian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas in:

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

Supported by a downloadable Education Resource with curriculum-aligned classroom activities tailored to each workshop (available mid-March 2022).

Program Information

All content is easily accessed online via the Access All Areas webpage (accessible from 27 April 2022). Schools that sign up to the program will receive an email with their unique login details required to access the program the week before Workshop 1 begins.

All content will also be made available to view on-demand to better suit individual school timetabling.

The cost of the program differs depending on your school’s location from Arts Centre Melbourne. Select one of the options below to find out more.

Registrations for our 2022 program are now closed.

If you’d like to register your interest for next year’s program, fill out the registration form below and we’ll send you an email when information becomes available.

For any further information about our Primary School Programs, please contact Education Manager Ioanna Salmanidis on (03) 9012 6659 or via email.

This program is generously supported by

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