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Out of the Box:
Enrich, Explore, Engage at any age with Central City Opera

Central City Opera’s dynamic history of community engagement continues to grow, now serving 40,000 students, families and seniors each year with live performances, workshops and residencies throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Our touring programs are designed to enhance existing curriculum for young students and lifelong learning for everyone.  The arts enrich lives and learning at every age.

Scholarships, funded by generous foundations and individuals, are granted to qualified schools, organizations and students. Download a school scholarship application here or community organization scholarship application here.

For more information, view our interactive brochure (also available for download). To request a program, contact us at 303-331-7026, or through our online form.

To find out where we’ll be performing next,  click here (both school and public performances are listed).

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Inside the Orchestra School and Public "Tiny Tots" Performances (Preschool & Elementary)

Inside the Orchestra logoWe’re thrilled to partner with Inside the Orchestra in providing a magical and interactive opportunity to introduce young kids and their parents to classical music through this unique concept of placing the audience inside the performance.

Inside the Orchestra presents public and school performances that engage, entertain and educate children, touring to elementary schools throughout the year. Public performances of Tiny Tots are also presented, geared towards children six and under (but all ages are welcome).  ISO’s adult professional orchestra surrounds the audience as they hear well-known repertoire ranging from “Looney Tunes” to “Star Wars” to Beethoven. Children and their parents interact with the orchestra through movement, conducting and other fun activities. And, by popular demand, live opera music is sung by Central City Opera Touring Artists right in the midst of the audience. To request a program, contact Inside the Orchestra. [Tiny Tots Details]

The Alliance Project (Middle Schools)

The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC), a coalition of arts, science and cultural organizations, partners with educators in multiple schools in the seven county Denver metropolitan area in creating curriculum applications and learning opportunities for public middle school students. The Alliance Project Grant is funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Visit the Alliance Project website for details.

K-12 Programs from Scientific & Cultural Collaborative Organizations

SCFDYou can search for Denver Metro area field trips, workshops, performances, and tours offered by the organizations of the SCC (including Central City Opera) in the new online directory Explorable Places.