2020 Festival Family Events


The 2020 Central City Opera Festival runs from July 4 through August 2 in the historic town of Central City, Colorado. Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and takes place at 8,500 feet above sea level in an exquisite, 550-seat jewel box theater. Additional festival activities for families can be found throughout the duration of the season and a visit to the mountain town during the summer is always an adventure for all ages!

Please check back for dates and times of 2020 Festival Events.

Nina Odescalchi kelly family matinee

The Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee is a child-friendly, narrated matinee performed by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artists Training Program. Don’t miss the Central City Opera Ushers sing their famous song before the show!

Opera Adventures

For only $10, you can add Opera Adventures to your matinee ticket and partake in kid-friendly activities before the Family Matinee that have been  designed to educate and entertain families about the performance and opera in general. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before the performance!

Sponsored by the Central City Opera Guild. 

OPERA Inside Out

Get a sneak peek into life backstage at an opera house! Learn about wigs, makeup, costumes, stage design and more!

singer meet & greets

Meet the artists after the performance and get their autograph in a special family matinee program just for kids.

Central City Tours

There’s more to Central City than just the opera! Tour the historic Teller House and learn about the gold mining days of this charming mountain town.