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.

Sainte Claire HotelIf you have purchased tickets for the opening night performance of Rigoletto (Sept. 6, 2014), a post-performance party will take place  in the Palm Room of the Sainte Claire Hotel. $50 per person; for reservations, call (408) 437-4450.

If you have purchased tickets to the opening night world premiere performance of Where Angels Fear to Tread, a special gala dinner will be held on February 7, 2015 (location and time tbd). To purchase tickets ($300 per person), call the OSJ Box Office (408. 437.4450).