Sharing the joy of opera and music with students across Victoria.

Students meet director Elizabeth Hill at an Access All Areas workshop. Photo: Beata Bowes

Access All Areas 

Take your students on a journey into the world of opera without leaving the classroom. Schools across all corners of the state can experience workshops, backstage footage and performances livestreamed direct to the classroom.

In 2019, the Access All Areas program is built around Victorian Opera’s education opera Alice Through the Opera Glass. The program runs in Term 2 (22 May to 17 June 2019) and is suitable for Foundation to Year 6 students. It is supported by downloadable Education Resources (available April 2019) and aligns with Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas in:

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

Find out more about Access All Areas.

2019 Schools Performances

Join us for a dedicated schools performance of Alice Through the Opera Glass at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse.

Friday 14 June, 10:30am
Monday 17 June, 10:30am

Student tickets are $15 each, with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students. Book tickets through Arts Centre Melbourne

This production is for students F-6 and aligns with Australian Curriculum Learning Areas in:

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

Register for free livestreamed workshops through the Access All Areas: Livestream Program after you purchase tickets for your students to attend this show.

This production is supported by downloadable Education Resources available April 2019.

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.

School Groups Pricing

Inspire your students with the transformative power of story through song and theatre. Victorian Opera offers discounted group prices for school bookings for every 2019 production. Receive one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.


  • Venue: Palais Theatre, St Kilda
  • $25 per student

To make a group booking, call Ticketmaster on 136 100.

A Little Night Music

  • Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
  • $25 per student

To make a group booking, call Arts Centre Melbourne on 1800 182 183.

Heroic Bel Canto

  • Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
  • $25 per student

To make a group booking, call Arts Centre Melbourne on 1800 182 183.

The Selfish Giant

  • Venue: Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park
  • $25 per student

To make a group booking, call Gasworks on (03) 8606 4200.

The Barber of Seville

  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall 
  •  $25 per student 

To make a group booking, call Melbourne Recital Centre on (03) 9699 3333.

Education Resources 

Most of Victorian Opera's productions are accompanied by curriculum-aligned Education Resources which can be easily accessed online. Our resources are designed to provide teachers with information and practical activities to use in the classroom to further engage and develop their student's creative thinking. Browse our resources.    

Work Experience 

Complete your work experience with Victorian Opera and get hands-on experience with the elements behind opera production.

We welcome students who have a genuine curiosity about any aspect of the performing arts industry, in particular opera and musical theatre. Students who are accepted for work experience will be exposed to the different departments that make up Victorian Opera, not just performance elements.

Applications for work experience in 2019 are now open. Victorian Opera will select 5 applicants to work within the Production, Development, Marketing and Education Departments from 17 June to 21 June 2019.

To apply, fill out the form below and return it with your cover letter and resume to our Education Officer, Ioanna Salmanidis at In your cover letter, be sure to outline:

  • Why you want to undertake your work experience with Victorian Opera; and,
  • What you hope to gain out of the experience.

Applications close 22 March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Officer Ioanna Salmanidis on 03 9012 6659 or

For any further information about our Education programs please email Ioanna Salmanidis at or call (03) 9012 6659.