How can I find out more about the opera I’m attending?

Come 45 minutes before the start of each performance and enjoy a free talk by one of the friendly Opera Queensland team, designed to give juicy backstage insights and share knowledge of the music you’re about to hear and production you’re about to see. (And yes, you can ask questions!)

Do I need to know the story?

Programs which detail the story of the opera are available for purchase at the theatre or are complimentary for OperaQ subscribers and Opera Club members. Or explore our website -  you can read the full synopsis, learn more about the artists, and maybe even get a sneak peek of the production.

What if they sing in another language?

Following the action in operas sung in languages other than English is easy – just watch the projected surtitles above the stage for a simultaneous translation.

Can I bring young children?

Very young children can struggle to stay still and quiet for extended periods. In order to ensure an enjoyable experience for all our patrons, Opera Queensland reserves the right of admittance for children under 8.

What if I’m late?

You will be admitted into the theatre at a suitable break in the performance, however sometimes this may not be until interval.

And if I lose my ticket?

Don’t worry – tickets can be replaced. Just call the qtix Box Office on 136 246 to arrange a lost ticket voucher.

What should I wear?

Wear jeans or a tiara – or both. Whatever you’re comfortable in.

Can I film the opera?

Cameras and tape recorders are forbidden in the theatre as their use would infringe copyright production of the performance. While we’re on the topic, please turn off your mobile phones before entering the theatre.



How do I apply for an OperaQ 2014 Subscription?

2014 Subscriptions are now closed. Subscriptions to our 2015 season will go on sale later in the year.

Can I reserve my same seat?

Subscribers may retain their same seats in the Lyric Theatre for comparable dates from year to year. Seats for the Conservatorium Theatre and the Concert Hall are strictly limited and will be allocated in the order that bookings are received. Subscribe early to reserve the best seats.

Can I sit with my friends?

If you would like to be seated with other OperaQ subscribers then please submit all applications together. If your friends are existing subscribers and you are a new subscriber and you wish to sit together this can be facilitated but may require the existing subscriber to move seats.

What if I can’t attend a performance?

You can exchange your tickets. Tickets may be exchanged (after 20 January 2014) at the qtix Box office, up to two working days before the performance date, for another performance of the same opera. All ticket exchanges are subject to availability and an exchange fee of $3.40 per ticket applies, plus any additional costs incurred from exchanging a ticket to a higher priced reserve. For enquiries contact 136 246.

Subscribers with special needs

OperaQ is dedicated to being welcoming, accessible and inclusive for the widest possible audience. With advance notice our venues can accommodate a range of individual needs. Please contact 136 246 to discuss when booking your subscription.

Are gift certificates available?

Yes. If you are purchasing a subscription as a gift please contact 136 246 and we will arrange a gift certificate for you.