In the hopes that you’ll enjoy a relaxed and entertaining afternoon or evening at Opera San José, here are some tips on how to make the best of your visit.

Learn about the beautifully restored California Theatre or check out our tips for parking and restaurants near the theatre. Or arrive early and take advantage of the informative pre-performance talks presented by GD Larry Hancock.

ca_theatre_patioAIf you have purchased tickets for the opening night performance of The Marriage of Figaro (Nov. 14, 2015), a post-performance reception will take place on the Patio of the California Theatre. Mingle with resident and guest artists and OSJ’s General and Music Directors while enjoying champagne and light savories. $50 per person ($25 tax deductible); for reservations, call (408) 437-4450 or order online. No sales at the door.