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 GM Larry Hancock.

Sainte Claire HotelIf you have purchased tickets for the opening night performance of Falstaff, a special dinner to celebrate the opening of OSJ’s 30th Anniversary Season will be held at the Sainte Claire Hotel on September 7, 2013. Join us at 5 p.m. for a champagne reception in the hotel atrium, followed by a three-course meal in the grand ballroom with entertainment by a resident artist. Following the performance, a post-opera party with the cast will be presented in the Palm Room of the Sainte Claire Hotel.

To purchase tickets ($100 per person), call the OSJ Box Office (408. 437.4450).